Kilmacomma Hill, just outside Clonmel on the main Clonmel to Dungarvan Road has its highest point at just 211 metres, but the views of the surrounding countryside from the top are fabulous.
Clonmel Archery Club practise their skills here as well as participating in competitions on the hill.
Below is their base – a steel container with outside seating (which I think would have made a fantastic coffee stop during the Covid restrictions.)
There are a few nice tracks around the hill, and you can access the top of the hill along a track through the heather. It’s fairly easy to spot as there aren’t many trees at this spot.
At the top of the hill are the remains of a tower. The tower was originally a wooden structure on a stone base, known as ‘The Pig’s Tower’ and built in 1814 to celebrate the defeat of Bonaparte (see Jackill’s comment on mountainviews.ie). This tower is also marked as Caislean na Muice on East West Mapping.
The archery club appears to have done a lot of work clearing scrub from the tower, because the last time I was there, I wasn’t able to see a whole lot.
It’s now the perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee and enjoy a few moments’ peace.
A short walk through the woods brings you to Cnoc na Manach (Monk Hill) with a high point of 201 metres. There’s not a whole lot to see here as the entire area has been felled in recent years and new trees planted.
Our walk around the hill was 12.6km over a leisurely two and half hours, one that was well worth doing.