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Waterford treasures
The Granary, Merchants Quay, Waterford, Co. Waterford.
Winner of Irelands museum of the year award, 1999, Waterford treasures is both a treasury and a treasure trail that takes you through 1000 years of Irish history, through the use of existing interactive exhibitions. Finish your trail with a leisurely visit to the museum’s restaurant and gift shop. (Budget guide)

Waterford Crystal
The largest manufacturers of mouth-blown and hand-cut crystal open their doors to visitors for fascinating factory tours. Visitors can see master craftspeople at work, blowing glass, sculpturing and engraving crystal. In the gallery there is a fine display of Waterford Crystal and an audiovisual presentation every 20 minutes.

Ardmore monastic site
According to legend, 30 years before St Patrick arrived in Ireland in the 5th century, St Declan crossed from Wales and established a monastic settlement at Ardmore. He chose a magnificent location, with stunning views over the bay. To this day the site is known as Old Parish – believed to be the oldest parish in Ireland

Touraneema heritage centre
A 300-year-old thatched farmhouse, with a working dairy, blacksmith’s, old machinery, gypsy wagon, baking and buttermaking, staff in period costume, pet farm and childrens play area.

Christ church cathedral
An ornate renaissance-style structure, designed by Waterford architect John Roberts and built in the 1770’s to replace an 11th century church on the same site.

City walls
Considerable stretches of the ancient city walls remain, dating from the 9th century. Walking tours run from the Granville hotel.

Lismore castle
One of Ireland’s most evocative fortresses, looming above the Blackwater valley, built in 1185 and extensively remodelled in the 19th century. Only the gardens are open to the public.

French church
Across the square from Christ Church Cathedral is the roofless French Church, founded as a Franciscan friary in 1240 and later used by Huguenot refugees.

Holy trinity Cathedral
The simple exterior of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, also designed by John Roberts, conceals an extravagantly decorated interior hung with chandeliers of Waterford Crystal.

Reginalds tower
Built by Vikings in 1003 as part of Waterford’s defences, this massive tower has served as a royal residence, mint and gaol. It is now a civic museum.

Lismore castle gardens
A walled and woodland garden with a fine collection of camellias and magnolias and a remarkable yew walk. Spencer is believed to have written Faerie Queen here.

Curraghmore house gardens
An intriguing feature of these landscaped gardens is the Countess of Tyrone’s shell house dating from 1754.

Lismore heritage centre
An audiovisual presentation of Lismore’s rich history where the story of the naming is rather beguilingly told.

Market House Dungarvan
Local history museum with a maritime display and photographic collection displayed in the 17th century Market House

Waterford room
A special reference room of local material, including records and newspapers.

Activities & Arts

Golfing
o Waterford Castle Country club
o West Waterford Golf Club
o Dungarvan Golf Club
o Dunmore East Golf and Country Club
o Faithlegg Golf Club
o Gold Coast Golf & Leisure
o Lismore Golf Club
o Waterford Municipal Golf Club
o Waterford Golf Club
o Tramore Golf Club

Equestrian
o The Ballyrafter Centre
o Colligan Equestrian Centre
o Finisk Valley Riding Centre
o Kilotteran Equestrian Centre
o Lake Tour Stables
o Melody’s Trekking & Trail Riding Centre
o Pallas Equestrian Centre
o Callaghane Riding and Trekking
o Waterford and Tramore Racecourse

Angling
o Blackwater Lodge Fisheries
o Brian Barton
o Clonanav Angling Centre
o Dungarvan sea angling club
o Dunmore East Angling Charters
o Gone Fishing
o Murwood Fisheries

Explore

Ardmore
This coastal west Waterford historic seaside village boasts a range of accommodation and amenities and also has a spectacular beach. See the famous round tower.

Cappoquin
Charming village, located in West Waterford, which hosts an annual river walk. Also has vineyards where you can taste and purchase.

Dungarvan
Dungarvan is the county town to the west of Waterford City. Located at the mouth of the Colligan River, with the majestic Comeragh Mountains as its background.

Dunmore East
A picturesque fishing village situated at the entrance to Waterford Harbour on coastal east Waterford. An attraction to those who love to eat in gourmet restaurants.

Passage East
Passage East is a tranquil port and is closely linked with pivotal times in Irish history. Situated on the eastern coast of the region, it is now a tranquil village.

Tallow
The birthplace of two John Hogans, one was a poet and one was a sculptor. The town was planted with English settlers in the early 17th century. A town on the Cork/ Waterford border.

Tramore
Tramore is a beauty spot just 8 miles south of the city, where land and sea link and where health and pleasure pursuits have attracted thousands of holiday makers. Tramore is one of the leading resorts in Ireland

Waterford city
Waterford City is the oldest city in Ireland. Today, the city responds to modern demands with sophisticated shops and malls, vibrant nightlife and a range of excellent restaurants and pubs.

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