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Annestown, Co. Waterford

A colourful one-street village which sits on the side of a hill, overlooking the Anne Valley and a rugged Atlantic bay with a safe, golden sandy beach. Those who know these things may spot the Iron-age fort, the choughs or the thrift but really this is just a haven of beautiful peace without pub or shop.

Annestown is a small and very quiet village. Little more than a short, colourful street of cottages on a hill it nevertheless inspires generations of families to keep returning – for the sea, for the air and for the peace. The beach at Annestown offers, when the tide is out, an expanse of golden sand, rock-pools and a gentle gradient which makes for one of the safest bathing beaches around. In the rougher winter months it attracts a hardier band of surfersHugh at Annestown.

The little road which runs along beside the river Anne provides a lovely peaceful walk during which you may see several different types of birds, from swans to snipe to pheasants, moorhens, kingfisher, herons and others. A short walk along the cliffs at either end of the beach will be equally rewarding for those interested in things feathered. 

Gardens

Sion Hill House & Gardens - Waterford Ireland
Sion Hill House & Gardens
Waterford, Co. Waterford
This is an enthusiast’s garden with stories attached to everything from the plants George Kavanagh began collecting as a boy, to the house itself. Sion Hill (1746) is one of five houses built by the Pope family who made their fortune as win ...
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Golf

Aerial view of Faithlegg House & Golf Course
Faithlegg Golf Club
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Course Type: Parkland
Opened in May 1993, Faithlegg golf course was designed by renowned Irish golf courses architect Paddy Merrigan, the course carries the familiar Merrigan stamp of difficult, undulating greens.  And water heightens the challenge, especially ov ...
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Self Catering

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens - Coach House & Garden Suite - Self Catering
Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens - Coach House & Garden Suite
Campile, Co. Wexford
Mark and Emma Hewlett's peaceful and relaxing late Georgian country house is set in 7 acres of Heritage Gardens, including formal walled gardens. There are two self catering properties on site - The Coach House and The Garden Suite.1). Coach Hous ...
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What's On

Stradbally Community Market - Co Waterford - 1st Saturday Each Month
Stradbally Community Market - 1st Saturday of month 10-12.30pm from Easter-Christmas

Carrigahilla, Stradbally, Co Waterford

Contact: Tom Hickey 051 293 219 tom167@gof ...
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Tourist Attractions

House of Waterford Crystal - Waterford County Waterford Ireland
House of Waterford Crystal
Waterford, Co. Waterford
The House of Waterford Crystal is located in the heart of Waterford City. The highlight of any visit, the Factory Tour gives you an up close view of their manufacturing facility that produces 45,000 prestige pieces per annum. Feel the heat of the ...
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Wedding Venues

Waterford Castle Hotel - Wedding Venue Waterford County Waterford Ireland
Waterford Castle Hotel
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Just two miles from Waterford City, this unusual hotel dates back to the 15th century, and is magically situated on its own 310 acre wooded island, reached by a chain linked private ferry. The hotel combines the elegance of earlier times with mod ...
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