Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

Curraun (Farbreaga) Cairn

Curraun (Farbreaga) Cairn

This spectacularly located Cairn is found on the summit of the Farbreaga mountain. At 593 metres (just short of 2,000 feet) it’s certainly a tough climb, and from the Dalligan bridge on the road below, the way rises a steep 1,000 feet to the summit.

The Cairn itself has a diameter of 11 metres and is just short of 1 metre in height. However, it does have a pyramidal cairn built on the perimeter of the SW side, giving it extra height which makes it visible from the floor of the Dalligan river valley below.The views from the summit are truly tremenduos with spectacular panaromas all around taking in practically all of east Waterford, southwards over Crohaun and all along the coastline as far back as Tramore.

This is certainly one of Waterford’s sites that is worth visiting but it does require a fair degree of stamina and fitness.

 

 

Directions: Travel south from Lemybrien on the N25. After 4km turn right at the second crossroads ( signposted fro Killrosanty). After a further 1.5km on this road turn left onto the 'Comeragh Drive'. Then drive straight for about 3 km till you come to the Dalligan Bridge (a small bridge on a bend).

Just above the bridge is a rough path leading upwards. Follow this path till it reaches the river. Just 30 metres after crossing it,take a slightly worn path on the left into the woods. Follow this path straight upwards, you will see the clearing in the distance. When you reach a fence, cross this and turn right over to the broken fence. Follow this fence upwards to the summit.

 

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