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Cappoquin, also spelt Cappaquin or Capaquin, is a town in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is on the Blackwater river at the junction of the N72 national secondary road and the R669 regional road. It is positioned on a sharp 90-degree bend in the river and nestles at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains. It is the birthplace of the poet Thomas McCarthy. Cappoquin is also the birthplace of Michael Cavanagh, a prominent poet, writer, historian and Fenian who was involved in the attack on the constabulary barracks in Cappoquin, soon after which he went to America with fellow rebels, where he often and fondly wrote and spoke of Cappoquin and its inhabitants. Popular local pursuits include Gaelic games, rowing, and fishing.HistoryIn the 1980s at Lefanta, just south of the town, 7,000-year-old artifacts were discovered, which evidence some of Ireland's earliest inhabitants. Today the town features include unique scenery, coarse angling and the Glenshelane woodland walk. Rowing is a popular sport on the river. The town is also only a few miles from Mount Melleray and Lismore, County Waterford.CommerceWithin the towns centre, employment is provided by a variety of shops and businesses typical of a rural Irish town, with businesses like Kelleher's supervalue, Feerick's pharmacy, the post office and Cappoquin credit union. Some of the largest individual local employers are located on the Cappoquin industrial estate, located a half mile into adjoining Le Fanta. Businesses located here include Pat Denn feeds, Calmark Ireland, FBA laboratories Ltd, Glenside woodside design and Paul Flynn hardware, among others. Being surrounded by fertile fields on all sides, farming and agriculture plays an important role in the town, providing employment on farms and orchards scattered around the area. Near Cappoquin is West Waterford Vineyards, an Irish wine producer.Add Cappoquin and other destinations in Ireland to your travel itinerary using our Ireland trip itinerary planning tool.
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