MyHome.ie is excited to launch a new feature called ‘Get To Know Your Agent’ today.

Each week we focus on a particular area of ​​the country and speak to the agents on the ground to get their recommendations on the best the area has to offer.

We kick off in Tramore, County Waterford with contributions from Michael Griffin of Griffin Auctioneers, Barry Herterich of Property Partners Barry Herterich and Clodagh McDonald of Lawrence & McDonald.

So if you live in or near Tramore or are planning to visit there, check out their recommendations for the best places to check out.

Michael Griffin – Griffin Auctioneers

How long have you lived/worked in your province/area?

After my return from the US in 2003, I started working as a real estate agent alongside my father Brian Griffin. Since his passing in 2010, I have successfully grown the agency and firmly established ‘Griffin Auctioneers’ as one of the leading real estate agencies in Waterford.

Favorite public facility in your area?

Tramore Beach is simply amazing and has helped the whole community stay healthy through Covid over the past year. We are lucky enough to have such a wonderful, beautiful amenity right on our doorstep.

The beautiful beach of Tramore

Favorite restaurant/coffee shop?

The city has been thriving in recent years with many new businesses following the opening. There are plenty of great cafes and restaurants such as The Pier Café, Moe’s, Mollies and Brooklyn on the coast. The Waterfront with its great front porch, The Beach House for premium cuisine and O’Neills & The Esquire for gastro pub flavour. The city center is currently being revamped with the new Public Realm Scheme on the way and major attractions like Seagull Bakery, Mezze and The Vee hit the spot quite often.

The Pier Cafe

Is there a local market or farmers market?

Priest Road on a Saturday has a wonderful variety of stalls. It’s buzzing with activity and really adds a bit of atmosphere to the city center and the weekends. Everything from fresh fish, fresh bread, jams and vegetables can be bought at the local market.

Best takeaway?

There are some great takeaways dotted around the city. Dooly’s, Massimo’s and McCarthy’s are a seaside town famous for its fish ‘n’ chips. Alan at Dooly’s always has a positive word and a smile, so don’t leave Tramore without stopping by day or night for one of their famous specials. You might even get a tip for a horse!

Dooly’s is known for their fresh fish and chips

Favorite pub?

The ‘Vic’ has always been my local and it’s real after they’ve had a spark under new ownership, with Pat, Donagh and Sarah having done an amazing job in the pub and beer garden. The Ritz is also an excellent venue with a beautiful beer garden and top quality pizzas not to be missed. And O’Neill’s and The Old Forge for all the major sporting events. Murph’s is also the place to be for live music!

Victoria House – or ‘The Vic’ as it is known by the locals

Favorite sports accommodation?

There are tons of great clubs in the area – football, GAA, tennis, golf, surfing, boxing, swimming and many others. There is something for everyone of all ages and stages. If you’re active Tramore has it all, but for me the beach is my favorite sports facility where I can run/walk/surf/stand up and swim for free all year round!

Favorite place to walk?

The Doneraile Walk is a real treasure no matter how often you walk – no matter what the weather is like. It is absolutely breathtaking. There are plenty of benches to sit and the Coastguard Cultural Station rests at the beginning of it where you can pop in for a coffee, some yoga or an art exhibition. The walk continues through The Pier along the Cliff Road out to the swimming mecca of Newtown Cove de Guilamene. If you’ve got your legs left, follow the loop to the Metal Man and back to Newtown Hill and sit down at The Cove Stores for a 99′ and a coffee. That’s a sure way to spend a day.

At the end of a walk you can get an ice cream or coffee at The Cove Stores and take in the breathtaking sea views

Area of ​​scenic beauty?

A few years ago friends of mine were in Australia and they remember walking around Fraser Island in Queensland with a bunch of backpackers from all over the world. The backpackers were impressed by the scenery, but the boys said it was like the Sandhills home. The others wouldn’t believe them until they got back to the hostel and the guys googled some pictures of Tramore’s sand hills, the back beach and saleens. It really is that beautiful and even has its own microclimate down there. On a sunny day down there, there is no better place.

the sand hills

Best children’s attraction in the area?

The ‘rock pools’ at low tide on the ladies slip is fantastic fun, especially in the summer months, the kids love it. And the playground at Cannon’s Field is fantastic and a great place to catch up and socialize with other parents while the kids run around safely.

Is there a must see in your area?

Make your way to the top of ‘The Baldy Man’ in the sand dunes, overlooking the back beach, a secret surf spot, a fishing harbor and views across the bay to the town and the mountains in the distance. It gives a lot of perspective.

The best thing about living in your neighborhood is…

The convenience, everything you need is at your doorstep.


Barry Herterich – Real Estate Partners Barry Herterich

How long have you lived/worked in your province/area?

I was born in Waterford and raised in Tramore. I came to live here again in 2003 after being away for 12 years. It was the quality of life here that brought me back.

Favorite public facility in your area?

The beach for surfing and the Back Strand and Sand Hills for running.

Surfing is a thing of the past in Tramore

Favorite restaurant/coffee shop?

Haven’t tried the Beach House yet as it only opened just before Covid and it was impossible to get in last summer, but I’ve heard it’s great. The view from the terrace in the Waterfront restaurant is spectacular. Brooklyn on the Promenade is great for pizza and The Ranch on Strand Road does a brilliant burger.

The beach house

Is there a local market or farmers market?

At the moment there is a farmers market in the church car park on Priests Road but I understand there are plans to possibly have one next to the old train station at the entrance to Tramore.

Best takeaway?

Dooly’s for fish, Voujon for Indian, The Ranch for a burger, Brooklyn for pizza.

The Ranch is recommended for a burger?

Favorite pub?

The Victoria House, or ‘The Vic’ as the locals call it, is a great bar with one of the best beer gardens in the country with spectacular views of Tramore Bay and Sand Hills. The Ritz by the Cove has a great atmosphere and if you want to watch a sport, O’Neills next to my office on Main Street is the place to go.

O’Neill’s Bar is right next to Barry’s office

Favorite sports accommodation?

I play golf and Tramore Golf Club has 27 holes meaning you can always play a game. The 18-hole Old Course is one of the best parkland courses in the country. The surf in Tramore isn’t like in the west of Ireland but it’s pretty good if you’re my level and Newtown Cove and the Guilemene are great swimming spots.

Golf is a popular pastime in Tramore

Favorite place to walk?

I live near Tramore’s famous Metal Man and it’s a great place for a walk but when the tide is out you can’t beat the beach.

The famous Metal Man in Tramore

Area of ​​scenic beauty?

The back beach and sand hills with the tide constantly moving in and out is just beautiful.

Best children’s attraction in the area?

Newtown Cove for swimming, the skate park and play park on the Promenade are great free amenities.

Newtown Cove is known as a swimming hotspot

Is there a must see in your area?

Go kayaking along the Copper Coast between Bonmahon and Tramore, it’s spectacular.

The best thing about living in your neighborhood is…

The quality of life is just brilliant and as a father of three young girls it’s just a fantastic place to start a family.


Clodagh McDonald – Lawrence & McDonald

How long have you lived/worked in your province/area?

I was born and raised in Tramore and have lived here all my life. I founded Lawrence & McDonald here in 1993, so in addition to being home, it’s also my business.

Lawrence & McDonald’s offices

Favorite public facility in your area?

Tramore Beach.

Favorite restaurant/coffee shop?

The Vee and Seagull Bakery.

the cattle

Is there a local market or farmers market?

Yes, in the church parking lot.

Best takeaway?

Voujon for the best Indian takeaway, Hartley’s for the best fish pie and of course Dooly’s for fish and chips.

Voujon Café is an established Indian in Tramore

Favorite pub?

The Vic and The Ritz.

The Ritz in Tramore

Favorite sports accommodation?

I like sailing and boating from the pier.

Favorite place to walk?

The Donale.

The Doneraile offers epic views while walking

Area of ​​scenic beauty?

The Copper Coast.

Best children’s attraction in the area?

Splash world.

Splashworld is a great day out for all the family

Is there a must see in your area?

Carrigavantry and Ballyscanlon Lakes, they are only 2 km from Tramore but well worth a look.

Carrigavantry Lake

The best thing about living in your neighborhood is…

That there are such fantastic facilities, good schools etc. There is always a great atmosphere in the city and you just can’t beat that fresh sea air!


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