Newtown Farm Country House
Grange, Ardmore
Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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Tel: +353 24 94143
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Famine Walk

Part of this short walk follows the Famine Road which leads uphill from Killongford to the Famine Graveyard in Pulla.

This Famine Graveyard, which is situated close to the Seanachie Pub, is really a mass grave where the bodies of large numbers of people who died during the Famine of the 1840s are interred. The bodies, mostly from the town of Dungarvan, were carried to the site by horse and cart. The last stage of this journey followed the boreen (now called the Famine Road) that ascends the wooded Towlers Glen for about 1.75 miles/2.8 km. The graveyard has been cleared and marked with a commemorative monument. There are two pubs nearby. The traditionally thatched Seanachie and the Marine Bar, which is located about 400 yards/122m to the south along the N25.

Location: 2.5 miles/4 km from Dungarvan. Take the N25 road to Cork and turn left towards Ring (An Rinn) on the R674. Take the right turn immediately after this, and the walk begins at a hairpin bend. There is an arrow at the stile on the bend indicating where the walk begins.

Directions: The walk begins by going over the stile at the left of the hairpin bend. Continue walking uphill until you reach a forest track, which is well hidden among the trees. This is the old Famine Road and the trail follows it uphill crossing two farm roads on the way. After about 15 minutes walk the graveyard should be visible on the right. After leaving the graveyard the track continues south on a short lane which leads to a public road. A left-hand turn takes it to the Seanachie and another left after the pub takes the path north on a tarred road. The first left after about 0.5 miles/0.8km takes the walk back downhill to the start by way of a winding road.

Distance: 2.2 miles/3.52 km
Time: 45 minutes

Newtown Farm Bed & Breakfast 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