The Vee Gap
Near Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel
The Vee Gap of the Knockmealdown Mountains in County Tipperary is a start/finish point for the Tipperary Heritage Way. The Vee is located close to the border between the counties of Tipperary and Waterford and is the main route over the Knockmealdown Mountains, located just over 40 minutes from us here at Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel.
The Vee Gap in Tipperary
The Vee is named after a hairpin bend on the road which climbs up the mountains from Clogheen, but can also be taken as a reference to the V-shape of the gap between the mountains when viewed from afar. In Irish, the Vee is known as Bothar na gCorr, which means ‘’road of the angels’’ or ‘’road of the round hill’’. This road travels towards Lismore and was built in 1841. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of the Galtees, Comeraghs, and Slieenamon. If the weather is especially clear you can pick out the Rock of Cashel on the horizon with the Devil’s Bit in the distance beyond it.
This scenic mountain drive will take you past Bay Lough to Lismore and Cappoquin in county Waterford as well as the famous Mount Melleray Abbey, on the left before you come to Cappoquin. If walking is your thing, then the area around the Vee, Bay Lough, Loughglenbridge, Sugar Loaf Hill, Knockshanahullion and Gortacullen Wood (just under the Vee following the Tipperary Heritage Way sign) offer a multitude of choices no matter what type of road walking or mountain climbing you fancy.
Start point: Walk begins from the parking place (S027 113) beside the first hairpin bend beyond Clogheen on the R668
Time: About 3.5 hours
Suitability: Moderately challenging outing for walkers with adequate fitness and navigation skills
Why Stay With Us
After a long day exploring the Vee Gap of Tipperary and beyond, relax and unwind in the comfort of our spacious guestrooms and take advantage of the full complimentary access to our leisure centre which boasts an impressive range of leisure and relaxation facilities including our swimming pool which is the perfect recovery zone after a day of hiking. Dine in our Junction One Restaurant which looks out across the majestic Galtee Mountains and the 1st tee of the golf course stretching out before you.
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