Challenge Walks in Ireland

Challenge Walks in Ireland

Looking for challenge walks in Ireland? Then look no further, you’ve found a fine five day walk taking in the historic route from Cashel in South Tipperary, across the Knockmealdown Mountains to the home of St. Declan in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. The first organised full-length walk of St. Declan’s Way all the way from Cashel to Ardmore will take place from July 24th to 28th 2013.  This follows on from a very successful walk from Ardfinnan to Ardmore in 2012.  The walk is being organised part of the nationwide celebration of The Gathering Ireland 2013 so we are encouraging participation from all corners of the globe.

Challenge Walks in Ireland – Pilgrim Route Challenge

St. Declan’s Way is a well known Christian pilgrimage route in the south-east of Ireland linking Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Ardmore in Co. Waterford. This particular walk is being organised to coincide with St. Declan’s Feast Day in Ardmore with participants walking an average of 20km per day over five days. The walk will depart Cashel and visit Cahir on Wednesday July 24th. Day two (July 25th) takes a relatively short route to Ardfinnan on what is predominantly a flat route. From here on Friday July 26th the walk will ascend the Knockmealdown Mountains at Goatenbridge, passing over Bottleneck Pass (500m) at Goatenbridge to Lismore – this is the most difficult walk on the route.  From Lismore the walk is back on flat terrain on Saturday July 27th with a pleasant amble to Aglish. Finally, on Sunday July 28th the walkers will stroll through the tranquil countryside and villages of West Waterford, reaching Ardmore on the coast on what is, very fittingly, the end of the Ardmore Pattern Festival.

This is the first organised full-length walk of the route in many years. It will appeal to walking enthusiasts but also to visitors who have a connection with one of the many towns and villages along the route.  There is a strong traditional link between St. Declan and emigrants who have left West Waterford in particular. Walkers will have the option of joining the walk for portions of the route if they wish.

Note: Bookings for the St. Declan’s Way Walk 2013 close on July 1st, 2013.

Challenge Walks in Ireland – Book Now

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St. Declan's Way Walk Booking

If you would rather book manually please print out the form below (download link at the bottom) and send it to the address on the form with the appropriate fee:

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Challenge Walks in Ireland – Accommodation

Note: Accommodation is not included as part of the St. Declan’s Way Walk Package – it must be booked separately. Below you’ll find a list of accommodation at the various stop points. The document can be downloaded with the link underneath.

If you can’t see the form below you may need to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader – it is available for free from Adobe. Reload this page once you’ve downloaded the reader and you should be able to view the content. There is also a download link underneath to save it to your own computer.

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You’ll find details of the St. Declan’s Way Gathering 2013 Walk initiative at the following two links on the Gathering Ireland 2013 website: http://bit.ly/UEE26f & http://bit.ly/UEEqBA.

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Challenge Walks in Ireland – Bus Travel from Dublin Airport:

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St. Declan's Way Map on Google

Challenge Walks in Ireland

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