Waterville is famous throughout the world for its superb golf courses, its sea trout and salmon angling and its long sandy beaches. The area offers walkers and cyclists endless possibilities for sightseeing and touring. It boasts an abundance of ancient historical sites. Among these are the ancient Stone Fort at Loher which dates back to the 8th or 9th century and Church Island where the 6th century ruins of an Oratory was founded by St. Finan. The artist, botanist and general holidaymaker will also find numerous attractions to delight them. It is said that the first invaders to Ireland, the Milesians, landed in Waterville and banished the Tuatha de Danann (People of the Goddess Anu). The village has continued to attract many famous celebrities over the years, such as Charlie Chaplin, Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara…. To name but a few!!!!!