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Perfectly positioned on an estuary of the River Suir just one mile down river from Waterford City, the Island enjoys idyllic seclusion but is at the same time conveniently located very close to the city. With a journey time of just three minutes, the island operates a private ferry service providing a constant 24/7 service to and from Waterford. It is well serviced by road, rail and bus and Waterford Regional Airport is less than 10 kms away.

Waterford is a town of over 40,000 people which is in South East Ireland, and is accesible from all the main ports and airports (including Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Rosslare). Numerous connection flights are available from the London and the UK, including direct daily flights from London Luton to Waterford Airport.

Our GPS Coordinates are Latitude 52.25218674 Longitude -7.0580291

From Cork N25

At first roundabout approaching Waterford City, take signs for Waterford Regional Hospital and Dunmore East. Continue for 6 miles until you arrive at Waterford Regional Hospital. At roundabout keep right, continue on this round for 1 miles passing 2 pedestrian lights, at the next traffic lights turn left. Continue on this road until you see the ferry crossing to the Island and Waterford Castle Golf Club. Please note that we are accessed by a car ferry which does restrict larger transport vehicles due to tides. please contact reception should you have any further queries.

From Dublin M9

Turn right, at the train station roundabout, on to bridge over the River Suir. Turn left at next lights on to the City quay, continue down the quay in the left-hand lane, past the Tower Hotel. At the lights immediately after the Tower Hotel turn left on to the Dunmore Road, continue past the park, and bear left at the college. At first mini roundabout turn left, continue through next two roundabouts passing the shopping centre on the right and the hospital on the left. Turn left after pedestrian crossing and continue on this road until you see the ferry crossing to the Island and Waterford Castle Golf Club. Please note that we are accessed by a car ferry which does restrict larger transport vehicles due to tides. please contact reception should you have any further queries.

From Rosslare & Wexford

Turn left, at the train station, on to the bridge over the River Suir. Continue with the directions as from Dublin. Please note that we are accessed by a car ferry which does restrict larger transport vehicles due to tides. please contact reception should you have any further queries.

Travel Distances

Waterford to… Distance Travel Time

  • Dublin – 165km - 2.5 hours
  • Cork – 120km - 1.75 hours
  • Shannon – 155km – 2.25 hours
  • Killarney – 195km – 2.75 hours
  • Rosslare – 72km – 1 hour
  • Kilkenny – 50km – 45 minutes