Multeen Way

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Multeen Way
Length 23 km (14 mi)[1]
Location County Tipperary, Ireland
Designation National Waymarked Trail[1]
Trailheads Tipperary Town, Upperchurch
Use Hiking
Elevation
Highest point 440 metres (1,444 ft)[2]
Hiking details
Season Any
Website http://www.multeentourism.com/multeen.html

The Multeen Way is a long-distance trail in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is 23 kilometres (14 miles) long and begins in Tipperary Town and ends in Upperchurch. It is typically completed in one day. It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council. [1]

The trail proceeds in a southerly direction from Milestone to Tipperary through the countryside of the Golden Vale and the Red Hills, via Cappawhite and Donohill.[3] The route follows roads to Donohill, passing the site of the Battle of Sulcoit, before crossing countryside on paths and tracks to reach Cappawhite, via Shandangan Fens and Greenfield Nature Park.[4] From Cappawhite, the trail climbs into the Red Hills following mountain paths above the village of Hollyford crossing the former territories of the Rapparee outlaws of the 17th century.[2] Passing the village of Milestone, the trail finishes in Upperchurch.[2]

The Multeen Way forms part of the Beara-Breifne Way, a walking and cycling route under development, intended to run from the Beara Peninsula, County Cork to Breifne, County Leitrim following the line of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare's march in the aftermath of the Battle of Kinsale in 1602.[5] It connects with the Ballyhoura Way in Tipperary Town.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Multeen Way". IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Multeen Way – Cappawhite" (pdf). Multeen Tourism. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Multeen Way Brochure". Multeen Tourism. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Multeen Way – Donohill" (pdf). Multeen Tourism. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Ballyhoura Way/Multeen Way – Tipperary Town" (pdf). Multeen Tourism. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 

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