The Waterford crystal museum tour is extremely interesting. It is around an hour long but the tour guide will keep you involved and interested the entire time. You will go through a short introduction and then they will take you through an actually working factory. You will be able to watch as the employees are blowing the glass into there shape...more
I wasn't too happy with this hotel for a number of reasons. It is billed as a "family hotel" Two...more
Recently myself and 5 friends decided to go to dungarvan for a change of scenery and we then checked reviews on Creation nite club so decided that was our night- club of choice.We arrived down to Dungarvan in a taxi which cost €150 return travel. We enjoyed ourselves in the town pubs we then moved on tCreation niteclub where we were stopped for I.D...more
Recently me and a few friend visited Dungarvan for a change of scenery. We had a brilliant time in the towns pub's.However when we came to going into Creation niteclub we were meet with complete ignorance and treated disrespectfully by the night clubs bouncer's.As we got to the door we were asked for I.D which was not a problem we all had it and...more
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
This is a typical 3 star hotel. Everything works well. Nothing to complain. Clean, comfortable,...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...more
This is a very special place. The food is out of this world. The restaurant is olde world with a modern twist, and the staff are very friendly and work very hard. we have come here three times and each time has been gastro paradise. this is a perfect place for a quiet dinner for two or within a large group.This restaurant really is a food lovers...more
Main Street, Lismore, Ireland
Good for: Business
One of the many surprises this small town will deliver to you is a stained glass window by that most pre-raphaelite of the pre-raphaelites, Burne Jones. This treasured window is immediately on your left as you come through the cathedral's main entrance. It's composition is very simple but the jewelled colours are exquisite. The man with the sword...more
This is a great restaurant in the middle of Ardmore village (well everything is, there's only one street in the village). It has an varied and delicious menu and a great selection of deserts. It is quiet expensive but great quality, worth it if you feel like a treat. I had the lobster and it was one of the best meals i ever had. My friends had the...more
Ardmore Bay, Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland
Good for: Business
The Ardmore Tower is located on a hill overlooking the sea. The remnants of St. Declans Oratory and an old cemetary are also located here. Some of the gravestones have been worn down to nothing more than small stones protruding from the ground.more
Passage East is the home of the infamous car and passenger ferry that takes you across the river Suir from Co. Waterford to Co. Wexford. This ferry is used by many Wexford people who work in Waterford city, and also by tourists travelling from the major port of Rosslare to Waterford or the South of Ireland and back. Of course, other people use it...more
Believe it or not, I didn't know that a beach existed in this village until last Sunday - even though I have lived all my life within 5 miles of the village! To get to this very pretty beach you take a left turn as you drive out of the village in the direction on Woodstown. The turn is difficult to see but it's right opposite the laneway that leads...more
The townland that gave its name to the expression "By Hook or by Crooke" is also the home of one of the prettiest little Churches in Ireland. Perched high on a hill, looking down over the harbour, is the picturesque Crooke Church. Be prepared to see mountain goats clambering around it or, as I did when I stopped to take pics, block the mountain...more
Azzuro restaurant, perched on the edge of heaven, is the latest and perhaps the most brave of adventurous departures by the owners of the incredibly popular and successful La Plama restaurant and Espresso restaurant in Waterford City. I say that this is a brave project by reason of the fact that the proprietors took over the ownership and running...more
Dock Road, Dunmore East, Ireland
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
I've been eating here for many many years, but stopped going as I found I loved a neighbouring gastropub more. Today I decided I'd go back and give it a try as they were advertising fresh jumbo prawns in the shell on their specials blackboard.The pub and its small hotel must surely have the best location in this stunning village - perched, as it...more
Harney's pub in Dunhill is a legend in its own location.
As the only pub in Dunhill it is ruled with an iron hand by the wild haired Jim Harney for as long as I can remember.
Typical of a country pub, there's still the black painted stone floor and the ancient wooden chairs and stools; add in a big open fire and a dartboard and you might just start getting the picture. There's an outside marquee area for smokers as smoking is not allowed inside Irish pubs.
Sunday lunch is typicl meat and two veg. I haven't eaten here in many years, but the food still looked good when I had a couple of drinks here two weeks ago.
It's a very popular place for people to gather when racing finishes in nearby Tramore and the place is seldom quiet.
Favorite Dish: As with many country pubs there's a little shop attached to the pub and here they sell sliced home cooked ham which is hugely in demand and very tasty indeed between a couple of slices of bread after a Sunday afternoon in the pub:-)
There are more spectacular waterfalls in the world, but this is the first I saw in real life. I was quite impressed.
One of the great pleasures of visiting small Irish towns is that they often have streets that have not suffered from modern 'development'. Thus the buildings - and especially the shop fronts - may have been adapted a little over the years but are essentially what they were a century or more ago. Cappoquin is not one of those places which falls into...more
Mount Melleray, Cappoquin, Ireland
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business