Get outdoors and take a cruise along the stunning Blackwater River with Tony Gallagher onboard "Meave Og" which leaves from Youghal Harbour and takes in such sights as the old bridge, the remains of Templemichael Castle, Ballinatray House Estate and Gardens and Molana Abbey.

The Blackwater or Munster Blackwater (as Gaeilge: An Abhainn Mhór, The Great River) is a river which flows through counties Kerry, Cork, and Waterford in Ireland.  It rises in the Mullaghareirk Mountains in County Kerry and then flows in an easterly direction through County Cork, through Mallow and Fermoy. It then enters County Waterford where it flows through Lismore, before abruptly turning south at Cappoquin, and finally draining into the sea at Youghal Harbour.

In total, the Blackwater is 168 kilometres long. It is notable for being one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the country.

Blackwater Cruises is operated daily between May and September by Tony Gallagher.

To ensure your cruise is booked for a time that suits you, give Tony a ring anytime on +353 (87) 9889076

'Maeve' is a 28ft half-decker fishing boat painted white, orange and blue. She was originally used as a passenger boat in Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry, for bringing people out to see Fungi the Dolphin but Maeve has now settled into her latest role as a ferry for those who wish to sample the hidden delights of Cork's River Blackwater.

Our tour leaves from the pontoon in Youghal and travels North up the River Blackwater, past Rhincrew and towards the old bridge and the remains of Templemichael Castle. Passing Molana Abbey on the left, we enter a tranquil, unspoilt area of natural beauty, as yet untouched by urban development. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes subject to weather and tides. The boat may also be chartered for longer trips.


Call Tony on +353 (87) 9889076

Blackwater Day Cruise
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Youghal, County Cork, Ireland

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