Waterford is Ireland's oldest city. It was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D. and parts of its ancient walled core still remain. It is full of surprises, with great museums, ancient Viking creations, excellent shopping, a thriving food scene, and buzzing festivals. It is often referred as ‘The Crystal City’ because of its world-renowned Waterford Crystal.
see how Waterford Crystal is made
House of Waterford The Mall, Waterford City, Ireland
The guided Factory Tour gives all visitors an up close and personal insight into the centuries-old tradition of Waterford Crystal making.
Open Year Round
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Anglo-Norman fortification
Dungarvan Castle Castle Street, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ireland
Restored barracks which houses an informative exhibition on the history of the castle.
Open 25 May to 02 Oct
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Dunmore Adventure The Harbour, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Aquapark, Archery, Climbing, High Ropes Course, Kayaking, Sailing, Sea Safari Boat Trips, SUP, Caving and Team Building.
Open Seasonally
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So much to see and do!
Lismore Heritage Centre Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Visit Lismore Heritage Centre to discover the secrets of the town's formidable past–a haven for travellers since the early 600’s.
Open Year Round
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Welcome to the sunny southeast
Passage East Ferry Barrack Street, Passage East, Co. Waterford, Ireland
The Passage East Ferry Company Ltd operates a continuous Car Ferry Service across the River Suir linking the villages of Ballyhack in Wexford and Passage East in Waterford.
Operates Year Round
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Can you solve the clues?
Robert Boyle Escape Room Lismore Heritage Centre, Lismore, Co Waterford, Ireland
Robert Boyle, known as the 'Father of Modern Chemistry' was born in Lismore Castle in 1627 - the seventh son and fourteenth child of The 1st Earl of Cork.
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Discover hidden gems
Waterford Greenway Various access points in Co. Waterford, Ireland
Converted railway line with a hard surface all the way offering a mix of coastal and inland routes with direct access to many sights along the way.
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Explore the Waterford Greenway
Waterford Greenway Bike Hire Union Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Premium bike hire company serving the whole of the beautiful Waterford Greenway. Operating from three key locations in Waterford, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan with a wide selection of bikes
Open 11 Feb to 18 Dec
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Miles of beaches to be enjoyed
Blue Flag Beaches in Waterford & Wexford Co. Waterford and Co. Wexford
Waterford and Wexford have miles of beaches available for swimming, exploring rock pools and all sorts of beach fun.
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Bunmahon Playground Bunmahon, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Set in a great location close to the beach and on Waterford's scenic Copper Coast Driving Route.
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Coastguard Cultural Centre Views
Coastguard Cultural Centre Doneraile Drive, Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of Tramore Bay from the renovated heritage building, originally built in 1874 and situated along the beautiful Victorian Doneraile Walk.
Open Daily Year Round
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Southeast Special Discoveries
Copper Coast Scenic Drive County Waterford and County Wexford
Spectacular driving and cycle route and a great way to explore the south east coastline.
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Irish Crystal Studio and Craft Shop
Criostal na Rinne Baile na nGall Beag, An Rinn, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Marvel at the art of glasscutting and see an extensive range of unique giftware, which include Tableware, Bowls and Vases, Jewellery, Executive Gifts, Wedding Gifts and Trophies.
Open Mar to Sep
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Follow the journey
Kennedy Homestead Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Waterford, Ireland
The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty.
Open Year Round
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Full of cultural surprises
New Ross Heritage Town New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
New Ross is the gateway to the Hook Peninsula and the Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in Europe, stands sentinel over one of nature’s most beautiful estuaries.
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Immerse yourself in nature
Walk the Tintern Abbey Trails Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
To start each walk, turn right at the entrance to Tintern Abbey and continue to Trailhead.
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Experience the magic of rail
Waterford Suir Valley Railway Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir.
Open Daily Apr - Sept
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A trail of discovery
Waterford’s Blue Plaques Waterford Tourist Office, 120 Parade Quay, The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
Waterford Civic Trust has installed over 40 Blue Plaques throughout the city to commemorate links between a particular location, a famous person or event.
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