Ballinacourty Lighthouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Ballinacourty Lighthouse
A majestic lighthouse located in the eastern Dungarvan Bay. At 13 metres, the lighthouse is not particularly high, but it towers above the surrounding flat land. Electrification of the light took place on 12th February 1964. The present light source comprises a cluster of 4 x 35W halogen lamps and was installed during the 2005-06 re-equip of the station.
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The Waterford Greenway, is a route on a former railway track in County Waterford, Ireland, used for cycling and hiking. It features 11 bridges, three viaducts and a 400-metre tunnel and runs between the city of Waterford, Mount Congreve, Kilmeaden, Kilmacthomas, and Dungarvan, and passes along part of the Copper Coast. At 46 km, it is Ireland's longest greenway.The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway shares the route along the banks of River Suir.
4.49km from Ballinacourty Lighthouse
This is an Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185. It was built in a very strategic location at the mouth of the River Colligan. The castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a corner tower and a gate tower. The shell keep is the earliest structure, dating from the 12th century. Shell keeps are common in England, but rare in Ireland. Inside the curtain wall is a two storey military barracks, which dates from the first half of the 18th century.
Waterford County Museum
4.7km from Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Waterford County Museum located in Dungarvan, County Waterford. It features the history of Dungarvan and district with a series of illustrated panels and displays. The museum and its collections aim to document, collect and preserve the history of Dungarvan and west County Waterford. The museum is split into two areas, one for the permanent collections, and one for temporary exhibitions.
5.18km from Ballinacourty Lighthouse
A graceful viaduct making a dramatic visual statement in the landscape, forming an artificial horizon spanning the Dalligan River valley. It is a our-span railway viaduct over river, built 1923, incorporating fabric of earlier viaduct, opened 1878, on site. Decommissioned, 1982. Now disused. Unpainted mass-concrete tapered pylon piers with coping over.
5.91km from Ballinacourty Lighthouse
The Ballyvoyle Tunnel is a former Irish railway tunnel, located in County Waterford. It is one of the attractions of the Waterford Greenway, a 46km cycle route from Waterford to Dungarvan. Built in 1878, it is no longer used by trains today. This tunnel survives as a reminder of the introduction of the railway network to the county by the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company in the late nineteenth century.
8.17km from Ballinacourty Lighthouse
A small coastal inlet situated approximately 6 miles northeast of Dungarvan and 18 miles west of the Waterford Harbour Estuary. It provides an offshore anchorage outside a secluded and scenic bay. The cove offers an exposed anchorage only in settled conditions as the inlet gradually shoals to its mouth.
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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.