What do you think of when you hear the words ‘Irish tourist destination?’ For us, it’s usually the Wild Atlantic Way.
But there’s a new scenic hotspot on the island, and it’s planning to change all that.
The Munster Vales sits between four of Irelands six cities: Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny, with gateway towns along the route including Cashel, Tipperary, Carrick on Suir, Dungarvan, Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Buttevant and Charleville.
The Munster Vales strives to be the premier outdoor activity area in Ireland’s Ancient East.
The gorgeous mountain ranges provide a mix of soft outdoor recreational activities (walking, cycling and angling) historic, coastal and rural towns and villages, and numerous heritage and cultural attractions of scale and significance.
Major tourism attractions in the Munster Vales area include, Doneraile Wildlife Park, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, the Waterford Greenway, Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Park, Glen of Aherlow, Lough Gur & Lismore.
Basically, it’s the ideal place to head if you’re in dire need of some fresh air.
You’ll find five mountain ranges, nine heritage sites, and a huge 1,100km of walking trails…
Hike to the five highest points of the Munster Vales to experience unrivalled vistas – lush valleys, surging rivers, cascading waterfalls, rugged coastline – a millennia-old landscape, the origin of Ireland’s great legends and folklore.
Bike through deep cut gorges, gaze on shimmering lakes, breathe the pure air and immerse mind and body in the natural, unspoiled beauty of our land.
Plus, there’s the added bonus of all the little farmers markets, local eateries, and charming restaurants along the way.