Discover Tramore a picturesque seaside town in County Waterford, a place to go for the best ‘99’ ice cream cone. It is the seaside town to go for your holiday. The list of amenities is huge – from horse racing to sea kayaking to hiking. The beautiful seaside town of Tramore is 13km south of Waterford, Ireland’s first city. It has a beach 5 km long. Between 1853 and 1961 Tramore and Waterford had a direct rail connection.
The Metal Man
High above the beach in Tramore, visible from the sea, sits the Metal Man on a pillar. He is a cast iron seafarer, said to warn sailors of the perilous shallow depths in Tramore Bay. The shallow depths could be lethal to ships, which is what happened to the Sea Horse. In 1816 the military transport ship, the Sea Horse, was wrecked in Tramore Bay. Over 300 men, women and children died in the tragedy.
The Waterford Tramore Railway line was a direct train line from Manor Street Station in Waterford to the seaside resort of Tramore. Many families from Waterford travelled the railway to access the beaches and seaside town for day-trips or for a few days of holidays. The last train ran on the WTR line on December 31 st 1960. The first bus ran from Waterford to Tramore at 13:25 on January 1 st 1961. Since then attempts have been made to reinstate the railway but sadly all have failed as new roads have been built on sections of the original line.
Waterford and Suir Valley Railway
In 2002 the Waterford and Suir valley Railway opened to customers on weekends. From then they have expanded the
railway line, grown their business and have built their credibility as experts in Waterford railway. The train journey begins when you arrive at the ticket office, a mark-2 carriage that has been restored to its former glory. Take a seat on board and let the train take you along the banks of the River Suir and through the Mount Congreve Gardens.
A coastal town with beautiful beaches, a nearby city and a long list of amenities is a sure fire bet for your family holiday. Even ages don’t matter as there are so many options and activities there is bound to be some few activities to suit everyone!
Swimming, Sailing, Sea kayaking, Surfing
Hiking, Walking, Cliff walks
Golf, Pitch & Putt
Places to visit
Dunbrody Famine Ship and museum in New Ross
The Kennedy Homestead in Dunganstown New Ross
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