2018 marks the momentus reopening of the 104km long St. Declan’s Way Pilgrim Path from Cashel to Ardmore (or Ardmore to Cashel, depending on which way you choose to approach it).

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To mark the occasion, and in association with Pilgrim Paths Week 2018, Knockmealdown Active is organising a five stage guided walk of the entire route. The quintet of walks starts on Saturday, March 31st. To facilitate those wishing to take part, the walk will not be over consecutive days but in 5 Stages on the last Saturday of March, April, May, June and July. For most people this will means no time off work for a historic chance to be part of the first group to fully walk this restored route.

Stages are approximately 20 km each and run on the last Saturday of the month and are as follows:

First Stage: March 31st – Cashel to Cahir (park in Cahir, bus to Cashel, walk to Cahir)

Second Stage: April 28th – Cahir to Goatenbridge (park in Goatenbridge, bus to Cahir, walk to Goatenbridge)

Third Stage: May 26th – Goatenbridge to Lismore (park in Lismore, bus to Goatenbridge, walk to Lismore)

Fourth Stage: June 30th – Lismore to Aglish (park in Aglish, bus to Lismore, walk to Aglish)

Fifth Stage: July 28th – Aglish to Ardmore (park in Ardmore, bus to Aglish, walk to Ardmore)

*** If you book all 5 stages you will receive a FREE Pilgrim Passport & St. Declan’s Way badge.

Participants must:

  • Be over 16 years of age.
  • Be in a fit physical condition.
  • Have reasonable walking experience.
  • Have wind and waterproof clothing & wear suitable footwear.
  • Bring a fully charged mobile phone.
  • Sign in at the start and finish check points on the day.
  • Pay the entry fee in advance (booking is online only, see booking options below).

The payment covers buses to take walkers from their cars to the walk start, team leaders and medics on hand during the event. It also includes food at the end of each stage. Walkers should make sure to bring snacks and drinks for the duration of the walk.

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Tickets can be purchased as follows (prices include bus and food at the end of each stage):

Note: Payments are processed by PayPal. You can pay using Debit/Credit card without a PayPal account but you will need to do so on a PC as the service is not available on mobile platforms.

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All Five Stages (includes free Pilgrim Passport)

 

 

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