Expressway Route 4 Dublin – Waterford

Dublin - Waterford

A picturesque route that starts from Dublin Airport into the City Centre and travels through Carlow, Royal Oak, Gowran, Thomastown, Ballyhale, Mullinavat before reaching its final destination, Waterford.

Prices:

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Travel Type:

Bus

No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

3 hours

Route Frequency:

12 services daily

Starting point:

Dublin Terminal 2 - Departures Road

How to get here

Journey fact:

The name Dublin comes from the Old Irish word "Dubhlinn," which means "black pool," referring to the dark tidal pool that once existed where the River Liffey meets the sea.

Journey Overview

This route traverses some of Ireland’s most picturesque countryside. It starts at Dublin Airport then into the City Centre. Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, offers a rich blend of history, culture, and modern charm. Visitors can explore the historic Trinity College, marvel at the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral, or take a stroll through the picturesque Phoenix Park. Dublin is also famous for its bustling nightlife, with a vibrant music and pub scene that offers a unique experience for visitors.

The coach makes its way through Carlow, a charming town and then travels through the Royal Oak, a quaint village surrounded by rolling hills and verdant green fields. This is a great opportunity for folk to enjoy the lovely scenery of the Irish countryside.

The coach continues on to Gowran, a small town located in County Kilkenny. This area is known for its rolling hills and fertile farmland, and is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. From Gowran, the coach travels through Thomastown, an historic town known for its charming streets and historic landmarks, including the 12th-century Motte and Bailey castle.

As the coach continues its momentum and makes its way to Waterford, it passes through Ballyhale, a charming village surrounded by rolling hills and countryside. Ballyhale is a great place to stop and explore the local area, with several historic sites to see, including the 12th-century Ballyhale Castle.

The coach arrives in Mullinavat, a delightful village located on the banks of the River Nore. This is a fabulous place to alight and admire the picturesque scenery, with lush green fields, rolling hills, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Finally, the coach arrives at its final destination, Waterford, where folk can explore the world famous Waterford Crystal factory, visit the beautiful Waterford Museum of Treasures, or take a stroll along the stunning Quays. With its charming streets, historic landmarks, and stunning coastal scenery, Waterford is a city that offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern delights – just like this lovely, relaxing but fascinating route!

A Fab Day Out!

This is a journey that can be enjoyed with exploration at Dublin or Waterford at both ends and maybe with a stop-off en route or possibly over a couple of days.

Starting in Dublin, visitors can explore the city’s rich history and cultural heritage by visiting landmarks such as Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Phoenix Park. Dublin is also famous for its bustling nightlife, with a vibrant music and pub scene that offers a unique experience for visitors.

The first stop off that we recommend is Gowran, a small town in County Kilkenny. This area is known for its rolling hills and fertile farmland, making it a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Visitors can also visit the 14th-century Gowran Castle, which offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The bus then continues to Thomastown, an historic town known for its charming streets and historic landmarks, including the 12th-century Motte and Bailey castle. Visitors can also explore the town’s charming boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, and take a stroll along the River Nore.

The bus then arrives in Mullinavat, a small village located on the banks of the River Nore. This is a great place to stop and admire the picturesque scenery, with lush green fields, rolling hills, and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors can also visit the historic St. Mullin’s Church, which dates back to the 12th century.

Finally, the bus arrives in Waterford, a city located on the southeast coast of Ireland. Visitors can explore the city’s rich history by visiting landmarks such as the Waterford Crystal factory and the Waterford Museum of Treasures. Waterford is also known for its stunning coastal scenery, with several beaches and parks to visit, including the Waterford Greenway and the Copper Coast Geopark.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Trinity College

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Phoenix Park

Thomastown

Waterford

Waterford Greenway

Locations

Dublin Busáras Central Bus Station

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