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Events and Festivals

  • Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is Ireland's famous national holiday, celebrating one of Ireland's patron saints, Saint Patrick.
  • Waterford Harvest Festival - Another great foodie event with original twists, the Waterford Harvest Festival kicks off every September in a riot of delicious treats, Irish heritage and culture. Its first day sees the Ballybricken Fair, a traditional 19th century-style re-creation of a typical Irish market. A highlight of the event is the Fulach Fia experience, a historic demonstration of Bronze Age cooking methods by a local Druid chief. Wine and whiskey tastings, a beer tent, street vendors and cooking demos are enlivened by music and other performances.





Atlantic BreezeLower Branch Road, Tramore, Co.WaterfordGuesthouse-
Beach Haven HouseTivoli Terrace, TramoreGuesthouse87
Portree10-11 Mary Street WATERFORDGuesthouse-
Riverwalk AccommodationInner Ring RoadApartment88
The Pilgrims RestMount Melleray CappoquinGuesthouse94
Lismore House HotelMain Street LismoreHotel-
Travelodge WaterfordN25 Cork Road WaterfordHOTEL80
Comeragh HostelFews, Kilnagrange, Kilmacthomas Co WaterfordHOSTEL89
SuncrestFerrybank SlieverueGUESTHOUSE95
Samuels Heritage B&BBallymaclode, Halfway House Dunmore Road, WaterfordGUESTHOUSE-
Portree Guesthouse- Waterford City10-11 Mary Street WATERFORDGUESTHOUSE-
Tom's Hostel IrelandRathkieran MooncoinHOSTEL-
RosewoodSlieverue (N25), N29) Waterford via KilkennyGUESTHOUSE-
CladdaghLr Newrath Mullinabro,FerrybankGUESTHOUSE-
St JosephsCork RoadGUESTHOUSE-
Aisling HousePolerone Mooncoin, via WaterfordGUESTHOUSE-
AshleighHoly Cross, Butlerstown R680,GUESTHOUSE-
Reades FarmhouseLukeswell Mullinavat (N9 Rd)GUESTHOUSE-



Keep Connected


Public WiFi services are available in many cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels. They are also available on most Irish long-distance Intercity trains, some commuter trains and buses. Internet cafes are available in major urban areas, but are not as common as they once were, due to the growth of 3G data services and public WiFi. However, you will still find them in areas popular with tourists.


See also: International Telephone Calls

There are currently four main mobile phone operators dominating the Irish market:

  • Vodafone (prefix 087 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)
  • O2 (prefix 086 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)
  • Meteor (prefix 085 - GSM900/1800)
  • Three (prefix 083 - GSM900/1800 - 3G 2100)

Most European phones and operators will allow you to roam on Irish networks, however you should ensure before arrival that your phone can operate on the GSM900/1800 network and that your service provider has set you up to allow roaming. This is especially true for visitors from outside the Eurozone. You can also buy a cheap prepay SIM card if you have an unlocked handset. This can be considerably cheaper as it means that you will be assigned an Irish number which you can be called at during your trip and your outgoing calls are charged at normal Irish mobile rates.
Pay phones are fairly widely available (but becoming less so) and most take euro coins, prepaid calling cards and major credit cards.
The police service (An Garda Síochána) and fire services can be contacted by dialling 999 or 112 on any phone or mobile phone throughout the country.


An Post is the national postal service provider. They're generally open Monday to Friday, between 9:00am to 5:30pm or 6:00pm, and smaller post offices would also impose lunch-time closure. Half-day service is available on Saturday, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The General Post Office (GPO) on O'Connell Street in Dublin is the main post office in Dublin, and it is open Monday to Saturday, from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The post offices are closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday. If you want to use private courier services for sending packages you can also use companies like DHL, UPS or TNT.


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