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

2015 Comeragh Bogtrot

Comeragh Bogtrot . 28th March 2015.

Well done everyone who took part. 

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The Comeragh Bogtrot is part race, part orienteering, part hiking and all fun, a hike, layered with self-navigation, spread over terrain ranging across mountain, bog, forest and track all coloured by the day’s weather. It is your very own one day adventure so set yourself the challenge.

There are two self-guided courses to choose from, 32km or 17km. If the adventure appeals to you but you want someone else to navigate, there is a third, guided, route of 17km available.

The 2015 Comeragh Bogtrot is set in the Comeragh Mountains in Co. Waterford and based out of the village of Ballymacarbry.
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On the 2015 Comeragh Bogtrot there was two categories of walks available: Strenuous, Demanding.

Full details and our 2015 Comeragh Bogtrot brochure can be downloaded here.

Strenuous: Coumfea is a 32km self-guided walk that includes several hundred metres of ascent.

Coumfea Walk Profile.
Distance: 32km 19.88 Miles.
Ascent: 1013Mtrs 3323 Ft.
opens at 06:50hrs. Depart: 07:00hrs to 07:30hrs.
Coumfea walk: Register: Ballymacarbry Community Centre.
Start: Community Centre Ballymacarbry.
End: Community Centre Ballymacarbry.
Map: OS 75 & 74*

(* only a small portion of the walk is on OS74, in and around Ballymacarbry).

Demanding: Bearna walk is 17km and includes some substantial hills, this walk will have both a self-guided and guided option.

Bearna Walk Profile.
Distance: 17km 10.56 Miles. 
Ascent: 460Mtrs 1509 Ft.

Sign-in for the self-guide walk opens at 07:30hrs to 08:00Bus leaves for Rathormack at 08:10.
Sign-in for the guide walk opens at 08:00hrs to 08:20. Bus leaves for Rathormack at 08:30.
Bearna: Register : Ballymacarbry Community Centre.
Start:Graigavalla Rathgormack.
End: Community Centre Ballymacarbry.
Map: OS 75 & 74* (* only a small portion of the walk is on OS74, in and around Ballymacarbry).

 All the walks are based at the Community Centre in Ballymacarbry, and after the walks there will be hot showers, changing area and light refreshments.
If you want us to email you either brochures contact us at with "request brochure" in the subject.

commuinty centre This entitles you to enter, bus transport  where necessary, light refreshments after the event, access to  showers and changing facilities and a goody bag as a token of  your participation.


 Route details will be emailed to entrants after registration. 







Travelling from outside Ireland? 

If you would like to take the 2015 Comeragh Bogtrot challenge but are put off by the hassle of trying to arrange transport between airport and the event, we will be more than happy to help and arrange transport. Just email us

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