Passing more than 12 quaint, private harbours, verdant headlands and the small rock and grassy quay known as Little Tamona, this 11km (one-way) blueway trail will delight intermediate paddlers. Enjoy the vantage points as you depart Dromineer Beach and follow the curves of the bay and the forested headlands of Ryan’s Point.

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Dromineer to Garrykennedy via Little Tamona and Youghal Quay


One of the longest trails, this is suitable for intermediate paddlers in good weather. It is possible to reduce the distance by stopping at either Little Tamona (6.25 km) or Youghal Harbour (8.2 km).


11km one way


3 hours 40 minutes one way


Travelling left from Dromineer Beach (west), and then around the forested headland (1km), you gradually turn south past a small private harbour around the bay and then a narrow forested headland, Ryan’s Point. Turning east you gradually pass 12 private harbours and arrive at Little Tamona, a small rock and grass quay just before the bank curves around to the south. In good weather an experienced group can cross directly to the small harbour at Youghal 800 metres away, or follow the bank to Youghal Quay and Garrykennedy along a tree-lined shore.

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