There are numerous excellent hostelries and restaurants in the area. The fertile Blackwater and Bride valleys provide much wonderful fare for local tables - and indeed the River Blackwater itself is, of course, the source of the world renowned Blackwater salmon. Local beef, lamb, poultry and pork are by-words for good quality. A pint of Bulmer's cider, made just over the hills in Clonmel is likely made from apples from the many orchards stretched across West Waterford. There are many wonderful restaurants and eateries in Fermoy and around East Cork as well but below is a list of fine establishments based in West Waterford just to whet the appetite.... And thinking of having a pint? There are many wonderful bars but none more wonderful and unique than the ones here in the village of Ballyduff itself -  The Síbín, The Log Cabin and Tobin's. The village has one shop but three pubs. It seems that we have our priorities right... Having said that, if you want a quick sandwich you could do worse than call to Stephen's corner shop.

A Selection Of Places To Eat In West Waterford
Town / VillageNameAddressPhoneNotes
Tallow Kearney's Restaurant Main Street 058 56663 Breakfast/Lunch/Evening Specials 9am 10pm
Tallow The Latch Restaurant Main Street 058 56486 Breakfast/Lunch/Evening Meals/10am 9pm/Early Bird Special 4pm 9pm
Tallow Shanghai House Restaurant Main Street 058 55558 Specialising in Chinese
Tallow The Mandarin (Take Away) West Street 058 55555
Sunday - Thursday 4.30pm - 11.30pm
Friday - Saturday 4.30pm  midnight
Lismore Lismore Hotel Main Street 058 72966 Lunch/Evening Meals/Bar Food
Lismore Foley's on the Mall The Mall 058 53671 Lunch/Evening Meals 12.30pm - 9.00pm
Lismore Rose's West End Bar West Street 058 54561 Breakfast/Soup/Sandwiches/ 9am 2pm
Cappoquin Richmond House   058 54278 Pre Theatre Specials from 5.30pm
Cappoquin Barron's Bakery & Coffee House   058 54045 Breakfast/Light Lunch/8.30pm - 5.30pm
Cappoquin The Sportsman's Bar Main Street 058 52005 Lunch 12.30pm - 5.00 pm (Specials)/Evening Meals by request

41st West Waterford Drama Festival
3rd March to 11th March 2023

Bookings: On 058 60456 from 22nd February 2023 - 2pm - 8pm

If using Sat Nav, be careful when inputting. There are at least three Ballyduffs in County Waterford. In particular, there is a village called Ballyduff about five miles from Waterford City. This is not us! Coordinates 52° 08' 51" N, 8° 03' 06" W will get you pretty near the correct Ballyduff! more


Since 1981, West Waterford Drama Festival is held in Ballyduff during March. Over three decades of dramatic excitement, community endeavour, investment in friendship and sheer good fun. All driven by an ethos of volunteerism, community and good humour. more

Supported by Waterford City &
County Council's Arts Festivals Grants