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If you are searching for fun things to do in Waterford, Ireland, especially while you are on a date, take a gander at some of the things my boyfriend and I did. After working extremely long hours, I decided to reward myself with a well-deserved date out on the town.

Mind you, this was not just any date. I wanted to do something extraordinarily special to show my appreciation for his patience.

This was to be a series of fun things to do, so to be on the safe side, I checked the weather in Waterford, Ireland – a 10-day forecast before making any plans. Here’s what I planned for our weekend.

Day One: Fun things to do on our date

Holly Hotel

October is a special month there in Waterford, Ireland starting with some interesting events at the Holly Hotel. Reservations are suggested, however, I was lucky enough to get us a room at the Holly Hotel.

The hotel, established in 1891, is noted for a couple of things. One being, it is the most romantic hotel in Waterford and secondly, the word is it’s haunted. This idea will score major points. He’s super excited about the supernatural so I thought it would be a part of our fun things to do.

The hotel is among the luxury hotels in Waterford Ireland. Besides being historic, it has other attributes such as a comedy club, featuring some of the most renowned comedians and a fine dining restaurant.

We joined the crew and chef for a delicious, mouth-watering New Zealand Baby Lamb and the scrumptious White Shrimp Salad.

In addition, as one of the top 10 things to do in Waterford, Ireland and for those who want to experience a séance, you can get a seat at the table right before dinner.

It only takes about an hour, however, the séance is likely the part of the evening which sets the tone for the month of October and Halloween at the Holly Hotel… and a majestic night in the room.

Day Two of Our Date

Waterford, Ireland Crystal Factory

I thought we would take a tour at the House of Waterford Crystal. The infamous glass factory was established in 1783 and currently operates as a complex of retail shops and cafes.

The House of Waterford Crystal offers tours as well to show how the glamorous crystal products are made. The tour ends by taking visitors into the shop where you can make a purchase of some of the finest crystal gifts around. 

Waterford Truck and Motor Show

After the Waterford Crystal tour, next, on the list of fun things to do in Waterford, is to head over to the Waterford Truck and Motor Show. It’s an all day, two-day roaring event covering 63 acres with vintage cars and tractors.

The farmers come from miles around to show off their prize-winning produce at the farmer’s market.

To set the event off, the most talented local musicians provide live and energetic entertainment sure to entice you to shake your tail feathers.

Day Three – Last Day of Our Date

Kate Design Studios

Kate Design Studios will give you a chance to have hands-on experience in making crystals. I’m a little crafty so this is right up my alley. Some of the town’s seasoned artists place their work on public display.

From fine glassware to exotic and luxurious jewelry, it’s a unique experience everyone looks forward to seeing. It’s also a good time to get some decorating tips and rack up on gifts for the home. If you’re looking for second date ideas, this would be great!


After the studio, I thought it would be nice to take a ride over to this new bistro, Momo. It’s a fashionable spot that cooks up your favorite meal with organically grown, hand-picked produce from Ireland’s own land.

You can find an array of dishes, starting with tasty lamb shanks to spicy Asian BBQ ribs. If you are a vegan, you are sure to find a tantalizing dish to fit your lifestyle.


Now, it’s time to head on back to the Holly Hotel and check out. I hope you have enjoyed this tag along with me and my friend. I wonder what other Jamaican men will say about his trip to Ireland.  I’m sure we’re going to get a few laughs about it.

They should come to a few of the Waterford Ireland sights. It was a treat for us both and I certainly earned some brownie points with my guy.

Oh, did I mention this date really wasn’t that expensive? You can always find online coupons for many activities around and in Waterford, Ireland to take a load off the pocketbook or purse.

If you know of any sites to see in Waterford, Ireland, let us know about them. Share your adventure story especially if you saw a ghost at the Holly Hotel in Waterford. Otherwise, have fun wherever you travel.

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