Welcome to the website for St. Declan’s Way

Saint Declan’s Way is a pilgrim walking route linking Cashel in County Tipperary and Ardmore in County Waterford. It follows the route that Declan took when going to Cashel to meet Saint Patrick in the fifth century. In turn, it is the way that Pilgrims have taken to visit Saint Declan’s monastery, holy well and grave in Ardmore for the past one and a half thousand years.


St. Declan’s Way Walks 2020 – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to ongoing issues with the ‘coronavirus disease 2019’ (COVID-19) outbreak worldwide, a decision has been taken to CANCEL ALL STAGES of St. Declan’s Way 2020. We do so with regret, but it is in the interest of the health and safety of all our participants and members.

We will issue full refunds to everybody who has booked so far in the coming week. The event had been booking more quickly than any previous year, and was almost full to capacity.

We regret any inconvenience caused and, hopefully, when the risk of the disease has passed, we will be in a position to run other events.


The St. Declan’s Way Committee, a voluntary group with representatives from along the route, having been working since 2015 to revive this ancient pilgrim path. Work is progressing thanks to funding of €150,000 from the Rural Recreation Fund, Department of Community & Rural Development. We anticipate that the route will be fully signposted, waymarked and officially approved during 2019. Keep an eye on this website and the Facebook page for updates.

Anyone who wishes to walk the route in the near future can follow the Blue Waymarkers to navigate St. Declan’s Way.

Alternatively, if you would like to take part in a led walk contact Cahir House Hotel who can organise same. Click on promo below or email [email protected].

St. Declan's Way Packages

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