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 Waterfords 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.