26 March 2010

The Gems of The Emerald Isle

County Waterford, known locally as “The Deise” is a picturesque region in Ireland with a rich history. The county has two mountain ranges: the Comeragh Mountains and Knockmealdown Mountains and over 30 beaches and beautiful volcanic coastline. The Copper Coast has been designated as a UNESCO Geopark because of its geological importance.

The administrative city of county Waterford is Dungarvan, situated on the mouth of Colligan River. The attractions of Dungarvan: The Devonshire Bridge which links Abbeyside (the eastern suburb of the town) with Dungarvan, Dungravan Town Hall Theatre and Museum or Davitt’s Quay.

Only 10 miles from Dungarvan there is the small village of Clashmore, the home of a 19th century distillery producing 20,000 gallons of whiskey annually. What is unique about this distillery is its chimney spanning the river which propelled the mill. Other attractions in the area are a wide range of golf courses, the Perks Youghal amusement centre and lovely beaches. For accommodation in the area, opt for Caitlin’s Cottage in the little village of Clashmore.

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