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What to see and do in Waterford

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What to see and do in Waterford

I will be accompanying my daughter on a business trip in mid November. We arrive in Dublin and will stay there for two nights.

What is the best way to get to Waterford from Dublin?

What should I see during the week she is working in Waterford? I will be by myself. Are there day tours I should consider?

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

I'm sure there's more location specific experts that can add to this but Waterford is very easily reachable by train and bus from dublin - train I expect is quicker but Ive taken both and were both good. For a week in Waterford, renting a car for at least part of it may give you some extra flexibility to see more of the beautiful countryside and coast - but not necessarily essential. Off the top of my head, Waterford city itself is definitely worth some of your time, being the very old and interesting place it is. A personal favourite would be the village of Dunmore East, a short local bus ride away from Waterford with a very cute village, excellent eating place (try the Strand pub which has a restaurant overlooking the sea with exceptional seafood) and beautiful walks along the coast with stunning views. If you're in Waterford for a week, would also suggest a day trip to Kilkenny (which you can easily do on the train as not far though back in the Dublin direction) - beautiful old city with lots to see. Hope that gives you a decent start.

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2. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

Another vote for Dunmore East www.discoverdunmore.com

In Waterford itself, you can see The Viking Triangle (a group of Viking related sites) and also Reginald's Tower.

You can take a bus trip to Kilkenny using bus eireann www.kilkenny.ie

I am on my phone currently but will give you more links later.

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4. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

other areas besides Kilkenny, Dunmore East, and Waterford (all 3 are great), Malahide and Howth via public transportation....Trim Castle/Hill of Tara/Newgrange is on offer from Mary Gibbons Tours.....you could take the train to Belfast, etc........ you won't lack for choices....

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5. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

If I want to take a tour of Blarney Castle, Cork and Cliffs of Moher do I need to do that out of Dublin or are there tours out of Waterford? I know it depends on the weather if the cliffs will be an option.

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6. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

The Cliffs of Moher really aren't accessible from Waterford. Even from Dublin it is a long long day and not really worth it. The Cliffs are a weather dependent attraction and they can be difficult to see if it is very wet or misty, uncomfortable if it is windy and closed if it is very windy.

I am not aware of any day tour companies operating out of Waterford. However it MAY be possible to take a bus to Cork from Waterford then take a taxi or a bus to Blarney, then return.

The days are VERY short in mid-November. It will only be getting bright at about 8.15am or so and will be dark by 4.45pm. The weather will most likely be damp and cool and wind events are not unusual.

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7. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

I'd take the bus rather than the train, if only because the bus station is a bit more central than the railway station.

A bus trip to Cork is a decent idea to break your stay up a bit. It's a pleasant enough run. You could also look at the practicalities of a trip to New Ross or Wexford, but I think that the Cliffs oif Moher arw too far.

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8. Re: What to see and do in Waterford

I would definitely recommend renting a car once you get to Waterford, even just for a day, you can travel to bigger towns and cities and even rurally with lots of time and planning on buses but with only 2 days the flexibility of the car is an advantage. The most interesting places will be a small bit off the main routes also. Dunmore East, the copper coast to Dungarvan, An Rinn, Ardmore, Lismore etc.

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