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Lackan Blue Loop



Walk Length

11 km


3 hr




From Killala, take the R314, heading toward Ballycastle for approximately 4.2 km. Look out for a green directional fingerpost sign stating Lackan Trails, take a right and then continue to follow the directional fingerpost signage until you arrive at the trailhead, which is in a car park beside Lackan Church.

This loop is a beautiful walk by the Lackan bay with several archaeological sites along the way. You have the choice of walking an 8 km route or of adding an extra 3 km if you so wish, with both options clearly marked. Nature lovers will love these walks which take you by bog, heathland, sand dunes and farmland. 

  • Trailhead / Start Point: Car park, Lackan Church
  • Terrain: Quiet roads, bog and grassy tracks.
  • Direction: Blue markers
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Estimated Time: 3 hours
  • Grid Ref. G 182 369 
  • GPS Location54.2741, -9.2582
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Services: Killala, Ballina