Cappoquin House and Gardens is an 18th century Georgian mansion built on the site of an old Fitzgerald castle. It dominates the river Blackwater at the point where, due to an ice age blockage, the river turns south and ploughs its way through the hills to the sea. The castle was one of a series controlling the tidal waters of the river, a main artery of trade with England. Looking upstream you can see Lismore Castle. Downstream you can see Dromana, the great castle of the Earl of Desmond, who before he rebelled controlled almost all of West Waterford.
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