Things to do near Faithlegg House Hotel
Waterford Greenway is a fantastic showcase of the awe-inspiring landscape within Waterford and the Munster region. There are over 13 greenways that form the entire route, which are unique to the county of Waterford. Along the route, you can admire the beautiful natural landscape and visit the rich historical structures and buildings that spring up on your journey. Take in some of the wonders of Ireland's rich heritage and culture with mesmerizing waterfalls, historical railways and castles still in use today. For further information on the route and for bike hire please click on to www.waterfordgreenwaybikehire.com
Oceanics Surf School & Marine Education Centre, Tramore, Co Waterford. Embrace the Surfing lifestyle & culture with the people that established Irelands very first Surf School. Catch a wave, wipeout in style, grin from ear to ear, all part of your surfing journey. The Oceanics experienced team will expertly guide you from the first wave you catch, to advice on your first board, to where to next! Learning to Surf is made fun with Oceanics. They offer Adult Lessons, Daily Surf Camps (Kids or Teens), Family Fun Surf Sessions and for those just looking for to free surf or Swim, Equipment Hire (wetsuits, boards etc) are available.
Oceanics will offer all our guests 10% discount on all their Adult and Group Lessons, Surf camps and Family Fun Sessions.
Contact Oceanics booking office at 051 390944.
Places of Historical Interest
Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland.
A walled city of Viking Origin, founded by Viking Traders in 914 and renowned for over two hundred years for the beauty of its cut glass and the magnificence of its architecture, now offers you an opportunity to explore the enchanting world of 18th century architecture, craftsmanship and design at the Bishop's Palace and Waterford’s Medieval Museum of Treasures.
Travel a little further afield to discover the beauty and charm of Waterford County, from the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East to the sweeping majesty of the Copper Coast and the cascading beauty of Mahon Falls and the Comeragh Mountains. Waterford has something to please the most discerning of all palates.
Adventure Activities for all the Family at Dunmore Adventure Centre
While the beautiful coves and beaches are sure to keep both young and old occupied, if you feel like trying something more adventurous visit the www.dunmoreadventure.com, just a 10 minute drive from Faithlegg, there's a whole range of exciting activities both land and sea based offering;
- Rock Climbing
- Wibit Wipeout
- Pedal Boats
- Water Trampoline
- and lots more
Dunmore East Adventure Centre also offer Kids Summer Camps, a full range of ISA sailing courses for adults and children and all activities are fully supervised by qualified and certified instructors.
Sightseeing and Places of Interest
Right on our doorstep a 5 minute trip away on the Passage East car ferry brings you directly to the the Hook Penninsula,home of the Hook Lighthouse, which has been described by the Lonely Planet Guide as "a little plump lighthouse, the grand-daddy of all lighthouses" and has been voted number one lighthouse in the world.
The Hook Lighthouse is also one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world, the present structure dates back 800 years to the Medieval tower of Hook.
Today, there is a visitor centre, a café serving light meals and a gift shop, as well as the tower itself to discover.
Wexford also boasts the JFK Arboretum, Dunbrody Famine Ship and scenic costal fishing villages such as Kilmore Quay a must for all visits to the Sunny South East.
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Located closer to home in Waterford City is the Stonehaven Equestrian Centre which offers treks for all levels of ability along the banks of the River Suir.
If you want to experience the beauty of the Suir Valley without exerting yourself, a trip on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway is a must. The route of this narrow gauge railway runs along the picturesque banks of the River Suir and is an enjoyable trip for all ages.
Young kids are spoilt for choice in Tramore with Splashworld, Run Amuck, the Pottery Place, Laser Blast and Pirates Adventure. Just a few miles from Tramore in Fenor you can enjoy the Copper Coast Mini Farm and Sallyfort Mini Farm in the coastal village of Stradbally.
Winterval Irelands Largest Christmas Festival
Discover the wonder of Winterval, Ireland's largest Christmas Festival taking park in the heart of Waterford City from 23rd November to 23rd December 2019.
A visit to the festival is not complete without a stroll through the beautiful craft market seet in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle, a visit to Santa Claus and a trip to Waterford on Ice, with activities to see and do for all ages and many of the attractions free of charge including the nightly 3D light show, Winterval Irelands larget Christmas Festival is a wonderful festive experience for all the family.
Waterford has been named the Foodie Destination of Ireland for 2019 and as part of the Taste the Island initiative Waterford Food Tours will run each Wednesday throughout the autumn.
Bus Bia - Food Bus Tour An opportunity to meet the makers of Waterford, get out and about the county, into the Comeragh Mountains or along the Copper Coast. This guided tour will bring you to 3 different food and drink producers of Waterford where you will meet the maker, learn how they've been inspired, and how they make their product here. Lunch is provided as part of the tour.
· Cost €44
· Tour from 10am to 2pm.
· Bus Tours run from Dungarvan and Waterford on separate dates.
Waterford Way Tapas Trail
An Evening restaurant trail, and a sociable evening. Join with others in a walking trail around 3 restaurants who showcase local Waterford food and drink in different ways.
· Cost €57.50
· Begins 6:30pm (to 9:pm)
· Run in Dungarvan and Waterford on separate dates.
Bookings available 058 21433), or via www.FoodtheWaterfordWay.com