Waterford County

Waterford City Cultural Trail

Begin the morning in the Bishop’s Palace Museum and learn about the history of Waterford from the 1700s to the 20th century. Attend the Medieval Museum across the road, featuring remarkable medieval treasures. Head to Reginald’s Tower, located directly in the Viking Triangle and home to the Viking exhibition. Finish with a tour of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre for a demonstration tour and live craft of the glass. Finally, walk along the Quay for the perfect riverside atmosphere.

The Waterford Greenway Adventure

Rent a bicycle in Waterford city and follow the 46-kilometer-long Waterford Greenway to Dungarvan. Dissected by the Comeragh Mountains, offering views of green meadows and dramatic coastline, the Greenway takes a maximum of four hours to reach Dungarvan. Stop for a coffee in the small Kilmacthomas village and explore the old workhouse before heading to Dungarvan. In Dungarvan, get to the city or relax near the harbor before going back.

Coastal Charm Explorer

Drive to Tramore for the coast experience, including the surfing waves or walking the promenade. Hop to Dunmore East, a small fishing village before exploring the Coves, grabbing fresh seafood at local dining joints, and perhaps attending the Bluegrass Festival. Conclude the day in Dungarvan, with a view of the sunset over dinner.

Mountains and Valleys Discovery

In the morning, drive to Comeragh Mountains for hiking. Walk around Coumshingaun Loop for a challenging trek around a glacial lake with a spectacular view. Depending on your energy, visit Mahon Falls after the hike. Finish the day in Clonmel with locals feast.

Heritage and Gardens Tour

Start the day at the Lismore Castle Gardens overlooking the Blackwater Valley. Drive to Mount Congreve Gardens before stopping at ancient Ardmore Round Tower and Cathedral on the way to Waterford City.

These itineraries facilitate a quick overview of Waterford County: it introduces the unique history, breathtaking nature views, and vibrant towns. The itineraries accommodate different types of visitors and can be easily adjusted based on personal preference.