Places to Visit in County Waterford

Tramore

20 mins drive
Tramore is one of the most popular destinations for family holidays in the Southeast. A wonderful 3 mile beach with its 30 metre high sand dunes helps to make Tramore the popular destination that it is. Part of the seafront is taken up by a 50 acre amusement park. It contains the amusements themselves, a miniature railway and a boating lake. At the western end of the beach is the figure of the Iron Man, a huge painted iron figure of an 18th century sailor, who has his arm pointed out to sea to warn approaching ships. He was erected in 1816 when 360 lives were lost after they mistook Tramore Bay for Waterford harbour.


Dunmore East

20 mins drive
Ireland's most picturesque fishing and holiday village in the south-east, just 16 kilometres from our Waterford City Hotel. The village has accommodation to suit all tastes. The hotels and restaurants have interesting and varied menus specialising in the finest seafood, caught locally. Each August, fans flock to Dunmore East, Co. Waterford for Ireland's largest free Bluegrass festival. With archery, golf, windsurfing, orienteering, walking, kayaking, team challenges and sailing, Dunmore East has lots of fun activities for all the family.


The Gaeltacht - An Rinn, Ring

40 mins drive
The Ring Gaeltacht overlooks Dungarvan Harbour, approximately 6 miles from Dungarvan itself. The beautiful peninsula west of Dungarvan is home to a language which is found in pockets of rural Ireland, mainly along the south and west coast. The generic name for such areas is The Gaeltacht. This name is given to parts of Ireland where the Irish language (Gaelic) is the principal, everyday language in the community.


The Comeraghs

45 mins drive
The Comeraghs are located in the centre of County Waterford and there is not a day in the year without mountaineers, hill walkers and climbers out enjoying them. They are definitely one of the finest ranges in Ireland and have an unparalleled mix of mountain features. There's the long and precipitous Knockanaffrin Ridge, the magnificent plateau, the falls in Coum Mahon, the mysterious Foill an Priosun, the tremendous variety in the coums of the Nire Valley, the surprising Coum Iarthar, the historic Crotty's Lake, the wealth of flora and fauna and most of all, the shadowy depths and astounding glacial amphitheatre of Coumshingaun.


Lismore Castle

1 hours drive
Lismore Castle has been the Irish home of the Dukes of Devonshire since 1753 and is possibly the most spectacular castle in Ireland. Situated in a panoramic position overlooking the Blackwater Valley it has views over rolling, wooded hills to the Knockmealdown Mountains beyond. Whilst being totally private, the Castle is on the outskirts of the Heritage Town of Lismore and a mere 200 yard walk to all its amenities.

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