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Historic Building in Cappoquin & Around

Cappoquin House and Gardens

This magnificent 1779 Georgian mansion with formal gardens overlooking the Blackwater River is the private residence of the Keane family who have lived here for 200 years. The best time to visit is May and June, whe…
Bakery in Cappoquin & Around

Barron's Bakery

This famous local bakery has used the same Scotch brick ovens since 1887. Sandwiches, light meals and a mouth-watering selection of cakes and buns baked on the premises are available in the cafe, while its handmade …
Monastery in Cappoquin & Around

Mt Melleray Cistercian Abbey

The beautiful Mt Melleray Cistercian Abbey is a fully functioning monastery with 28 Trappist monks, but welcomes visitors wishing ‘to take time for quiet contemplation’. The abbey was founded in 1832 by 64 monks who…
Sports & Outdoors in Cappoquin & Around

Titelines Tackle & Gift Shop

Advice, information, tackle and permits for the Blackwater River’s excellent fishing are available from Titelines tackle shop.
Historic Building in Cappoquin & Around

Dromana Gate

The Dromana Drive from Cappoquin to Villierstown, 9km to the south, follows the Blackwater valley through the Dromana Estate. At a bridge over the River Finisk stands this remarkable Hindu-Gothic gate, inspired by t…
Distillery in Cappoquin & Around

Blackwater Distillery

Ireland’s first craft whisky distillery spells 'whisky' without the 'e' in accordance with Munster tradition. It produces around 50 casks of fine whisky a year; in 2014 they launched their first dry gin - Blackwater…