Episode 3: Tramore Plunge

Posted By: MeghanDonoghue
Posted On: September 21st, 2017
Attending: Waterford Institute of Technology

Heyy everyone!!

So Jas and I decided we were going to take our off day and go on an adventure!

For those who don’t know, Tramore is a small town about 10 minutes drive from Waterford City on the southeast coast.  We decided for our adventure we would go to Tramore and jump in the water since it seems to be the popular thing to do around here.  Apparently a lot of locals will go and have a daily swim there all throughout the year, so I guess “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” (or in this case Waterfordians).   We put or adventure caps on and took the plunge!

When I say the water was freezing….it was REALLY cold!! It took me about 5 minutes to convince myself to jump in.  I’m glad I jumped though because Jas did a crawl in and it seemed to be worse than just taking the leap and being cold all in one rush.  But we both braved the cold and it was actually a pretty awesome experience.  I don’t quite know how people swim there throughout the year, though, because we went in September and the water was freezing. I cannot imagine how it is in winter.  Maybe we will gather some courage and do a Christmas plunge to test it…(probably not likely though haha).

I think Jas and I both agree that it was great to do, and we see why the locals are attracted to swimming here.  The scenery alone in the town of Tramore is breathtaking, so to have the chance to swim there was pretty cool.  We also found out you can take surfing lessons, rent kayaks and paddle boards as well in Tramore.  So maybe we will try that one day!

Overall, the little town has a lot to offer with water activities, scenery, and cute little shops and restaurants.  So if ever you find yourself in Waterford, definitely take some time to spend in Tramore, it is well worth a few hours!!

Stay tuned for our videos of the plunge, and of course more blogs to be coming soon as well!

Talk to you soon!


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