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NESTLED IN THE SUNNY SOUTHEAST OF IRELAND IS THE SEASIDE TOWN OF TRAMORE

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Whether it’s just a short weekend get-away or a family holiday, Tramore can provide all you need for a memorable stay.

Just 20 minutes drive from Waterford City by car and with a regular bus service, Tramore is a great holiday option. Whether it’s just a short weekend get-away or a family holiday, Tramore can provide all you need for a memorable stay; from top-rated accommodation to fine dining and a vibrant night-life. Besides the obvious attraction of the beach, Tramore offers much, much, more for those with kids. For those who look to experience some of Ireland’s breath-taking scenery, Tramore sits right in the middle of

the Southeast Coastal Drive. During your visit to Tramore why not sample some of Ireland’s history by travelling the Dolmen Drive. Soak up the culture and history of this area, at the attractions Waterford City provides, such as the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre and Waterford Museum of Treasures at The Granary. If you visit during the August bank holiday weekend you wont have missed out. You would be lucky to experience the wonder of Spraoi, one of Ireland’s premier street festivals which is held in Waterford city annually.


Contents

HISTORY

THINGS TO DO

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WHERE TO STAY

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GETTING AROUND

RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE

EVENTS

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HISTORY From the Metal Man to Brownstown Head, sunken ships to old rail lines; Tramore is a town steeped in history. From the noblemen who called Tramore home, to the gothic-style church, Tramore is a must visit for all the history scholars, and those who wish to soak up the culture of Ireland.

The Wreck of the Sea Horse by Andy Taylor

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he Sea Horse was a Transport Vessel on her last fateful voyage on 25th Jan. 1813 from Ramsgate to Cork. On board were 16 Officers, 287 Soldiers, 33 Women, 38 Children, the Master of the Vessel, a crew of 17 and a young Naval Officer. The morning of 29th was the start of the poor weather conditions which led to the misfortunes of the hapless inmates of the Sea Horse. A stronger gale had developed and it was becoming very hazy and dark.

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About five in the morning of the 30th Minehead appeared on the lee beam, the Vessel drifting very fast to leeward. The gale was now severe and the fore-topmast was ripped over the side, while the mainsail was in ribbons. The lifeboats were washed away and a seaman in the foretop had his back and thigh broken. Unable to weather Brownstown Head to arrive in Waterford Harbour, where Hook Tower could be seen under the lee bow, Cap. Gibbs ordered the anchors be thrown out and the sails clewed up. The ship was brought up under Brownstown Head in seven fathoms of water. At about midday, the anchors dragged, the wind and sea still increasing, and about ten past twelve the Sea Horse, battered and helpless,

grounded in Tramore Bay less than a mile from the shore and safety. No assistance whatever could be afforded to the hapless inmates of the doomed Vessel by the numerous spectators who lined the shore hoping for a lull in the merciless gale. Crowds of soldiers lined the decks, many of them washed away by the returning wave. All hope of escape seemed now to forsake every break. After the tragedy Lloyds of London funded the building of piers, including the erection of Metal Man to prevent similar calamities. A monument to the tragedy is located on Doneraile Walk and an Obelisk marks a burial plot at the Church of Ireland on Church Road.


The Metalman by Andy Taylor

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n the early days, sailing ships were at the mercy of wind and tide, and in stormy weather if a ship were blown into Tramore Bay there was no escape unless the tide ebbed or the wind changed. Another contributory factor to the numerous amount of wrecks in the bay was the error of mistaking the Bay for the safe Waterford Harbour. The Sea Horse wreck in 1816 drew the attention of the Admiralty of Tramore. Admiral Wolseley made a survey of the Bay and suggested improvements which included two secure pier harbours, one at the western and another at the eastern end of the bay. However, these recommendations (like others) came to nothing. Then on June 27th 1821 the Corporation for improving and preserving the port of Dublin gave notice concerning their intention to erect three towers on Great Newtown Head and two on Brownstown Head. In compliance with that order, five pillars were erected in 1823. On the center pillar of the three on Great Newtown Head, His Eminence the Metal Man was positioned. A romantic legend says that if a girl succeeds in hopping around the Metal Man pillar three times on one foot she will be married within the year. Another legend says that on stormy nights the Metal Man can be heard chanting: Keep out good ship, keep out from me, For I am the rock of misery.

The Tramore Train by Andy Taylor

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he Tramore Train, known as the “Iron Horse”, started in September 1853. The train route started at Railway Square Tramore, through Crobally, over the Metal Bridge, on through Pickardstown, Carriglong, Duagh and Kilbarry Marshes before entering the tidy little Manor Station in Waterford at journey’s end. Sadly, the only reference to this historical station lies derelict beside the bus terminus in Tramore.

An extension was planned to the pretty village of Dunmore East, but difficulty obtaining the land free of charge, and the desire of the residents to keep their pleasant resort “select”, caused the scheme to be abandoned. In 1855 a temporary station was built at Pickardstown where the train stopped on market days for the benefit of the farming community. In the same year, at the half-yearly general meeting of the proprietors of the Waterford/Tramore Railway, it was announced that an increase in traffic on the line for the half-year ended 30th June. There were only three serious accidents during the lifespan of the Tramore Railway. The first was in the

month of August 1858, when the engine ran out on the roadway at the Waterford Manor Terminus killing a young passerby. The second saw the train derail, and after dragging the coaches for about 300yds., went down an embankment. The third saw the train steam into the Tramore Station, and burst through the end wall at a height of about eight feet or more above the Strand Road. The line was dieselized in 1954, and Tramore’s day of the Steam Train had passed into oblivion. In 1960 C.I.E announced the imminent closure of the Tramore Line.

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WHERE TO STAY Hotels

Bed & Breakfast

Whatever your budget, you will find accommodation to suit your needs. In Tramore you have your pick of guest houses, hotels, hostels and caravan parks. For those who like their comfort and that just-like-home atmosphere why not try one of our numerous B&B’s?

The Grand Hotel ooo

Located in the Sunny South East, and only minutes away from Tramore Strand, 9 km from Waterford City, 15 minutes from Waterford Airport and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Rosslare Harbour. The Grand Hotel has 82 en suite bedrooms with a large number overlooking Tramore Bay. Irene Treacy Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381414 www.grand-hotel.ie

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Majestic Hotel ooo

A warm welcome awaits you at the award-winning Majestic Hotel, overlooking Tramore Bay. Only 10 km from Waterford City. 60 en suite bedrooms. Family friendly hotel with leisure facilities available for guests at Splashword opposite the hotel. Danny & Annette Devine Lower Branch Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381761 www.majestic-hotel.ie Open: All Year except December 24th and 25th

Fern Hill House oooo

An award winning B&B operating as a guest house for the last 12 years. Located in the most scenic and exclusive part of Tramore with views of Tramore Bay from most of its rooms. Anne Lawlor Newtown Hill, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 390829 www.fernhillhouse.com Open: February 1st–October 31st

Killerig House ooo

Killerig House is a 200 year old georgean town house with spectacular view over Tramore bay. It is beside Majestic Hotel and opposite Water World lake and Amusement Park. It is five minutes walk from all the local restaurants and bars which caters for all ages. All our rooms are ensuite. All rooms have TV, iron and board, hairdryers and tea & coffee facilities. Maria Byrne Lower Branch Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381075 Open: All Year


Bed & Breakfast

Cliff House oooo

Cliff House is a luxurious home with secure private parking and panoramic views of Tramore Bay. It is recommended by Frommers, Le Routard, Dillard/Causin 300 best B&B’s, AA “4 Diamonds selected”, and has now been rated 4 stars by the new classification system by Failte Ireland. Highly Acclaimed by RAC, Town and Country Homes Quality Approved, and others too numerous to mention. Pat & Hilary O’Sullivan Cliff Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381497 / 391296 www.cliffhouse.ie Open: April–October

Self Catering

Glenorney - by The Sea oooo

Glenorney—by The Sea, is an award winning luxurious house located in Tramore, County Waterford in Ireland. The house and gardens also include secure private parking. Marie Murphy runs Glenorney By The Sea, and a warm welcome awaits you. Glenorney By The Sea, a home from home. Marie Murphy Glenorney, Newtown, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381056 www.glenorney.com Open: March 1st–December 1st

Beachside Apartments

Self Catering apartments overlooking 3 miles of Sandy Beach. two & three bedroomed apartments available. Strand Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 87 2315678 www.beachsideappartment.com

Pebble Beach Holiday Homes

Pebble Beach is a complex of self catering holiday accommodation located only 5 minutes from Tramore’s sandy beach and partially overlooking a boating lake. The self catering accommodation is fully equipped with all the comforts of home and comprise of two bedrooms and two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/living room area. Lower Branch Road Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 330460 www.pebblebeachholidayhomes.com

Caravan Park

Seafield Holiday Homes

Cloneen oooo

A beautiful B&B set in mature one acre gardens in Love Lane in the heart of Tramore, adjacent to the magnificent Doneraile Walk along the Cliffs to the west of Tramore. Accommodation is in 5 en-suite bedrooms, including family rooms, complete with TV’s and tea and coffee making facilities. Neil and Maria Love Lane, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381264 www.cloneen.net

Shanida

Shanida is situated on the main Tramore-Waterford road. Just 1km from Tramore. We are ideally located to tour the surrounding areas. Waterford City is just 10 minutes drive which is famous for hand cut crystal. We offer a warm and friendly welcome to all our guests. Rooms en suite and approved by tourist board. Mary Pierce Ballinattin, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381916 www.shanidatramore.com Open: June 1st–October 1st

Tramore Holiday Homes represent two of the foremost holiday home complexes in the resort. With years of experience of dealing with visitors from all over the world, you can be assured of an excellent service and attention to detail by our staff. Whether you would like to spend your time in the vibrant town centre or the more leisurely surroundings near the beach we have the accommodation to suit! Mary Cronin Old Crobally Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 390950 www.tramoreholidayhomes.com Open: All Year

Atlantic View Caravan Park

Atlantic View Caravan Park is situated less than a minutes walk for Tramore beach. It is a perfect location for families and for people who enjoy water activities, such as surfing or swimming and for people who enjoy walking and taking in the beautiful scenery surrounding Tramore bay. It is a private caravan park. Tommy Gammell Riverstown, Tramore 7 Tel: +353 (0) 51 381610


RESTAURANTS & NIGHTLIFE From quiet traditional pubs to nightclubs, all tastes and requirements are catered for in Tramore. A healthy mix of the new and old ensures that a night on the town will be memorable. From weekly live music to the latest dance and chart music, there is a vibrant night life. Eating out in Tramore is an experience not to be missed. From having fish and chips on the Promenade in the evening, to the traditional menu available in many restaurants and pubs; to the more mature and exotic dining experience, the many fine establishments in the town centre can cater for your needs. Visitors in Tramore will be spoilt for choice when dining out.

Vee Bistro

The Vee Bistro is nestled right in the centre of Tramore town and is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our dinner menu is served from 5pm nightly, and reservations are recommended. Children are welcome. We have live acoustic music every Saturday night. Derek & Catherine O’Sullivan 1, Lower Main Street, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 386144

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Misty’s Restaurant

This family-run restaurant has been satisfying customers with its excellent food and customer service provided by Sally and Ray and their attentive, friendly, yet focused staff for almost 30 years. Open seven days a week from 11am to 9.30pm, Misty’s is ideally placed on the main strip, adjacent to Splashworld leisure complex and less than one minute’s walk to the beach and promenade. Sally Herterich Strand Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 391492

Restaurant

Bar

Take-Away

The Market St. Restaurant

The Market Street Restaurant is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy good food and wine. We are using mainly local and home produced ingredients. With a regular changing menu we cook to suit the seasons. Vegetarians, coeliac & special dietary need can be accommodated & catered for. 2 Market St., Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 338495 www.themarketst.com Open: Wed–Sun from 5pm, Sunday lunch from 12:30

The Doneraile Restaurant

This award winning restaurant over looks Tramore Bay serves a large selection of fine wines and fantastic food. All ingredients are sources locally with fish and steaks a speciality. Irene Treacy The Grand Hotel, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381414 www.grand-hotel.ie

Cafe


Duffy’s Bar

Located in The Grand Hotel is a large airy bar that servers bar food daily from 5pm–9pm and Sunday Lunch from 12.30pm. There is regular live entertainment in Duffy’s Bar. Irene Treacy The Grand Hotel, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381414 www.grand-hotel.ie

Robinson’s Bar (Sadies)

One of the longest established family run pubs in the town, Sadie’s has been serving the people of Tramore and beyond since 1926. A traditional pub, where you can enjoy the relaxing surroundings, with friends and family. A great talking pub, with an excellent pint. Seamus, Sally & Cathal O’Hehir Summer Hill, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381326 www.vfi.ie/pub/4109-Robinsons-Bar Open: Mon–Thurs 10.30am–11.30pm, Fri–Sat 10.30am–12.30am, Sun 12.30pm–11pm

Seahorse Tavern

Tramore’s first and only gastro pub where gorgeous food is served in a stylish bar environment 7 days a week from 9.30am to 9pm. Live acoustic bands play in this intimate setting on weekend evenings. A visit is essential if you appreciate good food and good music. 3 Strand St., Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 386091 www.seahorsetavern.ie

St. Leger Bar

Family owned and run pub, renowned for its friendly service, large beer garden, and weekly music. 11 Main St., Tramore

Powers Pub

Small traditional pub, a rare establishment in Ireland, full of charm and history. Queen Street, Tramore

Tony’s Takeaway & Restaurant

The Victoria House (The Vic)

“THE VIC” still maintains its old world charm, reflected in its stonewalls and maritime features. Transformed in the late nineteen eighties, the pub is now spread over three floors and a large beer garden overlooking Tramore bay. Derek & Elaine Barry Queen Street, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 390338 www.thevic.ie

The Esquire Bar and Restaurant

The Esquire on Little Market Street, Tramore offers tasty specialities every day of the week, all year around. The Esquire has been delighting lovers of good for more then a quarter of the century. The Esquire is supremely elegant, rich and warm—a jewel among restaurants in the South East. Paul Horan Little Market St., Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381324 www.esquire.ie Open: 7 Days. 12–7pm

Tony’s is a popular family run Fish, Chip and Pizza place in Tramore. All food is freshly prepared using the highest quality of Irish foods. Main Street, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 338700

Tony’s Deli

Tony’s Deli is selling a range of pasteries, cakes and hot food. It is the best place in town to have all day fresh breakfast, soup, paninis, wraps and Italian Lavazza Coffee. Main Street, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 338700

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THINGS TO DO Whatever your hobbies, from catching a wave to strolling around the shops, this beach resort can cater for your needs. For the thrill-seeker in you Tramore becomes T-Bay; a surf hot-spot complete with a surf centre offering changing rooms and hot showers. For those who prefer a more relaxed holiday, why not sample the area’s shopping and café atmosphere? For some family fun, visit the local arcades, Tramore has both outdoor and indoor amusements; perfect for a family day out by the beach.

Indoor

Pirate’s Adventure

Family entertainment center. Unique to Ireland with a glow in the dark Golf, Mini-Bowling lanes, Kids Go-Kart, Bouncy Castle and much more—all under the one roof! David and Christie Murray Units 1-4 Bayside, Riverstown Business Park, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 393 651 www.piratesadventure.ie Term Time: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm with late opening on Friday’s. Summer Time: 10am to 6pm daily and 12am to 6pm on Bank Holidays. Booking Line Open 7 Days a week on 051 393651

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Carousel Amusement Arcade

Carousel Arcade is a great place to have some fun on the range of indoor arcade games available! Strand Road, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 393986

Splashworld

Fun! Fun! Fun! For the young and the young at heart. Great entertainment for all the family at Splashworld—the South East’s biggest, brightest and best Indoor Waterpark! Hours of fun in a safe environment with something to offer all age groups. From water slides and a bubble pool, to a river ride and a wave machine—fun is guaranteed for all. Railway Square, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 390176 / 386001 www.splashworld.ie

Outdoor

Tramore Amusement Park

A fifty acre wonderland situated just 6 miles from Waterford City in the South East of Ireland. It is the ideal place to go for a day trip, a midweek getaway, a weekend break with the family, or that special vacation that you will remember forever. The Sea Front, Tramore www.freewebs.com/irishfairground Open: June–September (inclusive)


Outdoor

Tramore Surf Shop

Tramore Surf Shop is Waterfords main surf shop supplying the South East of Ireland with the latest wetsuits and surfboards. Tramore Surf Shop makes its own brand of surfboard “Providence” which has in recent times become very popular with Irish Surfers. Bernadette & Nicky Butler Unit 6, The Pavillion, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 391011 www.tramoresurfshop.com

Shopping

Tramore Bike Tours

Tramore Bike Tours explore County Waterford and South East of Ireland in an enjoyable and active way. All levels of cyclist welcome. Your Tour At Your Pace. Dermot Blount Tel: +353 (0) 872344867 www.tramorebiketours.com Call to book

The Sandcastle Shop

The Sandcastle Shop was established in 1950 is located on Tramore Beach front. Open daily from 9am serving breakfast, paninis and toasted sandwiches. Pauline McCarthy Whitehouse The Promenade, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 381387

Redlane

Redlane is situated at The Cross, Tramore (bottom of Main Street) and since its opening in 2005, it has become regarded as the fashion Mecca of the South East, drawing that lady who is looking for something that is truly special and diverse. Catherine Keighery The Cross, Queen St., Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 395395

Golfing

Quish’s SuperValu The Reef Fashion and Surf

The Reef surf shop is based on the end of the promenade Tramore. We are stockists of C-Skins, Wet suits, and Quicksilver Suits. We also stock a range of beginner surfboards and some body boards. For the ladies fashion, Roxy, D.C, Animal, Rant & Rave and many more! For the mens fashion we have a wide range of Quicksilver, DC, Footwear, Animal and much more. We also stock sunglasses and watches. Helen & Tony Quinlan The Prom, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 330540

Newtown Golf Practice Range

Whether you want to improve your swing or have a good time with friends, Newtown Golf Practice Range offers a number of facilities that will suit you. Opened in 1992, the range boasts 8 astro-turf greens, 20 all-weather floodlit bays, 8 outdoor bays and a practice bunker. William Bolster Heathfield House, Newtown Tel: +353 (0) 51 381322

Tramore’s leading fresh food retailer, the store features a butchers counter, staffed by fully trained butchers, a full off-licence, a bakery where fresh cream cakes are produced by our tream of bakes and the best value deals in Tramore! Tel: +353 (0) 51 386 036 www.supervalu.ie Open: 8am–10pm. 363 days a year

Redhaus Interiors

Bespoke interiors for both domestic and commercial clients. Full range of designer lighting, fabrics, curtains, wallpapers, furniture to order, prints, giftware, candles and mirrors. Turn key, original designs and office fit outs available. Consultations by appointment. Sonya Walsh (N.C.I.D.A.) The Cross, Queen St., Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 395396 Open: Monday to Friday 10am–6pm

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THINGS TO DO Shopping

Flowers By Ray

Tramore’s finest florist cater for all occasions to suit all your needs. We stock a variety of gifts and presentations; Birthdays, Anniversaries, Get Well Soon, New Baby, Sorry, Wedding Bouquets, Funeral Tributes and Funeral Wreaths. Ray Jacques Railway Square, Tramore www.flowersbyrayonline.com Tel: +353 (0) 51 338760

Health Care

Mulligans Pharmacy

Kennys Pharmacy

Brennan’s Pharmacy

Colm Morrisey Hair Studio

Bay Spa Tramore

Sarah’s Beauty Salon

Mulligans Pharmacy is located in the Summerhill Centre and is conveniently located beside the Summerhill Medical Centre. Ronnan Mulligan Summerhill Centre, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 338550 www.mulliganschemist.com

Kenny’s Pharmacy is a Locally owned and staffed, friendly personal pharmacy service located in Elm Park, Tramore. All prescriptions are dispensed with a delivery service available and an emergency service should you need us when we are closed. At Kenny’s pharmacy, you are guaranteed a friendly, personal pharmacy service. We are always there for you when you need us. Tel: +353 (0) 51 330543 Open: Monday–Friday 8.30–6.30, Saturday 9–5

Barry Brennan and his dedicated team of local & specialist medicinal personnel have been serving the community with their traditional customer driven service for the best part of a decade. Brennan’s luxury cosmetic brands; superior prescription service; and state-of-the-art photographic services combine to offer consumers value, service and quality. Barry Brennan Summerhill, Tramore, Tel: +353 (0) 51 390234 www.brennanspharmacy.ie

Leisure

Edele’s Beauty Clinic

Edele’s Beauty Clinic is 13 Years in Business. Locally owned and staffed by friendly, fully qualified beauticians who will try to meet your every need. 4 Main St. Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 391270 Open: Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30–6, Thursday 9.30–10, Friday 9.30–6, Saturday 9.30–5.30

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Colm Morrissey Hair Studio opened its doors on the 10th October 2002. It is located in the centre of Tramore town on Main Street and covers all aspects of hairdressing. Colm Morrisey Main Street, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 386062

In a world surrounded by hustle and bustle, too often we forget our bodies are not machines and desperately need attention. Bay Spa Tramore offers both full and half day packages where you can enjoy the sound of waves lapping against the shore while you indulge in your favourite treatment. Promenade, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 338479 www.bayspatramore.com

Tramore’s newest beauty salon located in the heart of Tramore. Sarah Cahill The Cross, Tramore Tel: +353 (0) 51 390140 Open: Mon–Wed 09:00–18:00, Thu–Fri 09:00–21:00, Sat 09:00–18:00


GETTING AROUND Tramore is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Waterford City centre. Getting to Waterford has never been easier with regular bus and train services to and from Rosslare and all other major cities. Tramore is easily reachable from Waterford City via the Bus Eireann 360 service which leaves the main bus terminal on the Quay in Waterford every 30 Minutes. Getting to Tramore has never been easier. Directions are provided below from all major locations.

DIRECTIONS Waterford Airport — 16.7 km, 21 mins (R708 and R675) Dublin Airport — 192 km, 2 hours 3 mins (M9) Shannon Airport — 160 km, 2 hours 30 mins (N24 and R680) Cork Airport — 129 km, 1 hour 54 mins (N25) Belfast Airport — 351 km, 3 hours 36 mins (M1 and M9) Rosslare Harbour — 92.9 km, 1 hour 24 mins (N25)

Tramore

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Strand Cabs

Located on Strand St. Tramore, Strand Cabs in Tramores longest serving cab providers and offers a 24hour service. Fares start from €5 within Tramore, with prices varying for other destinations. At Strand Cabs you are guaranteed an excellent and reliable service with our friendly drivers and modern cars. Tel: +353 (0) 51 390009 Open: 24hrs 13


EVENTS There is always something happening in Tramore. Throughout the year numerous festivals and events take place around the town and surrounding areas.

May 1st–13th 2012

Waterford International Music Festival

The Waterford International Music Festival is a celebration of what’s best about music, from popular musicals to soulful gospel and alternative sounds. Formerly known as the Waterford International Light Opera Festival.

May 27th, 2012

The Tramore Hill Challenge

An exciting new and one of its kind cycle event in Ireland takes on the streets of Tramore. The Tramore Hill Challenge will test rider’s skills when they battle with the legendary steep hill of Tramore.

June 1st–4th, 2012

Tramore Bluegrass Festival

Tramore will be hosting the 1st International Bluegrass Festival in the Grand Hotel, Tramore on the June Bank Holiday weekend, June 1st–4th 2012.

June 1st–2nd, 2012

June Bank Holiday Racing in Tramore What better way to kick start the summer racing in Tramore, and the lovely bank holiday weekend, than heading up to the craic at the track? Check out the Front Room Package on Friday, June 1st!

June 3rd, 2012

POP Picnic at Tramore Racecourse

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An Alcohol Free, Pop Musical Festival for the Young, with performances by Jedward, Twist & Pulse, Charles Pasi and DJ Ahmed. Also on site: workshops for dance and theatre, kiddies disco and funfair.

June 7th–June 10th, 2012

Lismore Festival of Travel Writers

An action packed programme of family fun for four days, at the picturesque heritage town of Lismore for the Immrama-Festival of Travel Writers.


June 10th–12th, 2012

August 23rd–26th, 2012

September 10th–16th, 2012

October 19th–29th, 2012

Dunmore East Food Festival is a jam-packed weekend of family fun, festivities and of course fish. This year’s festival has many outdoor events and demonstrations of cooking. You can indulge your palate with delicious seafood or join in the many activities set out in the programme of events. Stroll through the village see the thatched cottages or wonder down to the harbour. A great many of events are planned for the whole weekend see programme.

Ireland’s biggest free Bluegrass Festival takes place throughout the village of Dunmore East with groups from the US and the UK as well as plenty of Irish performers. The bands will be playing over 50 gigs in 6 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the town. Some of the venues have plenty of other amenities so you can truly get in the mood for the event.

Join us for days of fun filled foodie events with cookery demonstrations, food tours, foodie films, tastings, taste workshops, restaurant trails, quayside markets, barbecues, street performances and big outdoor music gigs.

The arts in unexpected places. Imagine Arts Festival covers all the arts areas with an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, theatre, comedy, visual art, literature and children’s programming.

Dunmore East Festival of Food & Fish

July 29th, 2012 Tra Fest

The Tramore Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Tramore. A range of musical acts take to the streets, pubs and clubs for a weekend of great music!

August 3rd–5th, 2012

Spraoi Street Festival, Waterford

This festival is an annual riot of colour, energy and excitement with an atmosphere that is unique among Irish festivals. The parade is conceived, designed and constructed in-house under the direction of Spraoi’s Artistic Directors. It’s a fabulous spectacle. Special effects, lighting, live music with original soundtracks, puppetry, sumptous costumes and elaborate floats all come together to create a unique experience. Attracting over 50,000 people along the route on a vast scale, a vivid, vibrant and unforgettable experience for performer and spectator alike.

Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East

August 25th–26th, 2012 The Sean Kelly Tour

Sean Kelly was one of the finest cyclists that Europe has ever seen and it was in the beautiful County Waterford in the South East of Ireland that he learned that craft. In paying tribute to the name of Sean Kelly, County Waterford hold a yearly cycle tour of the hills and valleys where Kelly’s bike once flashed over the cobbles.

Waterford Harvest Food Festival

September 15th–23rd, 2012 Tramore Surf & Sea Festival

A family friendly festival that brings the sea to life. It encourages people to participate and experience what Tramore’s unique coastal community has to offer.

Imagine—Waterford Arts Festival

December 31st–Jan 1st, 2013 New Years Racing in Tramore

The first race meeting of the New Year, make a trip to the races and enjoy the craic at the track!

Check our website regularly for updates and news on events!

August 16th–19th, 2012 The August Festival promises to be the highlight of the summer season in Waterford when over Four days of sponsored races, fashion, and serious socialising make it a time when many Waterford emigrants make their annual pilgrimage home to enjoy the festival atmosphere that is around the town as over 25,000 are expected to attend the festival.

Photo by Sergey Alifanov

Summer Racing in Tramore

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