Things to see and do - Waterford
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Waterford, a large industrial seaport, dominates the south bank of the Suir upstream from its confluence with the River Barrow in Waterford Harbour. Famous for its crystal, the town's economic prosperity has been based largely on glassware since the fifties, when the industry was revived. Danish Vikings founded Vadrefjord Colony here in 853. Under their rule, Waterford became the second Anglo-Norman town in Ireland, after Dublin.
Tourist attractions Waterford : Things to see and do
The Mall IRL - Waterford
The famous Waterford glassworks were founded in 1783. They are now the world's largest crystal factory. Visitors can appreciate the different stages of glass-making, beginning with molten glass casting and concluding with delicate polishing. A collec..
The Mall IRL - Waterford
This building houses an exhibition of Viking and medieval finds from local excavations. There are coins, leather-work, woven clothing, pottery, bone needles and wooden bowls and spoons, as well as the plan of a Viking house. The city charters and reg..
Cathedral Sq. IRL - Waterford
During the construction of the shopping centre, 12 layers of housing, resting on Viking foundations, were discovered. Stones mark the location of St. Peter's Church (12C), earliest example of an apsed church in Ireland. The mural depicts the area in ..
Dunmore Road IRL - Waterford .
A haven of relaxation, this contemporary hotel and leisure centre is located on the outskirts of Waterford city centre and just 15 minutes away from Waterford Airport. Renowned for its warm welcome, the Woodlands Hotel boasts the ideal destination f..
Bridge Street IRL - Dungarvan
Prix Prices from : 57 €
Situated in the historic town of Dungarvan, in the South East of Ireland, Lawlors Hotel is a traditional family-run hotel, with comfortable, spacious rooms. This long-established hotel is situated in Dungarvan town centre, adjacent to all amenities...
Tramore IRL - Tramore
Prix Prices from : 130 €
The Majestic Hotel is just a 1-minute walk from the 5 km stretch of golden sands of Tramore Beach and 12 km from Waterford. It boasts a restaurant overlooking Tramore Bay and free WiFi access. Rooms at the Majestic feature shower rooms with hairdrye..
2 George's St IRL - Waterford
Characterful candlelit restaurant in the vaulted cellar of a Georgian house. The French chefs offer an array of classic Gallic dishes and daily market specials. For something lighter, try a sharing platter in the stone-floored bar.
20 The Mall IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford
This established, split-level restaurant is set next to the Waterford Crystal factory and has a cosy lounge and boldly papered dining rooms. Classic Italian menus feature superb antipasti, delicious ravioli and tasty homemade gelato.
The Forum, The Glen IRL - Waterford
This spacious restaurant is located in a former cinema and comes with a big bar and a pleasant contemporary style. Unfussy, traditional dishes and salads are followed by a good value seasonal menu and a modern à la carte at dinner.
Nire Valley IRL - Ballymacarbry
Bridge St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford
The Island, Ballinakill IRL - Waterford
Beautiful oak wood panelled dining room in a castle hotel, boasting an ornate ceiling and a delightful hand-carved fireplace. Dine on boldly flavoured classic dishes to live piano accompaniment. The menu name-checks local producers.