The South Leinster Way is one of many walking trails in Ireland. It begins in Kildavin, Co Carlow and stretches for 104km (65 miles) to Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary. At Carrick-on-Suir the trail known as the east Munster way begins. Both walking trails form part of Ireland’s 4,000km waymarked trails the first of which, the Wicklow Way, was opened in 1982.
From Kildavin in Co Carlow the South Leinster Way passes through Borris in Co Carlow, Graiguenamanagh and Inistigoe Co Kilkenny and on to Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary. The terrain along the route varies between mountain trails and riverside walks. These include walks on Mount Leinster in the Blackstairs Mountains in Co Carlow and Mount Brandon near Graiguenamanagh in Co Kilkenny together with a riverside walk along the towpath of the River Barrow. The towpath at the moment has a grassy surface. Waterways Ireland intend to install a new surface which will provide a firm base for walkers.
This National Waymarked Trail has no significant climbs and takes about 5 days to complete. Overnight accommodation is available along the route in picturesque country towns such as Borris, Inistioge and Griaiuenamanagh. Because of Ireland’s temperate climate the walking trails can be enjoyed all year round.
The National Waymarked Trail known as the South Leinster Way was officially opened in the year 1985 On This Day.
Finea 5KM Road Race – March 2014 by Peter Mooney on 2014-03-23 10:58:17
View from Mt Leinster
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