We visited Mahon Falls waterfall, which is located 19 kilometres outside Dungarvan in County Waterford.
Mahon Falls is a 80 metres waterfall, that cascades down over rocks and boulders into a valley in the Comeragh Mountains.
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To get to Mahon Falls, you need to drive on narrow windy roads, which will take you up to the Comeragh mountains, you will get to drive over a Magic road. There is plenty of parking near the waterfall and the path leading to the falls is well signposted, the path is about 2 kilometres walk from the car park. You can cycle or walk to the falls, it is an easy walk, suitable for all abilities, young, old and buggies.
Depending on the weather, the falls will be fuller if there has been heavy rainfall, which in Ireland is quite frequent, so you are pretty much guaranteed a powerful waterfall experience.
We had hiking boots with us and when we got to the falls, we hiked up along side the waterfall, climbing over the large boulders and had great views down to the sea.
Apart from the car park, there are no other facilities, such as toilets, coffee shop or gift shop here, so you may like to bring a picnic with you, if the weather is nice. On the day we visited, there was a small retro mobile food van, selling tea, coffee and crepes. As there are none of the usual tourist trappings with a scenic beauty spot like this, the area is really peaceful, although the entrepreneur inside me, would love to open a tourist stall here!
Directions coming from Waterford/Dungarvan direction:
Follow signs for Mahon Falls, from Dungarvan and Waterford City, exit the N25, going west off the R676 at Mahon Bridge. Take a right turn immediately and follow the signs for ‘Comeragh Drive’. Continue on for about 1km turn right and travel inwards having the Mahon river on your right.
If you are visiting the south east of Ireland, it is well worth a visit.