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Tramore, Co. Waterford

Tramore (Irish: Trá Mhór, meaning big strand (or beach)) is a seaside town in County Waterford. A small fishing village until the arrival of the railway in 1853, the town has continually expanded since. Initially as a tourist destination and latterly as a seaside suburb of Waterford City, which is 13 km (8 miles) to the North. Waterford Airport is located about 6 km (3.5 miles) northeast.

The area within a ten mile radius of Tramore is an area rich in megalithic structures (eg. Ballindud Cromlech; Ballynageeragh Cromlech; Knockeen Dolmen; Gaulstown Dolmen).

Beaches
Soak up the sun, stroll along the 5km stretch of golden sandy beach, take a plunge in the rolling ocean waves or simply relax and take in the breathtaking views of Tramore’s beautiful beach.

Fun Park
Enjoy all the fun of the fair in Tramore’s 50-acre Amusement Park. All the bustling atmosphere of the carnival, spectacular rides, arcades, boating lake and octopus island. Fun for all the family.

Golf
Choose from a selection of top class golf courses in the area including Tramore, Waterford Castle & Faithlegg to name but a few.

Equestrian
Free access to beaches, moorland, valleys, mountain and riverside tracks allows the rider and trekker to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Waterford from horseback. There are four stables within easy reach of Tramore including it’s own Laketour Riding Stables.

Waterford City
Enjoy the city life only 12 kms from Tramore. Take in some shopping in the Waterford Design Centre and many interesting shops in Waterford City. Visit Waterford Treasures at the Granary, which traces the history of Waterford from its Viking foundations to the 19th Century. It celebrates the cultural diversity of Ireland’s oldest city. A must is the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. This gives visitors the opportunity to follow the history of this beautiful cut glass, see the glass being made, admire the product and purchase some fine crystal ware.

Signposted Car Routes
Watch out for many distinctively signposted scenic touring routes including the NEW Dolmen Drive and the NEW South East Coastal drive.

Watersports
Surfing schools in Tramore offer lessons and sessions for all levels of surfers.

Angling
The Suir River offers a range of angling opportunities. Shore angling locations are widely available as are some deep sea and coarse angling.

Horse Racing
Tramore is the home of Waterford’s county racing track. Events are held throughout the year including the June Meeting & the Famous Four Day Festival in August. Tramore race track\\\'s website is the only one in the country to offer online betting at race meetings.

Heritage
Museums vary from the spectacular, sophisticated interpretative centres to local, voluntary manager establishments where the emphasis is on local artefacts and traditions. Reginald’s Tower, Waterford Heritage Museum, Lismore Heritage Town and Waterford Heritage Services are just some of the treats in store. There is so much to Tramore, nestled in Waterford, the Crystal County of Ireland.

 

Local Amenities

  • Sandy Beach
  • Sea Angling
  • Lake Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scenic Walks
  • Shopping
  • Lake
  • Water Sports
  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
Childrens Playground

Gardens

Fairbrook House Gardens, Kilmeaden County Waterford
Fairbrook House Gardens & Museum of Contemporary Figurative Art
Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford
The water power of the River Dawn is the key to Fairbrook’s history, first as a flour mill dating back to 1776 and, from 1846 to 1929, as a woollen mill. When Dutch artists Clary Mastenbroek and her late husband Wout Muller moved there only ...
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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

Carrick on Suir Farmers Market - County Tipperary - Fridays
Carrick on Suir Farmers Market

Heritage Centre, Main Street, Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary

Friday 10am-2pm

The very best quality foods including organic burgers ...
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Tourist Attractions

Reginalds Tower - Waterford County Waterford Ireland
Reginalds Tower
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Reginald's Tower is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland, and the oldest monument to retain its Viking name. To this day, it remains Waterford's most recognisable landmark. Reginalds Tower is a circular tower that is part of the town's defe ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Dunbrody Country House Hotel
Arthurstown, Co. Wexford
Set in twenty acres of parkland and gardens on the Hook Peninsula, just across the estuary from Waterford city, Catherine and Kevin Dundon’s elegant Georgian manor makes a magnificent venue for a wedding, with well-proportioned public rooms ...
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