Sprint into Spring: Discover Ireland’s Top Running Trails

Explore the amazing running trails Ireland has to offer!
Decathlon Ireland
March 22, 2024

Fancy a run that takes you through some of Ireland's most stunning landscapes? Whether it's the calm of the woodlands, the fresh sea air along the coast, or the adrenaline rush from conquering an uphill sprint, we've mapped out the paths where your heart will sing as loudly as your feet will tread.

Dublin: Cruagh Wood Loop Trail

Tucked away near Bohernabreena, County Dublin, the Cruagh Wood Loop Trail is an inviting 4km run that promises scenic views of Dublin. This easy route is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Limerick: Russell Park Riverview

Explore the Russell Park Riverview trail for a 7.7km run. Known as an easy route, this trail is a wonderful option for runners of all skill levels. It's also a fantastic route for those who love running with their dogs -  just keep the leash handy for some parts of the trail.

Cork: The Marina and Blackrock Loop

The Marina and Blackrock Loop in Cork, offers a delightful 5km run. There are lovely views over the water and well-surfaced paths along this trail. It’s perfect for runners of all skill levels, whether you're going out for a leisurely jog or setting a new personal best! 

Mayo: Keem Beach and Benmore at Slievemore

Keem Beach and Benmore in Slievemore county Mayo will offer stunning views of the coastline that will make you want to keep running! This 6km run is considered to be a challenging route. The trail isn’t marked, but you can follow rough tracks, so it's best to wear some trail running shoes.

Longford: The Longford Royal Canal

If you’re looking for an endurance test this is your sign! The Longford Royal Canal will have you running 19.2km. It can be a quiet route so you can focus on achieving a personal best or just enjoy the peace and quiet while you run. 

So, there you have it – a runner's guide to some of the most spectacular trails across Ireland. Whether it’s the tranquility of the woodlands, the invigorating sea breeze, or the challenge of an uphill path, each run promises a unique experience. But a great run demands great gear. Dive into our collection of running gear and make your next run your best one of the year. 

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