Comeragh Mountains - Within
a fifteen minute drive you will find the Comeragh mountains, famed for
hiking, mountain lakes, and pony treks.
Comeraghs are one of the most scenic ranges in Ireland with vast glacier
sculpted valleys and towering cliffs covered in unusual wild flowers and
inhabited by flocks of mountain sheep and goats, fallow deer, and peregrine
Bridge was just a pokey place to cross the Finish River until Lord Villiers
Stuart married a high society bride in the mid-1800's. His tenants erected
a fantastic Moorish castle made of paper maché over the bridge
to greet the young bride.
She was so delighted
that Villiers-Stuart decided to make the bridge a permanent fixture,
and this incredible vision still graces Declan's Way.
The Knockmealdown Mountains are a cooler delight, and the crisp hill air favours some of the most
remarkable rhododendron blooms to be found anywhere.
view can be had from the heights. Mount Melleray Monastery and its nearby
grotto to the Virgin Mary attracts pilgrims from throughout Ireland.