Autumn Break in Treacy’s Hotel Waterford 2019

Our Autumn Break in Treacy’s Hotel in Waterford was truly an occasion to be remembered with pleasure by the 70 participants.  Our Tour on Wednesday took us to the Hook Peninsula, where in glorious sunshine we visited the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.  Its 115 steps to the Lantern Room didn’t deter many, and our guide enlightened us on the lighthouse’s wonderful history and its links to the Marshall Family and Richard deClere (Strongbow).  We lunched there before continuing to Tintern Abbey – also founded by the Marshall Family for Cistercian monks.  Following a tour of the Abbey, we visited the Colclough walled gardens which have been recently restored. 

On Thursday, our group had an opportunity to experience and appreciate the heritage of the city of Waterford from its pre-Viking days to the work of recent decades in preserving and restoring its fantastic archaeological remains. Venues visited included the Medieval Museum, the Bishop’s Palace, the nearby Church of Ireland Cathedral, and the Waterford Glass Visitor Centre.

The hotel provided entertainment each evening, and there was glowing praise for the hotel restaurant and staff.