Places of Interest

WATERFORD city and county is steeped in history and maritime tradition. Founded by the Vikings in 914, Waterford is one of the oldest cities in Ireland. It is also home to Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftmanship. Waterford County boasts an impressive 147km of coastline with sandy beaches, beautiful river valleys, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. Places to visit include Reginald's Tower, Bishop's Palace, Viking Triangle, House of Waterford Crystal, Mount Congreve Estate & Gardens, Dunmore East, Copper Coast Geo Park and Lismore Castle & Gardens.

WEXFORD is a very historical county. During the 1798 rebellion, there was much fighting in Wexford and this has left its mark on the county. Places to visit include Duncannon Fort, National 1798 Visitor Centre, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, John F Kennedy Arboretum, Wexford Heritage Town and Dunbrody Famine Ship. Wexford City & County is located within an hour’s drive from the Majestic Hotel, Tramore.

KILKENNY is one of Ireland’s most historic counties with its large number of Norman castles and abbeys. Modern Kilkenny boasts a vibrant nightlife, particularly in Kilkenny City, which also has a rich array of arts and crafts. The many visitor attractions include Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey, Dunmore Cave, Saint Canices Cathedral and Duiske Abbey. Kilkenny City and County is located within an hour’s drive from the Majestic Hotel, Tramore.

TIPPERARY is Ireland’s largest inland country and because of its size is generally divided into South Tipperary in the South East region and North Tipperary in the Shannon region. Historical attractions include the Rock of Cashel, Roscrea Castle, Holycross Abbey and Cahir Castle as well as a delightful array of picturesque villages and charming towns including Dromineer, Garrykennedy, Cahir and Terryglass. Tipperary is within an hour’s drive from the Majestic Hotel, Tramore.

CARLOW has miles of beautiful rolling countryside. With one of Ireland's longest rivers, the Blackwater, which flows through County Carlow, it provides an ideal break for the angler. Places to visit include Carlow Castle, Altamont Gardens and Carlow Museum. Carlow is located with 1 ½ hour’s drive from the Majestic Hotel, Tramore.