Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop

PLEASE NOTE: Harvesting Works taking place in Laghile Property near Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary.
Harvesting works taking place in Laghile Property for approx. 6 weeks. The Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop will be closed during this time.
Please adhere to all safety signage. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

County Tipperary
7 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 6.1 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 350 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Purple arrow
Start Point
Community Centre, Kilcommon, Co Tipperary
Finish Point
Community Centre, Kilcommon, Co Tipperary
Nearest Town to Start Kilcommon/Thurles
Grid Ref. R 901 600
Lat. and Long. 52.6910709, -8.1464711

The loop follows the old mass paths leading to the church in Kilcommon village. On minor roadways, forestry roads and cross country it traverses the Bilboa River valley and takes in the forested lower slopes of Mauherslieve Mountain and open hillside. There are views of the Tipperary and Limerick countryside.

Maps and other information


Thurles: All services
Kilcommon: Pub
At trailhead: Car parking, Pubs

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheets 59 & 66
7 trail reviews
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Jenny Davis from Tipperary

My husband and I walked this trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. It went through forest, farmland and a couple of short road sections. The views were beautiful and the trail was well signed and serviced with bridges and stiles. We parked in front of the church. Got a bit confused as to where to start but eventually headed uphill on the road and found the trail on the right. Well done to the team that organised this trail. The map at the church is confusing.

Emily from Tipperary

Really like this looped walk especially the diversion up to Mauherslieve which gives amazing views of pretty much all of Tipperary's peaks on a clear day. A real gem.

Conor, Dolla from Tipperary

Great trail for kids with lots of stiles and bridges to navigate, a real adventure 😊 Well marked and highly recommended. Duration 1 hrs & 20 mins

Maria from Tipperary

Note: Great new tea/coffee and information hub being developed at Kilcommon Community Hall.. Will be great to have a place to meet up with friends and fellow walkers before or after taking on the Loop walk.

Mairead from Dublin

It was so enjoyable, it was a brisk cold day, villagers really friendly . It would be lovely if there was a place where we could buy a tea or coffee......there were five of us and we had to go a few miles to get tea, would have been happy to linger around the Prayer Garden.

Louis from Tipperary

Some parts of the walk pass through evergreen forestry - quite dark, so don't leave it too late in the day to start the walk. Some stages can be wet and mucky , even in Summer, so be sure to wear the proper gear. All in all, this is a fantastic walk. Stop off in T.J. Carr's pub in the village for a pint and a chat with the locals on completion...bliss !

Gearoid from Limerick

Fantastic trail. although the start point is not clearly marked. and the last 700 metres are a bit mucky (the part through the fields). Great apart from that. Talk to the people in the village about getting the use of the hall for after walk refreshments.

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