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Dive into Activities

Coastal | Cycling | Family Friendly | Heritage & History

72 KM 45 MILES 11 LOCATIONS
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At Sólás Na Mara Seaweed Baths & Café enjoy the therapeutic benefits of this rejuvenating experience, enhanced by our beautiful seaside location, by their barista coffee and homemade cake.

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Lismore Heritage Centre offers a variety of experiences including the Lismore Castle Experience 360 – Your guide will bring you through the curtain where you will be immersed in the history of Lismore Castle using modern-day technology. Virtually tour the beautiful rooms and halls of the Castle and listen to the story of Lismore’s most famous faces who have graced its halls throughout the years.

Or if you’re on for an adventure check out the Escape Room – Suitable for all ages and fun for all the family, find the clues, crack the codes and get out of the room in 60 minutes or less, can YOU escape?

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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum – Step back into Medieval Waterford as you begin your tour in the 13th century. Come view the highlights in Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum.

The Bishop’s Palace – This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later – Enjoy a re-enactor-led tour through the treasures and scandals of 18th century Waterford and explore the beginnings of glass making in Waterford through our exciting 4D Audio Visual Experience.

At The Irish Silver Museum discover an intimate and personal collection of silver treasures from Ireland. From the Vikings to the Victorians.

The Irish Museum of Time offers a chance to step back in time to visit this one-of-a-kind Waterford museum with the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world.

At Waterford’s Viking VR Experience, the world’s first viking virtual reality 3D adventure inside a viking house there are thrills galore. Explore the handcrafted replica viking house built in waterford’s viking triangle and step back in time via a VR world

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Dunmore East Adventure Centre is a Water sports & Land activity Mecca – set in a stunning location in the sunniest part of Ireland – The Centre caters for adults and kids, and has adventure sessions lasting from one hour to a full week.

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Splashworld in Tramore provides an exciting and safe water experience for all ages with fun slides and a wave machine in this pool, it’s a great family fun experience.

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Small gardens of Waterford are delightful Garden attractions throughout County Waterford. There are a wide variety of gardens open for viewing ranging from the gardens of the great old houses to smaller gardens and garden centres.

Don’t miss the gorgeous Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, the stunning 70 acres of Mount Congreve Gardens located just 10 minutes from Waterford City; the majestic Lismore Castle Gardens and Arts Centre and the incredible estate of the Marquis of Waterford with its vast gardens and house your opportunities at Curraghmore Estate and Gardens.

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The Booley House Show is proud to present the very best of Irish music, song and dance. Resident Seanachaí James Lenane is a well known personality All-Ireland winner in his field, and is sure to have you laughing as he regales times past. The Booley House also includes the Michael Ryan School of Irish Dance, which encompass a wonderful range of original step dancing routines that always generate enthusiastic audience response.

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Overlooking the historic district of the Viking Triangle in Waterford City, visitors to the House of Waterford learn the history and stories behind one of Ireland’s most iconic brands.

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At the Blackwater Valley Opera experience an exhilarating week of opera, classical music recitals and concerts, schools and free events, pop-up events, dining and more at incredible homes and Lismore Castle.

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The Joan Clancy Gallery offers a chance to discover a beautiful art gallery in Co. Waterford’s unique Gaeltacht area (outside Dungarvan town) that exhibits the best in Irish painting from new, emerging and established artists.

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Waterford’s majestic River Suir can be explored by boat with a variety of tours and excursions from By Hook or By Crook Boat Tours ,The Barrow Princess & Calín Dèise.

On the Waterford Greenway, the old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail and if you’d like to plan a cycling trip guided or self-guided or hire a bike then Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours & Bike Hire & The GreenwayMan Bike Hire & Cycle Tours should be your first port of call.

Ardmore Open Farm is a gorgeous 16 acre farm with over 250 animals including many rare breeds and a Cafe serving hot food with a large indoor soft play areas – this is the perfect family day out.

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Waterford’s Suir Valley Railway offers a 40-minute scenic journey on a narrow gauge railway along the Banks of the River aboard a heritage mini train. Not only can you sit back and relax enjoying the stunning scenery, it’s a wonderful family fun occasion too. 

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Guided Experiences: If you’d like someone else to do all of the planning for you then contacting  Celtic Ways Ireland is a must; from one-day to multi-day experiences Celtic Ways Ireland craft bespoke itineraries that take you off the beaten path and bring you face-to-face with the real Ireland.

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You can also plan days out with a host of experts here in Waterford, from Wild With Walshe Tours who offer guided tours and experiences from gardening to Coastal Heritage, Natural History and Foraging walks a trip with this local historian and field ecologist makes for a fascinating day out. Mario from Muddyboots will guide you through the Knockmealdown or Comeragh Mountains. This expert hiker knows every path and off the beaten track of our gorgeous mountain ranges.

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In addition, a local guided walking tour experience in Kilmacthoms and in Dungarvan is on offer with Stíofán from Steps Back Thru Time during which you will enjoy intriguing local stories, a depth of heritage and a bit of craic along the way!

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Or you can also book yourself a spot on the EPIC Guided Walking Tour to discover the highlights of Ireland’s Oldest City delving back into 1,000 years of history all within 1,000 paces.

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Another way to explore Waterford’s rich mountainous landscapes is with a guided tour with Mario from Muddy Boots Guided Tours. Muddy Boots Guided Tours offers a wide range of guided walking/hiking tours of the Comeragh and Knockmealdown mountain ranges, catering to beginners, experts and those interested in the history and archaeological landscapes. 

Mario is a wealth of knowledge on the flora and fauna of Waterford’s mountains and you’ll definitely learn something new!

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