- Stage 1 – Cashel to Cahir – Saturday, July24th
- Stage 2 – Cahir to Goatenbridge – Sunday, July 25th
- Stage 3 – Goatenbridge to Lismore (over the Knockmealdown Mountains) – Saturday, July 31st
- Stage 4 – Lismore to Aglish – Sunday, August 1st
- Stage 5 – Aglish to Ardmore – Bank Holiday Monday, August 2nd
The price includes buses to take walkers from their cars to the walk start point, team leaders and medics on hand during the event. It also includes a tea/coffee and a scone before the event and food at the end of each stage.
NOTE: In line with public health guidelines, normal bus capacity is reduced by 50%. For this reason, when booking, you’ll be asked to choose to depart at 10am or 11am.
Participants should make sure to bring snacks and drinks for the duration of the walk.
Stages are approximately 20 km each, run on the second Saturday of the month and are as follows:
First Stage: Saturday July 24th– Cashel to Cahir (park in Cahir, bus to Cashel, walk to Cahir) – approx. 18km – mainly flat back roads.
Second Stage: Sunday July 25th – Cahir to Goatenbridge (park in Goatenbridge, bus to Cahir, walk to Goatenbridge) – approx. 14km – mainly flat back roads.
Third Stage: Saturday July 31st – Goatenbridge to Lismore (park in Lismore, bus to Goatenbridge, walk to Lismore). Note: this stage crosses the Knockmealdown Mountains and will require a certain level of fitness. All other stages are relatively flat – 24km – back roads & forest trails.
Fourth Stage: Sunday August 1st – Lismore to Aglish (park in Aglish, bus to Lismore, walk to Aglish) – 18km – mainly flat back roads.
Fifth Stage: Bank Holiday Monday August 2nd – Aglish to Ardmore (park in Ardmore, bus to Aglish, walk to Ardmore)- 20km – mainly flat back roads – finishes along the beach.
- Be over 16 years of age (or accompanied by an adult).
- Be in a fit physical condition.
- Have reasonable walking experience.
- Have wind and waterproof clothing & wear suitable footwear.
- Bring a fully charged mobile phone.
- Sign in at the start and finish check points on the day.
- Pay the entry fee in advance (booking is online only).
- No dogs allowed – unfortunately we are not in a position to cater for them.
Any accommodation participants may need is not included in the event price. If you are booking accommodation be sure to book it at the destination for the day’s walk, otherwise you will have to organise transport to bring you back to where the walk began, e.g. for stage one on July 24th, book accommodation in Cahir, not Cashel. The bus will leave from Cahir car park in the morning, dropping participants to the Rock of Cashel. Walkers will then return to Cahir in the afternoon via the St. Declan’s Way route.
You can find a list of available accommodation along the route on this link. Note, this accommodation list is not vetted or promoted by St. Declan’s Way or Knockmealdown Active in any way, it is simply provided for the convenience of those who may need the information. Some of these accommodation providers may not yet have not re-opened and may not be available.