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Address: Youghal, Ireland
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cruise on the Blackwater river

In spite of the inclement weather, this was a most enjoyable cruise with an entertaining and interesting commentary given by our Skipper Tony. The views are beautiful.

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Western Ireland, Ireland
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

In spite of the inclement weather, this was a most enjoyable cruise with an entertaining and interesting commentary given by our Skipper Tony. The views are beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Dissapointed. 1 hour on the black water and it was supposed to be 3 hours. Historical content was suspect. Not worth the money.

1 Thank Siobhan B
Dungarvan, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A very very disappointed group only one hour on the river what a rip off, members of the group were really interested in the history of the river however the history info was sparse to say the least 👎👎

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

If you are travelling in or around Youghal, a quite lovely village in and of itself - don't miss going out on the Blackwater River with Tony Gallagher. He is terrific and quite a nice informative guide. I loved it. The weather was gorgeous - the river was beautiful and the boat trip was excellent. It was very hard for... More 

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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

If you are in the vicinity of Youghal , don't miss out on travelling up the Blackwater with Tony Gallagher in his boat Maeve Og. It's a fabulous trip & Tony is a mine of information telling the history of the great houses and ruins along the way in his own inimitable style. We stopped at Villerstown Boat Club &... More 

Thank DublinDiane
Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The river itself is beautiful and it was fun to ride in his boat. But the information he provides about the town and area surrounding the river was what make the trip unique. He provides so many details about the history of the ruins you see, castles and even the tsunami in the 7th century that changed the mouth of... More 

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