A Weekend in Waterford

A Weekend in Waterford

If you are looking for a breakaway then there is nothing like A Weekend in Waterford.  Whatever your interests we have you covered here in Waterford.  Whether it’s history or horse riding, surfing or sightseeing, trains or theatre, golf or greyhounds, fishing or food we have something for everyone.

As Ireland’s oldest city Waterford boasts three award winning museums right in the heart of the “Viking Triangle” which are run by Waterford Treasures and are well worth a visit.  Spanning our 1110 year history you will be amazed at the impact that Waterford has had not only in Ireland but throughout the world.  There is also the Edmund Rice Museum where thanks to the miracle of modern science, visitors to the centre can travel back in time and experience what it was like back in the 1800s in Waterford.

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Where can I stay on A Weekend In Waterford?

Where can I stay I hear you ask?  Well we have an abundance of quality hotels and B&Bs with a price range to suite every pocket.  Staying in a city centre hotel means that you can park your car and walk anywhere in the city within minutes.  If you want to stay outside the city than we have you covered there too!  We even have a hotel on its own island and private ferry!

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So where can I eat on A Weekend In Waterford?

Waterford has restaurants that are second to none and you can enjoy Italian, French, Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Vegetarian, Spanish, European, Pub Grub and much much more at affordable prices.  If you want to take the weight off your feet then you can sit in one of our many cafés and enjoy a snack.

There are three theatres in the city where there is always something on and don’t forget about the live music in the pubs and clubs across the city and county.  Craft Beer has become very popular of the past few years and many of our award winning pubs have an extensive choice of craft beer and whiskey.

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Picture: Patrick Browne

What other activities are there for A Weekend In Waterford?

If golf is your thing,  then we also have you covered.  There are not only clubs in the city but also in Dunmore East, Tramore, Dungarvan and Lismore and we also have a driving ranges and Pitch & Putt on that note you can also play Pitch & Foot!

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Dunmore East Golf Club

Looking for adventure on A Weekend In Waterford?

The Waterford coast line is nothing short of amazing and the UNESCO Copper Coast is a trip that you simply have to put on your bucket list.  Sailing, surfing, fishing, swimming, diving, kayaking and so much more and if you are new to the coast then there are ample adventure centres all along the coast that will help you have a memorable stay in Waterford.  Visit the coastal villages and towns of Cheekpoint, Passage East, Woodstown, Dunmore East, Tramore,  Annestown, Boatstrand, Bonmahon and Stradbally or one of the many coves along the way, right up to Dungarvan and Ardmore.

Hiking is after becoming a popular past time and the Comeragh Mountains have so many tracks and trails that you will be blown away by the scenery.  If it’s a guided tour you are looking for then we have you covered here too.  There are also cycling tours available and with the Waterford Green Way, which is a 45km greenway stretching from Waterford City to Dungarvan, our advice is to get on your bike and explore the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us here in the sunny south east.

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Photo thanks to Muddy Boots Guided Walk

On part of the greenway the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway run trips everyday through the Suir Valley and is always a hit with the kids.  If the kids are looking for something to do then there are activity centres like Run Amok Pirates Adventure Centre, Activate that they will just love.  A visit to one of our mini farms in Fenor and Stradbally is always a hit with the kids.  If it’s horse riding that you are into than one of our many Horse Riding Schools will be happy to accommodate you.  Every Friday and Saturday night there is Greyhound racing at Kilcohan which is always a way to have fun with the whole family.  Family and group offers are very reasonable.  And not to forget a visit to Tramore races is always something special.

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Gardens that are well worth a visit on A Weekend In Waterford

You cannot visit Waterford without visiting one of our many fantastic gardens like Mount Congreve or Lafcadio Hearn Gardens in Tramore.  Curraghmore Estate in Portlaw is well worth a visit, boasting Irelands largest court yard and an utterly unique “Shell House”.  Check out the Waterford Garden Trail for more information.

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During the summer months there is always live music in the city centre and the Viking Triangle and lots of free activities for the whole family with Summerval.  For more information on Summerval visit their website here.

So you see whatever you are looking for we have it here in Waterford. There is so much more on offer here in Waterford, we could write for ever but we hope this will give you a taste of what you can expect on your visit.

Whether it’s a relaxing or an adventure filled weekend away then we can only recommend “A Weekend In Waterford”

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