Goatenbridge - Liam Lynch

County Tipperary
4 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 11.9 km
Time 3 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 280 m
Dogs Allowed Under effective control
Waymarking Purple arrow on white background
Start Point
Knockballiniry forest car park
Finish Point
Knockballiniry forest car park
Nearest Town to Start Goatenbridge
Grid Ref. S 07892 12104
Lat. and Long. 52.26091, -7.88512

This loop winds up on forest roads to travel along the shoulder of Crohan Mountain and traces a stretch along the Glengalla River. It takes you within 200m of the round tower monument to Liam Lynch, whose death nearby heralded the end of the Irish Civil War. Views are into the Knockmealdown Mountains and the plains spread below.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Knockmealdown Active at www.knockmealdownactive.com


In Goatenbridge: Car parking, shop, public house, accommodation, restaurant
At trailhead: Car parking

Please keep dogs under control

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 74
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Local bus services to Newcastle, Goatenbridge, Clogheen and Ballyporeen

4 trail reviews
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Emily from Tipperary

Well marked route but the route itself lacks variety for my liking and I'm not keen on decayed tree remnants from commercial forestry. But as a walk, it's a good loop but not as pretty as others that I've done.

Cheryl from Westmeath

Amazing hiking trail. Clearly set out and marked with appropriate signage. Great views

Patrick from Waterford

A really great trail. The forest on the second half of the loop is stunning. On a bank holiday and we only saw people in the car park at start and didn't see a soul for next 4 hrs. (It's 3 and half hr walk easy going pace).

We heard wild goats and a saw a couple of deer bounce away on the track. Keep an eye for a footbridge by the river (with about 2km remaining) by an area of Scots Pine. There is a blossoming hawthorn by the stream and it is a special place.

However we had earlier heard a scrambler bike and they had been by this area as they left damaging tracks.

Andy from Kildare

Really great walk. Fabulous views up into the Knockmealdowns. You really are away from it all with only the birds and the odd goat for company. Well marked and very good underfoot conditions. If coming from Cahir direction Ardfinnan is the last place to stock up on drinks and snacks as there's no shop in Goatenbridge. Took us about 2 hrs 30 mins with a stop at the monument along the way. Well worth taking in if you're in the area.

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