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Festivals, Attractions and Activities in Tramore and Waterford 2016

There is so much more to Tramore than just sunshine...ok i'll admit-it does rain here too! There is so much to do whatever the weather throws at you! We take great pride in helping our customers plan their holiday in Tramore. We also love to help our campers plan the next part of their journey-the best scenic roads to take and what to see and do along the way.

  

Whether you are attracted to Tramore by the wide range of sporting and leisure activities; from golf to surfing, greyhound to horse racing or by thrills and spills of Tramores' indoor leisure centre or the carnival atmosphere of the amusement park - the unique blend of hospitality in the many pubs and restaurants and the vibrant night life Tramore has to offer makes Tramore the perfect and premier seaside resort in Ireland for over 200 years.


Below is an extensive guide too Tramore and its surroundings. You might like to print it off and bring it with you on your holiday to Tramore.

 

Festivals

Name Details  
Promenade Festival Tramore 2016

Tramore Tourism in association with The Art Hand are creating an exciting new arts and entertainment festival for the seaside resort of Tramore called The Promenade Festival.

There are plans for a huge variety of exciting attractions and Family Friendly Activities over the weekend including Sand Art, Street Entertainment, A Regatta, Maritime Heritage Events, Stalls along the Prom, Performances and Light Shows.

If you are an artist, performer or entertainer and would like to get involved please ring Keith Daniels on 083 1506006 or Sean Corcoran on 051 292919.

Dates: July 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2016.

 
   
Tramore Scooter Show 2016

Its not the mods vs rockers! Its just Vespas and Lambrettas....these little bikes, travel from the four corners of Ireland and The UK. The promenade will host the largest display of of Vespas and Lambrettas all with their own unique style, colour, and modifications. Theres a prize for the best bike and ride out across Tramore and its surrounds.

Entertainment over the weekend will be provided by the Hecklers, the Modfathers followed by DJs. More details to follow.

This is a great festival and gos from strength to strength each year. Well done Waterford Scooter Club for hosting the event and has selected Waterford Hospice as this years charity.

Dates: 8th & 9th July 2016

 
   
The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to cycle with one of Ireland's greatest ever sportsmen, Sean Kelly in his native County Waterford. You will be amazed by the wonderful scenery and the welcome provided by the people of Waterford will ensure that you will want to come back again and again! The two days are split up in to four cycle categorys-10km, 50km,100km and 160km.

To find out more (routes, registration etc.) about The Sean Kelly Tour - Click Here

Dates: August 20th and 21st 2016.

 
   
Waterford Viking Marathon June 25th 2016

Pack your running gear and have a guilt free holiday!

Waterford Viking Marathon is the biggest and best running event in the South East of Ireland…over 2000 runners in 2015.

The 2016 event will include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Quarter and Relay Marathon option – a challenge for all levels! Waterford Viking Marathon is not just a running event but a fun day’s activity for all the family with entertainment provided along route from live music bands to DJ’s as well as a party atmosphere at the finish line festival in the Regional Sports Centre on the Cork Road.

All excess profit from the 2015 event helped support the nominated charity Pieta House Waterford. If you would like to fundraise for your own charity, please contact the organisers directly to receive a sponsorship card.

It is an event not to be missed - So don’t get left behind -get on your way to the start line now and register today.

The Marathon runners will pass through Tramore, so you will be able to wave at them passing by while enjoying a tasty ice cream!Want to get in shape for it? click the link below for tips and advice.

To find out more (routes, registration etc.) about Waterford Viking Marathon- Click Here

Dates: June 25th 2016

 
   
Tramore Oceanic Surf and Sea Festival 2016

Surf’s up dude(tte)! Tramore’s Oceanic Surf & Sea Festival was born as a ladies’ surf weekend and continues in that incarnation with coaching for women of all levels of surfing ability available all weekend along with a bucketful of sports, social and relaxation activities.

The festival celebrates Michaelmas ie the feast day of St Michael, the patron saint of seafarers and recalls the tradition of the women of Tramore casting seaweed dolls out to sea to predict what the next summer would bring. Other festival highlights include eco workshops, beach walks and battle of the band.

Special Camping and mobile home rates available for the weekend, all activities are within 3 minutes walk from our camping park in Tramore.

Tramore Oceanic Surf & Sea Festival 2014 Information - Click Here

Dates: TBA 2016.

 
     
Irish Bass Fishing Festival 2016

Irelands First Bass Festival to be held in Tramore! The festival is open to all lure anglers and will take place along the South Coast of Ireland. Anglers are free to roam around and fish wherever they please in search of bass. This is the first of its kind event running over 3 days from the 25th-27th of July with some great prizes up for grabs. Tickets are available from Absolute Fishing which is beside our caravan park. To find out more please visit the the Irish Bass Festival website .

Dates: TBA July 2016 .

 

 

   
Spraoi 2016

An annual riot of colour, energy and excitement, held over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland, with an atmosphere that is unique among Irish festivals.  The festival takes over the city centre of Waterford for three jam packed days, attracing 100,000 people, transforming the streets and quays of the city into a giant stage for acts from all over the world.

Cutting-edge music and family-friendly arts combine to create a true cosmopolitan experience in Ireland’s oldest city. Spraoi offers international street theatre, Irish premieres, an array of world music, fringe events and the outstanding Spraoi Parade.

Waterford Spraoi Festival will present an exciting programme of music from around the world in 2016. All music events will be free, with gigs being presented at indoor and outdoor locations.

The grand finale usually ends with a spectacular display of fireworks on the Waterford quay.

Dates: July 29th, 30th & 31st

 
     
Tramore Races 2016 Dress up and enjoy the craic at the track! Horse racing is held in Tramore on 10th & 11th April. Racing at Tramore-June Bank Holiday Weekend 3rd & 4th June . Every year the August Racing Festival provides entertainment, both on and off the track for all, from the racing enthusiast to the complete novice. The August racing festival is held on 11th, 12th , 13th & 14th 2016  
     

DAYTRIPPER

Music Festival

Waterford 2016

DAYTRIPPER is back!! The 3 day music festival for Waterford, taking place at Bolton Street in the historic Viking Triangle from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July

2015 Acts; UB40, Soul II Soul, Thank Funk, Skunk, Tucan, The Whereabouts.

The Darkness, The Riptidemovement, Propeller Palms, Smash Hits, Mad Ferritt, Electric Movie Band

The 2016 listing of acts has yet to be confirmed.

Make a weekend out of it! The event is very easy to get to from Fitzmaurice's Caravan & Camping Park. There is a bus stop outside the park that will take you there.

Dates: July 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2016

 
     
Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival 2016

Once a year in August music pilgrims come from all over the world to the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival to listen to authentic bluegrass music. Bands play to ecstatic crowds, spread out comfortably at 6 venues, both indoors and outdoors. There also fine dining, sunbathing, swimming, dancing and jamming all day and night - a Bluegrass picker's paradise. Ireland's largest bluegrass music festival is held in Dunmore East, Co Waterford, only 15 minutes drive from Tramore.

Dates: August25th, 26th, 27th & 28th 2016.

 
     

Attractions

Name Details
Comeragh Mountains The Comeragh Mountains are a remarkably varied range, stretching from the coast near Dungarvan inland as far as Clonmel. Short walks to Mahon falls, Coumshingaun and Crottys' lake provides stunning scenery. A visit to the Magic Road is a must-ask me about it. Guided tours can be arranged with a local mountain leader (Mario MacRory from Muddyboots Guided walks). One of my favourite past-times!  
     
Deise Greenway

New for 2016, Formerly Waterford-Dungarvan railway line, the Deise Greenway is now restored as a 42 Km scenic trail for cycling, running, and walking. Pack a lunch and take in the sights of the Suir Valley, Comeragh Mountains and coastal views. On route attractions include;

Mount Congreve Gardens: These world-famous gardens are directly accessible from the greenway

Two Stone Viaducts: The Durrow 7-arch and Kilmacthomas 8-arch stone viaducts are engineering marvels.

Ballyvoyal Tunnel: The Ballyvoyle brick-lined tunnel is as fresh as the day it was built

Dungarvan: Stunning views across Dungarvan Bay on the way to the town centre

 
     

Lafcadio Hearns Gardens at Tramore House- Japanese Gardens

The design and planting of these unique 2.5 acre gardens pay homage to the life journey of Irish writer, Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, from his Victorian childhood in Tramore, to America, and ultimately to Japan where he achieved iconic status through his incomparable descriptions of its people, customs and culture.

 
     

Waterford Viking Triangle & Museum of Treasures

Bishops Palace: Treasures of Georgian Waterford, the Bishop’s Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives a wonderful insight into the history of what was up to the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin and its great legacy from the period is its elegant silverware and, of course, fine glassmaking.  Visitors to the Bishop’s Palace will see the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world - a decanter made in the 1780’s.

Reginalds Tower: Treasures of Viking Waterford, situated at the apex of the Viking Triangle in Waterford's historic city centre, Reginald's Tower is home to an exciting exhibition that uses a superb collection of historic and archaeological artefacts to tell the story of Waterford's Viking heritage. Reginald's Tower is a circular defense tower built at the beginning of the 13th century and at various stages in its rich history has been used as a mint, a prison and a military store. To this day, it remains Waterford's most recognisable landmark.

Medieval Museum: Treasures of Medieval Waterford, situated between Cathedral Square and the Bishop's Palace, Waterford's latest museum is a tribute to Medieval Waterford and life in the city during that period. Carefully preserving several medieval structures within its walls, the Museum was opened to the public on Friday 24th August 2012. Why not come and experience the wonder of our medieval city.

 
     
Hook Head Lighthouse & Heritage Centre Fill up the picnic basket, take the passage east car ferry and visit the world's oldest operational lighthouse. Climb the 115 steps to the spectacular view from the balcony. Described as the great granddaddy of lighthouses, Lonely Planet Ireland Guide has listed Hook Heritage Centre and lighthouse as one of the top 14 attractions in Ireland and the number 1 flashiest lighthouse in the world!  
     

Loftus Hall on the Hook Pennisula

The House and grounds have always remained to be a mystery to the public for a number years, a troubled history surrounds this property. The house remains in its abondoned state since the departure of the previous owner. Guided tours now take place inside the house, and I can assure you its not for the faint hearted! The decision is yours whether to take a day or night time tour!  
     
Metal Man Three iconic pillars with a metal man in the centre to warn ships of the shallow waters of Tramore bay. Legend has it if a woman is to hop bare footed all around the pillar three times, she will be married within a year (terms and conditions apply!).  
     
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway Line Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage as you take in the panoramic views of the river,and rolling farmland of Waterford and across the river to County Kilkenny. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. This is an area rich in history and only accessible by train.  
     
Mount Congreve House and Gardens

Mount Congreve is ultimately famous for being home to "one of the greatest gardens of the World". Words can only convey a small impression of what Mount Congreve has to offer. To get a full appreciation of what has been achieved here in such a short time by Mr Ambrose Congreve, one has to visit the garden as the seasons unfold.

The entire collection consists of over three thousand different trees and shrubs, more than two thousand Rhododendrons, six hundred Camellias, three hundred Acer cultivars, six hundred conifers, two hundred and fifty climbers and fifteen hundred herbaceous plants.

 
     
     
Anne Valley Walk & Angling Complex

Beautifully set in the Anne Valley on the Copper Coast of Co. Waterford. Beginning at Dunhill, the Anne Valley walkway is a scenic 2.2km winding pathway through the fishery. The walk will take up to 35-40 minutes to complete-if not faster! At the end walk you will see the ruin of Dunhill Castle which overlooks Annestown beach-you can walk up to the castle.

The fishery is a great day out with the family! Even if you forgot your rods, the rod hire is available from the fishery for €5 and day pass is €7

 
     

tramore stuff to do


Leisure Activities

Name Details
Tramore All Aboard Inclusion Play Park

This one of a kind public playground cannot be seen or replicated anywhere. It pays homage to our local maritime hertiage. The play park has over twenty individual play elements some of which have many more individual play items, amounting to a treasure of play based around the ship wrecked scene on a tropical shore. It promises to wow your little pirates!

 
Greyhound Racing Waterford

A night out with a difference, book a table at their restaurant and have a birds eye view of the track. Enjoy the atmosphere, the finest food, the flutter, the craic and of course top class racing.

Great family discounts available including entry and meal. Every Friday and Saturday night in Kilcohan Waterford-10 minutes drive from our caravan park.   

 
Splashworld Tramore The South East's biggest, brightest and best indoor waterpark!
 
Pitch and Putt Waterford Waterford Pitch and Putt Foot! Its a "hole" new ball game. Two great sports combined to create a fun and healthy pastime that anyone can enjoy. Its located a the halfway house-one of my favourite places to go for lunch-tasty food at incredible value! Prices for pitch and foot: €7pp (mon-thur), €10 pp at weekends. Bring your own ball or use their €2 ball rental facility.
 
Tramore Amusement Park

Loop the loop on the world's largest mobile rollercoaster at Tramore's 50-acre amusement and leisure park, test your putting skills on the crazy golf, see if you can survive a the Waltzers Mega Spin, get a skyline view from the big ferris wheel. Too much too handle? Then layback and take the miniature train though the park.

Party in the Park is held on July 26th (Fun day)

The Tramore Amusement Park fireworks display is held on August 22nd

 
Surf School's Surfing: Never tried it? Always wanted to? Surf lessons are available locally through experienced instructors and within no time, you will be able to surf the waves in Tramore bay. Wetsuit and surfboard hire are available from Tramore Surf School and Surf Shop. Others include Oceanic's Surf School and Freedom Surf and Adventure.

 

 

Sea Paddling Kayak on the most beautiful stretch of Irish coastline exploring the spectacular sea arches and caves of Waterford's Copper Coast. Family groups and half- day trips are very welcome. By clicking the link more information can be found from Seapaddling.com
 
Muddy Boots Guided Walks and BOS approved Mountain Skills Training and assessment Put on your boots, tie your laces and start walking around the finest coastal and mountain landscapes Waterford has to offer. All walks are graded to suit all abilities. All excursions are by a Fully Qualified Mountain Leader. Experience the outdoors-contact Mario MacRory: Mobile;086 3970568 or email mariomacrory@hotmail.com . Prices €25 per person. Group discounts also available.
 
Tramore Bike Tours These guided bicycle tour have been developed to explore the most striking regions of the Tramore and Waterford area. Waterford’s ever changing landscape from the towering cliffs and beaches of the Copper Coast, beautiful lakes and forest paths, megalithic monuments and castles offers the perfect backdrop for a bike tour you’ll never forget. Top of the range bikes and helmets are supplied. All levels catered for.
 
Copper Coast Mini Farm Enjoy the unique setting of the mini farm its unusual and friendly animals and plenty of space and fresh country air for children and parents alike.
 
Tramore Golf Club There is an excellent 18 hole golf course with club house. Open competitions are held at Easter, Whit, July and August. Also nearby are pitch and putt courses and a driving range. 
 
Cáca Milis Cakes After hopping around the metalman (read above), you might come back to buy a wedding cake! Baked freshly, just like Grandma made it, a taste of yesteryear. Visit their website www.caca-milis.ie
 
Night Life Numerous pubs and hotels in the town provide late night entertainment throughout the summer season for families. Late bars and discos are also in Tramore. There are also frequent trad sessions.

 

 

Runamuck Let the kids run wild at Run Amuck, the perfect Children's Indoor Play and Party Centre which is beside our caravan park.
 
Pirates Adventure Mini Golf & Bowling Challenge your friends and family on a 12-hole indoor mini golf course. Have fun and test your skills as you putt past pirates, waterfalls, sea serpents and firing cannons! Try for a lucky strike their mini bowling lanes or zoom around on themini motorbike track. So whatever the weather, the whole family can enjoy a fun and exciting day out!
 
LazerBlast When the weather gets wet this is a great place to go to burn some energy and maybe release a little aggression! Put on your laser pack, sneak around the arena, and try to shoot your opponents! Great fun!
 
Horse Trekking Let the horse do the walking! Trek through the countryside with Lake Tour Stables. Riders of all standards and age groups are catered for. For the more adventurous riders, Lake Tours can offer cross-country jumping on top quality horses.