Viewpoint in the Vee


The Vee, starting near Clogheen in County Tipperary is a spectacularly scenic drive, and the road climbs and twists and dips, until you eventually end up in the beautiful town of Lismore in County Waterford.   When you look back on your climb towards the apex, you are looking at the Golden Vale, very rich farmland, with more mountains visible on the horizon.

The ‘Vee’ refers to the V shaped turn in the road, leading to the Knockmaeldown mountains, and offers panoramic views to sightseers going through the pass.

At the top of the pass, there is a car park, and a monument to Samuel Grubb, who asked to be buried upright, so that he could gaze on the view, even in death.

The Vee is very popular with cyclists, because of the steep climbs, and a great meeting place for hikers, as a variety of climbs, with different degrees of difficulty, are available from this spot.

At one end of the drive is the very pretty town of Lismore, with its very picturesue castle on the river – you can even rent out the castle, and make it your base on your holidays.   We had the pleasure last year of doing a tour of the gardens of the castle, and it is defintely a place worth a visit.

Lismore Castle through the trees of Ballyrafter House

Lismore Castle through the trees of Ballyrafter House

Advertisements

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. olderthanieverintendedtobe
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 22:33:33

    You’re making me want to visit Ireland again. I’ve only really seen Dublin and you’re showing me so much more.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

I would love to hear what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Balance

Everything in life is balance...

Destination: everywhere

Finland, travel, food, sailing and everything in between

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog with a view - on books, music, humour and health

Adrian Evans Photography

Sunsets, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Vintage, Religious themes and Long Exposure #adrianevans

Take A Hike

Walks and Hikes in Ireland

Real Tasty Pages

I like to read big books and I cannot lie......

Sonya Lira

Texas style photography and words

helenebrennan

My paintings, photos and occasional written thoughts about my images. www.helene-brennan.com

Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

My First 10,000 Photos

Capturing What Inspires

El espacio de Chus

Un blog de rebote

Bedlam & Daisies

A mom seeking her path in the midst of chaos and beauty

Life at Her Brightest

by Anna Trestain

Hello Cork

Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in - Robin Sloane

We're the Travelers

Travel and lifestyle

%d bloggers like this: