Saturday 9th

Programme of Events, Saturday 9th July 2022

Get Surfing – Bunmahon Surf School

Get flat out on a board and head out with us to catch some waves. Meet at Bunmahon Surf School.
Places are strictly limited and booking is essential. Bring a towel and swimming togs.

Away with the Fairies / Tír na Sióga
6 – 11 years, Crough Wood, 10am-12pm.

Come create some magic deep in mystical Crough Wood with designer to the fairies, the Mystic Holistic. Children are invited to work together for this fun, open air event and build an Ogham village for the little people!   The workshop is inspired by the wisdom of the trees and our ancestors, while embracing the ‘leave no trace’ ambition and appreciating the gifts of Mother Nature. 💚

  • €5 per child.  Pay on arrival.

The Getaway Eco Camp  – One venue, two events!

Event 1 – The Cruachan Loop Guided Hike by Muddyboots

Explore with us! Meet at The Getaway, Dungarvan X35 RT18 at 10am Sat 9th July for a 10km, Graded moderate hike that will take approximately 3 to 4 hours.

The cost is €20 per person and you can secure your place in advance by emailing please pay on the day.

The guided hike will venture to the summit of Cruachan Na Deise. A stunning hike on forest tracks and trails to the high point at 484 metres. Panoramic views of the

Comeraghs, The Knockmealdown, Dungarvan Bay and the Copper Coast.

What you need – Boots, waterproof jacket & trousers, a warm layer, packed lunch & fluids.

Step Back in Time – Craic in The Nook, Dungarvan X35 RT18

Come along to The Nook ( at the Getaway Eco Camp ) on Saturday, July 9, at 3pm for Music, Singing, Dancing and Storytelling etc. Hot food deliveries arranged from Bridgie Terries Pub throughout the day. Vegetarian options are available.

Any queries, email

A celebration of Traditional Irish Culture with Music, Song, Dance and the Spoken Word , as it has been enjoyed in The Comeraghs for centuries.

This Open Session where local performers will share the stage with anyone who wants to join in. Just bring yourself, instruments etc and let the entertainment flow. All ages and styles are welcome. … The more the merrier!

Entry is free and we’ll  be passing around a hat where you can show your appreciation.

Nire Valley Drop, Hog Roast & Bluegrass Band
Comeragh Mountains, 12:30pm

Mountain bikers and white-knuckle thrill seekers will revel in the Nire Valley Drop challenge which takes place in and around the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains. Bring your own bike!

This event is described by adventure magazine Outsider, as “one of the eight best mountain biking events in Ireland.”

Enjoy stunning views and sheer drops on this cross-country, mountain bike sportive event in Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford.  You’re bound to work up an appetite so fuel up afterwards with a Hog Roast, be entertained by Disco with the Famous Mad Mike, end the evening in the company of a Bluegrass Band at Nire/Fourmilewater GAA Club.

‘Take a Walk on the Wild Side’
Kilmacthomas, 1pm

Get your walking shoes on and join Stephen McCarthy of StepsBackThruTime walking tours, and television and radio broadcaster, biologist and environmental consultant, Eanna Ni Lamhna, on a guided tour.  Appreciate the flora and fauna, learn about nature and how to promote biodiversity, protect our bees, nurture nature and protect the under-threat wildlife that is so important in our everyday world.  Learn about the ‘Leave no Trace’ principles, appreciate and enjoy the local terrain.

  • Gather at Kilmacthomas Railway Station Carpark. X42 H263
  • Adults €12, Kids under 12 €6
  • Booking essential on

Afterwards, build up an appetite and unwind afterward with fabulous artisan food, children’s entertainment, music and more in the very heart of picturesque Kilmacthomas.  Free entry.

The Gap Walk: Nire Church to Rathgormack Church
Rathgormack Hiking Centre, 2 pm

Registration at Rathgormack Hiking Centre from 2 p.m, with bus departing Rathgormack for the Nire at 2:30 pm

This very scenic walk, in the heart of the Comeraghs follows the route of our ancestors from the start point at the Nire Church, through The Gap, along Bóthar na Sochraide before reaching the church at Rathgormack. Walkers will be treated to some amazing vistas of the Comeragh uplands including views of the numerous coums or corries which overlook the route. At 14kms with upland walking, a good level of fitness is required. Followed by refreshments, music and dancing from 7:30 pm at Rathgormack Hiking Centre.

  • Terrain: Road, tracks and open mountain
  • Minimum gear: Hiking boots, water, snacks, mobile phone, wind/water proof gear, sun protection
  • Entry: €5

Step back in Time Celebrations : Music, Singing, Dancing and Storytelling
The Nook, Gateway Eco Camping Park X35 RT18, 3pm – late

Enjoy Music, Song, Dance and the Spoken Word as it has been celebrated in The Comeraghs for centuries. This is an Open Session where local performers share the stage with anyone who wishes to join in. All ages and styles are welcome. Just bring yourself, instruments etc and let the entertainment flow. … The more the merrier !

We need you – Performers & listeners too!  Hot Food deliveries arranged from Bridgie Terrie’s Pub throughout the day (Veggie options available)

Comeragh Mountain Lamb Feast
Cooney’s Yard, 6:30pm

Enjoy time out at Cooney’s Yard, a stunning café on the approach to Mahon Falls and Crough Wood. Relax, breathe in the fresh mountain air, listen to the birds and feast on a fabulous menu of Non Alcoholic Fruit Cocktails, A Selection of Canapes, Roast Butterflied Leg of Comeragh Mountain Lamb followed by Homemade Meringue served with Local Strawberries and Fresh Cream.

Rest for a while in this idyllic setting and enjoy traditional music and stories of the area from Local Historians Sean & Síle Murphy.

Dancing neath the Comeraghs
Rathgormack Hiking Centre, 7:30 pm

If it’s SETS you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. This has proved to be one of our most popular events, so once again dust off your dancing shoes and prepare to be swept off your feet with tunes from Neily O’Connor and his Band. The Fun gets underway at 7.30pm with BBQ and music by the young musicians of Ceol Craobh Crotaigh followed by Set Dancing late into the evening.

  • Admission €5
  • Kids under 16 FREE