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Walking Wateford

Archaeological/Historical Walks

Walking Tour of Waterford City
An entertaining Waterford City Walk introduces the visitor to the principal sights in the city. A one hour tour includes "two cathedrals, four national monuments, and a gallery of rogues and rascals". It is delivered by a master story teller with a deep knowledge of his subject and great wit. Tours are seasonal running from mid- March to mid-October.
LOCATION: Waterford Treasures Museum 11.45am & 1.45pm and Granville Hotel 12.00 noon & 2.00pm
PRICE: €7.00 per person
CONTACT: Jack Burtchaell (051) 873711

Walking Tour of Kilkenny City

Enjoy an hours walking tour through this medieval city, accompanied by a humorous and informative guide.

ADDRESS: Tynan Walking Tours, C/O Kilkenny Tourist Office, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny
CONTACT: +353 (0)87 2651745

Walking Tour of Wexford Town

Guided tour of Wexford town, takes in historic sites such as the Bull ring, churches, town walls and Selskar Abbey. Departs Monday to Friday at 11am from outside Whites Hotel, or by appointment.

ADDRESS: Wexford Town Walking Tours, Westgate Hertiage Centre, Wexford Town
CONTACT: +353 (0)53 9161155
CONTACT: +353 (0)53 9146506

Comeragh Mountains
The walker can explore the folklore, geology, flora and fauna on conducted Nire Valley Walks in the Comeragh Mountains. A Comeragh Mountain Walking Festival is held annually in October. The walks are graded and are led by very experienced guides. The Nire Valley, Ballymacarberry, has the terrain to suit every grade of walker from the experienced mountaineer to the complete beginner. Situated in the picturesque village of Rathgormack, the Rathgormack Hiking Centre is a purpose built, Board Failte approved Hostel with accommodation for 20 people. At Ballymacarbry, situated between the Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains, a good variety of walks are available for both the experienced and more casual walkers Comeragh Mountaineering Club Hill - Walking each Sunday.

East Waterford
There are river walks, "The Manann" at Faithlegg and Woodstown Beach and Tramore all close by. The Doneraile Walk is a scenic coastal walk in Tramore. Tramore is famous for its 5km sandy beach and sand dunes. The East Munster Way extends from Carrick-on-Suir, west/south-west to Clogheen, a distance of 70 kms. The South Leinster Way, which can also be joined at Carrick-on-Suir runs north-east for 102 km via Piltown and the valleys of the Nore, Barrow and Slaney to Kildavin.

West Waterford
Ardmore has a published Cliff Walk. Way-marked, long distance trails include St. Declan's Way, an ancient pilgrims' path of some 94km which runs from Ardmore through Cappoquin, Lismore, Ardfinnan and Cahir to Cashel.  There is a way marked walk in Ardmore, "The Cliff Walk" - 5km, that includes the christian settlement founded by St. Declan. Maps are available locally. Riverside walks include the Glenshelane River Walk, 10km, a wilderness trek through spectacular scenery of Mountains.
8km long Kilmaloo Walk at Clashmore. There is a published Dungarvan Town Trail and there are guided walks from the Tourist Office in summer. Conducted Heritage Trail Walking Holidays are led by a knowledgeable guide and cover the coast of Waterford as well as other areas in the south-east of Ireland.

Dungarvan Walking Club
Dungarvan Walking Club offer evening walks from Lawlors Hotel.
Summer Season on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.00pm.
Winter depart at 8.00pm. Sunday walks in surrounding mountains.

Waterford - The Granary Building, The Quay, Waterford. Contact: 051 875788 E-mail:
Ardmore - Co. Waterford. Contact: (0)24 94444
Lismore - Courthouse, Lismore, Co. Waterford. Contact: 058 54975
Dungarvan - Court House, Bridge Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Contact: 058 41741
Nire Valley - Ballmacarbry, Co. Waterford. Contact: 052 36239

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