Guided walk on the Eamonn a Chnoic Loop, Upperchurch

Located in the village of Upperchurch this loop walk takes its name from the celebrated Robin Hood figure who roamed the hills of Tipperary in the 17th century.

Located in the village of Upperchurch this loop walk takes its name from the celebrated Robin Hood figure who roamed the hills of Tipperary in the 17th century.

After becoming involved in a fatal fracas with a tax collector young Eamonn or Ned of the Hill went on the run and joined a band of rapparees who championed the cause of the poor and dispossessed native people. Their legend lives on as their deeds have passed into the folklore of the area and loop will take walkers through some of the beautiful and scenic heartlands of Eamonn and his men.

All proceeds from the walk will go to ENABLE IRELAND, a champion for people with disabilities. Enable Ireland provides free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families from 40 locations in 14 counties including County Tipperary.

The walk is also part of the ‘Go Walking Tipperary’ schedule for 2013, a series of organised walking events throughout the county and through the co-operation of South Tipperary Development Company, North Tipperary Sports Partnership and South Tipperary Tourism. Date and Time: Friday 17th May at 6pm. Registration from 5.30pm

Meeting Point: Oliver Ryans Bar, Upperchurch. Walk Length/duration: 8km/ 2.5 hours

Minimum Gear: Walking boots, raingear, snack/ fluids.

Level of Walk: Moderate. Ascent of 150m, suitable for people of medium level of fitness. Upperchurch: Just off the R503, Thurles-Limerick Road, approximately 20km west of Thurles.

Afterwards: Walkers are invited back to Oliver Ryans for refreshments and entertainment. Contacts: johnegan@stdc.ie or wayne@ntsp.ie