2018 Events


The 2018 Rhododendron Walking Festival Itinerary will be as follows (online booking will follow shortly):

Friday June 1st: 

  • Official Launch with Guest Speaker for brief introduction.
  • Local Heritage Walk of Clogheen and surrounds.
  • Refreshments & Music in the Community Centre.
  • Book Now (pre-booking required for numbers)

Saturday June 2nd:

  • A, B & C grade walks along the 34km Knockmealdown Forest Linear Trail from Ballyporeen to Newcastle.
    • A Walk – 34km Ballyporeen to Newcastle – Newcastle Community Hall at 8am – Book Now
    • B Walk – 18m Clogheen to Newcastle – Newcastle Community Hall at 11.30am – Book Now
    • C Walk – 9km Goatenbridge to Newcastle – Newcastle Community Hall at 2.30pm – Book Now
  • Parking at Newcastle with buses to walk starting points (Ballyporeen, Clogheen & Goatenbridge).
  • Hot meal for all participants in Newcastle Community Hall on walk completion.

Sunday June 3rd:

  • 1 & 3 Hour walking trails from Clogheen Community Hall
  • The 3 Hour trail includes Baylough and Loughglenbridge and takes in some of the most breathtaking views of blooming Rhododendron in the country – Book 3 Hour Trail Now
  • 1.5 Hour trail will take in some of the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains including areas with swathes of blooming rhododendrons. This walk is suitable for children and less experienced walkers – Book 1.5 Hour Trail Now
  • Live band & refreshments for all participants at Clogheen Community Hall from 2 to 4pm.

Monday June 4th

  • Family fun day
  • Walk from the Vee to Kildanogue Duck Ponds
  • Guest Speakers & fun activities for children.
  • Booking online soon

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