And there's more

Just when you thought you’d heard everything what there is to see and do in Waterford City, we’ve found some more

– so fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be an interesting ride!


Arts & Culture

Waterford is home to a number of well known theatres and art galleries, from the magnificent Victorian era Theatre Royal to the atmospheric Greyfriar’s Municipal Art Gallery in Waterford City; from the quaint Town Hall Theatre in Dungarvan to the extraordinary international collection of visual arts at Lismore Castle Arts – if you enjoy arts and culture, there’s plenty to choose from in Waterford.


Copper Coast Scenic Drive

A scenic drive with stunning coastal landscape that would rival the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Do you like action-packed holidays, new activities, enjoying spectacular scenery and getting a healthy buzz while you're at it?

If so, you've come to the right place,

Dungarvan lies right at the heart of County Waterford - a holiday oasis. Mountains, beaches and coastline are all on our doorstep with a rich Viking and Early Christian heritage. An ideal location to explore Waterford.


Family Fun

Don’t let the rain stop you! There’s still plenty to do on a rainy day in Waterford – yes, it does actually rain sometimes in the sunny South East!

There’s also a good selection of things to do for free – so come rain, hail or shine, make sure you get out there and enjoy some family fun in Waterford!


Everyone loves a good festival – and Waterford has a reputation for putting on seriously good festivals and events! From arts to music, street entertainment to food feasts, cycling to opera - make sure you plan to enjoy the best that Waterford has to offer.

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Gardens of Waterford

The Waterford Garden Trail offers something special for both the novice and experienced gardener. Many days can be spent enjoying a rich variety of flora and fauna species, all of which contribute to the uniqueness of the gardening attractions on the trail. A number of the older gardens have been lovingly restored through the years, while the smaller ones are maturing beautifully with time.

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Greenway Test

Waterford City & County Council is pleased to announce that a substantial section of the Waterford Greenway will open for use from the 23rd September 2016 betweenDungarvan (Causeway) and Kilmacthomas (Workhouse)



Hidden Gems

Waterford Crystal may be the jewel in County Waterford’s crown, but there are also many hidden gems to discover here on Ireland’s Southeast Coast.


Ireland's Oldest City

Welcome to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city and a 'must see' in Ireland’s Ancient East. There's so much to enjoy in the city, from world class visitor attractions to great shopping; from historic walks to vibrant nightlife - and everything in between!

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Monastic West Waterford

Medieval buildings dominate many parts of the Irish landscape. Castles are the largest surviving structures from medieval Ireland, and monastic buildings and their inhabitants dominate many chapters of Irish history. Discover West Waterford's medieval monastic remains.


Most Popular

There are so many wonderful things to do and see in Waterford, however this list of the ‘most popular’ will help you to choose how to enjoy your time in Waterford and will help you make sure you don’t miss the more well known attractions.


Nightlife Dungarvan & West Waterford

Nightlife Dungarvan & West Waterford

Nightlife Tramore & Dunmore East

Nightlife Tramore & Dunmore East

Nightlife Waterford City

Waterford City is known for its vibrant nightlife. Choose from contemporary bars, traditional pubs, rocking nightclubs, live music gigs – whatever tickles your fancy, you’ll find it in Waterford City!

Waterford City is proud to fly the Purple Flag! The Purple Flag is an international accreditation scheme that recognises excellent management of city centres at night, similar to the Blue Flag for beaches or Green Flag for schools.

The Purple Flag status highlights Waterford as a vibrant place to visit at night time with clean and safe environments, great bars and clubs, a variety of arts and cultural attractions and excellent transport links.  


On the Coast

It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place than the coast of Waterford on a sunny day. Take the time to visit Dunmore East and Ardmore, two of the most picture perfect coastal villages in Ireland. Waterford’s coast has a necklace of hidden beaches just waiting for your to explore...


Ready Steady Go

Need to enjoy some ‘family time’? There are plenty of activities for families to enjoy in Waterford, from the amusements in Tramore to the playgrounds in Dungarvan, from the family friendly ‘Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle’ to bowling and cycling. Take your pick – and enjoy creating memories with your family in Waterford.


See How They Run

Most children love animals, picnics, playgrounds and trains!

Pack some sandwiches, a flask of tea and you’re good to go. Here’s a selection of real treats for all the family to enjoy in Waterford, from pet farms to the fabulous Suir Valley Railway – and remember - you’re never too old to enjoy an eggy sandwich in the open air!

Surprise Me

After much soul searching and lots of discussion, we've chosen a selection of things for you to do in Waterford that might surprise you. We hope you agree!

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Taste Dungarvan & West Waterford

West Waterford is one of Ireland’s leading food destinations and in 2015 was one of three locations short listed for a Fáilte Ireland ‘Eden’ Award, recognising excellent Local Gastronomy. Dungarvan has also been shortlisted as one of the top Foodie towns in Ireland. 

Taste Tramore & Dunmore East

What is it about the sea air that makes us so hungry?! Well never fear, you won’t have far to look to satisfy those hunger pangs. From chips on the prom in Tramore to ‘catch of the day’ in Dunmore East – tuck in!

Taste Waterford City

Take your pick! There is so much to choose from when you want to eat in Waterford City. Enjoy the best of great Irish food made with locally sourced produce and put together by talented chefs. Or just go for coffee and a bun!


Tee Off and Cast Off!

Fishing fans can choose from sea angling to river fishing depending on your fancy! Golfers have plenty of choice in Waterford city right through to West Waterford with ten different golf courses within one hours drive. Fore!


The Great Outdoors

Feel yourself relaxing as you take deep breaths of fresh air in the great outdoors! Discover the hills, mountains, rivers and coastline of County Waterford and take advantage of the well known sunny South East’s glorious climate! What are you waiting for – get outside!



Sandy beach, buckets and spades, ice creams, amusements, chips on the promenade.

Tramore is the picture perfect family holiday destination with a three mile long Blue Flag sandy beach. It’s also a surfer’s paradise, suitable for experienced surfers to absolute beginners who can learn to surf in one of Tramore’s six surf centres. A favourite past time for many Waterfordians is to sit in one of the little cafés on the seafront and watch the world go by. Or simply stroll along the beach and enjoy the sunset.


Water Sports

Whether it’s sailing or kayaking that floats your boat, Waterford is the perfect location to enjoy all sorts of water sports. From surf schools to stand-up sea paddling, there’s simply miles and miles of coast along which to enjoy the adventure. Come on in – the water’s lovely!



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Waterford Crystal

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Waterford Garden Trail

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Waterford Greenway Information

Can I bring my dog on to the Waterford Greenway? The answer is yes!
Click on the box below to find out the Do’s and Don’ts of the Waterford Greenway Code.

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Waterford Greenway Map

Use this interactive map to get information about access points, car parks and toilets along the Greenway.  You'll even get a weather forecast. 


Waterford Viking Triangle

The historic quarter of Waterford City

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Waterford's Mountains

Dramatic, inspiring and picturesque, there’s much to enjoy in our mighty ranges which stretch right across the north of the county. 


Waterford, Where Ireland Begins


Welcome to the Waterford Greenway

The Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.

Enjoy a beautiful journey across three tall viaducts from the river to the sea.

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West Waterford

Castles, Copper Coast and historic towns and villages, heritage Ireland begins in West Waterford.

West Waterford Towns & Villages

Drive leafy roads and laneways, stumble upon some of Ireland’s most historic and picturesque towns and villages, all of which are part and parcel of the charm of this region.