Cappoquin is a renowned angling centre for both the game and coarse angler. Sea trout, brown trout, salmon, roach, dace, rudd and tench are all species pursued in the very prolific angling waters. If you are interested in gardens Cappoquin is the ideal place to visit.
In the centre of the town and opened to the public is Cappoquin House and Gardens, an 18th century Georgian mansion built on the site of an old Fitzgerald castle. The house and gardens enjoy magnificent views of the Blackwater and was built as one of a series of castles which commanded the tidal waters of the river. It is a five acre informal south facing garden with views over the Blackwater valley with a large collection of unusual trees and shrubs. Telephone: 00353 (0)58 54004 or 00353 (0)58 54290.
Tourin House and Gardens, a 17th century estate situated three miles south of Cappoquin, are surrounded by parkland with mature and rare trees. Tourin gardens celebrate the riotous colours of nature in their plant, shrub and tree displays and extends over five acres which includes a fine collection of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and a walled garden with flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs. Telephone: 00353 (0)58 54405.
Salterbridge House and Gardens are located on the Lismore to Cappoquin road with amazing old black railing surrounding the outside facing the road. Salterbridge is a Victorian country home with a garden filled with camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and many more shrubs, flowers and trees. Telephone:00353 (0)58 54952
Many picturesque houses overlook the river Blackwater, including Dromana House approximately 6 km south of Cappoquin on the east bank. This mansion stands in an extensive demesne on what was once the site of Dromana Castle the ancient seat of the Fitzgeralds of the Decies. This property passed by marriage in the 17th century to the Villiers family (later Villiers-Stuart). Henry Villiers-Stuart, himself a Protestant,was the candidate of the Catholics in the famous County Waterford election of 1826. His victory paved the way for the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. For further information on Cappoquin contact the Waterford Discover Ireland Centre. Telephone + 353 51 875823.