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There is a number of fantastic walks in Tipperary ideal for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts. Enjoy the fantastic scenery on a walk in Ireland’s Premier County with mountain hikes, riverside paths and lake views all on offer in Co Tipperary.
Bordering eight counties, with Offaly and Galway to the north and Cork and Waterford in the south, Tipperary is home to the famous Rock of Cashel and to some amazing mountains like the Galtee Mountains, The Devil’s Bit and Slievenamon.
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Eamonn an Chnoic Loop
Eamonn an Chnoic Loop begins in Upperchurch, Co. Tipperary and explores the scenic area with this 8km walk. This loop takes its name from a Robin Hood figure who roamed the hills of West Tipperary in the 17/18th century. This loop explores farming country north of Upperchurch village through fields and on old laneways and minor roads with sections along forest boundaries. There are tremendous views of the Comeraghs, Knockmealdowns, Galtees, Sliabh na mBan and the Devil’s Bit. For more informations visit below website:
This loop explores an area associated with Red Hugh O’Donnell – the last Chieftain of Tir Conaill (County Donegal). He was defeated at the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, having led his army along the entire length of Ireland to meet his Spanish allies. Retrace his journey up and around the hill of Knockalough.
This walk on forestry roads, farm land and minor roadways crosses Knockmehill, with a short stretch along the Owenbeg River before it climbs and loops around close to the summit of Knockalough. There are fine views from the higher part of the trail over the counties Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. For more informations visit below website:
This loop explores an area which is associated with Red Hugh O’Donnell – the last Chieftain of Tir Conaill (County Donegal). Born in 1572, Red Hugh is famed for his imprisonment in Dublin Castle in 1587 and escape attempts in 1591 and 1592.
This walk on forestry roads, farm land and minor roadways crosses Knockmehill, with a short stretch along by the Owenbeg River before it climbs and loops around the lower slopes of Knockalough. The route explores an area linked with Red Hugh O’Donnell, last Chieftain of Tir Conaill.
The folklore of the area tells of a Robin Hood figure that roamed the hills of West Tipperary in the 17/18th century – and was known as Eamonn a Chnoic (Ned of the Hill). His ancestors were extensive landowners, whose lands were confiscated and Eamonn a Chnoic became one of a band of rapparees who championed the cause of the poor, dispossessed natives and harassed the English planters. Many legends are told of these men and their deeds.
This loop explores the area around Birch Hill – which may in times past have sheltered Eamonn and his ‘merrymen’!!
Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop walk is a 7km walk with 100 metres of an ascent. Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop walk starts in the village of Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary and brings you along the old mass path to the lower of Mother Mountain and from there it will loop back to the village of Kilcommon. It provides beautiful view of the country side and lots of fresh hill air.
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