Category: South of Ireland Walks & Routes

The County Tops – Number 5: Knockmealdown, County Waterford

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the latest article from the County Top Series, Paul O’ Connor heads to the South-East to take in Knockmealdown, the highest point of County Waterford. Straddling the Waterford/Tipperary border, the Knockmealdowns offer some great walking and fabulous views. At 794 metres, Knockmealdown is one of the higher County Tops but don't be put off by the height, a large portion of it is accounted for by the drive to the starting point. Ater a summer of seemingly incessant rain, I was suprised to find myself with a few evening hours to spare in relatively decent weather whilst working for a couple of days in county Tipperary. After a quick study of my map, I decided to head for the nearby Knockmealdowns. My target was Knockmealdown Mountain itself, the highest point of County Waterford. Read more [...]