It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ireland! Join Jody as she chats with Tommie Ryan, the festival director of Ireland's largest Christmas festival: Winterval in Waterford.
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The Ireland Christmas Festival Winterval
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(1:19) Winterval in Waterford
Ireland is relatively new to Christmas festivals and markets.
2018 marks the 7th year of Winterval, Ireland's largest Christmas Festival.
Over 6 weeks of festivities, mainly on weekends.
(4:05) Ireland's Largest Christmas Festival
Ireland's Christmas Capital of Winterval runs 6 week and transforms the entire city of Waterford.
Waterford is a very walk able city, you could park in a single location and just meander through the city and its attractions in addition to the festival.
Winterval has over 60 events in 2018. View the events calendar. Illuminations, markets, events, and more.
Sproai (spree) Winter Wonderland is a new highlight this year.
Multiple Christmas markets within the festival, as well as plenty of tasty treats!
(19:34) Three Other Terrific Places to Add to Your Ireland Winter Itinerary
Temple Bar & Dublin – lively fun in the capital city
Newgrange for winter solstice alignment
(25:07) Thanks for Listening!
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