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Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeaden, Ireland
00353 51 384058
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Kilmeaden
Type: Scenic Railroads, Cultural
Owner description: The magic of rails golden age has been brought to life in Kilmeadan, Co Waterford. Experience the...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Cultural
Owner description: The magic of rails golden age has been brought to life in Kilmeadan, Co Waterford. Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a narrow gauge railway in partially open period carriages as you take in the panoramic views of the river and rolling farmland. This is an area rich in history and only accessible by train. Great fun for all ages.

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Dublin Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Took our 3 year olds in this this October mid term. They are big into trains so this was a big hit. Its a 40 minute round trip along the suir. The fairy fort in the forest is a nice little touch. We enjoyed it & was reasonable at 8.50 per adult & children free. Recommended

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Ballarat, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We travelled with young children and when we saw the road sign we thought we would go for a look. The train station is lovely and I guess as it was a weekend Mickey and Minnie mouse were there as an extra treat. The train ride was pretty brief, maybe half an hour and while the fairy wood was great,... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

summer just gone my son and i went on the train its a longer track now since the new toll bridge went in we got on the train then there was a small delay setting off as we had to wait for a tour bus from Donegal there was probably 53 people on the bus and they pilled on the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took our 7 year old daughter on the first train (11 am) - mid week. We got the guide and we're told to look out for the Fairies by the lady in the ticket office. The train was quite empty and got in to a carriage need the front, with the old other child on the train. When we... More 

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ireland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Heard about this place over the years and we finally visited today. Ticket was 27e for the four of us which was kind of steep for what you get. Train is kinda cute, open with bench type seats. It travels alongside the river, stops for a minute at a 'fairy' forest, past a lime kiln and part of an old... More 

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Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I brought my in laws on this trip. It was ok. While it was scenic along the river there was not a whole pile else to see. The fairies in the Mossy wood are really only for the benefit of any children really. It was €8.50 per adult. I thought a little expensive for what you get. We travelled on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I always try and find a railway whilst on holiday and visiting somewhere different. There are no full size preserved railways in Ireland, but this narrow gauge railway runs along part of the old Waterford,Dungarvan and Lismore railway which was set up in 1872. The return journey lasts about 50 minutes or so. If you go on a Saturday, the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway is a 45ish minute trip through the countryside, along the banks of the river Suir. The trip itself is very scenic and the kids love the train. There isnt a huge amount to see (for the kids) but they did love the trip. Tip - sit in the last carrage. It is enclosed which... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We brought our two young daughters here for a spin on the "choo choo" and they were not disappointed!it was a beautiful sunny afternoon and we arrived approx 20 minutes before departure which gave us plenty of time to get our tickets and spend time with the special guests on the day Mickey and Minnie Mouse!our two girls aged 2... More 

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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the railway with our 2 young children on a Sunday afternoon. When we arrived, there was somebody from an owl welfare charity displaying a number of different owls in a sectioned off area near the railway. It was nice to see owls from so close and the real bonus was that one of my daughters was given the... More 

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