Waterford Suir Valley Railway - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Waterford Suir Valley Railway
A heritage narrow gauge railway follows the route of the abandoned Waterford – Dungarvan route, from the station at Kilmeadan into Gracedieu Junction, beside Waterford Greenway. The rolling stock is a Simplex diesel locomotive that was built to operate in the peat industry and then used when digging out the channel tunnel. Waterford Suir Valley Railway brings rails golden age to life onboard a vintage train ride departing from Kilmeadan, County Waterford.
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1.4km from Waterford Suir Valley Railway
This 3.5 acre walled artists garden and 3 acre woodland garden laid out between the ruins of a former woollen mill, is situated on the River Dawn. Unusual plants, trees and special water features. Featured in books, magazines and on television. Stones from former buildings have been recycled into walls, raised borders, obelisks and magic standing stones.
Mount Congreve Gardens
2.01km from Waterford Suir Valley Railway
Mount Congreve is an 18th-century Georgian estate and mansion situated near the village of Kilmeaden in County Waterford, Ireland. The gardens at Mount Congreve, Waterford, consist of around seventy acres of intensively planted woodland garden and a four acre walled garden. is internationally recognised for its rare species of plants and also its plant nurseries. The gardens are open to the public each Thursday to Sunday.
5.19km from Waterford Suir Valley Railway
The Gaulstown Dolmen dates to c.3000-4000 BC and is regarded as one of the finest portal tombs in Ireland. The east-facing portal stones stand eight feet high and the capstone is 14-feet long and possibly weighs over 40 tonnes. It is likely that the structure was once enclosed by a mound or cairn, which has since been removed or eroded away. There is evidence that some of the upright stones may have moved over time, as the shape of the chamber has been impacted.
7.4km from Waterford Suir Valley Railway
Knockeen Dolmen is one of the finest dolmens in Ireland. The six uprights of this very impressive portal tomb stand, at the highest point, at 2.8 metres and form a sort of porch with the doorstone, which reaches almost to the same height. This is one of the finest dolmens in Ireland. The six uprights of this very impressive portal tomb stand, at the highest point, at 2.8 metres and form a sort of porch with the doorstone, which reaches almost to the same height.
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb
7.95km from Waterford Suir Valley Railway
Ballynageeragh Portal Tomb is a dolmen and National Monument situated in County Waterford, Ireland. Its oval capstone measures 4 metres in length and 2.65 in width, it rests on the door-stone, and a cushion stone is situated between the capstone and the backstone. There are around ten portal tombs within a radius of twenty kilometres from here with the finest examples at Gaulstown and Knockeen plus many standing stones and a few passage tombs all very accessible.
Matthewstown Passage Tomb
8km from Waterford Suir Valley Railway
This megalithic monument is all it promised to be, the wedge-shaped remains of a passage tomb. There are five orthostats on each side of the passage with three large roofstones, there are four more stones at the western end which may be part of the kerb, very little remains of a cairn. I left feeling rather pleased that the tomb was actually on this farm and with no worries about its survival.
Discover More Attractions in Waterford, Home of Waterford Suir Valley Railway
County Waterford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. is the oldest city in Ireland and it is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. It is renowned for its exciting festivals and events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi, Winterval, Harvest Festival, Taste Tramore, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival and many more.