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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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Lovely Afternoon

I brought my little cousin, aged 5, for a trip on this train. It was very enjoyable, excellent facilities, and the Magic Forest was big hit! If I were to look for anything more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Fionamwalsh
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Clare, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I am not looking to put the boot in here but there's really room to expand on this trip. If you have kids under 7 they will like it, especially when they come across the Fairy Village as that seemed to be a hit for some but the older kids may get a little bored after a bit. Its a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The whole idea of the train is what kept my daughter entertained. I think there should be cometary about the area for adults more to see on the route taken it is a tad boring

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mock24, Manager at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Just to respond to your suggestion about a commentary. One of the first things we did when we opened in 2003 was to record a commentary giving information on the area through which the train travels and installed speakers which you may have noticed on the train. We tested it for a few weeks and... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a narrow-gauge railway laid on the original track bed of a 19th century railway. It is operated by local voluntary effort which has created an attractive tourism asset for the area. The group has plans to extend the line into Waterford city which would be a real plus and there is also a cycleway being laid alongside the... More 

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mock24, Manager at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Just to respond to your suggestion about a commentary. One of the first things we did when we opened in 2003 was to record a commentary giving information on the area through which the train travels and installed speakers which you may have noticed on the train. We tested it for a few weeks and... More 

Carrickfergus
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78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited on a Saturday, when the trains go a little further along the line than during the week. We enjoyed seeing the River Suir from the banks and the Magic Wood is enchanting! Once the Deise Greenway is opened fully in 2016, there will be the facility ro walk or cycle along most the othe railway route. An attraction... More 

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Clare, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I brought my little cousin, aged 5, for a trip on this train. It was very enjoyable, excellent facilities, and the Magic Forest was big hit! If I were to look for anything more, it would be nice if the train driver and signal man could engage with the passengers more - a little of "all aboard" would have added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Really enjoyed this little train ride over the weekend. Lots to see and do. We especially enjoyed the birds of prey beforehand and brought a little picnic with us.Our 19month was a little anxious as the train is loud enough, but she soon enjoyed it as we went on.

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Adare, Ireland
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A large group of friends ranging from toddler to pensioner greatly enjoyed our trip along the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. Plenty of parking spaces, welcoming waiting "room" and friendly staff. Long enough to keep everyone's interest as we passed various land-marks, but not so long it became boring! Recommended ...

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a lovely afternoon as a family of two adults and two children at this narrow gauge railway. The cost of a family ticket was very reasonable at €21, and the trip lasted about three quarters of an hour or just thereabouts for the return journey. It is a quaint trip in a miniature train with the option of... More 

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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took my parents here - maybe I should have taken my grandchildren! However the volunteers are kind and enthusiastic. The line runs along the lower reaches of the Suir River towards Waterford, running through woodland. Part of this has been transformed into a faerie village. There is a cafe in a disused carriage - shame they only serve instant... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have 3 train loving boys and this was a great hour out. Even enjoyable for adults too as the tracks go along the river and has some beautiful views. Goes every hour or so - check the times before arriving.

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