This 7km looped walk explores the area around Birch Hill.

The folklore of the area tells of a Robin Hood figure that roamed the hills of West Tipperary in the 17-18th centuries and was known as Eamonn a Chnoic (Ned of the Hill). His ancestors were extensive landowners, whose lands were confiscated and Eamonn a Chnoic became one of a band of rapparees who championed the cause of the poor, dispossessed natives and harassed the English planters. Many legends are told of these men and their deeds. Birchill may in times past have sheltered Eamonn and his ‘merry men’!

Pop into the Upperchurch Visitor Information Point for detailed information.

Trail information and map