The Nire Valley Eco Camp is very much about relaxation. We are located on a quiet country lane, on a bluff overlooking the River Nire. From our elevated site we have spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and, free from the hustle of more popular holiday destinations, it is a place where you can slow down, unwind and feed your soul.

A haven for wildlife, it is an ideal spot for birdwatching, leisurely walks, nature photography, foraging or simply lying in the grass. However, if culture, folklore, adventure or heritage are your thing then this is a fantastic place in which to base yourself, with everything you could possibly want from a holiday within a half-hours drive. Waterford is also quickly developing a reputation for quality food.

About your stay

We offer accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. Normally a complimentary continental style breakfast will be delivered to your door. You have the option of bringing your own food and cooking in your private kitchenette on the deck. In this way you can turn your stay into a self catering one. You also have the option of cooking for yourself in the evening. Alternatively, we can recommend the restaurant at Hanora’s Cottage, a 10 minute drive away right in the heart of the Nire Valley. If fast food is what you fancy, the town of Clonmel is a fifteen minute drive and has all the usual suspects. For fine dining Dungarvan would be the destination of choice.

Heading South

The local village of Ballymacarbry is the main access point for The Nire Valley, an area renowned for hill-walking and hiking, and it has walks for every level of fitness and experience. It is also host to the mountain biking sportive event The Nire Valley Drop.

A twenty minute drive south from Ballymacarbry is the town of Dungarvan, with access to the hugely popular Waterford Greenway, a recently opened cycle and walkway along the old Waterford to Dungarvan railway line, with access to a vast range of historic, cultural and scenic attractions along it’s route. A very popular resort for local Irish people, the town has gained a reputation as a food destination, and is very busy in the summer months, yet it retains the charm of a small provincial coastal town.

Going east from Dungarvan takes you along The Copper Coast with some of the most remote, unspoilt and spectacular beaches and cliffs in the country. Seashore foraging, sea kayaking and shore angling are just some of the fantastic activities available.

West of Dungarvan is the Irish speaking district of Ring (An Rinn) and the fishing port of Helvic. Further along the coast is Ardmore where it is possible to whale watch from Ram Head.

Heading North

Just fifteen minutes drive north is the historic town of Clonmel, a vibrant shopping and market town, and the gateway to the brand new River Suir Blueway, a leisurely pathway along the old tow path between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir. From Clonmel there is easy to access South Tipperary and some of the most impressive Norman and Tudor architecture in Ireland’s Ancient East. The Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Ormonde Castle are some the most popular sites. South Tipperary is also renowned horse country and a visit to the Fethard Horse Country Experience is a must for horse lovers and anyone with a general interest in history and heritage.

The best of the rest

Take a look at these sites to see a wide range of fantastic attractions and activities in and around West Waterford.