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..
Dunmore East Road, Faithlegg IRL - Waterford .
Prix Prices from : 85 €
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 ..
Strand Street IRL - Tramore .
On the beach and in the centre of Tramore, O’Shea’s Hotel offers en suite rooms with traditional or modern decor, maple wood floors and TVs. Many rooms have sea views, and rooms are located either in the Main Hotel, The Beach Lodge or The Gate Lodge...
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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.
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 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.