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Many thanks to Spillane's Butchers & Lombards Bar for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation. The Blackwater or Munster Blackwater (Irish: An Abhainn Mhor, The Great River) is a river which flows through counties Kerry, Cork, and Waterford in Ireland. It rises in the Mullaghareirk Mountains in County Kerry and then flows in an easterly direction through County Cork, through Mallow and Fermoy. It then enters County Waterford where it flows through Lismore, before abruptly turning south at Cappoquin, and finally draining into the Celtic Sea at Youghal Harbour. In total, the Blackwater is 169 kilometres long.
The Blackwater is notable for being one of the best salmon fishing rivers in Ireland. Fermoy is comparatively young but the territory of Fear Muighe can be traced back into ancient Irish history, when the O'Keeffes were its chieftains. Following the Norman invasion, the territory was given to the Flemings from whom it later passed to the Roches. A monastery at Fermoy was founded by St. Finnchua in the 7th Century and became a celebrated educational establishment.