Things to do near Faithlegg House Hotel
The old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off road cycling and walking trail which travels through time and nature across eleven bridges, three impressive viaducts and a long atmospheric tunnel all the way from the River Suir to Dungarvan bay. Along this route in Ireland's Acient East is the site of a 9th centry viking settlement; the world renowned ornamental gardens at Mount Congreve; Waterofrd & Suir Valley narrow gauge heritage railway; former woollen mills and railway stations; and beautiful landscapes along the River Suir, Comeragh Mountains, The Copper Coast and Dungarvan Bay. Enjoy the beautiful journey and for more information and details on bike hire click www.waterfordgreenwaybikehire.com
Take a day trip to the nearby sandy beaches of Tramore and Dunmore East and discover adventure activites for all the family
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.
Dunmore East 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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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, enjoy 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.
Walk Wateford - from sea to mountains
Walk Waterford is a series of recreational walks throughout Waterford
Faithlegg walks (St Ita's & Minaun) more details Here
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Faithlegg is closely situated to some of the most renowned gardens in the South East such as Mt Congreve located just 10 mins away from Waterford City Centre overlooking the River Suir, and Lafcadio hearn Japanese gardens in the beautiful seasside town of Tramore.