Newtown Farm Country House
Grange, Ardmore
Co. Waterford, Ireland.
Free WiFi through the house
Tel: +353 24 94143
Fax: +353 24 94054


Set deep in a valley on the Blackwater Valley Scenic Drive, Tallow is the birthplace of two John Hogans, one a poet (1780-1858) and the other a famous sculptor (1800-1858).

Tallow is 30 minutes drive from Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast, it is in the most westerly part of the County of Waterford. The area was planted with English settlers in the early 17th century. Above nearby Tallowbridge is Tallow Hill, a superb vantage point presenting panoramic views of the Blackwater Valley on one side and the Bride Valley on the other.

The area is bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Knockmealdown Mountains, on the east by the rest of county Waterford and on the west by the County of Cork. The other main towns in the area are Dungarvan, Cappoquin, and Lismore. Other villages include Ballyduff, Clashmore, Villiarstown, and Ardmore.

Tallow is 9 km from Lismore, 20 km from Youghal, Midleton and Fermoy. The cities of Waterford and Cork are 80 km and 60 km away respectively. The main streets are Chapel Street, Barrack Street, West Street and Convent Street. Part of Convent St near its intersection with the other three streets is sometimes referred to as "The Square" or "Main St" however its real name is Convent St. In the past Convent St was known as Tallowbridge St.

Local castles at Lisfinney, Aghern, Mocollop, Dromana and Mogeely were all built by the Earls of Desmond between 1460 and 1464. The most famous inhabitant of Lisfinney castle, above, located on the north side of the River Bride over looking the town of Tallow, was Jasper Douglas Pyne. English man he married an Irish woman and became converted to the cause of Irish tenant farmers. He was elected to Parliament in London and was so outspoken that a warrant was issued for his arrest. He barricaded himself in the Castle and escaped when locals stampeded a herd of cattle. He went missing on a boat journey to England.

The town has a population of about 1000 people. It has 8 pubs, 3 restaurants and a few guest houses. The Enterprise Centre is in West St and on Convent Street you can find the offices of Tallow Area Credit Union. The Community Hall and Library are all on Convent St. The town is well served by Supermarkets and Hardware store's. The parish hall, St Patrick's Hall, is in Convent St and a plaque on the wall commemorates the birth in Tallow of sculptor John Hogan.

Tallow Horse Fair takes place on the 3rd of September each year. The fair, which is one of the oldest in Ireland attracts sellers and buyers from all over Ireland and abroad.

A festival of entertainment accompanies the Fair with many of Tallow's emigrants returning to renew old friendships and enjoy themselves. A wide range of events take place including free entertainment on the stage at the Square.

If you are looking for accommodation near Tallow, Co. Waterford, contact Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast.

Guest Accommodation

Our rooms are bright, spacious and elegantly decorated, offering peace, comfort and tranquillity to all our guests. All our rooms are tastefully appointed with white linen and adjoining private bathrooms. Each room is furnished with exceptionally comfortable beds for a refreshing sleep.

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Continental breakfast is served in the sunny breakfast room overlooking the garden with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Our breakfast is made using locally sourced ingredients, this includes homemade scones and brown bread, fresh fruit, muesli and local cheeses. All eggs are collected each morning from our free range hens on the farm.

Our Location

Situated close by are the bustling seaside towns of Dungarvan and Youghal, each brimming with history, local culture and choices of 18 hole golf courses. Explore Ireland’s heritage town of Lismore on the banks of the Blackwater, well known for its freshwater angling and impressive medieval castle. The wide open spaces and breathtaking views make Newtown Farm an ideal base for touring the South East. Newtown Farm Country House is located within easy reach of the world famous attractions of The Round tower Ardmore, Blarney Castle, Waterford Crystal, The Jameson Experience Midleton, The Titanic Experience Cobh – The last stop of the ill-fated Titanic, The Rock of Cashel and many more attractions.

About Newtown Farm, Bed & Breakfast, Ardmore

Newtown Farm Country House is a 4-star B&B located in an idyllic area of outstanding natural beauty - as you'll see in our video - surrounded by its own farm land close to the coastal resort of Ardmore, Co Waterford with its beautiful sandy beach. The peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside offers ample opportunity for rest and relaxation. The area offers several walking routes encompassing the nearby historic village of Ardmore and scenic cliff walks.
Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Located Between Youghal And Dungarvan    Website by: Déise Design
Newtown Farm Guesthouse
Grange, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland.

Phone: +353 24 94143 Fax: +353 24 94054