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Address: Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeaden, Ireland
Phone Number: 00353 51 384058
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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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A perfect day out

If you want to do something different then this is for you. It is a trip down memory lane. The journey will bring you through beautiful countryside and will be a memory for yers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
sheehan1960
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Waterford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you want to do something different then this is for you. It is a trip down memory lane. The journey will bring you through beautiful countryside and will be a memory for yers to come. IF you have young kids they will love it.

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Thank sheehan1960
Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

went on the Santa train with first grandchild (10 months old) today ! what a brilliant experience , for 6 euro per adult and under 1s free it was great value , 20 minutes train ride , stopped mid way to feed reindeer ( free reindeer food) and meet Mrs clause. After journey went to meet Santa ,baby got present... More 

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Thank BernieW29
mock24, Manager at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, responded to this review

Hello Bernie, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Santa. We wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2016. We hope to welcome you back here again next year. Maria More 

Davie, Florida
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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nice train ride through part of the Suir River Valley. Mostly geared towards kids, but fine for adults as well. Mostly seemed to be locals when we went, not tourists. One nice addition would be speakers with narration about various things related to the area. But still, a nice diversion from visiting various ruins and castles.

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Thank QGJohn
Navan, Ireland
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63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great way to pass an hour by taking this train along the edge of the river towards Waterford and back. It seems that the trips are slightly longer on the weekend with plans in the future to extend it all the way to the City. The kids on the train really seemed to enjoy the 'Fairy Fort' in the trees... More 

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Thank Robert F
Galway, Ireland
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

About forty three of our members enjoyed this ride of a life time. It was not very spacious, but warm. It is certainly a brat delight for kids. In total the ride was forty minutes at a cost of seven euros each. The staff were very focused and attentive and also ensured that the passengers were all safely in the... More 

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Thank karen g
Ireland
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This attraction would be mainly aimed at children and railway enthusiasts. The journey lasts about an hour and the highlight for children is the Magic Woods where fairies and leprechauns live together.

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Thank GrandslamPat
Clonmel, Ireland
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. Grand journey with an informative leaflet and a pleasant ride all the way to Gracedieu Junction and back again. Thoroughly enjoyable and a very fun day out for all the family - look out for the fairies and leprechauns in the fairy wood!

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Thank James R
Limerick, Ireland
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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Thank T K
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Christine Q
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 20 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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Thank nandv
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 

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