The Nire Valley has the terrain to suit every grade of walker from the experienced mountaineer to the complete beginner. Nire Valley Fáilte, the local tourism association, have a series of published walks and run an annual Comeragh Mountain Walking Festival. Michael Desmond conducts guided walks through the surrounding hills.


Comeragh Mountains

It took millions of years for nature to lay down the Comeragh Mountains; thousands of years for ice to carve the valleys and the lakes, for hundreds of years man has lived and worked in the valley, for a weekend you can enjoy what nature has designed.
The Comeragh Mountains are one of the great mountain ranges of Ireland.  With over thirteen corrie lakes in the range and enjoyable vistas covering the South-east of Ireland, the Comeragh Mountains offer a variety of walks for all.  The walking/hiking club will find plenty of challenges; take in a route which would take you over Crottys Lake on to the breathtaking Coumshingaun and back down to the Nire Valley.  Maybe you would prefer to explore the lower levels; green roads and woodlands abound at low level for the more leisurely walker or family.

For further information on walking, please contact:
Mary Wall – 052 6136134
Micheal Wall – 086 7702544
Michael Desmond – 087 7539276
or check out the Nire Valley Walking website by clicking here

The Nire Valley Autumn Walking Festival is on 9th – 11th October 2015.

Walking Groups.

Ideally located for walking groups Ballymacarbry is at the mouth to the Nire Valley in the Comeragh Mountains and is also close by to the Knockmealdown Mountains. The Munster Way passes within a mile and half of the Hostel. There is a wealth of Looped walks to be found on the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains, all of which can be downloaded from the Looped Walks web site.  The Comeragh Mountains appear on OS 75 while the Knockmealdown and Galty Mountains are on OS 74.  Our hostel has a kitchen which can cater for a full house, but we also have the option of a caterer that will come in to provide meals. The hostel is within walking distance from two pubs, shop and post office. Book your group now, for your next walking weekend.

REMEMBER, you can book your hostel accommodation HERE.