Welcome to Vale of Avoca
One of the most scenic spots in the county is the Vale of Avoca, a darkly wooded valley that begins where the Rivers Avonbeg and Avonmore come together to form the River Avoca. Bearing the literal name the Meeting of the Waters, this watery junction was made famous by Thomas Moore's 1808 poem of the same name.
Tiny Avoca (Abhóca) village is a pleasant enough spot, that's best-known as the birthplace of the superstar of all Irish cottage industries, Avoca Handweavers. Ask at the tourist office for details of nearby walks.