10 things to do in Waterford during the summer.
With temperatures hitting 25 degrees plus across the South East already this summer, there is no better time to get out and about Waterford and explore the county's many wonders.
From festivals in Waterford city to relaxing in one of the Déise's scenic seaside towns, you are certain to find something for everyone.
Waterford Live has put together a list of 10 Things To Do in Waterford this summer.
Families can enjoy a walk or cycle on the Waterford Greenway, stopping off on route for an ice-cream and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere. Bikes can be hired at three locations along the route, which allows for free access to a shuttle bus service.
From Tramore to Clonea Strand, crowds flock to the beaches in County Waterford when the sun comes out.
Visit Dunmore East
The coastal town is a haven from the crowds of Waterford city. Enjoy the Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish and Fun on July 23 and 24 and the Bluegrass Festival from August 23-26.
Tramore Amusement Park
Kids have a rollercoaster of a time at Tramore Amusement Park every summer. From mini golf to the bumper cars, Waterford’s entertainment zone has something for everyone. Cap off the day with a bag of chips and a stroll along the beach.
The Spraoi International Street Arts Festival runs over the August bank holiday weekend in Waterford city, with the 2018 event taking place from August 3-5. The electric atmosphere, beaming with banter, song and dance draws tens of thousands of locals and tourists from afar to the city’s streets. Spraoi started as a one day event in 1993, before growing into a summer weekend masterclass of madness adored by all.
Waterford Viking Marathon
It’s all systems go to the Waterford Viking Marathon on Saturday, June 30, with the popular run striding from strength to strength since it started seven years ago. The three events - full, half and quarter marathons - start in Waterford city centre, taking in the stunning Waterford Greenway, Mount Congreve and finishing at a family fun event at the WIT Arena. Hundreds of volunteers line the route every year, providing over 30,000 bottles of water for participants who travel from across the world for the marathon.
Clean Bandit on the Gasworks stage at Waterside last summer reaffirmed Waterford city’s ambition to attract the biggest names in the music industry to the South East. Rudimental headline Daytripper 2018, while Smash Hits and RTÉ 2FM DJ Jenny Greene make welcomed returns to Waterford.
The city’s nightlife has been on point These Days, and there is no place you would Rather Be than at Daytripper from August 24 -26. Hopefully the Sun Comes Up for the popular music event, which will bring summer to a close.
Waterford and Suir Valley Railway
The award-winning Waterford and Suir Valley Railway is a community heritage project operated mainly by volunteers. Families steep themselves in history, taking in the beauty of the Suir Valley from a carriage. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir, offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. The railway track also takes in part of the Waterford Greenway, and operates daily from Easter to September 30.
Explore West Waterford
Wander around Ardmore or Lismore before winding down in one of Dungarvan's top restaurants.
Minutes from Tramore, Guillamene Cove is popular with swimmers when the weather gets warm. Families can bring a picnic and enjoy the summer sea view.
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