Buggy-friendly parkrun Limerick – Newcastlewest


Tried and tested by Jess @the_buggy_runners_diary (IG)

Buggy friendly rating: 9.5/10

Scenery: 8/10


This is a really nice run! It’s three loops – with the first being slightly longer than the last two – all on tarmac paths. It’s through shaded woodland and has a slight hill at the end of each loop. Numbers are small so although the path is narrow, passing generally isn’t a problem.

Facilities cafes and playgrounds: 

There is a car park at the start but no toilets unfortunately. The nearest ones are at Aldi which is only a 5 min walk away. There is a big playground just at the entrance of The Demense so only a short walk from the parkrun with parking opposite as well, however there are more areas of The Demense worth exploring on bikes/scooter for the kids too. We didn’t get the chance to eat in Newcastle West but I have been told that Marguerite’s Bakery Cafe in the main town square is lovely with plenty of choice and plenty of seating.


A really enjoyable run! Although it’s a three lap course, it doesn’t feel it.


Buggy-friendly walks Limerick – The Great Southern Trail (Newcastle West)


GST Limerick 4

Location: The  access to the Great Southern Trail (GST) in Newcastle West is located opposite Gaelscoil Ó Doghair on Station Road.

Path: Gravel path ideal for bikes, buggies, walkers and runners.

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Buggy-friendly walks Limerick – Foynes Forest Recreation Area

A flying visit at Foynes


Location: Foynes village, on the N69 between Limerick and Tralee

Path: Gravel path, steep slopes lead to the waterfront (care needed here)

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Buggy-friendly walks Limerick – Curragh Chase Forest Park

Capture precious moments here


Location: On the N69 from Limerick between the towns of Kilcornan and Askeaton (Admission is €5

Path: Tarmac flat path, looped, forest trail

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