Your Very Own Walker’s Paradise
Your very own walkers paradise can be found here at Corderry Farm.
The first 9 walks can be done directly from the Farm. Over the last while, we have had the pleasure of welcoming guests to enjoy our beautiful farm and hill walks located in the incredibly scenic Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. As guests always say “It really is your very own walkers paradise”.
A lush valley tucked between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievenamuck with picturesque mountain views everywhere you turn. We love sharing our local knowledge to help our guests have the best possible experience. So we put together these handy blogs to introduce you to some of the gorgeous rambles, walks and hikes.
Myth and Magic
The landscape exudes myth and magic – so it is no wonder it is the setting of some of Irish mythology’s most dearly-held stories. Legend has it that Diarmuid and Grainne spent a night here during their flight from the jealous Fionn MacCumhaill. It’s said it was the man MacCumhaill who split the eponymous Bull Rock or Rock an Thorabh itself in two out of anger at the fugitive pair. There is a great variety of prehistoric, early Christian and medieval sites within the valley and its hinterland to excite the lovers of archaeology and the seasoned historian. Several of these can be enjoyed directly on the walks.
We hope these walking guides will inspire you to discover more of what makes this part of Ireland so special.
Walking 1 – Darby’s Bed
Just to note, some of Galbally is in Tipperary and some in Limerick, but it is so beautiful and just down the road from Corderry Farm, and needs to be included.
This loop starts and finishes in the village of Galbally and takes you to a high point of 265m north-west of the village. Here, there is a megalithic passage grave known as the Fort of the Three Pillar Stones. The fort is estimated to be 6,000 years old and is known locally as ‘Darby’s Bed’.
After a short walk along the road out of the village, you will enter the trail on your left. As you follow the trail, you will notice white signs directing you to a passage tomb. Follow these signs to divert from the trail briefly and visit this historic site, remember to return to the white sign to continue the loop.
The tomb has a long almost inaccessible entrance passage, and the roof rises likes steps to the top of its chamber and is regarded as being similar to megalithic tombs in Brittany, France. The entrance passage faces north-west in line with the midsummer sunset. According to fable and folklore, it is believed that it is the grave of Olill Olum, who was one of the early kings of Munster.
- Trail type: Green paths, forestry roads and track, Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 7km
- Duration : 2hrs 30 mins
Lots of parking in the village square
After a short walk along the road out of Galbally village on the R662 towards
Tipperary Town, you will enter the trail on your left.
Allow time to see check out the historic monument in the village square.
For more information on your very own walkers Paradise, the full 12 walks can be found in on our free walking guide “Tipperary Trails”