Welcome to the Ring of Lough Derg.

Discover Ireland’s secret garden and explore the hidden gems of The Ring of Lough Derg, tucked away in the heart of the counties Clare, Tipperary, and Galway.

Open the gateway to Ireland’s soul and unveil a world of mystical wonders.


The Ring of Lough Derg has some of Ireland’s best and most inspiring walking routes taking in the three counties of Clare, Tipperary, and Galway.

Explore the Magical Ring of Lough Derg with our guided or self – guided walking holidays. Enjoy Ireland’s most stunning walking and hiking routes along the Lough Derg Way, Sli Ea, and the East Clare Way.


The Lough Derg hinterlands, often referred to as Ireland’s secret garden are rich in nature, flora and fauna. The picturesque towns and villages of Lough Derg are steeped in heritage, culture and natural beauty with dramatic mountain scenery, enchanting forests and mystic lakes.

Walking Tours

The Ring of Lough Derg loops and trails will take you on a fascinating journey through the millennia of Ireland’s ancient past. When you walk The Ring of Lough Derg you take a step back in time through the very same trails once rambled and safeguarded by the first High King of Ireland Brian Boru.

Book one of our walking tours or let our experienced team create a unique tour for you and we will ensure you have the most memorable walking holiday on our shores.

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Amazing magical area to walk and take it all in

Walking is one of the best ways to fully appreciate the beauty of the Lakelands Lough Derg. There are a number of different types of walks including Waymarked Ways, loop walks, linear walks and scenic and historical walks with hundreds of kilometres of marked walks to bring you to scenic and remote countryside. Highly recommend spending time in Lough Derg.