The Suir Blueway

Suir Blueway
The Suir Blueway Tipperary is a 53km kayaking and canoe trail from Cahir to Carrick-on-Suir and a 21km walking and cycling trail from Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir (or vice versa) along the beautiful River Suir. It is perfect for a romantic amble along the riverside or a jam packed family adventure by boat whilst sampling Ireland’s beautiful countryside and rich cultural heritage.

Enjoy a paddle on the River Suir’s flowing waters, go for a cycle or walk along its banks, a hike up nearby mountains, or a sedate stroll in bustling towns and villages. Suir Blueway Tipperary has something for all ages and interests.

Walking / Cycling: There is a 21km marked trail along the Suir Blueway river towpath from Carrick-on-Suir to Clonmel which is ideal for leisure cyclists and walkers of all abilities. The stretch between Cahir and Clonmel is mainly for water-users, except for the short 4km stretch between Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage.

Starting at the Gashouse Bridge in Clonmel, walk along the river until you reach Sir Thomas’ Bridge, cross the bridge and leave the Blueway to follow the waymarked route of the East Munster Way into the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains until it rejoins the Blueway at Kilsheelan Bridge. Follow in the footsteps of merchants and tradesmen who made their living along this 17th century towpath. Take in beautiful bridges, castles and churches set in picturesque countryside – but keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as otters and heron!

Explore by Water: From casual kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding or an exhilarating ride down rapids, there are options to suit all levels along the Suir Blueway’s 53km.

If you are experienced and used to independent travel on the water, the Blueway provides a range of trails all the way from Cahir to Carrick on Suir. Start at beautiful Cahir Castle, paddle past the romantic Swiss Cottage and on to Ardfinnan and Newcastle. Further downstream, more accomplished paddlers can take on the challenge of the 300-metre whitewater Canoe Slalom Course in Clonmel, a training base for the Irish team. Paddle on towards Kilsheelan, enjoying mostly fat waters and terrific scenery all the way to Carrick on Suir.

Inexperienced canoeists and kayakers are advised to use a local, qualified guide to arrange a day on the Blueway that is both fun and safe.

If you would like to create an experience on the River Suir Blueway during your stay at Cashel Palace, please email or call us on +35362 62 002