Tipperary Heritage Way

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Tipperary Heritage Way
Length 56 kilometres (35 miles)[1]
Location County Tipperary, Ireland
Designation National Waymarked Trail[1]
Trailheads Clogheen, Cashel
Use Hiking
Elevation gain/loss 150 m (492 ft)[1]
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Moderate[1]
Season Any

The Tipperary Heritage Way is a long-distance trail in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is 56 kilometres (35 miles) long and begins at the Vee Gap, near Clogheen, and ends in Cashel. It is typically completed in two days.[1] It is designated as a National Waymarked Trail by the National Trails Office of the Irish Sports Council and is managed by Tipperary County Council, South Tipperary Integrated Development Company and the Tipperary Heritage Way Committee.[2] The trail was opened on 7 September 2002 by Michael Smith, Minister for Defence.[3]

Starting at the Vee Gap, near Clogheen, in the Knockmealdown Mountains, the trail follows the course of the River Suir to Cashel, via 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]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tipperary Heritage Way". IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ National Trails Office 2010, p. 45.
  3. ^ "Ireland's Heritage – Yours to enjoy, yours to appreciate! Treasure it!". Nenagh Guardian. 31 August 2002. p. 11. 
  4. ^ "The Tipperary Heritage Way Map" (pdf). IrishTrails. Irish Sports Council. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cloheen Walk – Tipperary Heritage Way". Clogheen – Hidden Heart of Ireland. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Activities". Cashel.ie. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 

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