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Glenbarrow Looped Walks

Access the heart of the Slieve Blooms from the Glenbarrow Trailhead.

Glenbarrow is the source of the River Barrow, the second longest river in Ireland. It is one of the most scenic parts of the Slieve Bloom area with its waterfalls and steep valley. The area is very remote and offers the visitor peace and tranquillity.

The Glenbarrow trailhead

This is the starting point to three very popular looped walks which offer a great introduction to the Slieve Blooms. The long distance Slieve Bloom Way can also be accessed from this point. Whether you are just looking for a short stroll up to the waterfall or a more substantial hike into the heart of the Slieve Blooms then there is something here for you.

Glenbarrow waterfall

Ownership & Management

The Glenbarrow Looped Walks pass through Coillte forestry and also partly through the Slieve Bloom Nature Reserve which is managed by The National Parks and Wildlife Service on behalf of the Departmernt of Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht.

Trail maintenance and development is ongoing.

Walking Events

The Slieve Bloom Walking Club organise walks every weekend of the year. All of these walks are led by an experienced and friendly walk leader who is very familiar with the mountains. These walks are post to the Walking calendar weekly.

A panel of guides are also available if you are are looking for a personal leader who can tailor-make a walk to suit your party or group.

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