Distance: 4 km
Time: 1 hour approx
Min Gear: Walking Shoes/Boots and Raingear
Starting at St. Johns Theatre and Arts Centre which is a former Church of Ireland Gothic Style church located in the centre of the Town Square; follow the finger signs which will bring you to the banks of the River Feale passing the Seanchai and the restored Listowel Castle.
From B to C
At the river follow the green arrows along the River Feale, famous for its Salmon fishing. After 1.5 km you go beneath Listowel Bridge via a Gantry which will bring you the edge of the Childers Park known
locally as the Cows Lawn.
From C to D
With the river on your right, after a short distance you take a sharp left turn and follow the arrows which will lead you through the Garden of Europe. It contains more than 2,500 trees from all over Europe and also contains Ireland’s only public monument to the memory of the millions of people who died in the Holocaust.
From D to E
On exiting the Garden of Europe, veer right and continue to walk along the edge of the Park. At the southern end of the Park keep left and with the wood on your right, skirt the park, passing a pitch and putt course on your left.
From E to A
Continue to descend along the path, passing a much admired stone cottage on the right. This is known as “The Dandy Lodge” and was the first house built on the Bridge Road. It was dismantled stone by stone and reconstructed on its present site in 1994. On leaving the Park you turn right on Bridge Road and take the footpath which will take you back to the start in the Town Square.