Comeragh Drive

Comeragh Drive, Waterford: Address, Comeragh Drive Reviews: 4.5/5

Comeragh Drive
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,423 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
The Comeragh Mountains are absolutely gorgeous and this scenic drive is as nice as you'll get!
It leads up in a loop from the main Waterford to Cork road to the lovely Mahon Falls. The views are wonderful as you climb and there is ample parking at Mahon Falls followed by an easy 20ish minute walk along a gravel path to the falls.
There is the Magic Road which reputedly will allow your car to roll uphill in neutral! Not sure about that but what I am sure of is how beautiful and serene it is up there.
Written July 16, 2020
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magsdfuff
Waterford, Ireland282 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely scenic area. Great for family walks and picnic. Plenty of sheep grazing around the mountains. Suitable for a buggy. Ample parking nearby but if it's a nice day it can be full.
Written August 27, 2020
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oconjohn
Ireland269 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
Comeragh drive is one of the most under-rated and under-exploited tourist attractions of the South East. It is equally as beautiful as anything you will ever see in the West of Ireland or in Kerry. There are many areas for people to stop off and just ramble around particularly stroll in to the Mahon Falls or the wooded areas.
Definitely an area not to miss.
Written August 18, 2013
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Jo B
Melton Mowbray, UK756 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The Comeragh trail takes you out on the N25 from Dungarvan towards Lemybrien, turn left at the sign for the Comeragh Drive and Mahon Falls. This brings you into Kilrossanty. On the right-hand side you will pass St Bridget's Well. Follow the sign for Mahon Falls. Turn right at the sign for Mahon Falls. After around 1km you will cross a cattle grid and you are entering the Mahon Valley. About 100 metres from the grid you will go down a small slope. There is a large rock saying Magic Road. Drive down to the fairy tree situated a few yards from the road to your left and turn off the engine. Put the car in neutral and handbrake off And the car will travel backwards up the hill with no power! Remember to steer! It’s amazing! I highly recommend you visit. It blew our minds!
Written May 29, 2018
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vibrantireland
Kilkenny, Ireland48 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
We did part of this drive on a very, very, misty day. We couldn't find the Mahon waterfalls- perhaps the sign for the correct carpark was gone, & certainly the views were obstructed. But we did see a rock on the side of the road with MAGIC ROAD carved into in, near the Rag Tree (rather small, woody, covered in hanging 'offerings') We were a bit lost as to where to start, then realized that was the spot where you stopped the car & put it into neutral. Then the car starts going UP the road by itself, gaining some speed as it goes. The car finally stops by a 2nd Magic Road sign stone. We did it with the car turned both directions, & going backwards was really unnerving! We are 2 adults & we were squealing & laughing--imagine kids would really love it! I reckon if the day was better weather wise the views would be gorgeous- as it was it was lovely, with sheep on the road posing for photos, & wildflowers in bloom. I'd say the Magic Road is a must do even on a yukky weather day--it is an experience like no other!
Written July 14, 2012
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Bryno
Cork, Ireland15,909 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
This is an absolutely beautiful drive and should not be missed when you are in the area of Waterford/Dungarvan/Lemybrien. You can begin the drive from a number of places but my favourite is to start from near the village of Lemybrien. Follow signs that say 'Comeragh Drive' OR 'Mahon Falls'. When doing the drive I absolutely recommend that you park at one of the three car parks in the vicinity of Mahon Falls. Leave your car and try and walk for as much time as you have. A walk from the main carpark down to Mahon Falls itself is a must do and this takes about 25 minutes and is absolutely worth it especially after there has been rain for a few days when you will see the falls at her best. It's a fantastic place for a picnic. Views are stunning.

There is a fantastic AppleGreen service station in Lemybrien where you can pick up picnic food or they also have a very good café there if you prefer to sit and eat.

All in all, the Comeragh Drive will provide you with a marvellous few hours of scenic relaxation and outdoor fun.
Written June 17, 2015
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Fran R
Hamilton, Canada53 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
Do not miss this! The Comeragh Mountains are awe-inspiringly beautiful with changing terrain, fabulous views, sheep are grazing everywhere and Mahon Falls is on the way up and is fantastic to see cascading down the mountainside to the base. Clouds sit on the mountaintops and add to the picturesque beauty of the place.
Written July 2, 2013
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bhFiann
Waterford, Ireland70 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
All year round despite the weather this location can be magnificent to visit. The trail into the falls from the carpark is easy with just some short steep ascents/descents but perhaps not suitable for those with mobility issues. Even if you do not walk to the falls the views from the carpark on a clear day are fantastic. However a word of caution, in recent years there have been reports of cars being broken into and items stolen as the carpark is not supervised. This behaviour has only occurred when there are hardly any visitors in the area so it would be advisable not to bring or leave valuable items in the car if you do visit.
Written May 24, 2017
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John F
Waterford, Ireland63 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
If you really want to see the Comeraghs up close and have time to dawdle this is the route to take between Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan. It is particularly lovely in Spring and late Autumn and be prepared to stop for photos or just admire the views. Watch out for tractors and trailers.
Written December 3, 2013
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AlchemistStone
Clonmel, Ireland25 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
The magic road is a place I loved to go as a child on Sunday drives. It is well worth a stop off (or roll up the hill) on your way to or around Mahon falls. It is a magical place to bring young and old, and those who are sceptical of such a place. Its amusing and strange how your car will roll up the hill!!
Written April 13, 2013
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