About County Waterford
County Waterford is located on the south coast of Ireland in the province of Munster. It's renowned far and wide for not only its world famous crystal, but also its beautiful scenery, its dramatic coastline and its vibrant city.
Some of the top attractions to visit while holidaying in County Waterford include Lismore Castle & Gardens, Ardmore Church & Round Tower and Curraghmore House & Gardens. golfing and horse riding. You can also enjoy some fishing on the River Suir or the River Blackwater or hiking on the Comeragh or Knockmealdown Mountains.
A visit to Waterford city is a must! It's the oldest city in Ireland so it's full of character and charm. Take the time to stroll around this small, friendly city - it's got lots of narrow cobbled streets filled with excellent shops, gourmet restaurants and lively traditional Irish pubs. Waterford is also home to one of Ireland's finest third level educational institutions, Waterford Institute of Technology.
It was the Vikings who first established a settlement here sometime in the early 10th century and they named it 'Vadrafjord'. Later in the 16th and 17th centuries Waterford prospered as a European Port and it became the unofficial capital of Ireland for a while. Reginald's Tower - which is claimed to be the oldest civic building in Ireland! Also see Waterford Church and Tower, Waterford Treasures at the Granary, and of course, no visit to Waterford city is complete without a visit to the home of the world famous crystal - Waterford Crystal.
If you're thinking of visiting Waterford, why not make your trip coincide with one of the top arts festivals in the south west - the Spraoi Festival which takes place each August Bank holiday weekend.
Tramore is one of Ireland's most popular holiday resorts with its 5km golden sandy beach. It's just about 13km from Waterford city so it's definitely worth a visit especially during the Summer months when the town is lively. It's an exciting family resort with lots of amusement arcades, fun fairs, a championship 18 hole golf course, an indoor water theme park and lots more.
Dunmore East is a picturesque little fishing port located at the mouth of Waterford Harbour. It's a popular destination for water sports and sea angling.
Dungarvan, Lismore, Ardmore and Cappoquin.
How to get to Waterford;
Aer Arann operates flights between here and Manchester, Birmingham, Lorient and London Luton. If you arrive in Cork Airport you can hire a car and be in Waterford city in 1 and a half hours. From Dublin city it's just about a 2 and a half hour drive to Waterford city. You can also get a bus from anywhere in Ireland or you can get a train from Dublin's Heuston Station and arrive at Plunkett Station in Waterford city in about 2 and a half hours. More info...