Skirting headlands and following bays and tree-lined river banks, this intermediate level blueway trail leads paddlers from one side of Dromineer to the other and on to Luska Pier. Depending on water levels as you pass the mouth of the River Nenagh, you can take an up-river detour by paddling to Hanly’s Woollen Mills. 

Hire paddle boards and equipment at Lough Derg Aqua Splash.

Trailhead Location



Dromineer to Luska


Suitable for intermediate paddlers, exposed to prevailing winds for large sections


6km one way


2 hour one way


Leaving the beach at Dromineer turn right (north), pay attention to other boat traffic. You pass the mouth of the Nenagh river (depending on water levels you can travel 5km up this river to Hanly’s Woollen Mills and then a reed and tree-lined river bank, then follow the bay around to the opposite side of Dromineer. You pass a large house and lawns (1.3km) and a largely forested river bank before turning north along a long and exposed headland. You enter the bay where the small Luska pier is in the furthest corner. You may have to pass through the reed beds to see the pier.

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