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

River Licky Nature Walks

The uniqueness of the Licky basin is due to the rapid drop of 150 m from source to outlet over a relatively short distance of 18 km. This gives rise to an ever-changing pattern of flora.

Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast is located close to the heart of the Licky Valley. The area has a rich and varied local ecology and heritage. The area has seven walks that vary in length from 3.5 Km to 13.5 Km. The River Licky rises in Lagnagoushee in the Gaeltacht of Old Parish, Co. Waterford. It meanders west to join the Blackwater near Clashmore, carving out a beautiful valley, rich in native flora and fauna. This unspoilt natural wealth has inspired a number of nature trails or Licky Walks.

The cutaway blanket peatland of the upper reaches of the valley is mostly afforested today with Sitka spruce, larch and lodgepole pine. The surrounding area is reclaimed upland pastures. The river is flanked by occasional spinnies of willow, alder, birch and brambles.

There are wet depressions in this area that are reputed to have been flax ponds of a forgotten linen industry. Fossil bog oak from the pre-Ice Age great forests has also been found here. Evidence of the blanket peat can still be seen by the presence of ling heather, bilberry and the shorter Irish furze (aitinn Gaelach). About a mile downstream from Pulla Bridge, there are clumps of holly and an occasional mountain ash through the willow/alder mix. In the afforestations of the upper Licky valley area, Coillte have planted groves of species such as noble fir, Norway spruce, Douglas fir and Scots pine. In recent times broad-leaved species have been added to these plantations, which helps to blend these forests with the native woodlands on the deeper river banks that consist of hazel, sessile oak, holly, willow and alder.

Newtown Farm Bed & Breakast near Ardmore, is the ideal location for anyone looking to explore West Waterford. Contact us to arrange your holiday accommodation today.

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