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Waterford Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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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.

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Tourist attractions Waterford : Things to see and do

  • Wateford Crystal Recommended Recommended

    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..

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  • Waterford Treasures Interesting

    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..

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  • Medieval Museum Interesting

    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 ..

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Hotels Waterford

  • Offering spacious rooms, free parking, and hearty Irish breakfasts, Waterford Viking Hotel is less than a 10-minute drive from Waterford city centre. It features free Wi-Fi, and daily carvery lunches. Each bright room at the Viking Hotel has satelli..

  • Majestic Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Tramore IRL - Tramore

    Prix Prices from : 75 €

    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..

  • Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club

    Dunmore East Road, Faithlegg IRL - Waterford .

    Faithlegg House Hotel is located on the River Suir Estuary, 5 miles from Waterford Airport. It has a leisure club with pool, spa bath and gym, an award-winning restaurant and rooms with countryside views. The Spacious rooms at Faithlegg House Hotel ..

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Restaurants Waterford

  • Munster Dining Room Very comfortable restaurant 

    The Island, Ballinakill IRL - Port Láirge

    Beautiful oak wood panelled hotel dining room, featuring an ornate ceiling and a delightful hand-carved fireplace. Classically based menus feature bold flavours and name-check local producers. Formal service and live piano accompaniment.

  • Zaks Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Christendom, Ferrybank IRL - Port Láirge

    Conservatory-style hotel restaurant looking out over gardens and the river to the city. Light lunches and more elaborate dinners. Be sure to save room for one of their puddings - the Guinness crème brûlée is a must. Live piano at weekends.

  • La Palma on The Mall Comfortable restaurant 

    20 The Mall IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford

    Established restaurant by the Waterford Crystal factory, that has many repeat customers. Cosy lounge, boldly papered dining rooms and a funky bar. Classic Italian cooking with delicious antipasti, superb ravioli and tasty homemade gelato.

  • La Bohème Comfortable restaurant 

    2 George's St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford

    Characterful, candlelit restaurant in the vaulted cellars of a fine Georgian house; start with an aperitif in the stone-floored bar. The French chefs offer a bewildering array of classic Gallic dishes, which include daily market specials.

  • Hanora's Cottage Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Nire Valley IRL - Ballymacarbry

  • Chez K's Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Bridge St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford

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