Blackwater (Irish: An Abhainn Dubh, meaning ‘the black river’) is a quirky and pretty village in east County Wexford.

The unusual village is centred around a gorgeous stone bridge over the river Blackwater. And just beside the bridge is a tiny park, which has benches, an open area and a marian grotto. The bridge and the tiny park together help give the village a quirky and charming character.

The village also has an quirky mix of old and new. On the main street, there is a thatched cottage that houses a trendy cafe, and up the road, a former general store (with its original facade intact) is now a furniture upcycling store.

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Other buildings in the village include a post office, garda station, restaurants, and a hotel. And Blackwater golf course is just 5km away.

Parking: ample street parking.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 20km away.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly


Blackwater, Co. Wexford


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