Just back from a girly weekend in Waterford.Even though my mother is from Waterford and it's a lot closer with the new motorways,it's been a while since I was around the city area.
I'll start by saying we didn't bother with the glass, not my kind of thing, but spent a lot of time and money in the city centre "book centre" shop. It also has a little cafe and plenty places to sit and read and lots of good books.
The new roads can be a little confusing and some of our party found themselves in the city centre when they should have been heading for Passage.The mild weather and autumn colours allowed us to get out and ramble with no need for coats or boots.
The pretty village of Dunmore East is always lovely to visit and the weather was fine enough to be able to see across the harbour to the Hook Lighthouse.On the way back we went for a stroll on the long clean sands of Woodstown beach and took in the little Amish bakery where we stocked up on their famous carrot cake and cinamon rolls. There was also pottery on sale but I may be divorced if I bring any more pottery home.
We very much enjoyed our stay in Faithlegg hotel (review posted.)The second day saw us heading for the much underviewed Mahon Falls. it was a little foggy as we drove up to the falls, but the sun broke through to give us a spectacular view down to the sea and the more energetic of our party walked right down to the falls themselves. We also took in the "magic road" to the amazement of those who had never experiences it before.We didn't have time for the Kilmeaden steam train on this trip, but will certainly make it a must next time out.
So don't just rush to the glass showroom and leave the county, lots to see and do within easy reach of the city.