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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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A nice way to spend an hour or two with younger kids

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tanya O
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank cazmuffin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the train for a look we were not really sure where it went as we are up from the west. it was good but didnt really see much sights & it was more so for kids & old people to pass the time. It was 45 mins long all we saw was water & fields was boring... More 

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Thank Eva D
kanturk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those things u do for the kids. They will love it. It is well run and presented. A very enjoyable hour or two for the little ones.

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Thank evamurray
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable train ride along the Suir Valley. Both open & closed carriages are available to suit your mood or the weather on the day. Blankets are also provided in the open carriages if you fancy the fresh air but don't want to get too cold! We went midweek, but would recommend a Saturday as the train goes farther... More 

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Thank Gail M
Limerick, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not for adults. I took my son & his partner to this, thinking it would be fun. It's not for grown ups, great for little kids. Expensive considering what it actually does. Cost €8.50 per adult for 15 minutes train drive up a track that runs between the River Suir & Mount Congreve, then back the same way. Run by... More 

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

Hello Paul Thank you for taking the time to review the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway. I can appreciate that not everyone is going to enjoy taking a leisurely trip on a narrow gauge railway though a scenic area along the banks of the River Suir. However just in case someone is making the decision whether or not to visit... More 

Cork, Ireland
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72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Run by volunteers & definitely worth a visit. You have to be impressed with what they have done & future plans. Bit more advertising would help. Ample car parking.

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Thank Delford M

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