Map depicting the Drimoleague area and the primary way marked trails:
Directions and detailed route maps
Choose your walk from the following trails:
- Deelish Cascades Linear
- Schronacarton Linear
- Castle Donovan Loop
- Drimoleague Heritage Loop
- Glanaclohy Loop
- Moyny Bridge Loop
This West Cork village of approximately 450 residents has become well known as the Walker’s Junction of West Cork. Situated roughly halfway between the towns of Dunmanway and Bantry on the R586 regional road.
Drimoleague lies within the River Ilen basin, and its main street stretches out alongside one of its fast flowing tributaries, the Ruagach. The village location ideally placed it as a natural junction for the Bantry and Skibbereen branches of the West Cork Railway. It arrived in 1880 and transformed a scattered hamlet into a thriving village. No longer a railway station, the village has made use of the railway remnants as it developed and extensive selection of walking routes.
The village has much to offer the visitor. There are a number of guesthouses, bars, a restaurant, a take-away and a modern convenience store. There is a splendid GAA pitch, and a fine pitch-and-putt course, which is immaculately kept by a local committee. The basketball and tennis courts have been recently refurbished and the children’s playground is modern and well maintained.