East Munster Way
The East Munster Way, formerly known as the Munster Way, is a long-distance trail in the Counties of Tipperary and Waterford. It is 47 miles long and begins in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary and ends in Clogheen, also in County Tipperary. It is typically completed in three days. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is the local councils and Coillte. The trail was opened by Frank Fahey, Minister of State for Youth and Sport in July 1988.
Starting in Carrick-on-Suir, the East Munster Way follows the banks of the River Suir to the village of Kilsheelan before passing through Gurteen Wood in the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains to reach the town of Clonmel. The Way then climbs into the hills to the south of Clonmel before descending to rach the village of Newcastle. From Newcastle, the trail crosses the northern flanks of the Knockmealdown Mountains before descending to reach the Vee Gap before following the road to the end at Clogheen.
The East Munster Way forms part of 'European walking route E8', a conceptual route from Dursey Island in County Cork to Turkey. The Irish section incorporates the Wicklow Way, the South Leinster Way, the East Munster Way, the Blackwater Way and parts of the Kerry Way and the Beara Way.
- East Munster Way at Irish Trails
- Fewer 1996, p. 184.
- "Carrick Notes". The Munster Express (Waterford): p. 15. 29 July 1988.
- Fewer 1996, p. 186.
- Fewer 1996, p. 191.
- Fewer 1996, p. 194.
- "South Leinster Way". IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/South-Leinster-Way/33/. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
- "Blackwater Way - Avondhu". IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. http://www.irishtrails.ie/trail/Avondhu-Way/4/. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
- Fewer, Michael (1996). The Way-marked Trails of Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-2386-3.
- National Trails Office (2010). "Setting New Directions. A review of National Waymarked Ways in Ireland" (pdf). Dublin: Irish Sports Council. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531143831/http://www.irishtrails.ie/National_Trails_Office/Publications/NTO_Review.pdf. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
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