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The Blackwater River Cruise

The Blackwater River Cruise leave from Youghal jetty and travel North
up the River Blackwater, past Rhincrew and towards the old bridge and the remains of Templemichael Castle. (Carleton Village recommends you visit Temple Michael on Foot for a picnic)

The Blackwater River Cruise - Carleton VillagePassing Molana Abbey on the left, we enter a tranquil, unspoilt area
of natural beauty, as
yet untouched by
urban development.

The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes subject to weather and tides

The famous boat the brings you on the river cruise

‘Maeve’ is a 28ft half-decker fishing boat painted white, orange
and blue. She was originally used as a passenger boat in Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry, for bringing people out to see Fungi the Dolphin but Maeve has now settled into her latest role as a ferry for those who wish to sample the hidden delights of Cork’s River Blackwater.

Maeve is Captained by Tony Gallagher and his first mate, Pharaoh

The Blackwater River – Home of the River Cruise

The Blackwater or Munster Blackwater (as Gaeilge: An Abhainn Mhór, The Great River) is a river which flows through counties Kerry, Cork, and Waterford in Ireland.

It rises in the Mullaghareirk Mountains
in County Kerry and then flows in an easterly direction through County Cork, through Mallow and Fermoy. It then enters County Waterford where
it flows through Lismore, before abruptly turning south at Cappoquin, and finally draining into the sea at Youghal Harbour.

Contact Tony Directly or Youghal Tourist Office to book a river cruise on the Blackwater.