Disused Railway – Ballynacourty Point

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Waterford
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance3.13 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude4 m
  • Peak10 m
  • Climb6 m
  • Descent10 m

The Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway Company, was set-up in 1872. (http://www.wsvrailway.ie)

To get to Ballinard bird watching area (Ballynacourty Point), take the Gold Coast road south from Kilminnin Bridge along the east side of Dungarvan Bay, turn left just before Ballinacourty Golf Course and take the right turn at the next junction. As an alternative to this, take a left turn there, then the next right, to reach the car-park at Ballinclamper, probably the best location from which to view waders and terns. Ballinard can be accessed on foot from there, either along the beach or by following the path along the old railway track.

A section of dismantled railway which is not developed as a walking/cycle route