Graiguenamanagh Walking Festival

From Historical walks, family friendly strolls, informative talks, local heritage trails with local experts or 3/4 hour treks to Brandon Hill, Graiguenamanagh walking festival is an exciting event that includes walks, trails and treks to suit everyone from the beginner to the more advanced walker.
An event not to be missed! – for further informationon any of the walks contact Margaret – 083 893 3954

Brandon Hill Walk
Provider: Hidden Trails – Patrick Lawlor
Saturday 18th + Sunday 19th
Time: 10am Allow 3.5-4 hours
Distance: 13 km approx.
Equipment Needed: Good Walking Boots | Rain Gear |Packed Lunch
Cost: Reduced Rate for this event only €10/adult €10/child over 10yrs
Book with Patrick If you are interested in coming along please message Patrick on 086 0233533
Discover some of the natural beauty and flora and fauna with a guided walk of Brandon Hill. The qualified guide Paddy can take you on some hidden trails and make sure you are safe and happy along the way.
Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible activities available to us, whether it is to build up fitness, get out into the natural beauty that surrounds us, or just to clear the head.
With some local history and folklore, and information on the native flora and fauna along the way, you are guaranteed an invigorating and interesting experience! Tea and coffee and biscuits provided before and after walk

Heritage Trail of Graiguenamanagh
Provider: Historical Society
Saturday 18th + Sunday 19th Time 2pm
Cost: Free
Fascinating look at the rich history and stories of Graiguenamanagh and environs.
A huge hit every year, don’t miss it! Given by the Local Historical Society
This tour will start at the and finish at the Outdoor Activities hub – tea and coffee and biscuits before and after walk. – No booking required


Tour of St Mullins + Walk to Graiguenamanagh
Provider: Pat Murphy – No booking required
Sunday 19th Time 11am Meet at the gate of St Mullins Graveyard
Cost of Tour: €5
Tour of St Mullins Graveyard and surrounds where the history of Ireland has been literally written in stone over the centuries. The Talk will cover Ancient pagan times and mythology associated with
St Muillins – Cu Chulainn and Suibhne Geilt. The 7th Century Monastic Settlement of St Moling, The coming of the Vikings. The arrival of the Normans, Medieval Pilgrimages, Burial of Art King of Leinster -1417,
Penal times and Penal Altar,1798 Rebellion and burial place of rebels and leaders, War of Independence. Tour of Museum – a social and cultural history.
After Talk a leisurely walk to Graiguenamanagh by the beautiful barrow and conclude with a picnic lunch at the outdoor activities hub in Graiguenamanagh.


Cushendale Woolen Mills
Provider: Philip Cushen
Book in advance as capacity is limited to 15 people per tour.

18th August only
Time: 11am – 11:45am or 3pm – 3:45pm
To book contact: 085-7371646
Cost: Free
Take a stroll to Cushendale Woollen Mills – Mill Road, Graiguenamanagh.
And gets a tour a unique experience to see one of Ireland’s oldest working woollen mills where you will learn about Graignamanagh’s link with wool since 1204, Hear about the Cushen family history since early 1800s and their unique process and see in operation a 1900s spinning mule.