Local Area

Ballyduff village is located just eight miles from the popular town of Lismore and there is lots to do and plenty to see in the surrounding area.
Lismore Castle and Gardens – The castle was built by King John in the 13th century. It was subsequently acquired by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1589 and since 1753 has been the home of the Duke of Devonshire who resides there for five to six weeks per annum. For the remainder of the year, the fully staffed castle caters for small business conferences, holiday parties of up to sixteen guests and is a particular favourite for large family gatherings. Leisure facilities include a golf course, salmon, brown and sea trout fishing and tennis. The staff including a butler and cook who provide a level of service associated with a more genteel era.
The Lismore Cathedral – Lismore has been the site of many monastic, religious and educational settlements over the centuries, the first of which was founded by St. Carthage around 635 AD. St. Carthages Cathedral dates back to the 12th.century. The existing St. Carthages anglican cathedral was rebuilt on the site of the original in the 17th century. There is also a St. Carthages Roman Catholic church located in Lismore.
The Cistercian Monastery in Mount Melleray, located 10 miles away, nestling in the Knockmealdown mountains with a variety of walks adjoining, coffee shop and gift shop with interesting historical content. Wildlife in abundance.
Waterford City is also in close proximity with its world famous Crystal factory and visitor centre. Waterford City also offers many Pubs, Restaurants and Shopping.
Cappoquin is well known for its rowing club, it has a number of pubs offering good plain food, a famous home bakery/coffee shop and a redundant railway bridge spanning the Blackwater at one of its widest points.
Cappoquin also has one of the few ‘wheelie’ boats in the country located there. These boats are designed for use by wheelchair bound anglers and they are like a miniature landing craft that drop their front ramp to allow wheelchair access. Needless to say they do require an approved boatman who also acts as gillie if required.
Local Attractions and Activities Include…
Walking, shopping, horse riding, golfing, fishing, bird watching, restaurants, local pubs, children’s playgrounds etc.
Fermoy – 7 miles.
Cork – 30 miles.
Lismore – 8 miles.
Dublin – 150 miles.