Grennan Loop

County Kilkenny
Grade Moderate
Length 6.6 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 60 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking red arrows on white background
Start Point
Town Centre
Finish Point
Town Centre
Nearest Town to Start Thomastown
Grid Ref. S 586 418
Lat. and Long. 52.525367, -7.139393

This trail varies from footpath to the banks of the River Nore to deciduous woodland to quiet country road, passing many archaeological and historic features including the ruins of Sweetman Castle, statue of hurler Ollie Walsh, ruins of the Thomple (church of Grennan) with its intact east wall window, Dysert and Grennan Castles and mill buildings, while flora and fauna include sand martins, buzzards, oak,  birch, beech, spindle holly, wild garlic, wood anemone and bluebells with picturesque vistas along the way. 

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Thomastown Community Network


Car parking, shops, restaurants/cafes, accommodation

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 67
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Train to Thomastown station (1.3km from town centre)
Bus Eireann bus

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