RAMP BOREEN WALK, TALLOW

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  • Name
  • RAMP BOREEN WALK, TALLOW
  • Grade
  • Easy
  • Distance
  • 3km
  • Type
  • Loop
  • Estimated time
  • 45mins.
  • Ascent
  • Terrain
  • Country lanes and local roads/street
  • Waymarking
  • Parking and Trailhead
  • Near entrance to creamery beside R634
  • Trailhead OSI Map No, Grid Ref/GPS
  • 81, W 996 940; 52.09865, -8.00602
  • Minimum Gear
  • Walking shoes, rain jacket.
  • Dogs allowed
  • On a lead

Description

For walkers looking for a leisurely ramble in rural west Waterford then this is the walk for you. The Ramp Boreen walk is a well maintained community walk in Tallow, which is probably better known for its annual horse fair (the oldest in Ireland) which takes place at the start of September. This is a walk graded as ‘easy’ which means it is suitable for almost all levels of fitness. Walkers can enjoy views of the River Bride and the ruins of the nearby Lisfinney Castle before returning to the streets of Tallow itself.

Did You Know

• The River Bride is famous for its excellent stocks of brown trout and coarse fish of bream, eel and roach.

• Lisfinney Castle, the ruins of which can be seen from the walk, was built in the sixteenth century by the Earls of Desmond (also of Dromana) and acquired by Walter Raleigh as was the town, for his part in crushing the second Desmond Rebellion.

• Lisfinney was sold by Raleigh to Sir Richard Boyle of Lismore Castle who commenced Iron Smelting in Tallow - hence the Irish name Tulach an Iarainn (Hill of Iron). This industry continued until all the surrounding forests were consumed for charcoal.

How To Get There

From Lismore, take the N72 to Tallow. The walk commences at Tallow creamery on the right as you approach the town.