Spring Hike Series with The Old Barracks

Put a spring in your step with our Hike & Coffee series

Very excited to announce we have 3 guided hikes coming up in February, March and April <— the last sunday of each month.

If you are in a walking group or know someone who is, invite them along. The first walk will be very local to our roastery and will be facilitated by members of the Birdhill Tidy towns committee. It will be a gentle and really informative walk as the committee guide you through the Pollagh trails and identify some local wildlife, flora, fauna and sustainability challenges and opportunities along the way. We will progress to 6km hike at Tountinna and graduate to the last hike 7.5km at Moylussa both facilitated by the super Andree Walkin.

You will need to register (free) so we have a handle on numbers and guides required.

Hike 1: Pollack Trails Birdhill, Co. Tipperary

Date:  Sun Feb 24th

Time: 10.30am

Meeting Point: The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery Car Park, Birdhill

Distance: circa 6km

Difficulty level: Easy! This is the perfect walk for a beginner, plenty opportunity to chit chat, gain some local trail knowledge and get some exercise.

Guide: TBC

Minimum Gear: Runners, Raincoat, Water



Hike 2:  Tountinna, Co. Tipperary

Date: Sun Mar 24th

Time:  9:00 am

Meeting Point: The Old Barracks Coffee Roastery Car Park, Birdhill

Distance: 6km

Difficulty level:  Moderate, At 495 meters Tountinna is a short trail walk taking in minor roads and waymarked paths.     

Guide: Andree Walkin

Minimum Gear: Good gripped Runners, rainjacket, water and a snack. 

Bring a change of shoes and socks for afterwards. 



Hike 3: Moylussa, Co. Clare

Date: Sun April 28th

Time: 10:30am

Meeting Point: Ballycuggaran Forest Car Park

Distance: 7.2km

Difficulty Level: Hard, At 532 meters Moylussa is the highest point in Clare, This walk follows forest road, forest track and minor road through dense forest and open hillside on the shoulders of Feenlea Mountain and Crag. On a clear day theres are beautiful views of Lough Derg right below you. 

Guide: Andree Walkin

Minimum Gear: Trail runners or walking boots with good grip, rain jacket and rain trousers, snack & water.  

Good idea to bring a change of shoes and socks. 



For more info speak to any OBR staff member and sign up in the roastery please.