The Vee’ refers to a V-shaped turn on the road leading to a gap in the Knockmealdown mountains. The Vee itself is on the Sugar Loaf, but the pass from Tipperary to Waterford runs between Knockaunabulloga (on which you will find Bay Lough) and the Sugar Loaf.
The Vee is predominantly famous because of the breathtaking panoramic views afforded to travellers and sight seers going through the pass. The journey rises to about 2,000 feet (610m) above sea level above Bay Lough, and as it does so it gives wonderful views of a portion of the ‘Golden Vale’ between the Knockmealdown and Galtee Mountain Ranges.
On a clear day (or night) the Vee affords views along and across the valley to Clonmel, Cahir, Ardfinnan, Clogheen, Ballyporeen and even Cashel.
It is also famous as the resting place of Samuel Grubb, whose grave, known as Grubb’s Grave or Grubb’s Monument, stands looking across the Vee Valley, since his death in 1921.’
This scenic mountain drive will take you past Bay Lough to Lismore and Cappoquin in county Waterford as well as the famous Mount Melleray Abbey, on the left before you come to Cappoquin.
If walking is your thing, then the area around the Vee, Bay Lough, Loughglenbridge, Sugar Loaf Hill, Knockshanahullion and Gortacullen Wood (just under the Vee following the Tipperary Heritage Way sign) offer a multitude of choices no matter what type of road walking or mountain climbing you fancy. Take a look at our Walks section to give you an idea of some of your options.
Here you will find some photos of The Vee.
If you wish to travel to the Vee, then you will find it at the following Loc8 Code – YYR-77-PP9. See the map below if you’ve not got access.