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


3.3 km one way


1 hr 10 min one way


Start in the harbour or on the beach and turn left (east) towards these two close-by and relatively sheltered bays. The first small bay is 500 metres away with a private marina on its northern shore. Across this bay the tree-lined Dooros Point (800 metres), brings you around to the Mountshannon campsite and harbour. This also marks the entrance to the wider Cloonoolia Bay. The small harbour (3.3km), and Coolcam Point, are possible egress points.

Irish Water Safety | Remember the rules – Enjoy yourself – Come home safely

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