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Celebrating 27 Years of Liberty Blue: 27 Wonders of Waterford

We literally would not be in business without the support of the people of Waterford. Thank you to each one of our clients who has trusted us to help sell or manage the rental of their property over the last 27 years, we really appreciate you. 

Being based in Waterford – Ireland’s Best Place to Live! – has been a huge advantage. We love to promote our city and county to the rest of Ireland and beyond! 

As part of our celebrations, we got the team together to pick out 27 of our favourite Waterford places, events, activities or tastes. We got back way more than 27 but we’ve picked this lot out at random to inspire you. 

Port Láirge, is tú ár ngrá!  Waterford, we love you!

27 things we love about Waterford - Liberty Blue Estate Agents

27 Things We Love About Waterford…


Let your imagination run wild at Spraoi, Ireland’s premier street arts festival, where the streets come alive with colourful performances and interactive spectacles. No August Bank holiday would be complete without a trip to the city to take in the sights and sounds of Spraoi. 

The Waterford Greenway: 

Cycle or stroll along this scenic route, tracing the path of the old Dungarvan to Waterford railway line and offering breathtaking views of the Suir, the Comeraghs and Clonea coastline. Stop off for tea in Kilmacthomas or some congratulatory pints in Dungarvan.  

Kayaking on the Blackwater River: 

Glide along the serene waters of the Blackwater River, surrounded by lush greenery and tranquil landscapes, for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. We did this as a team activity a few years ago and would highly recommend it. A great way to view the highly unusual Hindu Gothic Dromana Gate and take your mind off the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Waterford Hurling: 

Feel the clash of the ash and cheer on the Deise! There’s no better way to say “I loves me County!”  than cheering on Waterford in the Munster Championship, and hopefully deep into the All Ireland. 

Mount Congreve Gardens: 

Lose yourself in the enchanting beauty of these stunning gardens, home to an extensive collection of rare and exotic plants, lovingly curated over generations. Located just 10 minutes’ drive from Waterford city this 70-acre woodland garden with stunning views of the River Suir has 16 kilometres of paths to explore! Why not take a trip on the nearby Suir Valley Railway and make a day of this wonderful area of the county. 

Blackwater Valley Opera Festival: 

Experience the magic of world-class opera performances set against the backdrop of Waterford’s picturesque countryside during this annual cultural extravaganza. Check out what’s on this year here.

GIY: Grow it Yourself

Join the thriving community of green-fingered enthusiasts at GIY Waterford and embark on a journey of sustainable living and homegrown goodness. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice with a passion for planting, GIY provides the resources, knowledge, and support to cultivate your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs right in your backyard or balcony. From seed swaps to workshops, community gardens to online forums, GIY fosters a culture of sharing and learning, empowering individuals to reconnect with the earth and nourish both body and soul. Join the GIY movement in Waterford and discover the joy of growing your own food, one seed at a time.

Dunmore East Village: 

Explore the quaint charm of Dunmore East Village, with its colourful cottages, bustling harbour, and panoramic views of the Irish Sea. Need to wear out some boisterous children or teens? Then check out the Dunmore East Adventure Centre.  

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, Tramore:

Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of these meticulously crafted gardens, inspired by the life and work of Lafcadio Hearn, a renowned writer who spent his boyhood summers in Tramore. If you get a chance then you should definitely visit their Winter Lights! 

West Waterford Food Festival: 

Indulge your senses in a culinary feast showcasing the best of local flavours and gastronomic delights from across the region. The West Waterford Food Festival is a foodie’s dream! There’s cookery demos, famous chefs and culinary celebrities, exquisite dining options and much more!

Surfing in Tramore: 

Ride the waves and feel the thrill of surfing at Tramore beach, one of Ireland’s top surfing destinations with waves suitable for all levels. Book in your lesson with one of the many local surf schools or bring your own board and take straight to the waves. 


Embrace the festive spirit at Ireland’s largest winter festival, where twinkling lights, festive markets, and joyful celebrations create a magical atmosphere for all to enjoy. Take a ride on the helter skelter, browse the markets and enjoy the light show where there’s a very good chance it will snow! 

Ballysaggartmore Towers: 

Marvel at the ancient Ballysaggartmore Towers, standing as silent sentinels against the passage of time. These magnificent structures wouldn’t look out of place in a Hans Christen Anderson book of fairytales. Bring the kids and let their imaginations, and legs, run wild.  

The Theatre Royal: 

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of performing arts at Waterford’s historic Theatre Royal, where top-notch productions and captivating performances take centre stage. Events include local and national artists, plays, comedians and more, check out to find out what’s on soon. 

Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East: 

Tap your feet to the lively rhythms of bluegrass music while soaking in the charm of Dunmore East, a quaint fishing village with a big heart. You won’t find a livelier village in Ireland this weekend in August!

The Comeraghs: 

Lose yourself in the rugged beauty of the Comeragh Mountains, where majestic peaks, cascading waterfalls, and hidden lakes await exploration. Whether it’s a short Sunday stroll with the family to Mahon Falls or an early morning hike walk to Coumshingaun Lough to take in the glacial corrie lake. The Comeraghs has something for everyone. 

Waterford Walls: 

Discover the vibrant street art adorning the walls of Waterford city, where talented artists from around the world have transformed urban spaces into open-air galleries. Walk the street art trails, or better still, come along in mid-august and see these fantastic artists at work!

Waterford Crystal: 

Ask any tourist what Waterford is famous for and they’ll tell you Waterford Crystal is known worldwide. Why not pop along and witness master craftsmen at work at the House of Waterford. Marvel at the exquisite skills of the glassblowers and cutters.

The Blaa: 

Ask any Waterford person what Waterford is famous for and they won’t say Waterford Crystal, they’ll tell you it’s the Blaa!! Sink your teeth into a freshly baked Blaa, a beloved local delicacy that has been a staple of Waterford cuisine for generations. And now for the big question, do you like yours crusty or soft?

Our 49 Beautiful Beaches: 

From secluded coves to sandy stretches along the coastline, Waterford boasts an abundance of stunning beaches waiting to be explored and enjoyed. From Clonea to Ballydawyne, Boatstrand to Tramore and all the way to Woodstown there’s a beach for everyone here in the Deise. 

Lismore Castle and Farmers Market: 

Step back in time as you explore the historic grounds of Lismore Castle, where centuries of stories and legends are etched into the very walls. Take in the art in the Castle gallery and visit on Sunday’s to avail of the excellent farmers market full of fresh produce and local crafts. 

Waterford Treasures: 

Delve into the rich history of Waterford at the city’s iconic museums, showcasing treasures spanning over a thousand years of heritage. Spend your time checking out the Viking exhibit in Reginald’s Tower, the medieval chambers and more in Medieval Museum or the exquisite architectural gem that is Bishops Palace. Not to mention the Irish Wake Museum, Irish Silver Museum and Irish Museum of Time are all within a few hundred metres. This area of the city is a history lover’s paradise!

Our Gaeltacht – An Rinn: 

Immerse yourself in the Gaelic language and culture of An Rinn, one of Ireland’s few remaining Gaeltacht regions, where tradition and community thrive. Check out the picturesque harbour at Helvick for some beautiful views over Dungarvan bay. Fáilte romhat! 


Wander through the charming streets of Dungarvan, a bustling market town nestled along the scenic shores of Dungarvan Bay, brimming with history and charm. Dungarvan is a foodies paradise full of cafes, restaurants and pubs. We love nothing more than taking a stroll through the town stopping off for treats and coffee and people watching in the sunshine in the main square.

The Ardmore Cliff Walk: 

Take a leisurely stroll along the rugged cliffs of Ardmore, where breathtaking views of the coastline and ancient ruins await around every corner. Ardmore truly is a beautiful spot and there are few better places to get a good dose of fresh air and exercise. 

Fish and Chips in Tramore: 

Nothing beats a bag of salty chips as you check out the waves and golden sands that stretch as far as the eye can see. Top tip: they taste even better after a dip in the sea. 

The Copper Coast Drive: 

Wind your way along the stunning Copper Coast Drive, a designated UNESCO Global Geopark, where dramatic cliffs, hidden coves, and ancient mines tell tales of Ireland’s geological past. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Have the kids with you? Then stop off in Fenor playground and let them run around to their hearts content. 

What would you add to our list? 

We are so lucky to live and work in Waterford. If you’ve haven’t visited before, come along and experience all these wonderful features yourself, you’ll be glad you did and we’ll be here to welcome you. 

Feicfimíd ar ball thú – Port Láirge Abú!

We’ll see you soon, Up Waterford!

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