Ballymacarbry / Nire Valley


The following link is a wonderful video clip filmed by The Comeragh Mountaineering Club in the Tay Valley, Comeragh Mountains:
The Coum Tay Loop, Comeragh Mountains, Waterford


Ballymacarbry’s scenic location and surrounding countryside lends itself nicely for stunning walks and climbs. The Nire Valley is just a short distance away and has terrain to suit every grade of walker from the experienced mountaineer to the complete beginner. Nire Valley local tourism has a series of published walks and runs an annual Walking Festival and you can also avail of some guided walking tours through the surrounding hills.

The fishing in the Nire Valley area is excellent, with good wild brown trout fishing in the River Nire and River Suir. The Nire is a tributary of the River Suir which is recognised as one of the best dry fly rivers in Europe for trout. There is a specialist angling centre providing a range of fly fishing services for the visiting angler. They have intimate knowledge of the local rivers and are your one stop shop for all your fly fishing needs.

Take in the fantastic beauty of the surrounding areas with a drive in the Comeragh Mountains. The Comeragh Mountains are one of the great mountain ranges of Ireland. With over thirteen corrie lakes in the range and enjoyable vistas covering the South-east of Ireland, the Comeragh Mountains offer a variety of walks for all.

The walker will find plenty of challenges; take in a route which would take you over Crottys Lake on to the breathtaking Coumshingaun and back down to the Nire Valley. Maybe you would prefer to explore the lower levels; green roads and woodlands abound at low level for the more leisurely walker or family. There is also a plethora of birdlife in the surrounding area of Ballymacarbry that will enthrall any keen birdwatcher. With a choice of excellent accommodations in the area and lively pubs it is a must to visit.

For further information contact the Waterford Discover Ireland Centre 00 353 51 875823

Dungarvan Tourist Office
Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber
Waterford City & County Council
Coach Tourism & Transport Council