Kitesurfer on Tramore beach

The Copper Coast stretches from Tramore to Dungarvan in County Waterford and gets its name from the 19th Century copper mines that lie in its centre. It is 25kms in length. The coastline boasts some breath-taking scenery that has a number of hidden beaches that are certainly worth a visit! 1. Tramore Beach Tramore beach is a lovely part of the coast and always a favourite of visitors to the area. The Metalman is a tower built near Tramore and its purpose was to ward off ship...

Viking triangle Waterford City with Reginalds Tower

A day trip or an overnight stay in Waterford can be a great experience for all considering the offerings. Whether you are travelling as a couple, family or part of a group there is plenty to choose from. There are a few places, I would personally recommend if you are planning your time in Irelands oldest city. The Greenway The Greenway is a must, even if the weather doesn't live up to the title of the "Sunny South East". No matter what the weather is, the view will more th...

View looking across the Copper Coast

There is no doubt that January is a time where we all tighten our belts after the splurge at Christmas. If you are planning a little getaway The Viking Hotel is the perfect base for the lots of activities in Waterford that are completely free or at a very low cost. You can enjoy your break away without breaking the bank. 1. The Beach We often associate the beach with summertime, however there is nothing better than a walk on the beach when the weather is so fresh. In Waterfo...

The Winterval Christmas festival in Waterford near the Viking Hotel Waterford

Waterford has become more and more attractive to tourists in recent times mainly due to the opening of The Waterford Greenway. There have been fantastic improvements to the ‘apple market’ in the centre of the city; namely, the construction of the large-scale triangular canopy made up of stainless steel, glazed edges and a reflective underbelly. In addition; there are some annual attractions for Winter being held in Waterford that should be highlighte...

Graduation

Graduation - the occasion that awards students’ hard work and marks the beginning of a new and exciting chapter where a young adult must now map out their own career path.Graduation Dress So many of us graduate wearing the honorary cap and gown without fully understanding this type of uniform. It seems that every University have different traditions and the colours of the robes vary greatly. According to The University of Limerick website; the history of Academic dress dates ...