Walk 3 – Clogheen, Tipperary – Knockshanahullion, Knockmealdown Mountains
An ascent of Knockshanahullion, when perceived from Clogheen, seems to be a formidable undertaking, and yet it is possible to stand on the summit of this peak after only one hour of moderately easy walking. You will need a car to take you to the starting point (pictured left) and boots are advisable, though not essential.
To get to the starting point, from Clogheen take the Ballyporeen road as far as Shanrahan crossroads, about one mile from the village (second left). Turn left here and continue on past Shanrahan Cemetery for about 3 miles until you reach the end of the forest on the right hand side and you are almost at the highest point of the road. Here you will find a small parking place on the right beside a sheep holding pen (see pictured below , it is marked by a sign for Knoclugga National Looped Walk which you will approach from the back if driving from Clogheen). This is the starting point of the walk.
This walk is essentially the beginning of the Knockclugga Loop, although we will not conclude the loop (click here for details of this walk, it is also indexed on our main Walks page). Make your way back down the road on which you approached toward Clogheen for about 100 metres and you will see a ‘yellow man’ marker (see photo on the left) which is part of the Munster Way walk. You will follow these markers as far as the turf bog on Knockclugga (Stony Hill).
We will have full text to go with this walk on the site shortly, in the meantime please use the PDF link below.
Here is a link to the walk as a PDF file (Adobe Acrobat Reader – Free Download) should you wish to print it out to take with you on your walk.