Nire Lakes, Nire Valley

Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival

Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival Weekend
13th – 15th October 2017

The 2017 Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival weekend, now in its 24th year, offers some fantastic walking, great talking, excellent local guides and the company and comradery of like-minded friends. We have walks to suit everyone’s ability.

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Walk Grades

  • ‘A’ Walks – for those that wish to scale the heights (an excellent fitness level required)
  • ‘B’ Walks – for regular walkers with an appetite for a challenge (very good fitness level)
  • ‘C’ Walks – for those willing to try a good themed or historic walk (a fair level of fitness)
  • Launch of our Village Walks – suitable for families or for those that prefer a low-level walk.

Unique to the Nire Valley Walking Festival is the renowned Festival Dinner, where walkers gather to enjoy great food and an evening of traditional entertainment with
local musicians. All details from Ann (086) 3924256.

Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival  –  Walk Programme

Saturday October 12th

A Walk    A 6 hours Walk from the Nire Car Park over Knockanafrinn Ridge, across Lachtnafrancach and down to Ballymacarbry Community Centre. 

B+ Walk   A 6 hours From Ballymacarbry Community Centre to Mt Mellary Monastery, a bus will be provided for the return leg. 

B Walk    The Nire Lakes low level, a chance to visit all 6 of the Nire group of lakes.

C Walk   A 3-4 hours Nire Valley trails loop to Sgillogues and back. 


Sunday 12th October 2013

B+ Walk.  From the Old Bridge in Clonmel to Ballymacarbry, along parts of the Munster Way. A bus will be provided to bring you to the Oldbridge.

B Walk      Knockanafrinn Ridge.

C Walk       The Tooreen Bronze age sites.

Family Walk   Turraphucca wood.

Please Note: 
Registration is in Ballymacarbry Community Centre.  Check website for times.

Cost €20.00 per person per day,children are free on the Family walk Sunday, light refreshments will be served after the walk, ample parking, bus transfers where needed, hot showers available after the walks if needed.

All walkers take part at their own risk

The organisers, guides or landowners will accept no responsibility whatsoever. Proper walking clothes, boots etc., are absolutely necessary and the organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to those considered not suitably dressed.

Rates for A, B & C walks €15- I day, €25-2 days

Light refreshments will be offered after the walks.

Detailed information on nirevalley.com or talk to Michael (087) 7539276 or Mary (052) 6136134.

Nire Valley Failte acknowledge & appreciate the help Of Waterford City & County Council with the running of the walking festival.

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