Golden to the Rock of Cashel
Walk One: Follow the Tipperary Heritage Way past ancient ruins. Different species of swans can be seen in the water as the sun glistens. Prepare to see the Rock of Cashel, one of the icons of Ireland, on your horizon. This 4th century castle is one of the icons of Ireland – and this is the best way to experience it.
Cahir to Swiss Cottage
Explore the Butler Trail starting with Cahir Castle, and then ramble along the banks of the River Suir, to Swiss Cottage, a romantic, breathtaking folly, built for Lord Cahir as a Hunting and Fishing Lodge in 1812.
Glen of Aherlow
From Christ the King in the Glen of Aherlow, follow the waymarked path on the Ballinacourty Loop Walk and take in the breathtaking view of the Galtee Mountains. Experience the freedom of the great outdoors.
Glengarra Woods, on the southern slopes of the Galtees, has two looped walks to choose from – the Red Loop and the Millenium (Green) Trail. You will be amazed at the fantastic variety of trees, and the stunning views.
The Liam Lynch Loop
Follow forest paths with fantastic views in the Knockmealdown Mountains on the historical Liam Lynch Loop. This walk takes you off the beaten track and rewards you with Tipperary’s finest green countryside.
Dún Uí Faoláin Loop
Take time out to walk the Rock Loops, a hidden gem on the outskirts of Clonmel, beyond Marlfield Village. There are three extremely pleasant 5km rambles through old woods and along the banks of the River Suir.
Carrick-on-Suir to Kilsheelan
Following the famous East Munster Way, walk from Ormonde Castle, the famous Butler home, in Carrick-on-Suir, to Kilsheelan. Relax along the River Suir and use the local bus to bring you back to your accommodation in Carrick-on-Suir.
Fethard’s Medieval Walls
Walk around Fethard medieval walls, built in 1292, and explore its Norman history and Irish culture. Especially don’t miss the Holy Trinity Church (c.1200) and The Augustinian Abbey (c1300). This is fun for all the family, with amenities nearby.
Lough Doire Bhile Loop
Visit the best bog in Tipperary – the Loch Doire Bhille Loop is rich in biodiversity and a haven for butterflies. Bring a picnic and spend the day exploring the flora and fauna.
Grange Crag Loop
The historical Grange-Crag lop, with its Victorian Ice House and Wellington Monument, looks down in Kilcooley Abbey and has views across the whole of Tipperary. This path is definitely off the beaten track and well worth the effort. Just think about that sense of achievement.
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