‘Out and About’
Things to see and do around Tom’s Comfort Hostel Waterford - Kilkenny
You like Irish music?
We encourage all guests who play and instrument and / or sing to set up a session in the hostel
Learn the Bodhran with Tom ...
and try your new skills in the local Pubs ...
Want to explore the region by bicycle?
Tom's Hostel has got a limited number of bicycles available for rent by guests.
Tom's Comfort Hostel Waterford is now also offering 1/2 day and day trips for guests to some of the most interesting sites and places in the region, such as: Comeragh Mountains, Tramore Beach, Coppercost UNESCO Geopark and the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.
Tom’s Comfort Hostel waterford is ideally located in a quiet, rural setting and just minutes (2km) from the next village called Mooncoin and 10 min. drive from Waterford City Centre. Its location makes Tom’s Comfort Hostel Waterford the perfect place to escape and explore the sunny South-East of Ireland.
Whilst staying in Tom’s Hostel, guests can relax in the big hostel garden, enjoy a walk to the Suir river or maybe have a go at the ‘Mooncoin Way’ either on foot or by bicycle.
Those who are interested in venturing out a bit further, within a short distance of Tom’s Comfort Hostel Waterford you have easy access to an amazing variety of places of interest and sites, such as:
Ø Waterford City (10-15 min. drive) is a vibrant city filled with history and culture and offers something for everybody from shopping to an evening of theatre in the ‘Theatre Royal’.
Ø Tramore beach (20 min. drive)
Ø Dunbrody – Irish Emigrant Ship Experience (20 min. drive) in Newross
Ø Dunmore East (30 min. drive)
Ø Kilkenny Town Centre (30 min. drive) with its small boutiques, lively town centre and castle
Ø Comeragh Mountains (30 min. drive)
Ø Wexford Town (1h drive)
Ø Wexford Beaches and ‘Hook Head’ (1h drive)
Ø Dublin (1.5h drive)
Ø Cork City (1.5h drive)
Ø Limerick City (1.5h drive)
… and not to forget, the local Pub is just 10min. walk from the hostel …
If you are looking for things to do, why not try one or several of the following ACTIVITIES:
Culture & History:
o Museum of Treasures, Reginald’s Tower, Medieval Museum - all in Waterford City Centre
o Swiss Cottage in Cahir
· Craft: Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre in Waterford City
· Theatre: Theatre Royal in Waterford City
o Cahir Castle in Cahir, South Tipperary
o Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny Town
o Copper Coast UNESCO European Geopark
o Dunbrody – Emigrant Ship experience in Newross
o Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford
o Rock of Cashel in Cashel
· Spiritual: Mount Melleroy Abbey, Knockmealdown mountains in County Waterford
· Hiking in the Comeragh Mountains
· Hiking in the Glen of Aherlow
· Walking at Tramore beach or the beaches in Wexford
· Surfing at Tramore beach (several surfing schools are available)
· Canoeing, kayaking in Dunmore East
· Horse riding
· Clay pigeon shooting
· Horse racing
· Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge
· J.F. Kennedy Arboretum near Newross
Families with young children:
· Indoor / Outdoor playgrounds
· Pet farms
· Adventure Centres, e.g. Dunmore East Adventure Centre
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway