Things To Do In The Waterford Area

Viking raiders first established a settlement at Waterford in 853. Throughout the medieval period, Waterford was Ireland's second city after Dublin. The website www.visitwaterford.com has lots of information on things to do in the city.

Reginald's Tower

Housing the civic and maritime museum Reginald's Tower is the oldest civic urban structure in Ireland. The circular tower was built in the beginning of the 13th Century as part of the town's defences. It played a pivotal role in the country's history and was also used as a mint, prison and military store.
Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Address: The Quay, Waterford.
Phone: 051 304220
Web site: www.waterfordtreasures.com/reginalds-tower
Open: Easter to May Daily 10am - 5pm; June to September Daily 9.30am - 6.30pm; October Daily 10am - 5pm; Open Weekends 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adults €2.10, Child €1.10, Family €5.80

Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

Discover the magic behind Waterford's legendary crystal. A must see is the guided tour of the factory. You will also find one of the largest displays of crystal in the retail store as well as some of the greatest names in giftware, craft and jewellery collections. A restaurant and café are on site.
Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Address: The Mall, Waterford.
Phone: 051 317000
Web site: www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com
Open: See website for details
Admission: See website for details

Waterford Medieval Museum

Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Address: The Mall, Waterford.
Phone: 051 849501
E-mail: museumreception@waterfordcity.ie
Web site: www.waterfordtreasures.com
Open: Mon to Fri 9;15am 6pm (5pm September to May) Saturday 9:30am 6pm (10am 5pm September to May) Sunday & Bank Holidays 11am 6pm (5pm September to May)
Admission: Adults €7.00, Child under 14 free

Bishop's Palace Museum - Georgian Waterford

Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Address: The Mall, Waterford.
Phone: 051 304500
E-mail: bookings@waterfordcouncil.ie
Web site: www.waterfordtreasures.com
Open: Mon to Fri 9;15am 6pm (5pm September to May) Saturday 9:30am 6pm (10am 5pm September to May) Sunday & Bank Holidays 11am 6pm (5pm September to May)
Admission: Adults €7.00, Child under 14 free (with paying adult)

Edmund Rice Centre

Audio Visual presentation of the life of Edmund Ignatius Rice.
Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Address: Mount Sion, Waterford
Phone: 051 874390
E-mail: admin@edmundrice.ie
Web site: www.edmundrice.ie
Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Saturday 10am to 2pm
Admission: Adult €7 Child €4 Senior €5

Guided Walking Tours of Waterford City

A walking tour of one hour duration, through the regional capital and Ireland's oldest city, including two cathedrals, four national monuments, and a gallery of rogues and rascals, delivered in a witty, entertaining style, by a master storyteller whose name is Jack Burtchaell.
Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Open: Mid March to Mid October 7 days per week. Commences from Waterford Museum of Treasures 11.45am, 12noon, 1.45pm and from Granville Hotel 12noon and 2pm
Admission: €7

Odeon Cinema Waterford

Perfect for a rainy day. Storm cinemas is a new cinema complex located in Waterford city.
Distance: Approx 12km from Kilmeadan
Address: Railway Square, Waterford
Phone: 051 309110
Web site: www.odeoncinemas.ie
Open: Every day
Admission: See web site

The Peoples Park Waterford

The People's Park, located at the junction of William Street and the Park Road offers a sylvan refuge to the visitor and citizen alike. This 19th century park has leisurely paths to walk, relaxing seating areas and plenty of greens areas in which to wander. A recent addition has been the very popular children's play area. The artistic water feature is definetely worth viewing, particularly at dusk. The bandstand is used for occasional performances by city and visiting bands.
Admission: Free

Mahon Falls

A must see for all visitors to the area. As well as the magnificant waterfall, visitors are also treated to an experience which can only be described as magical "The Magic Road". Stop at the fairy tree, situated a few yards from the road to your left, and turn off the engine. To your amazement you will find that the car will travel backwards up the hill.
Distance: Approx 30km from Kilmeadan
Directions: Signposted off the N25 at Leamybrien

Other Visitor Attractions

General websites for all information on Waterford
www.summerval.ie
www.waterfordtourist.com

Waterford & Suir Valley Heritage Railway, Co. Waterford, Ireland. Phone: 051 384058
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