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Vitamin Sea Festival – Tramore

September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020

Sarah from Seagul bakery at the beach in tramore - and Trá Mhór

We probably all need a bit of Vitamin Sea at the moment; get your fill this September in Tramore, Co. Waterford with Taste Tramore’s food festival run by a group of local food & drinks businesses.

After a long few months of the covid crisis Taste Tramore is looking forward to hosting its first festival in Tramore. The festival couldn’t be better timed for those looking for staycation events and places to recharge and reconnect. The festival will celebrate Tramore’s heritage as a seaside destination as well as its new vibrant food scene with taste trails, dining events, demos, and markets as well as virtual activities to enjoy at home.

Taste Tramore has an exciting programme of foodie events lined up for the weekend which can be enjoyed at food venues, taken away to enjoy on the beach,  a secluded cove, or from the comfort of your own home. With the establishment of new and exciting food and drink businesses in the past few years this seaside town has a lot to offer the foodie tourist with a thirst for the outdoors. Visitors can experience sourdough breads and pastries from the award winning Seagull bakery, Middle Eastern foods from 2020 Shop of the Year winner Mezze, coffee on the beach with its beachside cafes and restaurants, family dinners from family run businesses, as well as drinks and entertainment in the well established bars of The Ritz and Victoria House.

Work up a hunger by exploring the long spacious Trá Mhór (translates as the big strand) as well as Tramore’s small coves and walks that are frequented by locals – The Doneraile, Guillamene, Newtown Cove & Copper Coast coves. Tramore’s gorgeous coastline can be explored on foot, bike (as long as you’re not afraid of hills), swimming, kayaking and horse riding.

Tramore has long been the destination for staycations. Seaside outings were invented by the Victorians and the developments of the railways in the mid 19th century opened up coastal resorts to the masses, with destinations such as Tramore and Bray in Ireland attracted a huge number of day trippers and holiday makers. Sea bathing was regarded as beneficial to wellbeing and recommended as a cure for various ailments, particularly the medicinal qualities of seaweed as a rich source of iodine. Visitors came to Tramore in September to swim in the iodine rich waters and visit the seaweed baths by the Lady’s slip. Today, Tramore continues the tradition of sea swimming with locals taking a dip throughout the year and tourists taking advantage of Tramore’s blue flag beaches during the summer.

The Taste Tramore team wants you not just to get a taste of this gorgeous seaside town but to take a chunk out of it! Experience the sea, feel the wind and taste the food.

Watch this space for more information….


Seagull Bakery
4 Broad Street
Tramore, Waterford X91 PX96 Ireland
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