Things to see and do - Waterford
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Waterford Travel guide
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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 ..
Bridge Street IRL - Dungarvan
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
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The Majestic Hotel is just a 1-minute walk from the golden sands of Tramore Beach. It boasts a fine restaurant overlooking Tramore Bay, comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi access. Rooms at the Majestic feature shower rooms with hairdryers. Rooms also i..
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 ..
Bridge St IRL - Port Láirge / Waterford
10 Quay St IRL - Dún Garbhán
Characterful 19C tannery with a high ceiling, rustic girders and modern décor. Menus are concise and offer dishes ranging from the simple to the more imaginative (maybe crab crème brûlée). They also run a renowned cookery school. Stylish bedrooms com..
Nire Valley IRL - Ballymacarbry
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.
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.
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.