The Nire Valley Walking Festival based in the heart of the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, Ireland.

Comeragh Bogtrot 2014.

Need some excitement in the New Year, take on one of the three Comeragh Bogtrot hikes. Choose from the Bogtrot photos 002challenging 32km self-guided hike, Coumfea, or a 20km self-guided walkover Mahon falls to Ballymacarbry (Cnocan na phoibre) and if you want a challenge but do not want the hassle of a self-guided route go with the 17km Bearna walk from Rathgotmack to Ballymacarbry crossing the Comeragh Mountains at the Gap.

The 2014 Comeragh Bogtrot will take place on 29th March 2014. We have been busy putting together a varied programme to provide as wide a range of walks as possible.

Full details and our 2014 Comeragh Bogtrot brochure can be downloaded here.

This year we are including some iconic Comeragh Crossing walks such as one of the most famous day-walks in Ireland, the crossing from Mahon Falls to Ballymacarbry, or a route that has been in place for may be as long as 4,000 years, crossing from Rathgormack to Ballymacarbry, as well as the challenging circuit heading out from Ballymacarbry circumnavigate the Comeragh range and arrive back in Ballymacarbry, against the clock and the weather. There are walks for every level; two of the walks are self-navigated while one walk will be guided.This year we are partnering with Diabetes Ireland and they will have a team of walkers who will be walking the Rathgormack- Ballymacarbry route as a fundraising walk. You can take a sponsorship card or you can join the walk as a regular walker.

The Annual Comeragh Bogtrot, based in the Nire Valley, offers a challenge to walkers of all capabilities from the self-navigated challenge walks to the guided challenge walk. Each walker can choose to take part in whatever grade of walk they feel suits them best. The walks are situated within the Comeragh Mountains Co. Waterford.


There are three categories of walks available: Strenuous, Demanding and Moderate.

Strenuous: Coumfea is a 32km self-guided walk that includes several hundred metres of ascent.

Demanding: Cnocan an Phiopaire is a 20 km self-guided walk and includes several hundred metres of ascent.

Moderate: Bearna walk is 17km and includes some substantial hills, this walk will be guided, it is also the route for Diabetes Ireland Sponsored Walk. You may walk this as a sponsored walk or a regular walker.

For all walks we require you to pre-register on Eventmaster. Registration is €25.00 plus booking fee.

All the walks are based at the Community Centre in Ballymacarbry, and after the walks there will be hot showers, changing area and light refreshments.

Full details and our 2014 Comeragh Bogtrot brochure can be downloaded here.

If you are doing the Diabetes Ireland sponsored walk a brochure for that walk can be downloaded for the Diabetes Ireland sponsored walk.

If you want us to email you either brochures contact us at with "request brochure" in the subject.  on the ridge

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