Colligan Wood Walks - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Colligan Wood Walks
The Colligan walk takes the walker through woodland that grows along the valley of the River Colligan, where is a wide range of tree species. Deciduous trees such as Spanish chestnut, oak and beech grow here. The views are expansive and include the surrounding woodland and farmland with Dungarvan Harbour and Helvick Head in the distance.
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Waterford County Museum
6.38km from Colligan Wood Walks
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.
6.47km from Colligan Wood Walks
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.
6.5km from Colligan Wood Walks
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.
10.68km from Colligan Wood Walks
Dromana Gate is a striking Hindu-Gothic gate lodge and was the entrance to Villierstown and the Dromana estate. Henry Villiers Stuart inherited the estate in the early part of the 18th century and in 1826 married an Austrian widow known as Theresia Pauline Ott of Vienna.The Gate-Lodge comprises of a central pointed archway topped with an onion dome and two side chambers, each with four windows and a fireplace.
10.73km from Colligan Wood Walks
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.
Cappoquin House and Gardens
11.36km from Colligan Wood Walks
Cappoquin House is an 18th century Georgian mansion built on the site of an old Fitzgerald castle with a large south facing hillside garden. The gardens are not wheelchair friendly being on a slope. 5 acres, south facing on acid soil. Wide range of interesting herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees.
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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.