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County Waterford

Waterford

Waterford

County Waterford on the South East coast of Ireland is a maritime county with no part of it being more than twenty five miles (40 km) from the sea. At its widest points the county is fifty one miles wide and twenty seven miles long but contains a variety of landscapes and scenery that are rarely encountered in such a compact territory. The spectacular plateau of the Comeragh mountains rises up 2,600 feet above sea level in the centre of the county. The earliest proven settlers arrived in Waterford some 9,000 years ago. These were Mesolithic in culture and survived by hunting, gathering and fishing.

Waterford and its surrounding areas have lots for the visitor to explore. The seaside village of Ardmore with its round tower and ancient ogham stones. Tramore also a seaside town with lots of arcades and amusements along with its many based water activities due to 3km of golden beach, habitat to much wildlife.

Enjoy some scenic drives to Dunmore East and Passage East and enjoy the tranquil haven of Dunmore East Beach and its many Coves such as Stoney Cove, Ladies Cove, Badger’s Cove and Saleen and Woodstown Beach and Clonea’s Blue Flag Beach. Waterford is great to enjoy deep sea and river angling, sailing and windsurfing. Dunmore East is just 6 miles from Waterford City, and 44 miles from Rosslare. Take in the beauty of the Vee Gap area and finish with the Commeragh scenic drive, with its wonderful mountain ranges and the stunning Mahon Falls and onto the village of Cappoquin. The Commeragh region has lots of remaining historic sites such as Portal Dolmens, Ogham Stones and cairns. The Copper Coast between Tramore and Dungarvan has been recognised as a world Geopark, with its impressive coastline. Lismore is a lovely town famous for its Castle and Gardens in Lismore. Visitors to Waterford can enjoy fresh water and deep sea fishing.

Waterford City where the River Suir flows through has a history of maritime activities. The Festival of the Sea celebrates the links between the people of the south east of Ireland and the south east of Newfoundland. Spraoi Street Festival with its carnival atmosphere is one not to be missed if you are visiting Waterford, for its colour and creativity, it is a great family day out.

Waterford and its surrounding areas have lots for the visitor to explore. The seaside village of Ardmore with its round tower and ancient ogham stones. Enjoy some scenic drives to Dunmore East and Passage East. Take in the beauty of the Vee Gap area and finish with the Commeragh scenic drive, with its wonderful mountain ranges and the stunning Mahon Falls.

Waterford City is always a hive of activity, and with lots to be enjoyed in the theatre line from productions at Waterford's Theatre Royal, or the Red Kettle Theatre Company. The above Forum Theatre has had the likes of Johnny Cash, David Gray, Van Morrison all play here, so why not check this venue out.

Most Popular Places to Visit

Lismore Heritage Town, Waterford

Cappoquin House & Gardens, Waterford

Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, Waterford<

Reginald's Tower Museum, Waterford

Ardmore Round Towner, Waterford

Waterford Museum of Treasures & Viking Show

County Waterford

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See & Do in Waterford

  • Waterford Beaches Beaches
    Some of the best beaches in Ireland are in County Waterford.
  • Waterford Castles &  Heritage Castles & Heritage
    Castles, forts and heritage sites in County Waterford.
  • Waterford Golf Courses Waterford Golf Courses
    Top 10 golf courses in County Waterford, with link to the official sites.
  • Waterford Horse Riding Horse Riding
    Details of horse riding schools, where you can hire horses in County Waterford
  • Waterford Parks & Gardens Waterford Parks & Gardens
    So many Parks & Gardens to choose from in County Waterford.
  • Waterford Pubs Pubs
    Best Pubs in County Waterford for music and craic.
  • Waterford Restaurants Waterford Restaurants
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  • Waterford Visitor Attractions Visitor Attractions
    Most popular Visitor Attractions in County Waterford.
  • Waterford Walks Walks
    Loop walks, forest walks, way marked walks, and beach walks.

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Getting Around Waterford

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    Bus & Coach services in Ireland with links to timetables
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