King's Island Slí na Sláinte is a 3.3km route which starts in the heart of medieval Limerick, King John's Castle.
The walk passes by the faithfully restored Bishop's Palace (now Civic Trust), St Munchin's Church and Villier's Almshouses.
Walking towards King's Island Bridge and the River Shannon mark the start of the traffic-free King's Island Walkway.
The riverside trail passes the ESB salmon weir and continues through a large wetlands Special Area of Conservation.
A buried Cromwellian Fort points to the rich history of King's Island. An old Military Cemetery can be seen to one side at 2Km mark with the Abbey River to the other.
At O'Dwyer Bridge, Athlunkard Boat Club sits beside the river. The trail turns onto Athlunkard Street and passes St. Mary's RC Church. Turn right to walk alongside the old Walls of Limerick on the Island Road and return to the starting point at the historic Castle.
Slí na Sláinte
Slí na Sláinte stands for 'path to health'. Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation, it's the outgoing way to make walking far more enjoyable.
Marked by bright colourful signposts which are not numbered and are situated at 1 km intervals, you'll find Slí na Sláinte walking routes all over Ireland. Simply follow the Km signs, set your pace to suit your enjoyment and you'll quickly feel better and get fitter. You will also experience a great sense of achievement.
Kings Island, Limerick City