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Mitchelstown (Co. Cork) – Galbally – Cahir – Mitchelstown (Co. Cork)

Suitability: Medium

Way of Transport: Private Car e/o Minivan + Walking Tour

Tour Guide: Giuseppe Giordano tel. +353 (0)83 390 69 66

Available Languages: Italian, English, Spanish and French

Duration: Full day


  • History & Legends associated with the territory
  • The Impressive 12th century Cahir Castle
  • Local Food & Drink at Ballyhoura Apple farm
  • Bianconi the first Italian coach operator in Ireland

Touring Route:

Depart: Firgrove Hotel, Dublin road, Mitchelstown (Co. Cork)

Arrival: Firgrove Hotel, Dublin road, Mitchelstown (Co. Cork)

  • Michelstown (Co. Cork) to Kilfinane (Co. Limerick) via R513 and R517
  • Kilfinane (Co. Limerick) to Galbally via R517
  • Galbally (Co. Limerick) to Glen of Aherlow, Viewing Point (Co. Tipperary) via R663 and R664 from Newton
  • Viewing Point to Cahir  via R664.

At the first right, turn and follow road to the N24. Continue on the N24 to Cahir Castle.

  • Cahir Swiss Cottage (Co. Tipperary) to Mitchelstown (Co. Cork) via M8

Key points of interest along the tour route

  • Ballyhoura Mountains
  • Glenroe (Red Chair crossroads, area of the murder of Mahon, King of Munster)
  • The Moat, Barrack St. – Kilfinane
  • Fianna Drive
  • Thatched Cottage, Mill rd.
  • The Old Corn Mill
  • Ballintubber Ring Fort
  • Ballylanders Church & Holy Well
  • Memorial Statue in the square, Galbally, erected in 1945
  • Golden Vale Drive
  • River Aherlow
  • Moore Abbey Galbally, Franciscan Friary founded in 1471
  • Sacred Heart Church, Lisvarrinane, Roman Catholic, founded in 1835
  • St Sedna’s well, Clonbegh Church
  • Glen of Aherlow
  • Christ the King Viewing Point, Statue erected in 1950.
  • Galtees Mountains (highest inland mountains)
  • Knocgraffon Motte, inauguration site of the kings of Munster
  • River Suir, third largest river of Ireland, 115 miles/185km
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