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The River Blackwater
Your Boat

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.


In total, the Blackwater is 168 kilometres long. It is notable for being one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the country.

Your Captain

Blackwater Cruises is operated daily between May and September by Tony Gallagher.


To ensure your cruise is booked for a time that suits you, give Tony a ring anytime on +353 (87) 9889076

'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.

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