Outdoor Activities

- Posted on: 13/02/2023 - External banner Dooley's Hotel

Waterford Cycling Tours

Waterford Cycling Tours offers you the opportunity to see Waterford city and its surrounding areas by bicycle. Enjoy a leisurely cycle around the streets, take in the sites, and learn about the oldest city in Ireland,
OR you could customize your own tour with your friends and discover the beauty of Tramore, the fishing villages of Dunmore East, Cheekpoint and Passage East, or visit the oldest lighthouse in Ireland-Hook Head.
For more information please go to http://www.waterfordcyclingtours.ie/ 
Dunmore East Adventure Centre. Tel: +353 51 383783 http://www.dunmoreadventure.com/


Ardmore Diving. Tel: +353 58 46577  http://www.dungarvantourism.com/welcome/web/Display/article/18/1/ 

Sea Kayaking 

Seapaddling.com. Tel: +353 51 393314  http://www.seapaddling.com/ 


Many of the surf clubs offer lessons as well as equipment hire. Most of the clubs offer other activities as well such as Nordic and eco walks and land yachting.

Freedom Surf School & Adventure.Tel: +353 51 386773 http://www.freedomsurfschool.com/

Oceanic Manoeuvres Surf School. Tel: +353 51 390944  http://www.oceanics.ie/

T-Bay Surf & Eco Centre. Tel: +353 51 391297  http://tbaysurf.com/surfing/surf-club/

Tramore Surf School. Tel: +353 51 391011  http://www.tramoresurfschool.com/ 

Bunmahon Surf School. Tel: +353 87 6398210 http://www.bunmahonsurfschool.com/

Swimming Pools 

Kingfisher Leisure Centre. Tel: +353 51 850 300 http://waterford.kingfisherclub.com/

Waterford Crystal Sports & Leisure. Tel: +353 51 377905 http://www.crystalleisurecentre.com/

Splashworld. Tel: +353 51 390176 www.splashworld.ie/ 


For golfers there is a wide selection of courses and two great offers as a further enticement. The Three Club Golf Pass which costs €150 provides access to Waterford Castle, Faithlegg and Mount Juliet. The Crystal County Golf Circuit gives you four green fees for the price of three from any of the participating golf clubs which includes: Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club, Dungarvan Golf Club, Gold Coast Golf Club, Faithlegg Golf Club, Tramore Golf Club, Waterford Castle Golf Club, Waterford Golf Club, West Waterford Golf Club and Williamstown Golf Club. All courses are 18 holes and their contact details are listed below. 

Dungarvan Golf Club. Tel: +353 58 43310 http://www.dungarvangolfclub.com/

Dunmore East Golf Club. Tel: +353 51 383151 http://www.dunmoreeastgolfclub.ie/

Faithlegg Golf Club. Tel: +353 51 382241 http://www.faithlegg.com/

Gold Coast Golf Club. Tel: +353 58 44055 http://www.goldcoastgolfclub.com/

Lismore Golf Club. Tel: +353 58 54026 http://www.lismoregolf.org/

Tramore Golf Club. Tel: +353 51 386170 http://www.tramoregolfclub.com/

Waterford Golf Club. Tel: +353 51 876748 http://www.waterfordgolfclub.com/

Waterford Castle Golf Club. Tel: +353 51 871633 http://www.waterfordcastle.com/

West Waterford Golf Club. Tel: +353 58 43216 http://www.westwaterfordgolf.com/

Williamstown Golf Club. Tel: +353 51 853131http://williamstowngolfcourse.ie/ 

Horse Riding 

Horse riding and trekking for all levels is available at a number of locations and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a unique view of the new bridge while trekking along the banks of the River Suir or enjoy the tranquillity of the Nire Valley.

Ballinamona Equestrian Centre. Tel: +353 51 874429

Callaghane Riding Centre. Tel: +353 51 382154

Hillview Riding Club. Tel: +353 87 1278859

Killotteran Equitation Centre. Tel: +353 51 384158 http://kec.ie/

Lake Tour Stables. Tel: +353 51 381958 http://www.laketourstables.ie/

Pallas Equestrian Centre. Tel: +353 51 382112 

Stonehaven Equestrian Centre. Tel: +353 51 873816 http://www.stonehavenec.com/

Hurling & Gaelic Football 

Hurling and Gaelic Football are the traditional sports in Ireland and Walsh Park (Pairc Breathnach) is the home of Waterford City Gaelic and football hurling teams. If you are interested in seeing a live match in Walsh Park, visit the Waterford GAA for the latest fixtures.


With four of Ireland’s principal rivers and the Atlantic Ocean surrounding its rugged coastline, Waterford is an attractive location for fishing enthusiasts of all levels. A useful resource if you are considering fishing in Ireland is the Southern Regional Fisheries Board.

Ardmore Diving. Tel: +353 58 46577


Ballyyshunnock (Mixed) Reservoir 

Clonlav Angling. Tel: +353 52 36141 http://www.flyfishingireland.com/

Deep Sea Charter. Tel: +353 87 636 9164 http://dunmoreboatrips.ie/

Dungarvan Charter Boats. Tel: +353 58 41327 http://www.dungarvancharterboats.com/

Dunmore East Angling Charters. Tel: +353 51 383397

Knockaderry Reservoir. 


Rally Connection. Tel: +353 58 47000 http://www.rallyconnection.com

Paint Balling 
Elite Paint Balling. Tel: +353 58 43129 http://elitepaintballing.com

There are a number of walks in the Comeragh Mountains of varying degrees of difficulties or if you would like to take the difficulty out of planning a walk, there are a number of different companies that offer guided mountain walks. Muddy Boots offers guided walks tailored to individual needs and requests. Mountain Zone provides family friendly camping and mountain adventure. Prices include transport from Waterford City, equipment and meals. For those with a real interest in walking, the annual Nire Valley Walking Festival may be of interest. This a nnual walking festival in the scenic Nire Valley offers a weekend of spectacular walking, great talking and a feast of traditional music, singing and dancing in the Nire Valley.

For more information on walking in Ireland, visit Discover Ireland website or Coillte Outdoors .

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Discover Waterford

From its vibrant city life, to the rural charm of inland towns and villages, to its stunning coastline Waterford has something for everyone. Waterford City, the oldest city in Ireland has a perfect blend of ancient and modern. Its collection of pubs, gourmet restaurants and excellent shops and boutiques, co-exist with medieval city walls, quaintly cobbled back streets and the grandeur of historical buildings still standing proud after more than a thousand years.