South East Ireland Tourism
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Waterford Attractions

Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, and is consequently brimming with history. The City Quays, The Mall, and the remnants of the City Walls all give insights into life in those early years when its thriving merchant trade was finely balanced by the omnipresent threat of attack from outside the city walls. And the city walls were an immense feat in their day, built in short time by the people of the city to protect themselves from the dangers without. These days Waterford is a successful and cosmopolitan regional capital where tourists mingle with shoppers, and gleaming sailboats line the colourful quays. Below are some of the main attractions to see during your visit.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is a magnificent 18th century building designed by the leading architect of Georgian Waterford, John Roberts. More details +
 
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Dungarvan Castle

Dungarvan Castle

King John's Castle is an Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185 and built in a highly strategic location at the mouth of the River Colligan. From here ships could be anchored, and soldiers could command the narrow strip of land to the south of the Comeragh Mountains, which linked East and West Waterford. More details +
 
must see places Waterford
Lismore Heritage Centre

Lismore Heritage Centre

The story of Lismore, with its rich history dating from 636 AD, is told in an award winning multi-lingual, audio-visual presentation at Lismore Heritage Centre. More details +
 
Best Waterford attractions
Reginalds Tower

Reginalds Tower

A tower has stood on this site for over a thousand years, protecting the Quays of Waterford and the present tower structure, which dates from the 12th century is the oldest urban civic building in the country. More details +
 
best places to visit Waterford
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Experience the magic of the rails and the beauty of the Suir Valley as you take in the panoramic views of the river, rolling farmland and mountains. More details +
 
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Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

Waterford is the home to the world-famous Waterford Crystal Experience, where visitors can see furnace glass being blown by hand to form extraordinarily intricate artworks, and crystal pieces. More details +
 
Waterford Museum of Treasures

Waterford Museum of Treasures

Waterford Museum of Treasures at the Granary brings together an extensive range of rare and beautiful artefacts that are brought to life by the latest technological innovations. More details +
 


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