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Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

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Address: Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeaden, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 51 384058
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Description: The magic of rails golden age has been brought to life in Kilmeadan, Co...
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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This attraction has the potential to be outstanding

This forty minute round trip small guage (3ft) train ride is fun and when complete will be superb! As it is, it is a fun way to spend a morning. Departing from Kilmeaden, just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a family day out this is a very nice place and is just outside Waterford City . Old style small guage train brings you on a 55 minute round trip down the side of the motorway towards the toll bridge and back . The scenery along the river is stunning and cannot be seen from... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This forty minute round trip small guage (3ft) train ride is fun and when complete will be superb! As it is, it is a fun way to spend a morning. Departing from Kilmeaden, just a few miles from Waterford City the journey takes the visitor towards Waterford though it currently stops shy of the city. Most of the seats are... More 

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Claremorris, Ireland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Old carriage being used as ticket office and coffee shop. Toilet facilities were spotless. Boarded the train. In colder weather it can be quite chilly so make sure you have jackets. Tour lasted about 20 mins each way and the train stopped in a wood where there were faeries for the children and some adults to wonder at. Passed a... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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