Festivals, Attractions and Activities in Tramore and Waterford
There is so much more to Tramore than just sunshine...
Whether you are attracted to Tramore by the wide range of sporting and leisure activities; from golf to surfing, greyhound to horse racing or by thrills and spills of Tramores' indoor leisure centre or the carnival atmosphere of the amusement park - the unique blend of hospitality in the many pubs and restaurants and the vibrant night life Tramore has to offer makes Tramore the perfect and premier seaside resort in Ireland for over 200 years.
Waterford Viking Marathon June 29th 2013
Pack your running gear and have a guilt free holiday! Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Belfast have one, and now Waterford can be added to that list.
Its back again! After Waterfords successful first marathaon in 2012, 29th June 2013 sees Waterford host its second marathon in the South East region. In keeping with the city’s great Viking history the Marathon will be named Waterford Viking Marathon. This full Marathon which is 26 miles will also have a half Marathon and relay option so a good incentive for people of all levels of fitness to get involved. The Marathon runners will pass by our Caravan Park, so you will be able to wave at them passing by! 2013 routes are yet to be confirmed.
The Marathon has two designated Charities for 2013, Waterford Alzheimer’s society and Waterford Hospice. Excess funds from the running of the event will be donated to both.
Want to get in shape for it? click the link below for tips and advice.
Don't miss this opportunity to cycle with one of Ireland's greatest ever sportsmen, Sean Kelly in his native County Waterford. You will be amazed by the wonderful scenery and the welcome provided by the people of Waterford will ensure that you will want to come back again and again! The two days are split up in to four cycle categorys-10km, 50km,100km and 160km.
Surf’s up dude(tte)! Tramore’s Oceanic Surf & Sea Festival was born as a ladies’ surf weekend and continues in that incarnation with coaching for women of all levels of surfing ability available all weekend along with a bucketful of sports, social and relaxation activities.
The festival celebrates Michaelmas ie the feast day of St Michael, the patron saint of seafarers and recalls the tradition of the women of Tramore casting seaweed dolls out to sea to predict what the next summer would bring. Other festival highlights include eco workshops, beach walks and battle of the band.
Special Camping and mobile home rates available for the weekend, all activities are within 3 minutes walk from our camping park in Tramore.
Dates: September 2013-Dates to be confirmed-we'll let you know soon!
POP Picnic!! Tramore Racecourse 2012
Jedwardmania has come to Tramore! Jedward are soooo excited to be playing at POP Picnic which will be held at Tramore Racecourse June 3rd. The former X Factor Contestants will also be supported by Charles Pasi and DJ Ahmed. The event is family orientated with no alcohol being served yet theres different music styles to suit everyones taste!!
Make a weekend of it, we are only 5 mins walk from Tramore Racecourse, so you can pack a tent or book a mobile home and stay with us!
Irelands First Bass Festival to be held in Tramore! The festival is open to all lure anglers and will take place along the South Coast of Ireland. Anglers are free to roam around and fish wherever they please in search of bass.This is the first of its kind event running over 3 days from the 5th-7th of July with some great prizes up for grabs. Tickets are available from Absolute Fishing which is beside our caravan park. To find out more please visit the the Irish Bass Festival website .
Dates: 5th, 6th, 7th July 2013
An annual riot of colour, energy and excitement, held over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland, with an atmosphere that is unique among Irish festivals. The festival takes over the city centre of Waterford for three jam packed days, attracing 100,000 people, transforming the streets and quays of the city into a giant stage for acts from all over the world.
Cutting-edge music and family-friendly arts combine to create a true cosmopolitan experience in Ireland’s oldest city. Spraoi offers international street theatre, Irish premieres, an array of world music, fringe events and the outstanding Spraoi Parade.
Events commence daily at lunchtime and runs late into the evening. . There are acts from Ireland, Netherlands, U.K., France, Italy, Catalonia, West Africa and U.S.A. And it's all free! The grand finale on August 4th usually ends with a spectacular display of fireworks on the Waterford quay.
Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th August 2013.
Tramore Races 2013
Dress up and enjoy the craic at the track! Horse racing is held in Tramore on 13th, 14th April. Racing at Tramore-June Bank Holiday Weekend 31st May and June 1st . Every year the August Racing Festival provides entertainment, both on and off the track for all, from the racing enthusiast to the complete novice. The August racing festival is held on 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th 2013.
DAYTRIPPER is a new 3 day music festival for Waterford, taking place at Bolton Street in the historic Viking Triangle from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June.
Imelda May, Alabama 3, Jack L, Jerry Fish, and Propeller Palms. The legendary Madness will perform on the Friday with King Kong Company and Natty Wailer band. The final day hosts, The Coronas, Gavin James, Key West, and Solar Taxi along with a Special Guest.
The event is very easy to get to from Fitzmaurice's Caravan & Camping Park. There is a bus stop outside the park that will take you there.
Dates: 28th, 29th & 30th June 2013
Tramore Hill Challenge 16th June 2013
Its going to be bigger! Its going to be better! Its going to be on 16th June 2013!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’s Upper Strand Street and Main Street.
It is not just the elite cyclist being targeted, this is an event for all the family: distances will vary per age group and all the kids under 12 will receive a certificate of completion. Adults will race up the whole length of Upper Strand Street & Main street to win the coveted King and Queen of the Hill. There will be a fancy dress race were the most outrageous costume will win a prize on completion of the course. For the serious racer out there they will be a predict your time contest (no bike computers or stop watches allowed).
There will be a rolling start to get you going and all riders from 12 years up will have a chip timer connected to them.
Date: Sunday 16th June 2013
Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival 22nd-25th August2013
Once a year in August music pilgrims come from all over the world to the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival to listen to authentic bluegrass music. Bands play to ecstatic crowds, spread out comfortably at 6 venues, both indoors and outdoors. There also fine dining, sunbathing, swimming, dancing and jamming all day and night - a Bluegrass picker's paradise. Ireland's largest bluegrass music festival is held in Dunmore East, Co Waterford, only 15 minutes drive from Tramore.
Dates: 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th August 2013.
The Comeragh Mountains are a remarkably varied range, stretching from the coast near Dungarvan inland as far as Clonmel. Short walks to Mahon falls, Coumshingaun and Crottys' lake provides stunning scenery. A visit to the Magic Road is a must-ask me about it. Guided tours can be arranged with a local mountain leader. One of my favourite past-times!
Waterford Viking Triangle & Museum of Treasures
Bishops Palace: Treasures of Georgian Waterford, the Bishop’s Palace charts the history of Waterford from 1700 to 1970 and gives a wonderful insight into the history of what was up to the 1750s, Ireland’s second city. Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin and its great legacy from the period is its elegant silverware and, of course, fine glassmaking. Visitors to the Bishop’s Palace will see the oldest piece of Waterford Crystal in the world - a decanter made in the 1780’s.
Reginalds Tower: Treasures of Viking Waterford, situated at the apex of the Viking Triangle in Waterford's historic city centre, Reginald's Tower is home to an exciting exhibition that uses a superb collection of historic and archaeological artefacts to tell the story of Waterford's Viking heritage. Reginald's Tower is a circular defense tower built at the beginning of the 13th century and at various stages in its rich history has been used as a mint, a prison and a military store. To this day, it remains Waterford's most recognisable landmark.
Medieval Museum: Treasures of Medieval Waterford, situated between Cathedral Square and the Bishop's Palace, Waterford's latest museum is a tribute to Medieval Waterford and life in the city during that period. Carefully preserving several medieval structures within its walls, the Museum was opened to the public on Friday 24th August 2012. Why not come and experience the wonder of our medieval city.
Hook Head Lighthouse
Fill up the picnic basket, take the passage east car ferry and visit the world's oldest operational lighthouse. Climb the 115 steps to the spectacular view from the balcony. Described as the great granddaddy of lighthouses, Lonely Planet Ireland Guide has listed Hook Heritage Centre and lighthouse as one of the top 14 attractions in Ireland and the number 1 flashiest lighthouse in the world!
Three iconic pillars with a metal man in the centre to warn ships of the shallow waters of Tramore bay. Legend has it if a woman is to hop bare footed all around the pillar three times, she will be married within a year (terms and conditions apply!).
A night out with a difference! Book a table at their restaurant and have a birds eye view of the track! Enjoy the atmosphere, the finest food, the flutter, the craic and of course top class racing!
Great family discounts available including entry and meal. Every Friday and Saturday night in Kilcohan Waterford-10 minutes drive from our caravan park.
The South East's biggest, brightest and best indoor waterpark!
Tramore Amusement Park
Loop the loop on the world's largest mobile rollercoaster at Tramore's 50-acre amusement and leisure park, test your putting skills on the crazy golf, see if you can survive a the Waltzers Mega Spin, get a skyline view from the big ferris wheel. Too much too handle? Then layback and take the miniature train though the park.
Kayak on the most beautiful stretch of Irish coastline exploring the spectacular sea arches and caves of Waterford's Copper Coast. Family groups and half- day trips are very welcome. By clicking the link more information can be found from Seapaddling.com
Muddy Boots Guided Walks and BOS approved Mountain Skills Training and assessment
Put on your boots, tie your laces and start walking around the finest coastal and mountain landscapes Waterford has to offer. All walks are graded to suit all abilities. All excursions are by a Fully Qualified Mountain Leader. Experience the outdoors-contact Mario MacRory: Mobile;086 3970568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Prices €25 per person. Group discounts also available.
Tramore Bike Tours
These guided bicycle tour have been developed to explore the most striking regions of the Tramore and Waterford area. Waterford’s ever changing landscape from the towering cliffs and beaches of the Copper Coast, beautiful lakes and forest paths, megalithic monuments and castles offers the perfect backdrop for a bike tour you’ll never forget. Top of the range bikes and helmets are supplied. All levels catered for.
Copper Coast Mini Farm
Enjoy the unique setting of the mini farm its unusual and friendly animals and plenty of space and fresh country air for children and parents alike.
There is an excellent 18 hole golf course with club house. Open competitions are held at Easter, Whit, July and August. Also nearby are pitch and putt courses and a driving range.
Cáca Milis Cakes
After hopping around the metalman (read above), you might come back to buy a wedding cake! Baked freshly, just like Grandma made it, a taste of yesteryear. Visit their website www.caca-milis.ie
Numerous pubs and hotels in the town provide late night entertainment throughout the summer season for families. Late bars and discos are also in Tramore.
Let the kids run wild at Run Amuck, the perfect Children's Indoor Play and Party Centre which is beside our caravan park.
Pirates Adventure Mini Golf & Bowling
Challenge your friends and family on a 12-hole indoor mini golf course. Have fun and test your skills as you putt past pirates, waterfalls, sea serpents and firing cannons! Try for a lucky strike their mini bowling lanes or zoom around on themini motorbike track. So whatever the weather, the whole family can enjoy a fun and exciting day out!
When the weather gets wet this is a great place to go to burn some energy and maybe release a little aggression! Put on your laser pack, sneak around the arena, and try to shoot your opponents! Great fun!
Let the horse do the walking! Trek through the countryside with Lake Tour Stables. Riders of all standards and age groups are catered for. For the more adventurous riders, Lake Tours can offer cross-country jumping on top quality horses.