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Visit Waterford Showcases the City & County at Holiday World Show in Dublin

Visit Waterford Holiday World 2020Visit Waterford participated in the Holiday World Show in Dublin. The event took place from January 24th to 26th and Visit Waterford was one of the many exhibitors at the show, proudly representing Waterford and promoting local businesses. The stand provided a platform to showcase our attractions, accommodation and food & beverage experiences across the city & county.

The stand had a range of experiential activities including an interactive experience with Waterford Crystal Master Craftsman Jimmy Kelly who was demonstrating the technique of cutting crystal to all curious visitors. Lismore Heritage Centre provided an exclusive look into the Lismore Castle chambers with their special VR headset and interactive 3-minute video which received lots of attention. The stand came alive with some beautiful seasonal plants from Mount Congreve. Visitors tasted delicious types of cheese from Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese and sampled the renowned Waterford Blaa. Dan from Blackwater Gin provided a tantalising gin tasting experience and Ellie from the Cliff House Hotel showcased the beauty products used to pamper guests during their luxurious spa treatments.

All the participants showcased their properties and attractions, and many hotels joined in with great offers and prizes that could be won. Members were happy to answer any questions visitors had, promoting everything from the spectacular Greenway to the Adventure Centre in Dunmore. Many local businesses, including the Tower Hotel, Faithlegg Hotel, Granville Hotel, Food the Waterford Way, Cliff House Hotel, Mount Congreve, Lismore Heritage Centre, Waterford Council Tourism Team, Dungarvan Tourist Office, Greenway Waterford Bike Hire, Suir Valley Railway, Visit Waterford, House of Waterford Crystal & Blackwater Distillery joined the event. All visitors had a chance of participating in competitions and winning some amazing prizes.

The event was considered a great success and brought a great number of interested people expressing their desire to visit our city & county, while exploring Irelands Ancient East. Find more information about stunning locations and exciting adventures around Waterford – Where Ireland Begins.


  • Katarina Kaluđer Visit Waterford Sales & Marketing Executive, (085) 1447054
  • David McCoy Visit Waterford Chair, (087) 6484626
  • Clare Barrett Visit Waterford Secretary, (086) 3708296
  • Tina Darrer Visit Waterford Director, (086) 8226162


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