Waterford is the perfect destination to enjoy the outdoors as it’s located in the sunny south east and has a diverse and beautiful landscape of coastline, beaches, mountains, rivers and woodland. It offers its visitors a wide range of outdoor activities, most of which are available to enjoy all year round. Here we have picked some of the top activities to enjoy…
Golfing at Faithlegg
Faithlegg is one of the top golf courses in the south-east of Ireland and can be found just 6km from Waterford city. It has a spectacular setting, on a 200 acre estate on the banks of the River Suir. This 18 hole parklands course was designed by Paddy Merrigan – a renowned Irish golf course architect and features undulating greens, five lakes, mature trees and some cleverly placed sand traps. Failthlegg is sure to test even the most intrepid golfer and with the magnificent Faithlegg House in the background, this truly is a superb golfing experience.
Visit the Failthlegg website for more info
Horse Racing at Tramore
Head for the pretty seaside town of Tramore if you want to enjoy a day at the races. Horse racing has a long tradition in Tramore (over 200 years!) and first became popular with horse racing on the beach with is still a popular activity here. If you want to experience and soak up the buzz and excitement of horse racing then check out a race meeting at Tramore Racecourse. The racecourse is within walking distance of the town and claims to be one of the most intimate horse racing setting in Ireland. This course features flat and jump racing throughout the year and the main race meetings are Richard Power Handicap Hurdle in the August Racing Festival and the Wilf Dooley Handicap Steeplechase in early January.
For the latest fixture and events please visit the official Tramore Racecourse website
Dungarvan Charter Boats
Fancy doing some sea angling or taking a scenic tour of the Waterford coast? Sea Angling is a major attraction in Dungarvan. Reefs are located off ‘Mine Head’ and it’s also one of the best places for Blue Shark Angling. Head out on the charter vessel and try your hand at it – you might catch cod, coalfish, linger or conger. With Dungarvan Charter Boats you can also experience some wreck fishing and even some wreck dives.
For more info please visit the Dungarvan Boat Charters website
Rally Driving in Dungarvan
For an exhilarating and fun day out head to the Rally Connection Rally Driving School near Dungarvan in County Waterford. It features 3km of stages which incorporate water splashes, crests, hairpin bends and loops to create a testing rally course. There are 3 different levels of skill on the course so whether you’re a beginner or a pro you’re sure to be challenged from behind the wheel. This is a guaranteed fun experience and don’t be surprised if you want to become a rally driver after your time here!
For more visit the Rally Connection website
This is just a glimpse of what is on offer in County Waterford. If you would like to add more activities, please use the comment box below?
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