Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city and as such its rich history and landscape has and continues to provide invaluable tourism assets for both the city and county. Waterford has a strong tourism base focused around our natural environment and historic towns all have significant growth potential to develop tourism in Waterford.
The review of the development plan will play a key role in facilitating the development of our tourism potential, through supporting sustainable development of our natural and historical assets and strengthening the role of our city, towns and villages in providing the framework for tourism related infrastructure.
International tourist visitors in 2018 who spent€52m; 509K National visitors in 2019 who spent €111m
The Greenway, a 46km cycle and walking route from Waterford to Dungarvan won The Guardian and Failte Ireland awards in
spent on trail under the Town and Village Renewal Projects since 2017
Waterford has been chosen as the winner of Foodie Destinations 2019
from Failte Ireland to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of Waterford City
Planned expansion of the Waterford Greenway into the heart of the Viking Triangle and to New Ross
spent on Out Door Recreation Projects since 2017
walking trails in Waterford that meet the National Trails Standards
- How can the development plan policy balance the requirements to enhance the natural amenity of Waterford, including its rivers, mountains, woodlands and coastline, while developing such amenities for tourism’s.
- Are there any areas/attractions in Waterford city or county that you think have the potential to be sustainably developed for tourism and recreational purposes?
- What type of infrastructure or services are required to service tourism attractions and where should they be located?