One of the "dangers" for adults is to bring a bunch of kids to Tramore for a day. I say "dangerous" with my tongue in my cheeck as the only danger it poses is to your poscket and your patience.The reason for the danger is the enormous park full of Disney-like rides and amusements for little and big kids alike.When I was growing up in the '70's the...more
Tramore beach is oe of the best places locally to pick winkles (or, as we always called them, peri-winkles). These are little sea snails that cling to the rocks and the rock pools that form when the tide goes out. They are delicious when cooked, served in warm milk and onion, and picked from the shell.At least, my entire family tells me they're...more
Walking the rocks to the side of what's known as the Ladies Bathing Place (old name, not so commonly used now) is something I did recently that I hadn't done for thirty years or more! I had my six year old nephew with me and he wanted to catch crabs, so off we went (me carrying his net and a shovel.....don't ask!).It hadn't been planned, so I ended...more
tramore is one of irelands best surfing spots, with over 5km of beach the bay attracts some great waves for surfing. although only a beginner the very helpful tbay surf shop are great to asist with lessons, surf board hire and wetsuit hire they have more info on their website www.surftbay.com. apart from that the nightlife at the weekend is as good...more
Tramore has been described variously as "the Serbia of the South" and "a Godless land to be avoided at all costs" (the latter quote is usually attributed to the medieval chronicler, Malachy of Dunstable. I'm not sure about the origin of the former. Mate of mine, probably) As a native of Tramore I am natrually keen to dispel these negative images....more
I am told that the chef of the Sea Horse appears on local radio once a week giving tips and recipes. I'm not surprised. He has mastered the art of pub cooking and serves up perfect meals en masse.The Sea Horse is an old pub perhaps three minutes walk from the sea. They haven't changed the original look so it's still pretty rustic and old...more
There are many stalls and vans selling fish and chips in Tramore, but my current favourite is Dooleys. This little spot, which is more a kiosk than a shop, is open right to the seafront on Strand Road (just off the main prom).They have a great selection of freshly cooked fast food and you know it's great because the queues outside are always so...more
Well worth discovering, just a short stroll up the hill from the beach. Establishes over 20 years ago, and recently renovated in a nautical theme, with original fixtures from steamers, frigates and shipping vessels from around the world.Open all day everyday for lunch , late afternoon meals and evening meals. Full A La Catre menus, bar and...more
Tramore has something to amuse every age group and perhaps the most popular of all entertainments in Tramore are the Casinos. The majority of them are along Strand Road (the main street down to the beach) and you simply cannot miss them.
When we were younger we used to call these gaming halls "the amusements" and it was only when I eventually got to Las Vegas that I discovered they are one and the same (though the stakes are much lower of course).
That saying, instead of the slot machines and card tables being surrounded by glamorous Bond girls and guys in glittering gowns and sharp suits, you are more likely to find errant teenagers and grannies in their headscarves.
Many of the machines have been tailored to suit younger guests and completely without the gaming element - such as life size "pretend" motorcycles, rifle practice ranges, machines that guarantee you win a teddy bear every time and so on.
My favourite of the casinos is Freddys. It's owned by a friend of mine and is hard to miss because of the unique design of the sail-like canopy over the front of the casino. Every year Freddy travels to international shows checking out the latest in new machines so he always has the best and most modern for his clientele.
Dress Code: Casual.
A walk on Tramore beach can surprise because you never know what you might see.
Yesterday evening, as I walked, I spotted two guys taking their horses for a little wash in the sea. The had the horses on red leads and sometimes lead them into the water, sometimes rode them.
It was fun to watch and both man and beast appeared to be enjoying it greatly.
Of course it's a long beach so you might think it's a good place for walking horses, but people more usually do that on Woodstown beach. Therefore, what I saw was quite an unusual sight.
I was surprised to see surfers at Tramore beach when I visited here.
Equipment: There are a couple of surf shops here where I guess those of you willing to brave the chilly Atlantic Ocean can hire a board and wetsuit, and probably a coach too.