Graves of the Leinster Men Looped Walk

County Tipperary
3 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 5.6 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 225 m
Dogs Allowed Yes
Waymarking Red arrow on white background
Start Point
Car Park for Graves of the Leinster Men
Finish Point
Car Park for Graves of the Leinster Men
Nearest Town to Start Ballina
Grid Ref. R 731 779
Lat. and Long. 52.851065, -8.398571

This trail, mostly on very quiet tarmac road with the final descent on purpose-built gravel footpath, takes the walk around the western slopes of Tountinna Mountain, passing through remote countryside with exceptionally spectacular and impressive views of Lough Derg and the surrounding area. The primary feature of interest is the remains of the Graves of the Leinster Men at which point, it is said, the Leinster King and his men met their deaths at the hand of Brian Boru in the early 11th Century.


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OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 59

Ailish from Limerick

This is a really lovely walk. We did the looped walk with our two boys 10, 7, perfect for them. Took us 2 hrs approx. Most of the walk is along quiet road with the last part downhill on a stony mountain path, muddy but I did it in runners and they survived.

Fantastic views!

Patrick from Clare

Excellent walk and a well marked trail. Comes in closer to 6 km than 8. Recommend boots as the down hill from the tower can be slick when wet.

Deirdre from Donegal

Wonderful walking through all weathers with fantastic views around the mountain.

Take appropriate clothes and boots.

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