Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Families can enjoy a new free Treasures Trail in Waterford

Photo by Colin Shanahan - DigiCol Photography (c) 2021 -

A new free family fun trail has been announced by Waterford Treasures. The Treasures Trail enables children and families to discover the depths of historical treasures in Ireland’s oldest city by following a series of clues that they have to solve.

The easy-to-follow route mystery trail is rooted in the heritage of the Viking Triangle and takes in some of the most fascinating sights along the way.

Through a series of 12 questions families are guided through an 800-metre walk through ancient Waterford as they search for the visual clues which will help them to solve the trail. Once the trail is completed they will be awarded the title of ‘Official Historian of Ireland’s oldest city.’

Waterford Treasures Trail

The trail can be self-guided or it can be used on the Freedom of Waterford or Epic guided walking tours.

‘This new Trail is a really wonderful family way to explore the Viking Triangle.’ Museum Director Eamonn McEneaney said.

‘It has been created for primary school-age children and the goal has been to turn real-life history into a fun adventure. It is an engaging and imaginative learning opportunity that is fun for all involved.’

The original artwork for the new trail has been created by Waterford-based artist and mum of two Anouschka Joyce. To try out the new Treasures Trail visitors can pop into the Bishop’s Palace Museum for a copy of the new map.

Lead image: Pictured launching the new Treasures Trail in Waterford City are brothers Freddie and Felix Fitzgerald.


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