Fiddown Travel Guide

  • Fiddown
    by SabrinaSummerville
  • Fiddown
    by SabrinaSummerville
  • Fiddown
    by SabrinaSummerville

Fiddown Things to Do

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    One branch of river, island on left 1 more image

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Sep 2, 2007

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    As you drive over Fiddown bridge you will note that it appears to span two different rivers. However, in fact it is all the River Suir which is split in two by Fiddown Island.

    Another very pretty place for pictures and it's a protected area so you know it's going to be unspoiled and full of wildlife.

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    • Eco-Tourism
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    • Adventure Travel

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    The old toll house

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Sep 2, 2007

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    This very pretty old house stands at the entrance to Fiddown bridge coming from the Piltown direction.

    It's no longer functional, as of course tolls are no longer collected here, but it makes a very pretty picture. I have searched online but can find no history for it - time to ask the elder members of my family:-)

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    • Architecture
    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel

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    The former toll bridge

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Sep 2, 2007

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    At least, that is what it was once aptly termed. That would have been maybe 30 years ago when I was a child and my parents used to bring me for drives in this very pretty part of the country. The bridge is still in place, though modernised, and it spans two rivers. More of that in another tip.

    Now Ireland has new toll roads in the Dublin area and the toll owners are some of the wealthiest people in the country! We're talking billionaire status here.....

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Fiddown Warnings and Dangers

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    by SabrinaSummerville Written Sep 2, 2007

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    This is a very pretty area and you will long to stop to take pics. Be very wary though, as there are no really safe places to stop and the cars just speed through this area.

    There IS one area opposite the toll house which is a wider lay by and you could chance stopping there as I did, but it's on a bend and you still have to be extra wary!

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    • Road Trip

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