The Oldest City in Ireland

The Viking traders who founded Waterford in 914 were not the first to settle in this vicinity; Neolithic standing stones and megalithic tombs testify to much older cultures.

A veritable march through the centuries continues with Norman forts, medieval abbeys, and numerous handsome manor houses of 17th and 18th century vintage surrounded by primeval forests, and delightful gardens perfect for strolling.

Of course Waterford is most famous for its eponymous glassworks, producing the finest crystal since 1783. 

MEDIEVAL MUSEUM

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MEDIEVAL MUSEUM

MEDIEVAL MUSEUM

Waterford’s rich history is brought to life at the Medieval Museum, which includes a 13th century Choristers’ Hall and a 15th century wine vault. Explore on your own, or enjoyed a (costumed) guided tour, as you take in a complete set of medieval cloth-of-gold vestments and the Great Charter Roll, among many other treasures.

THE MALL

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THE MALL

THE MALL

Not to be confused with a modern shopping complex, the Mall, once a tidal inlet, is a street in historical Waterford, built on reclaimed land in the 18th century. Take in John Roberts City Hall, the amazing Theatre Royal, Beach Tower and Waterford's landmark clock tower.

HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL

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HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL

HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL

Get up close and personal with traditional crystal production at the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch skilled artisans transform red-hot molten crystals into delicate glassware in the blowing room.

Waterford, Ireland At a glance

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GPS: 52°15'8.17"N 7°7'37.94"W
Size: 41.58 KM2 (16.05 MI2)
Population: 51,519
Density: 1,239 Pop/KM2 (478 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +353

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