5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Limerick

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5 Best Places to Walk Your Dog In Limerick

This month for Operation TransPAWmation, we’re shining a light on all the different ways you can have fun and get out and exercise with your furry friend. Regular exercise is essential to help keep our dogs from gaining excessive weight, and to ensure their overall physical and mental health remains intact. Getting out and about helps keep the brain active, is a great stress reliever and boredom buster; both for dogs and humans!

Check out our blog post below on the best walking trails both you and your dog can avail of in County Limerick.

1.Curraghchase Forest Park

Curraghchase Forest Park is the pawfect place to bring your pooch for an afternoon walk. A peaceful and tranquil habitat, it’s a fantastic amenity for all the family to enjoy. The Park covers 313 hectares of mixed woodlands, parkland and lakes giving you and your dog plenty to discover. There are a number of looped waymarked trails in the park to suit all visitors, making it ideal for all types of dog walkers.

2. Castleconnell River Walk

Nestled on the banks of the River Shannon, the Castleconnell River Walk provides for breath-taking scenery through the picturesque town of Castleconnell. You and your dog will take delight in the lazy flow of the river that is enhanced by birdsong, the smell of wild flowers and pleasant atmosphere makes this a place to visit regularly. With a few walks to choose from suited for all types of dog walkers, it is certainly a place worth checking out with your pooch in tow.

3. Lough Gur

Get your camera ready for some incredible views that are sure to get the tails wagging. Lough Gur is at the heart of a remarkable archaeological landscape featuring sites that represent every major period of human history in Ireland.  With plenty to sniff around and explore, there’s no doubt your dog will have a paw-tastic time by your side in this beautiful historical site.

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4. Adare River Walk

This peaceful trail is situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the River Shannon. It’s an easy-going route that is suitable for most abilities, so a wonderful opportunity to get outdoors with your dog. The route takes you down the Station Road and then onto the paved river bank and back up to the Church of Ireland and onto the main road leading back into the village. There’s lots of wildlife to be seen including beautiful and elegant swans, which make for great photo opportunities. Just ensure your doggie is on a leash!

5. Knockfierna Hill

Knockfierna, Hill of the Fairies, lies south west of Adare. Once you and your dog reach the summit, enjoy the scenic and breath-taking panoramic views of Limerick, while your dog enjoys exploring and sniffing the local terrain. Walking distance is 9km round trip on moderate terrain and takes about 2.5hrs, so make sure your dog is up for the challenge before embarking on this route. A brilliant day out for the whole family.

What is Operation TransPAWmation?

Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation began in 2017 to highlight the rise in overweight dogs in Ireland. Since then we have extended the campaign to a whole-health campaign for dogs and cats, helping 1000’s of pet owners get to grips with their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

Now in its 7th Year, Operation TransPAWmation is designed to help dog and cat owners identify and make small changes that can help improve their pet’s overall health and wellbeing.

For in-person support on your #PetmaniaOT journey, you can also drop into any one of our pet shops nationwide and speak with a member of our team.

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