A great option for independent intermediates and fit guided beginners, enjoy bay and harbour views and lush tree-lined shores on this scenic blueway trail. Departing from pretty Mountshannon, this route simply delights with bay after beautiful bay.

Trailhead Location



Mountshannon and Cloonoolia Bays


A section of this trail is possible for guided beginner paddlers, depending on their ability and fitness. Suitable also for self-led intermediate paddlers.


There is no provider available on this trail


6.6 km return


2 hrs 20 mins return 


This trail explores two close-by and relatively sheltered bays. Start in Mountshannon Harbour or at the swimming area and turn left (east) in the direction of Mountshannon Bay (500 metres). You’ll notice a private marina on the northern shore of the bay. Continue along the shoreline of the bay, then pass around the tree lined Dooros point (800 metres), with Mountshannon campsite and harbour on your left.  Rounding Dooros Point brings you to the entrance of the much wider Cloonoolia Bay. The small harbour on its eastern shore marks your turning point to return to Mountshannon.

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