Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Secret Valley was set up by wife and husband team, Ann & John O’Connor, initially as an adventure farm in May 2007. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength. Over the years, following sponsorship, expansion and continued development driven by their passion for wildlife and nature, Secret Valley has transformed itself into a Wildlife Park.

Ballyhack Castle

Ballyhack Castle is located on a steep slope in a commanding position overlooking Waterford estuary. The castle, a large tower house, is thought to have been built circa 1450 by the Knights Hospitallers of St. John, one of the two great military orders founded at the beginning of the twelfth century at the time of the Crusades. The Castle can be seen from the Passage East Car Ferry.

JKF Arboretum

This is a magnificent park showcasing plants of international standing with 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from all temperate regions of the world. There is also a fine Visitor Centre, displays a permanent exhibition on the life and achievements of the late President John F. Kennedy. For our visitors we also have pleasant Tearooms, a terrific Playground and a picnic area, a miniature railway (seasonal), a variety of signposted walks and a pony and trap service.