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St Patrick's Day Celebrations in Waterford

St Patrick's Day Celebrations in Waterford

What better place to be on St Patrick’s Day than the City that started the public holiday tradition back in 1903. The county offers a dazzling coastline, beautiful river valleys and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains. The city is the home of Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftsmanship.

 

Your Itinerary

Friday 15th: Early departure for Fishguard for the sailing to Rosslare before continuing on to the Treacys Hotel Waterford.

Saturday 16th: A full day excursion to Cork and Blarney. We begin with Cork, the largest city in the south of the Republic. Some of the main streets are built over channels where ships nuzzled their anchor-chains a century ago. Along the South Mall, you will see large gateways at street level, under steps leading to a higher main door. These were once boathouses, when merchants arrived at their warehouses by water.

Sunday 17th: (St Patricks Day Parade) The Waterford City St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place today starting at 1pm.

Monday 18th: This morning we head to New Ross where we visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, a full size replica of a typical famine ship originally built in 1845 which took many thousands of Irish emigrants to a new life in America. We continue on to the city of Kilkenny where we visit Kilkenny Castle, after which you will have free time to discover the narrow medieval alleyways packed with interesting shops and traditional pubs.

Tuesday 19th: We say farewell to our host as we travel via Enniscorthy and Arklow, Continuing along the coastal road at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains via Newcastle, Greystones and Bray, completing the journey to Dublin for a mid afternoon sailing to Holyhead.

Treacy's Hotel***, Waterford

Located opposite the Quayside in the centre of Waterford, this hotel is a few minutes stroll from the shops and bars and within easy reach to the Waterford Treasures. All en-suite bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Trvavel By Executive Coach
  • Four Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Excursions as Detailed
  • Outward Crossing Fishguard - Rosslare
  • Return Crossing Dublin - Holyhead
  • Tea / coffee after dinner
  • Free use of Leisure Centre & Gym
  • Entrances to Kilkenny Castle & Dunbrody Emigrant Ship
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