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Ballyscanlan Lough - Things to Know Before Visiting

Ballyscanlan Lough, Carrickavrantry, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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About Ballyscanlan Lough

Ballyscanlan Lough is a lake in Ireland and has an elevation of 120 metres. Ballyscanlan Lough is situated west of Carrickavrantry, close to Carrigavantry Lake. An iconic location for a picnic and there are also so many options for adventures too.

Attractions Near Ballyscanlan Lough

Matthewstown Passage Tomb
Matthewstown Passage Tomb1.59km from Ballyscanlan Lough

This megalithic monument is all it promised to be, the wedge-shaped remains of a passage tomb. There are five orthostats on each side of the passage with three large roofstones, there are four more stones at the western end which may be part of the kerb, very little remains of a cairn. I left feeling rather pleased that the tomb was actually on this farm and with no worries about its survival.

Gaulstown Dolmen
Gaulstown Dolmen3.57km from Ballyscanlan Lough

The Gaulstown Dolmen dates to c.3000-4000 BC and is regarded as one of the finest portal tombs in Ireland. The east-facing portal stones stand eight feet high and the capstone is 14-feet long and possibly weighs over 40 tonnes. It is likely that the structure was once enclosed by a mound or cairn, which has since been removed or eroded away. There is evidence that some of the upright stones may have moved over time, as the shape of the chamber has been impacted.

The Doneraile Walk
The Doneraile Walk3.87km from Ballyscanlan Lough

The Doneraile walk covers about 2k along the cliff overlooking Tramore bay and across to Brownstown head on the other side of the bay. It has spectacular views of Tramore Bay, the Sandhills and Brownstown Head at the opposite side of the Bay. On a beautiful day there is nothing like a stroll along the cliff top where there are great areas to sit and even have a picnic.

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens
Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens3.89km from Ballyscanlan Lough

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are set in the beautiful seaside town of Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland. These gardens are a living biography of the Greek/Irish writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, who was born in 1850 and died in 1904. There is also an American Garden, a Greek Garden and a traditional Japanese Tea Garden, in total there are eleven unique garden areas that reference much of his folklore and fairytale.

Strand Leisure
Strand Leisure4.08km from Ballyscanlan Lough

Strand Leisure is a family entertainment centre, with a casino area for adults. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area, which comprises of a pool and so many other interesting rides too. There are so many opportunities to enjoy.

Dunhill Castle
Dunhill Castle4.43km from Ballyscanlan Lough

The ruins of Dunhill Castle is situated on a rock outcrop south of the village. The castle was owned by John Power in 1641 and traditionally it is thought to be an ancient stronghold which fell to Oliver Cromwell in the 17th century. It is one of the iconic attractions in this area and there are so many opportunities for travelling through history.

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Discover More Attractions in Waterford, Where Ballyscanlan Lough Is Located

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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.