Villierstown has a lot to offer those who like to take to the saddle.  Located on lightly trafficked country roads in the heart of West Waterford there are many miles for you to explore.

For those who just want a relaxing afternoon trip it’s worth taking the Dromana Drive.  Starting in Villierstown you leave in the direction of Cappoquin, the first 2km is under the canopy of Dromana wood and some beautiful scenery awaits on this route although slightly hilly at times.  The next 1km is in open countryside with stunning views of the Knockmealdowns Mountains.  Along the route stands Dromana Bridge, a Hindu Gothic Gateway on a bridge crossing the River Finnisk built by Lord Stuart de Decies in 1849, it remains today the only example of this type of remarkable architecture in the country. The remainder of the journey takes you by the site of the Battle of Affane 1565. Through Bewley where there are ruins said to be that of a house of worship of the Knights Templar. Further along the route you again cross over the River Finnisk , this time near the remains of a small church and grave yard. You then join the R671 and conclude the journey by following the signage for Villierstown, in total approx 10km.

Villierstown also plays host as a water stop to hundreds of participants in The Sean Kelly Tour each year.  Located on the half way mark of the 50km Kelly Cruise, Villierstown is an ideal location at any time of year to start and finish the route.  For more information on this event visit