We are excited to invite you to the first of Siul Eile Trail Walking Series of 2020 – East Munster Way.
This time we will be dividing the trails into “Bite Sized” sections.
The routes will encompass rolling hills, riverside paths, secluded forests, hidden gems and forgotten villages. Walk at your own pace, take time out for yourself, step back in time, enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife while exploring rural Ireland at its best.
DAY 1 – Sunday 12th January (12.5km)- Check in Kilsheelan 9am-9.30am, bus to Carrick-on-Suir, walk to Kilsheelan
A flat 12.5km stroll along the recently opened Suir Blueway. The trail starts at the magnificent Ormonde Castle in Carrick-on-Suir, then winds its way along the river taking in all the wildlife in peaceful and tranquil surroundings with nothing to hear only the gentle lapping of the water by your side. Day 1 finishes in the pretty village of Kilsheelan.
DAY 2- Sunday 2nd February (14km) – Check in Clonmel 9am-9.30am, bus to KIlsheelan, walk to Clonmel
Starting from Kilsheelan, Day 2 (14km) has a gradual ascent into Gurteen Woods where wonderful views of the village below with Slievenamon towering over it in the background. The trail then continues along woodland paths with a wide variety of native trees on display before descending to cross over Sir Thomas Bridge and pick up the Suir Blueway into Clonmel.
DAY 3- Sunday 23rd February (9.5km) – Check in Clonmel 9am-9.30am, bus to Careys Castle, walk to Clonmel
The shortest section of 9.5km starts at Careys Castle with a lovely riverside loop taking in the Castle then heads for woodland, followed by an open mountain trail on the Comeraghs coming up behind the Holy Year Cross to give a panoramic mesmerising view of Clonmel, then a short steep descent back into Clonmel.
DAY 4- Sunday 8th March (16.5km) – Check in Newcastle 9am-9.30am, bus to Careys Castle, walk to Newcastle
Starts out at Careys Castle Wood following the serene sounds of the stream uphill as the trail winds its way through the woodland, before descending into Fourmilewater then continuing on quite country roads to Newcastle Village.
DAY 5- Sunday 22nd March (13km) – Check in Goatenbridge 9am-9.30am, bus to Newcastle, walk to Goatenbridge
Beginning in Newcastle, there is a gradual climb up to the Liam Lynch Monument where there is amazing views of the valley below with its forty shades of green and the magnificent Galtee mountain range across the valley in full display. After the Liam Lynch Monument the trail makes its way downhill to the quiet village of Goatenbridge.
DAY 6- Sunday 5th April (11km) – Check in Clogheen 9am-9.30am, bus to Goatenbridge, walk to Clogheen
The last section of the trail is relatively flat as it starts at Knockballiniry, where it will pick up the Tipperary Heritage Way trail also as it takes in the lowlands of the Knockmealdowns as it wanders through a remote forest crossing pretty mountain streams, then onto an open mountain section under the renowned beauty spot The Vee, before picking up a forest trail again into Clogheen, one of the major junctions in Ireland on the National Way Marked Trails.
€15 per single stage
€60 for all stages
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