Irish Mountain
Running Association

Hill/Trail Run near Galway City.

Michael McSweeneyMar 22 2023, 10:37pmI'm in Galway Thursday and Friday and the runners are in the van.
Anywhere within striking distance of Galway City for a handy hill/trail run tomorrow evening?
I stopped in Coole Park Nature Reserve on the way up. Nice spot for a run, but not a hill in sight.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Eoin Mac MahonMar 23 2023, 11:43am

Around here is good, Pink Quartzite. 5Ok from Galway.
Owen HarneyMar 23 2023, 2:41pmHi Michael,

There aren't many hilly trails in/around the city, but Knockma Hill (about 30 mins outside the city) might suit. It's a short enough route (4/5km) on forest trail, but it's nice for a few loops.

All the best,
James SchoebMar 23 2023, 3:05pmThere is a good run from Spiddal to moycullen. About 14 k one way.
John CroninMar 23 2023, 7:22pmI live in Moycullen so to get some nice hills/trails I head out to Derroura. It is a mountain bike trail so give way to bikes but it's rare I come across any. About 15km of nice trail with a great view over the lake up top. Starting point here:
Michael McSweeneyMar 23 2023, 11:46pmThanks lads.