Frequently Asked Questions
Is the trail complete?
The trail is due to be fully complete in summer 2018. Many people have walked the trail already, however, maps and GPS are required as approximately 10% of the trail is not yet way-marked. The Ormond Way is still incomplete and the Leitrim Way is under re-development. These sections should be complete by summer 2018 but check back here before beginning the trail or else use transport for those sections.
The cycle trail is mostly on road and overlaps with the walking trail in many parts. The cycle trail is also not fully complete.
Is the trail well signposted/way-marked?
Most sections of the trail are well established and well marked. Currently stages 6 and 9 are partially sign-posted. Stage 11 is currently under re-development. It is recommended to use Google Maps GPS along with the guidebook for Stage 4 onwards until the trails are complete.
Stages 14 and 19 are called 'link sections' and it is advised to use transport for these two sections as they follow busy roads.
Where can I find maps for the trail?
A guidebook with maps and accommodation for the trail is available on this website. Alternatively, many of the maps are available to download for free from www.IrishTrails.ie and www.WalkNI.com.
Stage 7 Hymany Way; Error page 119: 17km/11miles to Ballygar should be 41.8km/26miles (from Aughrim) with no accommodation in between.
On the maps where it says 1 km and 1 mile for the map scale in the bottom corner; the 1 km is correct but the 1 mile is incorrect.