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East Munster Way
Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
Free to visit
The East Munster Way is a 70km linear walking route of considerable variety, from riverside paths to woodland and from open mountain moorland to quiet country roads. It is part of the European E8 route.

This walk starts in the town of Carrick-on-Suir at the south east extremity of County Tipperary and follows the River Suir upstream.

The Suir, held by some to be the second-longest river in Ireland, is majestic and slow-moving at this point, overlooked by old castles and churches, and home to otters and herons.

At the pretty village of Kilsheelan, the route crosses into County Waterford and ascends into the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains. It soon descends again to follow the Suir into the vibrant county town of Clonmel, which has a lot to offer those who linger. Leaving Clonmel the Way crosses a western outlier of the Comeraghs to reach the northern flanks of the Knockmealdown Mountains where it meanders westwards with spectacular views before descending to reach the town of Clogheen.

Terrain consists mainly of forestry tracks, riverside tow paths and quiet tarmac roads: some off-road paths may be a little overgrown. Total aggregate ascent over the route is less than 1700m, but there are some short, steep climbs.

Section 1 - Carrick on Suir to Kilsheelan

Section 2 - Kilsheelan to Clonmel

Section 3 - Clonmel to Fourmilewater

Section 4 - Fourmilewater to Goatenbridge

Section 5 - Goatenbridge to Clogheen.

Trail details

Long Distance Waymarked Way
Carrick-on-Suir Clogheen
    Time:3 days
    Nearest town start:Carrick on Suir
    Nearest town finish:Clogheen
    Start point:Ormond Castle, Carrick-on-Suir
    Finish point:Clogheen
    Waymarking:Yellow arrow on black background
    Facilities:Car parking
    At Start - on street in Carrick-on-Suir and limited near start/end of Way
    At End - on street in Carrick-on-Suir and limited near start/end of Way
Tips from locals

You can complete this spectacular walking trail in three days. You will need to pre-arrange accommodation along the route.

Contact details
off, Castle Park, Castle St, Carrickbeg, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, E32 CX59, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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