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

Diabetes Ireland Sponsored Walk

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A new year, a new spring and a new adventure that is how we should greet 2014, don’t just dream about heading off on an adventure be inspired by Diabetes Ireland’s sponsored walk in the Comeragh Mountains, Co. Waterford, The Comeragh Bogtrot.
It is an adventure waiting for you. You can take on this amazing route as part of a band of happy adventurers and raise money and awareness of Diabetes. The route is 17km across the Comeragh Mountains and at the end your soul will be rewarded with a sense of achievement, while your body will be rewarded with hot showers, light refreshments and good company.


Diabetes Ireland are the official charity of this 17km hike at this year’s Comeragh Bogtrot. The charity is hoping that all those participating in this walk will consider using the event to fundraise for the charity through family, friends and work colleagues… or indeed a donation on the day.

Download Diabetes Ireland sponsored walk brochure and sign up on-line for the first adventure of 2014 with Diabetes Federation of Ireland.

Registration is €25.00 plus €1.75 booking fee, this covers bus transfer to start of walk, light refreshments after the walk, hot showers and changing facilities, insurance and some goodies.

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Essential Information.
How to get to Ballmacarbry; By car: The Village of Ballymacarbry lies on the R671 between Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. If coming via the M8 exit at Junction 10 Cahir, take N24 to Clonmel and R671 to Dungarvan.

Accommodation: There is an excellent range of accommodation within easy reach, including hostel, guesthouses, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. Details of local accommodation are available on the website .

Booking: Pre-booking for all walks is compulsory. Please register on-line at The registration fee €25.00 includes transport to the start of the walks where applicable, post walk refreshments and showers after the walk, a booking fee of €1.75 will apply. Please ensure you have completed and signed the declaration and bring it with you on the day, (see back panel), it will help speed up the event.

Registration:- All walks sign-in at Ballymacarbry Community Centre at the time stated herein, in adverse circumstances a walk may be changed at the leader's / committee’s discretion. Registration: 07:30hrs to 08:10

Age restriction: Over 18 only.

Equipment: It is very important that you have suitable equipment. Remember that you will need to carry a packed lunch on the day, as it will be a long day. Walk leaders reserve the right to refuse participation due to unsuitable attire, equipment and/or experience; you will not be allowed on the walk and will not receive a refund.
Transport: Transport (minibus) is supplied to take you to the start of the walk. If you wish to use your own vehicle you must discuss this with us in advance, as we cannot offer return transport.

Dogs: In common with other similar events, dogs are not al-lowed on walks. As well as going through livestock areas, many walks pass through the breeding areas of ground nesting birds. This rule is strictly applied.

Sign In/Out: It will be necessary to sign in on the morning of the walk, you may fill out the form before you arrive see pg8&9. You must sign out when you finish the walk.

Leader Decision: The decision and authority of the walk leader on all walks is final.

Book on-line NOW on our website or at

Depart: by bus from Ballymacarbry 08:15hrs for a 09:00hrs start. This is a Guided Walk. Numbers limited to 100. Pre-register on line.

Pre-register on-line. €25.00 plus book-ing fee €1.75. If you are doing this walk for Diabetes Ireland you have to register on- line at €25.00 plus booking fee €1.75. 

Essential, should have.

Hill walking Boots, food & drink, Mobile phone, Rucksack with liner, Waterproof jacket, Socks, Walking trousers (not jeans), Thermal top / T-shirt
Fleece & spare fleece, Hat & gloves, Waterproof over-trousers.       

No Boots - No Walk - No exceptions.

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