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Dive into The Wilds of Waterford

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Blackwater Eco Tours is a community established river activities company based in the Blackwater River Valley in Villierstown, West Waterford. From their boathouse at Villierstown Quay, they offer a range of activities including, daily guided river tours, self-drive boats, kayaking and canoeing, and woodland walking trails.


Waterford Camino Tours craft bespoke itineraries that take you off the beaten path and bring you face to face with the real Ireland. Each day carries with it the opportunity for something totally different to what has gone before; a mountain trail one day, an old coastal pilgrim path another, a cliff walk, a kayak out to dimmed monastic ruins, even a cycle or a walk around the mystical scenic landscapes of Ireland.

Dunmore Adventure is a family-run Adventure Centre located at the water’s edge in the beautiful village of Dunmore East with activities that include Irelands only Wibit Wipeout – an aquapark floating on the water where you can swing, climb, slide,  balance, and jump on suitable for 7 – 70-year-olds! At Dunmore Adventure they offer individuals and groups a unique adventure experience that you won’t find anywhere else!


Feel refreshed, invigorated and revitalised from dipping into Sólás na Marafor comfort from the sea. A modern healthcare facility embracing traditional methods, Sólás na Mara combines nature and science to offer a truly organic and regenerative healthcare experience.  Here is a facility which is ideal for those seeking recovery from illness, for sports enthusiasts and athletes and for those who simply want to unwind. Sólás na Mara is unique to the region in offering hot seawater and seaweed baths.  For over a hundred years, this therapy has been recognised in Ireland as an ideal way to utilise the benefits of seaweed rich in vitamins and minerals.


The Copper Coast Geopark is both the oldest UNESCO Global Geopark on the island of Ireland and a uniquely beautiful coastal region waiting for you to discover. An ideal place to begin your Copper Coast experience is at the Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre within the coastal village of Bunmahon. Here you can visit a unique mining and geoheritage exhibition, learn more about the area, or relax within a painstakingly resorted heritage building.

Ballymacarbry Community Centre has an inbuilt hostel that can cater for small or large groups. The hostel is located in the village of Ballymacarbry and is within walking distance of shops, pubs and traditional entertainment.  It is ideal for walkers, hikers, cyclists, canoeists, students, study groups, etc.

If you’d like a guided experience then a tour with Alan from Wild With Walshe is a must, from gardening to Coastal Heritage, Natural History and Foraging walks a trip with this local historian and field ecologist makes for a fascinating day out.


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