Attractions

Whether you live in Waterford or you're just visiting, there is so much to see and do in the county. From shopping in the city to swimming at the beaches and hiking in the mountains, here are 10 things to appreciate in the Deise.
The thought of taking up running or re-starting after some time off can be daunting, but slow and steady wins the race. Start off with flat, short runs to build up your fitness and your confidence. Here are a few to get you started.
Step back in time to visit this one-of-a-kind Waterford museum with the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world.
The Waterford Walls Festival is in its ninth year and right now they are looking for walls to paint in the city and county. The festival is on in August, but if you have a wall you think might qualify, contact them today. It's a brilliant way to give your building a professional and cool facelift.
Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Cheer yourself up and book a night or two away. Whether your choice of accommodation is a guesthouse, glamping or a luxury hotel, there are options galore and lots to explore in West Waterford. Here are five to check out. Book today and have something to look forward to.
If you're feeling a big sluggish after Christmas, a little trip to the Greenway or a spin out to one of our fabulous beaches should get you back on track. No time like the present!
There’s nothing like a long, brisk walk on Stephen’s Day to brush off the cobwebs from the day before. Whether it’s a mountain hike, a stroll by the river, a cliff walk or a beach amble, the options in Waterford are endless. Below are a few to consider. Grab your rain gear, use the Christmas Day leftovers to make a picnic and get out into the Great Outdoors to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
Brace the cold this Christmas Day and head to the sea for a quick dip…or if you’re really brave, an actual swim! The temperatures, in and out of the water, may be cold, but you won’t regret it. It’s the perfect way to set you up for the rest of the day. Here are 10 local swimming spots ideal for the daring.
A winter wonderland cruise, Santa meets your furry friend and a festive market—it’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas now as we roll into the weekend and the third week of Winterval.
Located in the Port of Waterford Building and on every weekend during Winterval, The Polish Christmas Village was formed by the local Polish community who want to present and share their culture and Christmas traditions.
A full Winterval Festival programme of events is on offer on the streets and at venues across the city from November 18th to December 23rd. Here are some of the highlights you shouldn’t miss out on this weekend.
There’s something for everyone at the weekends during Winterval so bookmark these fun, free events—suitable for little kids and big kids alike.