Amenities for the non-fishing guests at Blackwater  Lodge and Salmon Fishery

Whilst we are primarily a Fishing Lodge, even we have to admit that sometimes it is necessary (or wise!) to bring the wife, family or girl-friend
for the sake of peace & harmony at home (and the chance to go fishing again!).
Our location is at the heart of many of the key tourist spots of the south & south-east, so there is plenty to occupy them
if they do not wish to spend the day on the river bank with you whilst you are fishing.

The Lodge is an informal establishment where everyone can feel at home. The Blackwater valley is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Ireland.
Not the rugged spectacular scenery of Kerry & Connemara, but wonderful rolling countryside & mountainous areas close by.
It is superb unspoilt countryside, with the added advantage that it is not far from civilisation.
You are never far away from shopping centres, whether it is for food if you are self-catering, crystal if you collect Waterford glass,
or Aran Jumpers if you want to visit the world-famous Blarney Woollen Mills & kiss the Blarney stone at the same time!

We are situated only 1 miles (2,6 km) from the village of Ballyduff, which has 4 pubs and a shop.
The Heritage town of Lismore is only 6 miles downstream, with its superb castle & gardens, magnificent Cathedral (1633) & Heritage centre.
There are also a number of shops & small supermarkets.
Try the spectacular drive from Lismore Bridge up the valley of the Owenashad river to the Vee - a pass through the Knockmealdown Mountains
giving a wonderful panoramic views over County Tipperary.
Cappoquin is a small town 10 miles downstream, & from there there is a wonderful scenic drive for about 12 miles down the estuary of the Blackwater.
This ends at mouth of the Blackwater at Youghal - an ancient fishing port where Sir Walter Raleigh was once Lord Mayor.
There are plenty of safe sandy beaches along the coast all the way from Youghal, past Dungarvan & Tramore & on to Waterford which is only 50 miles (80 km) away.
The best are at Youghal, Ardmore & Strabally. There is funfair at Youghal & Leisure Park in Tramore.
The thriving market town of Fermoy is only 9 miles (15 km) upstream - a good shopping centre with larger supermarkets, swimming pool, & plenty of shops & pubs.

Visit the famous Jameson Whiskey Heritage Centre at Midleton, which only hour drive from the Lodge.
Cork City is only 30 miles away, and Blarney with the famous Stone to be kissed in the Castle & the Woollen Mills.
Waterford is of course the home of the famous Crystal Glass factory (tours).
Kilkenny, a magnificent Heritage town, is only about 1 hours drive away.
Killarney, gateway to the famous Ring of Kerry, is only 75 miles (120 km) away. Count on a full day trip if you wish to do the circuit of the Ring from the Lodge.

Other places well worth a visit in the area are:-
Mitchelstown Caves
Castles: The Rock of Cashel, Cahir & Kilkenny to name but a few.

Activities in the Surrounding Area.

There are plenty of Golf Courses in the surrounding area, & a couple of Driving Ranges and Pitch & Putt near Fermoy.
There are a number of riding & trekking centres not far away.