The Southeast Sights

Knockmealdown Mountains

  • Vee Gap Rd.
  • Lismore
  • Mountain–Sight

Published 08/11/2015

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Leaving Lismore, head east on N72 for 6½ km (4 miles), then north on R669 into the Knockmealdown Mountains. From the summit, called Vee Gap, you'll have superb views of the Galtee Mountains in the northwest and a peak called Slievenamon in the northeast. If the day is clear, you should be able to see the Rock of Cashel, ancient seat of the Kings of Munster, some 32 km (20 miles) away. Just before you enter the Vee Gap, look for a 6-foot-high mound of stones beside the road. It marks the grave of Colonel Grubb, a local landowner who liked the view so much that he arranged to be buried here standing up so that he could look out over the scene for all eternity.

Sight Information


Vee Gap Rd., Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Published 08/11/2015


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