Our stop in Tramore was the result of one of our unscheduled destination/lodging nights in The Republic of Ireland. This worked out well. We called ahead on our way and were able to book the night at Colneen House Bed & Breakfast.
Tramore is a charming town by the sea in southeast Ireland . From our B&B the downtown was only a short walk away along The Doneraile Walk. From the walk, you can take in sweeping views of Tramore Bay and Brownstown Head in the distance. The Doneraile Walk is home to many historical features, which show the maritime nature of Tramore. An ancient canon gun lies on top of the cliff overlooking the entrance to the bay. There is a Memorial Stone erected to commemorate the military victims of the Sea Horse Tragedy (1816) in Tramore Bay, when 363 people were drowned.
The Esquire Bar & Restaurant
After a stroll around the town center reading dinner menus as we passed restaurants, we decided on The Esquire Bar (& Restaurant). The Esquire opened in 1932 by local business man Jim Quinn as a Gentleman’s Bar. It was taken over by Chef Paul Horan in 1980 and soon after opened one of Waterford first good food restaurants.
A unique collection of over three hundred ports, spirits and liqueurs are on offer from Chef Paul’s world collection. Lobster and Seafood are available throughout the year. Surf and turf is a regular feature as well as oysters, crab and scallops. Try any Irish made Beer and Spirits Harp, Guinness, Smithwicks, Baileys, Black Bush and Bushmills, to name but a few.
A few other photos from Tramore. I very much enjoyed the Guinness signage from town to town.
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