Meeting of the Waters
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The Meeting of the Waters is where the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers come together to form the river Avoca and where the dark wooded river valley of the Vale of Avoca begins.
It has inspired poets, writers and songsters for centuries such is the evocative nature of the place.
It has been made famous by the Thomas Moore song written when he chanced upon Avoca in the course of visiting friends.
Inspired by the Vale of Avoca, Moore wrote the song The Meeting of the Waters to an old Irish air, The Old Head of Dennis.
The Meeting of the Waters is where the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers come together to form the river Avoca the dark wooded river valley of the Vale of Avoca begins.
Avoca is situated in a picturesque valley, which extends from the Meeting of the Waters to Woodenbridge.
Local tourist attractions include forest and hill walks, the Mottee Stone, Avoca Hand Weavers, craft shops, traditional music, trout fishing, golfing and of course the famous Meeting of the Waters.
The quiet genteel atmosphere that engulfs the village embraces the visitor in its grasp and imparts a compelling desire to stay there and forget about the woes of the world.
Avoca became famous as the location for the BBC series Ballykissangel.
However, it didnt need a TV series to proclaim its beauty; Thomas Moore had see to that centuries before.