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Waterford is part of Ireland’s Ancient East and is situated in the South East. Filled with historic sites and lush green river valleys, stunning coastline and a vibrant city, this website will help you to plan your visit, from how to get here and what things to do. There’s lots of accommodation options including hotels, self catering and B&B’s. We can also help you choose how best to spend your time, from attractions, festivals, interesting places to visit, great restaurants, shopping and night life.

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  • Described as “one of the eight best mountain biking events in Ireland” by OUTSIDER – Ireland’s Adventure Magazine.
  • The Nire Valley Drop MTB challenge takes place in and around the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains and the Nire Valley every October Bank Holiday.
  • Expect stunning views and sheer drops as this cross-country mountain bike sportive event in Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford will leave you foaming at the mouth.
  • The warmth of the welcome, the marvellous Community centre facilities, the friendly and encouraging stewards on the route and the hard working caterers at the finish make the “Nire Valley Drop” what it is.
  • More details will be posted on our web page at www.nirevalley.com or www.nirevalleydrop.com as well as our Facebook page Nirevalleydrop.
  • Why not make a weekend of the event and stay in the area, our accommodation list has a wide range of accommodation types to choose from.
  • See you Sunday 28th October 2018

Reviews

“When the organisers spend 4 evenings per week and many weekends for months before an event preparing every last detail and piece of a 55km route through mountains and forests you know that it’s going to be a good one. Nire Valley Drop is a real highlight of the Cycling year”

“There are some days on the bike that you feel the hurt, but you're enjoying it so much you can't stop smiling! Nire Valley Drop was unreal! 

We headed out in convoy from Clonmel this morning and we weren't disappointed.
Really well organised, fantastic atmosphere, top coffee being served at the start, great signage on the route, excellent food at the finish & great facilities”

 Such a well run event. From the welcome to the selection and marking of the route. You never felt you were climbing for the sake of it and each climb was rewarded by a great bit of downhill. Even getting a few trails deep in the forest. All perfectly marked. Then to come back and to have such a variety of food to refuel!  Such helpful volunteers everywhere”

 “Excellent course in beautiful scenery, well organised and sign posted, lovely marshalls, class food after! Fantastic day on the bike”

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Web: www.nirevalley.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nirevalleydrop/

 

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Experience Christmas in Dungarvan. Come look at our Lights!

Dungarvan is transformed each year, with dazzling illuminations in Walton Park and throughout the town casting a cheerful glow over our festivities. The engaging combination of great value shopping, outstanding dining opportunities and our warm, festive atmosphere will ensure that all our visitors enjoy a unique Christmas celebration.

The season begins in November with lighting ceremony and market in Grattan Square. The calendar continues with events, workshops, and activities for all ages throughout the following weeks.
We welcome visitors from all over the country to Dungarvan each Christmas to enjoy our fantastic shops and local producers, reputation for an outstanding food offering  and now known as ‘Home of the Waterford Greenway’, Dungarvan has much to offer!

         

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Dungarvan Aglow

18th November - 1st January 2019

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There is a fantastic mix of home based and foreign films that will be screened,from 1st timers to professional filmmakers. All types of genres will be shown from comedies, dramas, horrors, thrillers to documentaries.

Each year the festival gives a cash award of €500 and a certificate for the Waterford City & Council Award for Best Short Film. We also give an award for runners up for best short film.

The screenplay competition will have up to 20 finalists. Each finalist will receive a certificate. The overall winner will receive €500 plus access to a weeks worth of filming equipment and a weeks worth of editing facilities sponsored by FILMLAB. There is also an award for the runners up.

Submissions are now being accepted through their website.  www.waterfordfilmfestival.net

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Waterford Film Festival
30th November - 2nd December 2018

Tel: +353 (0)86 650 4967
Email: waterfordfilmfestival@gmail.com
Web: www.waterfordfilmfestival.net
Facebook: Waterford Film Festival

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