Comeragh heritage festival showcase

A beautiful view from the Comeraghs.
The majestic Comeragh Mountains are to become the focal point of a new, unique festival to showcase the mountain’s beauty and heritage.

The majestic Comeragh Mountains are to become the focal point of a new, unique festival to showcase the mountain’s beauty and heritage.

Comeraghs Wild Festival is planned for mid September, and aims to connect the heritage and landscape of the Comeraghs with its local communities in a package that can be marketed nationally and internationally.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Waterford County Council in association with a steering committee comprising representatives from each of the Comeragh communities. The festival programme for Comeraghs Wild is diverse and will straddle heritage, nature, literature, music and food activities. Myriad events will take place across the six mountain communities as well in along the Copper Coast and in Dungarvan, the festival hub.

“Irish tourism is most successful where visitors are allowed to access the natural beauty of our environment in a real, experiential way and engage with local people, culture, foods and providers. The Comeraghs Wild Festival will do all of this in one of the most beautiful parts of the country,” said Mary Houlihan, tourism office for Waterford County Council.