Welcome to Waterford, where Ireland begins

Waterford is part of Ireland’s Ancient East and is situated in the South East. Filled with historic sites and lush green river valleys, stunning coastline and a vibrant city, this website will help you to plan your visit, from how to get here and what things to do. There’s lots of accommodation options including hotels, self catering and B&B’s. We can also help you choose how best to spend your time, from attractions, festivals, interesting places to visit, great restaurants, shopping and night life.

Things to Do

Ireland Map

What's on

The events:
Array
(
    [id] => 57140
    [language] => en
    [version] => 8.0
    [owner_id] => 0
    [last_modified] => 2016-08-16 13:34:23.267
    [last_modified_by] => 369
    [status] => 0
    [previous_version] => 7.1
    [Name] => Waterford Harvest Festival
    [HeaderImage] => 0
    [Section1Keyword] => 
    [Section2Keyword] => 
    [Section3Keyword] => 
    [Section4Keyword] => 
    [Section5Keyword] => 
    [Section6Keyword] => 
    [EventDateFrom] => 2016-09-09 09:00:00.000
    [EventDateTo] => 2016-09-11 23:00:00.000
    [EventType] => 86:682
    [Location] => 82:666
    [TeaserImage] => 69560:image/*
    [MediaGalleryKeywordSTANDARDEVEN] => 
    [LatitudeSTANDARDEVENT] => 52.258222

    [LongitudeSTANDARDEVENT] => -7.101555

    [DescriptionSTANDARDEVENT] => 

9th September, 2016 - 11th September, 2016

Waterford Harvest Festival offers an eclectic mix for this year’s celebrations

Now in its eighth year, Waterford Harvest Festival will make a colourful, tasty and aromatic return to the streets of Waterford from September 9th to September 11th.

Director of Waterford Harvest Festival, Tommie Ryan, says that Waterford Harvest Festival will bring together a fresh and eclectic mix of food producers, restaurateurs, historians, health experts, gardeners, food markets, cookery demonstrations, musical entertainment and family fun.

New to this year’s festival line-up includes the Harvest Fit Food and Wellness area, the Harvest Blaa Eating World Championships, Sunset Seaweed Foraging, Tapas River tours, Iyer’s Pop-up restaurant and the Flahavan’s Harvest brunch.

As a city and county that takes huge pride in its food producers, this year’s festival will also shine the spotlight on its “food heroes”, the people who grow, cultivate, harvest, produce, prepare, promote and serve some of the country’s best food.

Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, boasts 1100 years of food heritage and will pay homage to that proud tradition with festival markets, harvest kitchen, a health and wellness seminar and an opportunity to “Meet the Makers.”

Tommie added, “What we love about the Harvest Festival is that while the focus is on good food, equally important are the people behind it.  Waterford and the wider region have so many hard working, creative and gifted producers who share a passion for good food.  It’s a labour of love for them and you can almost taste the passion in the food they produce.”

 “This year we have retained many of the events that were hugely popular in previous years such as the EAT Waterford Taste Experience, the Big Taste Tent, EnterpRISING Food Market, Harvest Kitchen, SuperValu Food Academy Village and Viking Rocks Craft Beer Festival.”

Ballybricken, affectionately known as the ‘top of the town’, was traditionally the hub of Waterford’s livestock and bacon curing industries. The area will enjoy a broader portfolio of events this year and be shrouded in the tantalising sights, smells and sounds of the Ballybricken Fair, Junior HQ and Farm to Fork.

Sarah Richards of the Seagull Bakery, an artisan bakery which specialises in naturally fermented sourdough breads, will host The Good Bread demonstration on the Millennium Plaza, while Dermot Walsh of Walsh’s Bakehouse, a third generation baker, will oversee the Harvest Blaa Eating World Championships.

There are over 100 events taking place with 80 of those free for all the family to enjoy.

[SidebarTextSTANDARDEVENT] =>

Waterford Harvest Festival
9th September, 2016 - 11th September, 2016

e: info@waterfordharvestfestival.ie
w: www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie

‌ 

[HeaderCaptionBIGEVENT] => [CTAButtonKeywordBIGEVENT] => [PublishedTeaserImagePath] => http://www.visitwaterford.com/media/Tourism/ThingstoDo/Festivals/harvest_teaser_2016.jpg [PublishedContentPath] => http://www.visitwaterford.com/whats-on/events/WaterfordHarvestFestival.php [Cost] => [ContactDetails] => [ContactEmail] => [ContactWebAddress] => [Venue] => [Time28] => [DisabledAccess2] => [Highlight2] => 89: )
The events:
Array
(
    [id] => 64602
    [language] => en
    [version] => 4.0
    [owner_id] => 0
    [last_modified] => 2016-07-05 11:56:27.330
    [last_modified_by] => 451
    [status] => 0
    [previous_version] => 3.1
    [Name] => Comeraghs Wild Festival
    [HeaderImage] => 62399:image/*
    [Section1Keyword] => 75:1760
    [Section2Keyword] => 75:1776
    [Section3Keyword] => 75:1770
    [Section4Keyword] => 75:1777
    [Section5Keyword] => 
    [Section6Keyword] => 
    [EventDateFrom] => 2016-09-15 09:00:00.000
    [EventDateTo] => 2016-09-18 23:00:00.000
    [EventType] => 86:682
    [Location] => 82:1604
    [TeaserImage] => 60240:image/*
    [MediaGalleryKeywordSTANDARDEVEN] => 
    [LatitudeSTANDARDEVENT] => 52.235375
    [LongitudeSTANDARDEVENT] => -7.539296
    [DescriptionSTANDARDEVENT] => 

Come explore the natural wild beauty and diversity of the Comeragh Mountains and partake in a weekend of walks and talks, traditional storytelling, music, poetry, film and theatrical experiences this unique annual festival showcases the landscape and heritage and invites visitors to experience the area’s authenticity and unique sense of place. 

[SidebarTextSTANDARDEVENT] =>

Contact Information

http://www.comeraghswild.com/

[HeaderCaptionBIGEVENT] => Comeraghs Wild Festival [CTAButtonKeywordBIGEVENT] => 80:1774,80:1775 [PublishedTeaserImagePath] => http://www.visitwaterford.com/media/Tourism/ThingstoDo/Festivals/com-wild-fest-teaser.jpg [PublishedContentPath] => http://www.visitwaterford.com/whats-on/events/ComeraghsWildFestival.php [Cost] => [ContactDetails] => [ContactEmail] => [ContactWebAddress] => [Venue] => [Time28] => [DisabledAccess2] => [Highlight2] => 89: )
The events:
Array
(
    [id] => 66190
    [language] => en
    [version] => 4.0
    [owner_id] => 0
    [last_modified] => 2016-05-12 12:40:49.473
    [last_modified_by] => 369
    [status] => 0
    [previous_version] => 3.1
    [Name] => Oktoberfest Beag
    [HeaderImage] => 0
    [Section1Keyword] => 
    [Section2Keyword] => 
    [Section3Keyword] => 
    [Section4Keyword] => 
    [Section5Keyword] => 
    [Section6Keyword] => 
    [EventDateFrom] => 2016-09-21 09:00:00.000
    [EventDateTo] => 2016-09-25 23:00:00.000
    [EventType] => 86:682
    [Location] => 82:666
    [TeaserImage] => 66203:image/*
    [MediaGalleryKeywordSTANDARDEVEN] => 
    [LatitudeSTANDARDEVENT] => 52.252069
    [LongitudeSTANDARDEVENT] => -7.124252
    [DescriptionSTANDARDEVENT] => 

21st September, 2016 - 25rd September, 2016 (To Be Confirmed)

Bring your friends or colleagues and embrace your inner German for a special night to remember.

Enjoy the many marvellous advantages of being very special guests in our exclusive premium area. 

[SidebarTextSTANDARDEVENT] =>

Oktoberfest Beag
21st September, 2016 - 25rd September, 2016 (T.B.C.)

t: +353 (0)86 724 8284
e: info@oktoberfestbeag.ie
w: oktoberfestbeag.ie

[HeaderCaptionBIGEVENT] => [CTAButtonKeywordBIGEVENT] => [PublishedTeaserImagePath] => http://www.visitwaterford.com/media/Tourism/Festivals/oktoberfest-beag-teaser.jpg [PublishedContentPath] => http://www.visitwaterford.com/whats-on/events/OktoberfestBeag.php [Cost] => [ContactDetails] => [ContactEmail] => [ContactWebAddress] => [Venue] => [Time28] => [DisabledAccess2] => [Highlight2] => 89: )