Lap Of Ireland Route Ideas

Posted by Martin Bourke On June - 16 - 2020

Upperchurch Drombane GAA club are inviting all cocooners, families & individuals to WALK, RUN, CYCLE any distance, anywhere on Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th June and help us raise funds towards our clubhouse walkway & astroturf area.

We hope with your help to reach a cumulative distance of 2,150km which is equal to a Lap Of Ireland

Log your distance via our facebook or twitter pages along with pictures if you want or text to 0879665385 and donate on our gofundme page at https://www.gofundme.com/lap-of-ireland

Alternatively you can donate at Ryan’s shop or Drombane Creamery.

Below are some possible routes you could choose for a walk/run but we would also love people to get involved no matter where you are in the world.

So get out and about and help us raise funds for what we hope will be a valuable community resource.

Thanks in advance to all who take part and support

GoFundMe Page:www.gofundme.com/lap-of-ireland

Facebook: www.facebook.com/upperchurchdrombane

Twitter: www.twitter.com/churchdrombane

Website: www.upperchurchdrombanegaa.ie

POSSIBLE WALK/RUN/HIKE ROUTES
SHORTER TRAILS
The Knockalough Loop
Distance: 6km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 2.5hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/knockalough-knockalough-loop

Knockalough Red Hugh Loop
Distance: 4km, Grade: Easy, Duration: 1.5hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/knockalough-red-hugh-loop

Upperchurch Eamon An Chnoic Loop
Distance: 8km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 3 hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/upperchurch-eamon-a-chnoic-loop

Birchhill Loop
Distance: 7km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 2.5hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/birchhill-loop

Cosan Felim Inch Loop
Distance: 5.5km, Grade: Easy, Duration: 1.3hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/cosan-felim-inch-loop-walk

Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop
Distance: 7km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 2hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/kilcommon-pilgrim-loop

Devils Bit Loop
Distance: 5km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 1.5hr
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/devils-bit-loop

Sli Eala
Distance: 10km, Grade: Easy
Dromineer to Nenagh Bridge
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/sli-eala

Templebeg 9km loop
Distance: 9km Grade: Moderate Time: 1.5 hr
Start at Templebeg, up Knockane then down by open farm, up Gortkelly, down Ballyboy and over to Gleesons Garage
Templebeg 9km

Golden Mile The Ragg
Distance: 5km Grade: Moderate Time: 1hr
Beginning opposite camogie grounds in The Ragg
Golden Mile

Templebeg Loop 2
Distance: 8km Grade: Moderate: Time: 1.75hr
A variation again from Templebeg going up Knockane, down by open farm, down by water mill. Then turn right at Annfield over Birchill road and back to Templebeg.
Templebeg Loop 2

Templebeg Loop 3
Distance: 13km, Grade: Strenuous, Time: 2.25hrs
Templebeg, Knockane, down by open farm, up Gortkelly, Moher, Upperchurch, Gurtnaskeha, Ballyboy, Dan’s Cross, Rossoulty and back to Templebeg
Templebeg Loop 3

Drombane GAA field loop
Distance: 7.7km, Grade: Moderate, Time: 1.25hrs
Starting at GAA field in Drombane go up through Drombane village and turn left at White Pound, then left and left again at Brookfield and back to GAA grounds
Drombane GAA Field Loop /><br />
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Knockanroe Woods-Silvermines Loop<br />
Distance: 4.5km, Grade: Moderate,  Duration: 2hrs<br />
<a href=https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/knockanroe-woods-silvermines-knockanroe-loop

Grange-Crag Loop
Distance: 6km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 2.25hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/grange-crag-loop

Glen Of Aherlow Millennium Stone Loop
Distance: 9km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 3 hrs
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/glen-of-aherlow-millennium-stone-loop

LONGER TRAILS
Multeen Way
Distance: 23km, Grade: Duration: Moderate
The Multeen Way stretches all the way from Milestone to Tipperary town but the link below also breaks the route into 3 smaller sections including Milestone to Hollyford & Hollyford to Ballyneil for those who may not want to take on the whole challenge
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/multeen-way

Ormond Way
Distance: 83km, Grade: Strenuous, Duration: 3 days
The Ormond Way goes between Milestone and Portumna. Again the link below divides the route into 6 smaller sections such as Milestone to Templederry & Templederry to Toomevara
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/ormond-way

Slieve Felim Way
Distance: 43km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 2 days
This one spans from Murroe to the Silvermines. The route can be divided into 4 smaller hikes to make it more manageable
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/slieve-felim-way

Tipperary Heritage Way
Distance: 56km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 2 days
Running from The Vee to Cashel. There are 6 subsections to this route
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/tipperary-heritage-way

Ballyhoura Way
Distance: 89km, Grade: Moderate, Duration: 4 days
St Johns Brodge in Cork to Limerick Junction. This is the longest route we are listing here. Luckily the link below also breaks the route into 8 smaller hikes so people can choose a section that suits
https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/walking/trails/ballyhoura-way

POSSIBLE CYCLE ROUTES
Milestone,Silvermines,Doon,Cappawhite,Hollyford Loop
Distance: 47 miles Height Gained/Lost: 3,750 ft
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/24651098

Borrisoleigh,The Ragg,Templemore,Borrisoleigh
Distance: 16 miles Height Gained/Lost: 450 ft
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/43177794

Upperchurch,Dolla,Nenagh,Borrisokane,Moneygall,Borrisoleigh,Upperchurch Loop
Distance: 61 miles Height Gained/Lost: 2,900 ft
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4257148

Hollyford,Milestone,Gortahoola,Rossmore,Hollyford Loop
Distance: 24 miles Height Gained/Lost: 2,200 ft
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/22302622

Tough West Tipp Uplands Loop
Distance: 95 miles Height Gained/Lost: 7,900 ft
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10156011

Templederry,Toomevara,Moneygall,Cloughjordan,NenaghToomevara,Templederry Loop
Distance: 50 miles Height Gained/Lost: 2,500 ft
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13120163