This walk above the village of Ashford gives some fabulous views extending over Co. Limerick and into counties Clare and Tipperary. It is almost completely off road.

The first section leads you into the historic Cobs road (steep) which in the past was a Mass path leading people to their Church ceremony and children to school. After this relatively short climb you reach the main road.

As you walk downhill from here admire the spectacular views laid out before you. The winding road leads you to the Mass Rock where people gathered in secret to attend Mass in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Continuing downhill watch for the entrance on the left which will lead you on another climb along a forestry track. A bridge leads you on to farm passageway where you can sit and admire views of the Galtees and Knockfierna. On a clear day the river Shannon and Thomond Park stadium in Limerick city can be spotted in the distance.

Return to the trailhead in Ashford walking downhill via the Cobs road.


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