Support Friends of ‘St Declan’s Way’

A NEW online magazine has been launched to support walking along the ancient pilgrimage route called St. Declan’s Way, which winds its way from Cashel to Ardmore.

A NEW online magazine has been launched to support walking along the ancient pilgrimage route called St. Declan’s Way, which winds its way from Cashel to Ardmore.

Knockmealdown Active in County Tipperary and Knockmealdown Mountains Forum in County Waterford have joined forces for this venture and have already linked with many interested communities and individuals along the route in Ardmore, Cahir, Cashel and places in between. Organiser Conor Ryan says the aim is to make St. Declan’s Way “a premier pilgrimage and walking route, building on previous work by Ardmore Enterprise Co-op in the 1990s, when the route was approved as a long-distance walk. Our e-zine will be published and circulated quarterly and aims to keep readers updated on events and activities associated with St. Declan’s Way. Knockmealdown Active, with the help of Knockmealdown Forum, are organising a 5-day walk of St. Declan’s Way as part of The Gathering. The walk will start in Cashel on July 24, the feast day of St. Declan, and will conclude in Ardmore on Sunday July 28 coinciding with the final day of the Ardmore Pattern Festival.

Phone: 087 7378123; E-mail conorjryan@gmail.com.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.