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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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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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good family fun

Situated just 10 min drive from Waterford city, the railway follows the river almost all the way back into the city. The journey takes about 45 min out and back and there are open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tombonkers
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My three girls really enjoyed the train ride on a lovely sunny day. Might not be so nice in the rain though as most of the carriages are open. There is currently construction of a new greenway alongside the train tracks so passengers should be aware that there is a lot of building materials etc on one side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't resist a train ride even though had no children in tow. Lovely views along the river, good value tickets. There was Peppa pig and a Teddy bear for the children to meet on the day we visited plus colouring and activity sheets. Quaint cafe in a railway carriage, children's area plus second hand books, always a winner for me.... More 

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Thank secret sketcher
Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated just 10 min drive from Waterford city, the railway follows the river almost all the way back into the city. The journey takes about 45 min out and back and there are open and closed carriages to sit in. We took our 5 year old and 2 year old who both enjoyed the train despite the noise of engine... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely train ride on a quaint train along the river suir. It runs every hour and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The train is a bit loud and clanky so if your kids don't like loud noises then maybe this isn't for you but my 4 year old loved the ride especially when the train... More 

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Thank Declan O
Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the kids are happy, her indoors is happy and when she is happy, I'm happy! Jokes aside, this is a great half day out for the kids particularly if the sun shines. There is ample parking, clean toilets, a play area for kid an a nice cafe in an old railway carriage. There is a small story board exhibit.... More 

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Thank irishcruisefanatic
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We drove from Dublin to go on this having seen good reviews. We were quite disappointed to be honest. We arrived as a train was about to go but my son needed to go to the toilet so we ran in...not particularly bothered if they left as we thought we were late anyway but they kept beeping us even though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a lovely way to spend an hour or two on a sunny afternoon with smaller children. We brought a picnic which the kids had on the train as we jaunted through the country side. The train does follow the river so there isn't much else to see but the kids enjoyed it - and that's what counts!! Free... More 

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Thank Tanya O
Larne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The journey lasts about 40 mins and brings you back to the start again. Their is a wee cafe and shop at the station. Clean toilet facilities and on the day we were there we had the company of two teddy bear characters who entertained the kids while we were waiting on the train. I thought it was reasonably priced... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My wife and I took some friends on holiday from California here. They have young children and we thought it would make a great afternoon out. The tickets were quite pricey, but we kept an open mind. Sadly, the train ride consisted of a bone-shaking journey up a section of track (slowly) and then back again (slowly). It was so... More 

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Thank CyberByte
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Our family of four spent a pleasant 50 minutes on this train ride through the countryside. Granted there are not many attractions to see along the way, but there is the charming fairy woods to pass, and panoramic views of the river Suir. The weather was dry but overcast, thankfully no rain! Blankets are provided if you feel the cold... More 

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