Clonea Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Clonea Castle
A majestic castle located in Clonea Lower townland, roughly two and a half miles east of Dungarvan, the castle lay on a rocky outcrop at the edge of the shore by Clonea Beach. It was owned by the Maguire. The structure's entry in National Monuments Service records indicate that it was "not an antiquity", but was built in the late 18th or early 19th century, possibly on the site of an earlier Fitzgerald family fortification.
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6.37km from Clonea Castle
This is an Irish lake, Set in a mountain circus, in the Comeragh Mountains, it is one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Ireland. Surrounded by rock and mountains, its deep, mysterious, oval-shaped waters are a real reward for hikers who come to discover it. The view is spectacular, and well worth a walk to discover it.
7.18km from Clonea Castle
The Kilmacthomas Viaduct is a former Irish railway viaduct located in County Waterford. It is one of the attractions of the Waterford Greenway, a green cycle route with many tourist sites as stopover points.
8.4km from Clonea Castle
This is the best example of an Elizabethan manor house in Ireland. Built in the 1560s by Thomas Butler, the 10th Earl of Ormond. The U-shape of the manor house surrounds a small courtyard that abuts the north of the castle's bawn. The manor has two floors and a gabled attic. The building contains some fine period furniture and is decorated with unique and elaborate ornate stucco plasterwork in which Black Tom highlight his family’s connections to Queen Elizabeth I.
South Leinster Way
8.67km from Clonea Castle
The South Leinster Way is a long distance walking route which runs from Kildavin, Co. Carlow to Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Taking five days to complete, the picturesque South Leinster Way runs southwestwards from the village of Kildavin in County Carlow, through parts of County Kilkenny and finishes in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary.
8.76km from Clonea Castle
A beautiful mountain range extending from the River Suir valley near Clonmel to the coastal lowland north of Stradbally. The uplands have been heavily glaciated, resulting in a series of impressive steep-walled carries. The twelve mountains which form the Comeragh Mountains are popular for mountain climbers and hikers and the Comeragh Mountains Walking Festival is held every October and is centred on the Nire Valley.
Discover More Attractions in Waterford, Home of Clonea Castle
County Waterford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. is the oldest city in Ireland and it is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. It is renowned for its exciting festivals and events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi, Winterval, Harvest Festival, Taste Tramore, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival and many more.