Tipperary Heritage Way

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The Tipperary Heritage Way is a long-distance walking trail in County Tipperary. It is 35 miles long, beginning at the Vee Gap, near Clogheen, and endnig in Cashel. It is typically completed in two days.[1]

The route is designated as a 'National Waymarked Trail' by the National Trails Office and is managed by the local council, South Tipperary Integrated Development Company and the Tipperary Heritage Way Committee.[2] The trail was opened in 2002.[3]

The route

Starting at the Vee Gap, near Clogheen, in the Knockmealdown Mountains, the trail follows the course of the River Suir to Cashel, by way of the towns and villages of Ardfinnan, Cahir and Golden.[4]

The route follows part of an ancient road, known as Saint Declan's Way, that connected Ardmore, County Waterford with Cashel.[5] It passes various sites of historical interest such as Hore Abbey, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage before finishing at the Rock of Cashel.[6]

Outside links


  1. Tipperary Heritage Way on IrishTrails (Irish Sports Council)
  2. National Trails Office 2010, p. 45.
  3. "Ireland's Heritage – Yours to enjoy, yours to appreciate! Treasure it!". Nenagh Guardian: p. 11. 31 August 2002. 
  4. "The Tipperary Heritage Way Map" (pdf). IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. http://www.irishtrails.ie/maps/Tipperary%20Heritage%20Way%20-%20Overview%20Map.pdf. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. "Cloheen Walk – Tipperary Heritage Way". Clogheen – Hidden Heart of Ireland. http://www.clogheen.net/clogheen-walk-tipperary-heritage-way/. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. "Activities". Cashel.ie. http://www.cashel.ie/activities.php?sect=Walking. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
Long-distance footpaths in the Republic of Ireland

National Waymarked Trails:   Ballyhoura WayBarrow WayBealach na Gaeltachta, Dún na nGallBeara WayBlackwater WayBluestack WayBurren WayCavan WayCroagh Patrick Heritage TrailDingle WayDublin Mountains WayEast Clare WayEast Munster WayGrand Canal WayHymany WayKerry WayLough Derg WayMid Clare WayMiners Way and Historical TrailMonaghan WayMulteen WayNore Valley WayNorth Kerry WayOffaly WayRoyal Canal WaySheep's Head WaySlieve Bloom WaySlieve Felim WaySligo WaySouth Leinster WaySuck Valley WayTáin WayTipperary Heritage WayWestern WayWestmeath WayWicklow Way

Greenways:   Boyne GreenwayDublin-Galway GreenwayGreat Southern TrailGreat Western Greenway

Others:   Bangor TrailMalin to Mizen