These will be another huge asset to the group who are always looking to improve and set new standards when welcoming walkers on their many events in the Galty Vee Valley. 7th April 2022
If it’s a Tipperary Walking Festival you’re looking for then it’s a Tipperary Walking Festival you’ve found.
The Rhododendron Walking Festival takes place each year in the Knockmealdown and Galtee Mountain ranges of south Tipperary each year.
The Festival coincides with the flowering of the Rhododendron plants that have taken over large stretches of both ranges, the Knockmealdowns in particular.
Flowering season for these non-native and invasive plants is the latter part of May and beginning of June. This coincides with the June Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland, so this is when this particular Tipperary Walking Festival is held.
In summer 2018 the inaugural ‘Rhododendron Walking Festival‘ took place along the tracks and trails of the Knockmealdown Mountains and surrounds. The event was a huge success and is being held again in 2019 over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
Tipperary Walking Festival
Tipperary Winter Solstice Walk
On Friday December 21st 2018 the first Winter Solstice Walk took place on Knockshanahullion, part of the Knockmealdown Mountain range in south Tipperary. It is running again in 2019 on December 21st.
Experience the magic of the Winter Solstice with a guided walk to the Knockshanahullion peak in the Knockmealdown mountains. The peak is topped by a large Bronze Age burial mound with fabulous views of the entire valley between the Galtee mountains and the Knockmealdowns.
Check in at St.Pauls Community Centre, Clogheen 6.30am -7am. Transport will be arranged to bring walkers to walk start point. The terrain is stony paths and open mountain with a gradual climb to the top requiring moderate fitness. Duration of walk to peak 90-120 minutes depending on fitness levels. Sunrise time is 8.39am.
Following the descent back down, hot breakfast refreshments will be available in Clogheen.
Walking boots essential with good grip and ankle support, hi viz and head/hand torch also required. Wear appropriate clothing (gloves/hat) as the wind will pick up as the peak is reached.
The price for the 2019 event is €15 which covers bus transport, stewards & refreshments on return.
Full details on the Solstice Page
In summer 2018 the inaugural Rhododendron Walking Festival will take place along tracks and trails in the Knockmealdown Mountains and surrounds.
All events will take place on the Bank Holiday weekend running through Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and on to Monday 4th of June.