Lismore Monatrim Loop

Category: Country Walks
Difficulty: Moderate
Begin at the Lismore Heritage Centre and walk up Chapel Street. Go straight past the fire station and St. Carthage’s Church. After 3km, you will pass through a crossroads and by the Holy Well at An Abha Bheag (a stream which feeds into the Blackwater). The road continues up through the woods, via a series of hairpin bends under Ballysaggartbeghill on your left. At the T junction, turn left past Ballinvella National School, then turn left at the Ballynaraha T junction. Follow the scenic road back to Lismore, with Ballysaggartbeghill on your left again. This walk presents some spectacular views of the Blackwater Valley, the Knockmealdowns, Lismore and the Vee Gap. – Information on walk provided by Barry Connolly, Tom Baker, Kevin O’Farrell and Tom Tobin, from their guide ‘Walking in Fermoy, the Galtees and Surroundings’ (Fermoy, 1999)

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