Copper Coast Geo-Park
The Copper Coast is a stretch of the southern coast of Ireland in County Waterford. It is named for the historic metal-mining industry, the legacies of which now constitute a tourist attraction. This geologically diverse area contains records of Palaeozoic volcanism and the last ice age.
Copper Coast Mini Farm
A warm friendly welcome awaits you and your family at the family run Copper Coast Mini Farm, Waterford. It is fun and educational for all the family, a safe child- friendly environment where kids can interact with the animals. Some animals are native to Ireland whereas some are of the more exotic kind.
Copper Coast Splash World
Enjoy warm balmy temperatures all year round in the South East's biggest, brightest & best indoor water park! Wild & Wonderful Wave Machine - Indoor / Outdoor Water Slides - Bubble Pool - Paddle Pool - Water Cannons - Roaring Rapids - Splash Slides - Steam Room - 25m Pool
Situated in the heart of Tramore is one of the oldest ‘Drinking Emporiums’ in the town.
The VICTORIA HOUSE (or ‘THE VIC’ as it’s known locally)Is a pub that exudes ‘atmosphere’ and ‘craic’ to all who walk through its doors.
Founded in 1818 as a Coach Stop/Hotel, ‘THE VIC’ still maintains its old world charm, reflected in its stonewalls and maritime features. Transformed in the late nineteen eighties , the pub is now spread over three floors and a large beer garden overlooking Tramore bay.
The Copper Hen Restaurant is located above Mother McHugh’s Pub on The Copper Coast, in Fenor Village on the Coast Road between Tramore and Dungarvan, in county Waterford, the sunny south east of Ireland.
The Copper Hen was opened in November 2010 by award winning chef Eugene Long and his wife Sinead Frisby; the restaurant has since had critical acclaim for its reasonably priced casual dining menu.
BLEU on Strand Street in Tramore, a casual dining bistro cooking Mediterranean inspired food sourced locally. Specialising in fresh local seafood and dry aged steaks cooked by chef owner Merwin Casey. Some would say he cooks the best chowder in the South East. BLEU offers an Early Bird and À la carte menus with great value and quality of food. The wine list boasts a great variety to suit every palate from around the world while also offering great value. The ambiance at BLEU can be described as Mediterranean in a casual relaxed environment.
Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage as you take in the panoramic views of the river,and rolling farmland of Waterford and across the river to County Kilkenny. The track runs mostly along the picturesque banks of the River Suir offering views of the world famous Mount Congreve Gardens. This is an area rich in history and only accessible by train.
The rolling stock includes a restored Simplex Locomotive, which had an arduous working life in the peat industry in the North of England and Scotland. It was also used in excavating the Channel Tunnel. It now pulls two partially open carriages travelling at 15km per hour and can accommodate up to 90 passengers. The journey time is 40 minutes Sunday to Friday, 50 minutes on Saturday.
Copper Coast Surfing
When the conditions are right the surf along the Co. Waterford coastline is on par with some of the worlds best surf spots. Dotted along Waterford’s spectacular coastline are the most coveted beaches and coves in Ireland. The endearing aspect of surfing along the CopperCoastis that remains unspoiled, and as surfing hasn’t really kicked in here yet you will rarely have to share the wave. The most popular surf spot in Co. Waterford is Tramore. Tramore is regarded as one of the top surfing and outdoor adventure spots in Ireland with three world class surfing schools located right on the beach. Bunmahon and Annestown, more off the beaten track have more recently become recognised as legitimate surf beeches. Surf gear can be hired in Tramore and Bunmahon.
Copper Coast Fishing
Irish shore angling is among the best in Europe. You can fish from the banks of rivers and streams, the shorelines of lakes and ponds, and in the surf on the coast.
Shore Angling is one of the most popular forms of sport. It can be divided into three forms; beach, rock or pier. Beach anglers most often seek bass, ray or flounder, while rock anglers look for pollack, wrasse, mackerel or ray. If you prefer pier fishing the fish you most likely to catch is mullet, dogfish, ray or flounder.
There is no close season for sea fishing in Ireland so it may be practiced all year round. Fish which feed throughout the year, such as cod, coalfish or flounder can be fished for each month while species such as wrasse, pollack and dogfish have a natural season extending from April until October.