Nire valley Glamping is ideally located in the heart of the Comeragh mountains in county Waterford, Ireland and a short drive from many local attractions.
The Nire Valley is a very picturesque area with beautiful stretches river, mixed woodland and mountain scenery. It is abundant with wildlife with red squirrels, otters and pine-martins in the area, as well as the sheep living on the open mountain. See: www.nirevalley.com
The local village of Ballymacarbry has a petrol station, shop, two pubs, walking hostel accommodation and a post office. The renowned Hanora’s Cottage restaurant is close by, near to the Nire church over- looking the Nire river.
Tourist offices are located in Clonmel and Dungarvan with information and advice on all the tourist attractions in the area.
Clonmel is a pleasant country town on the river Suir, twenty minutes away from Nire Valley Glamping by car and a scenic trip over the mountain. It has good shopping facilities, a swimming pool, cinema, bowling, horse and greyhound racing tracks, pubs and restaurants.
Dungarvan is thirty minutes away by car from Nire Valley Glamping and is a lovely seaside town with seafood restaurants. The nearby coastline has a choice of beeches and coves; the family friendly Clonea strand, tree lined Stradbally Cove, and the atmospheric Helvick Head. The Copper coastline from Dungarvan to Tramore is a very scenic drive with an interesting visitor centre at Bunmahon, that explains its geological and mining history. There are numerous coves along the way to explore. The surprising thing is given their charm you may often have the cove all to yourself.
Dungarvan is also the start of the popular tourist attraction the Waterford Greenway which is a newly re-opened stretch of old railway linking Dungarvan and Waterford City , includes three stunning viaducts ,a long tunnel and spectacular coastal and mountain views . It is a family friendly attraction with walkers and cyclists of all ages enjoying exploring the area. There is access and parking for the Greenway along the route and pleasant stops for refreshment such as O’Mahoneys Pub at Durrow which is close to the Ballyvoyle tunnel.
There are bike hire shops in Dungarvan, Durrow, Kilmacthomas and Waterford, which can provide you with a bicycle and collect you if you only want to cycle in one direction, or a particular stretch of the line. Tourist maps of the Greenway feature points of access and interest. The final stretch of the Waterford Greenway coming into the outskirts Waterford city runs along -side the heritage Suir Valley railway past the beautiful Mount Congreve Gardens and the river Suir.
Mount Congreve House was built in about 1760 by the local architect John Roberts, who subsequently designed and built most of the 18th-century public buildings in Waterford, including both cathedrals. However Mount Congreve is ultimately famous for being the home of one of “the great gardens of the World”
Suir Valley Railway
Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir. This family friendly railway runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. This is an area rich in history and is only accessible by train.
Lismore Heritage Centre
Lismore Heritage Centre was opened in its current form in 1992. For almost 25yrs it has been offering visitors and locals a unique insight into Lismore’s rich history and all the attractions it has to offer