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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

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

Waterford Castle Hotel - Waterford County Waterford Ireland - Self Catering
Waterford Castle Lodges
Waterford, Co. Waterford
Castle Gardens’ architects and interior designers have pooled cutting edge design, technology and glamour to achieve something very desirable indeed. These 3 bedroom semi detached lodges are set on the beautiful island of Waterford Cast ...
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What's On

Kilmacthomas Farmers Market - Co Waterford - Fridays
Kilmacthomas Farmers Market - Friday 9.30-2pm

Kilmacthomas, County Waterford

Contact: Eithne Mackey 086 107 3074
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Tourist Attractions

Edmund Rice Heritage Centre - Waterford County Waterford Ireland
Edmund Rice Heritage Centre
Waterford, Co. Waterford
The interactive Heritage Centre tells the story of Edmund Rice who began his educational mission among the poor of Waterford, the history of Ireland and its growth throughout the world.
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Wedding Venues

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens - Campile County Werxford Ireland
Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens
Campile, Co. Wexford
This wedding venues a Georgian country house set in seven acres of Heritage Gardens. There are Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic churches close by (a vintage Austin 7 is available for hire), and blessings are possible here in the gardens - whi ...
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