Clonmel Slí na Sláinte
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Clonmel is situated amid scenic surroundings along the banks of the River Suir. The principle economic and administrative center of South Tipperary Clonmel’s 5 km Slí na Sláinte starts in Parnell Street at the Town Hall,Parnell Street.
Clonmel is the largest inland town in Ireland. Begin to walk along Parnell Street, proceed across the junction at The Mall towards the Davis Road traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn right onto the Old Waterford Road and proceed over the Gashouse Bridge. On arriving at the Loretto Roundabout turn right and proceed along Raheen Road. There are some picturesque views to the right of the Clonmel Quay streetscape and the Town Public Park known as Denis Burke Park. On your left, admire the views of the Comeragh Mountains in the distance, as they overlook the town.The River Suir and the Medieval Quays played an important role in the development of Clonmel, as use of the River Suir provided cheap transport and helped to make Clonmel one of the most important commercial and industrial inland towns in Ireland.
Continue along Raheen Road, turn right into the pleasant riverside town park known as Lady Blessington Baths. At the junction with Bridge Street, turn left and proceed through the area known locally as Old Bridge. After a short distance, you come to a cross-roads, turn right at this junction and continue along the Dungarvan Road. Admire the work carried out on new rubble stone masonry walls. You continue on past Clonmel Corporation’s Housing Development until you arrive at the Dungarvan Road Roundabout. Keeping right, proceed along the Convent Road, over the Workhouse and Convent Road Bridge’s, which span Moore’s Island and the River Suir. Go through the traffic lights at Irishtown and proceed through Connolly Park.
At the Western Road Junction turn right , continue on straight with the Sportsgrounds on your right and the Hospital grounds on your left. Proceed through the Haywood Road, Cashel Road and Fethard Road junctions. At the Cresent Corner turn right and continue on straight until you meet The Mall Roundabout. At this location turn right into Parnell Street to bring you back again to the Town Hall. Route can be walked in either direction. Recommended as a daytime walk.