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St. Declan's Way Christmas Walk

Dec. 27th - St. Declan's Way Walk

Knockmealdown Active will host a Christmas walk on Wednesday December 27th along a section of St Declan's Way from where it crosses the the Dungarvan to Cork Road (N25) at Grange to Knocknaskagh beside Ballinameela church.

The walk is free, if you do not require transport you can just show up and participate. A donation on the day to defray costs would be appreciated, but is not obligatory.

Walk Details

The start of the walk is at Grid reference 172814 about a 1/2 km on the Youghal side of Grange church.

The finish of the walk is at grid reference 149945 at Knocknaskagh cross roads just off the R671 near Ballinameela church.

Both start and finish ref points are on sheet 82 ordinance survey map.

The walk starts at 11.30am.

The walk is all flat and is half on back roads, half on boreens and newly renovated walking tracks (renovated as part of the St. Declan's Way upgrade for its inclusion as a waymarked National Trails Office (NTO) route). This walk is approximately 20 kms in length.

This is a led walk as way markings are not yet in place. It is the first section of St Declan's Way to be de-vegetated in the re-establishment of this ancient route.

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Bus Transport

If you require bus transport from Clogheen, Newcastle, Knocklofty or Clonmel you can book it here. The cost is €20 per person (see stops below). Following the walk the bus will take participants to Merrys Gastropub in Dungarvan. The cost of the meal at Merrys is not included in the price. Participants will need to pay for their own food if it is required.

There will be bus pick up at the following locations:

Clogheen - Moroney's Shop - 10 am

Newcastle - Community Hall - 10.15 am

Knocklofty - Beardmore's House - 10.30 am

Clonmel - Eldon's Bar, Dillon St. - 10.45 am

After walk bus pick up will be at Knocknaskagh with transfer to Merry's Pub in Dungarvan for food.

Pick up at 7.30pm for return home.

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Looking forward to seeing you there

The KMD Active Team