Nature Walk with Limerick Branch – Heritage Week 2023

Aug 02
August 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
IWT Limerick Branch

Nature Walk on West Limerick Greenway, including Barnagh Tunnel – Heritage Week 2023


A Nature walk on West Limerick Greenway, including Barnagh Tunnel. The leader is Paul Murphy, a local botanist. There are around 100 species of wild plants in the area, with a particular abundance of liverworts, mosses, and ferns.
This tunnel is one of the more evocative features of the now closed Limerick-Tralee Railway. It was opened in 1880 and is 115m long. It is situated at nearly 170m above sea level and was excavated with explosives and pickaxes. The rock cuttings on either side of the tunnel have reverted to nature and are an impressive sight.

Bring raingear and take care of children as it is an active cycleway.

Numbers are limited to 25 and places must be booked at

Date: 12th August

Time:  11:00

Location: West Limerick Greenway, including Barnagh Tunnel, Co. Limerick