The Comeragh Mountains

The Comeragh Mountains

The magic of the Comeragh Mountains is something that has to be witnessed.  Their beauty and seeping hills flowing down to the sea are easily accessed and are a haven for walkers and climbers alike.

From the corrie lakes to the beautiful Mahon Falls, the Nire Valley and the many villages dotted around,  the Comeragh Mountains are alive with history, folklore and heritage.

Coumshingaun is a corrie lake but to witness it is like entering a cathedral.  With the shear cliff that envelop the lake it really is not just a beautiful sight but one of pure magic and intrigue.  Here is how to get there! DIRECTIONS

There is so much to see and do.  A drive along the Comeragh Drive will bring you passed Crough Wood and the Magic Road on to Mahon Falls where a path will bring you right up to the magnificent water falls.

 To check out more about walking in the Comeragh Mountains you should check out this “Tracks and Trails” from RTE.  The video talks you through two walks in the mountains and you will also see what to expect along the way.  There is some great insights into the history and heritage of the area.

Hidden History

Another great spot to explore is Ned Curran’s cottage.  Now a ruin the cottage is reputed to have been a safe house during the Irish civil war.  Nestled into a valley in the heart of the mountains the views are just amazing.

A Cottage On The Hill from ScanMedia on Vimeo.

Remember that hiking in any mountain range can be dangerous and we are lucky enough here in Waterford to have guides like Muddy Boots Guided Tours that can lead you safely through many of the tracks and trails. There is also the Comeragh Mountaineering Club.

For more information visit the Dungarvan Tourist page and remember to enjoy but stay safe.

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