Pronounced ‘spree’, the Irish word ‘spraoi’ can be translated as ‘fun’ or ‘celebration’. It’s a word that perfectly describes this joyous celebration of music, movement, colour and spectacle at dozens of venues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 2, 3 and 4 August 2019.
All events are free, and the streets of Ireland’s oldest city are a perfect backdrop for the event.
Waterford makes for a fantastic short break destination, with bags of history to discover, like the Viking treasures presented in Reginald’s Tower and the medieval Chorister’s Hall, contemporary attractions such as Waterford Crystal plus great restaurants, independent shops and bars.
Spraoi attracts more than 30,000 visitors for its three days of street entertainment and festivities, finishing on Sunday night with a carnival through the city centre and fireworks over the river.
Waterford is within 90 minutes’ drive of Irish Ferries’ port of Rosslare: the cruise ferry Isle of Inishmore sails in twice a day from Pembroke.
Ferry fares for two adults travelling in their own car start at £341 return (subject to change and availability).
Irish Ferries Holidays can also book selected hotels and B&Bs in the area to create great-value self-drive packages.
08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com
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