East Munster Way 2023: All 6 Stages

95.00

We are excited to invite you to the first of Siul Eile Trail Walking Series of 2023 – East Munster Way in 6 stages:

Stage 1: Sunday Jan 15th – Clogheen to Goatenbridge (12.5km)
Stage 2: Sunday Jan 22nd – Goatenbridge to Newcastle (11km)
Stage 3: Sunday Feb 5th – Careys Castle to Newcastle (16.5km)
Stage 4: Sunday Feb 19th- Careys Castle to Clonmel (9km)
Stage 5: Sunday March 5th- Clonmel to Kilsheelan (14km)
Stage 6: Sunday March 12th – Kilsheelan to Carrick-on-Suir (13km)

Prices:
€20 per single stage
€95 for all stages

STAGE 1 – Sunday 15th January (12.5km)

Check in Goatenbridge 9-9.30am, bus to Clogheen, walk to Goatenbridge.

The first section of the East Munster Way starts in Clogheen, one of the major National Way Marked Trail junctions in Ireland, where it will also pick up the Blackwater/Avondhu Way trail as it heads for Kilballyboy Woods where it leaves behind the Blackwater Way trail and then picks up the Tipperary Heritage Way then onto an open mountain section under the renowned beauty spot The Vee, folowing through a remote forest crossing pretty mountain streams as it wanders its way towards Goatenbridge.

STAGE 2 – Sunday 22nd January (11km)

Check in Newcastle 9-9.30am, bus to Goatenbridge, walk to Newcastle

Starting at the Liam Lynch Trailhead 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 village of Newcastle.

STAGE 3 – Sunday 5th February (16.5km)

Check in Newcastle 9-9.30am, bus to Carey’s 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.

STAGE 4 – Sunday 19th February (9km)

Check in Clonmel 9-9.30am, bus to Carey’s Castle, walk to Clonmel

The shortest section of 9km 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.

STAGE 5 – Sunday 5th March (14km)

Check in Kilsheelan 9-9.30am, bus to Clonmel, walk to Kilsheelan

The trail starts off along the Suir Blueway before it crosses over Sir Thomas Bridge and heads into Tickencor woods. The trail then continues along woodland paths with a wide variety of native trees on display before descending into Gurteen Woods where wonderful views of Kilsheelan below with Slievenamon towering over it in the background.

STAGE 6 – Sunday 12th March (13km)

Check in Carrick-on-Suir 9-9.30am, bus to Kilsheelan, walk to Carrick-on-Suir

All the hard work is done at this stage as the trail leaves the pretty village of Kilsheelan for a flat 13km along the fabulous Suir Blueway. The trail 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. The trail finishes at the magnificent Ormonde Castle in Carrick-on-Suir.

Event Details

STAGE 1 - Sunday 15th January (12.5km)

Check in Goatenbridge 9-9.30am, bus to Clogheen, walk to Goatenbridge.

The first section of the East Munster Way starts in Clogheen, one of the major National Way Marked Trail junctions in Ireland, where it will also pick up the Blackwater/Avondhu Way trail as it heads for Kilballyboy Woods where it leaves behind the Blackwater Way trail and then picks up the Tipperary Heritage Way then onto an open mountain section under the renowned beauty spot The Vee, folowing through a remote forest crossing pretty mountain streams as it wanders its way towards Goatenbridge.

STAGE 2 - Sunday 22nd January (11km)

Check in Newcastle 9-9.30am, bus to Goatenbridge, walk to Newcastle

Starting at the Liam Lynch Trailhead 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 village of Newcastle.

STAGE 3 - Sunday 5th February (16.5km)

Check in Newcastle 9-9.30am, bus to Carey's 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.

STAGE 4 - Sunday 19th February (9km)

Check in Clonmel 9-9.30am, bus to Carey's Castle, walk to Clonmel

The shortest section of 9km 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.

STAGE 5 - Sunday 5th March (14km)

Check in Kilsheelan 9-9.30am, bus to Clonmel, walk to Kilsheelan

The trail starts off along the Suir Blueway before it crosses over Sir Thomas Bridge and heads into Tickencor woods. The trail then continues along woodland paths with a wide variety of native trees on display before descending into Gurteen Woods where wonderful views of Kilsheelan below with Slievenamon towering over it in the background.

STAGE 6 - Sunday 12th March (13km)

Check in Carrick-on-Suir 9-9.30am, bus to Kilsheelan, walk to Carrick-on-Suir

All the hard work is done at this stage as the trail leaves the pretty village of Kilsheelan for a flat 13km along the fabulous Suir Blueway. The trail 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. The trail finishes at the magnificent Ormonde Castle in Carrick-on-Suir.

Start time: 09:00

Venue: Multiple Venues

Phone: 087 226 8651

Email: info@siuleile.com