As you tarvel along the main road between Dungarvan and Waterford City (N25) you can't help but notice the small but spectacular Comeragh Mountain Range which divides Counties Tipperary and Waterford.
You can take a number of turns off the rioad up into the mountains and especially Mahion Falls.
Mahon Falls is a popular walk for visitors and locals alike especially on sunny weekends. The falls are located in the centre of the mountain range and are flanked by high craggy maounain sides. You can either take the path to the falls or if you are out for a bit of a climb you can climb the mountain slopes to take in the falls from a height. There is a free car park nearby where you can leave your car but be advised this carpark becomes very busy at weekends and during the summer and can fill very quickly and there are very few altenative parking opportunities. Also the road is very narrow in places so take it very slowly.
Copper Coast Drive
While staying in Dungarvan visitors should take the coastal drive from Dungarvan to Tramore. This whole coastal area is a designated European Geo Park. The drive is littered with small seaside villages such as Stradbally, Bunmahon and Annestown. These villages all have their own beautiful beaches and anyone taking this drive will be rewarded with spectacular coastal views and beautiful, unspoilt beaches.
Ardmore Round Tower
The earliest monastery was founded here by St. Declan who is alleged to have been a bishop in Munster when St. Patrick arrived, and who is one of the main supports for the belief in the existence of Christianity in the south of Ireland before St. Patrick. Two Ogham stones are located in the Cathedral.One of them, called the Lugudeccas Ogham stone, was found in the gable of the Church and is believed to be the burial place of St. Declan, and a hollow in the south-east corner is pointed out as his grave.
The Round Tower and the Cathedral are said to have been built in the 12th century, although the tower could be older (possibly 10th century.
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