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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Waterford. The Waterford hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Waterford. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Waterford hotels.

Waterford was Ireland's first city, founded by the vikings in 914 AD. Today Waterford is the fifth largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Waterford is a bustling maritime city with busy streets full of fascinating shops, small lanes to stroll through, and museums and heritage centres. Nestling by the banks of the River Suir, Waterford is surrounded by soft rolling hills and within 10 minutes drive of a spectacular coastline. The most famous product of the city is Waterford Crystal which originated when a glassmaking factory was opened in the city in 1783.

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Attractions Waterford Crystal Limited, Kilbarry, Waterford. Tel: 00353 51 332200. Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford. A crystal business was originally founded in the city in 1783 by George and William Penrose; it produced extremely fine crystal that became world-renowned. www.waterford.co.ukLocation: On the outskirts of Waterford.

Waterford Crystal Limited

Attractions Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, 3 Georges Street,Waterford. Tel : 051 874757. Designed by John Roberts and built in 1793, the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity is almost 213 years old and is Ireland's oldest Catholic Cathedral. Location: In the centre of Waterford.

Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

Attractions Waterford Church and Tower - Reginald's Tower: The tower was allegedly founded by Reginald the Dane in 1003, but it is probably a 13th century Norman tower. In 1463 a mint was established in it. In the 19th century it was used as a prison. The City Museum, displaying the City Regalia etc., is housed on the upper floors. Location: In the centre of Waterford.

Waterford Church and Tower

Curraghmore House & Gardens

Attractions Curraghmore House & Gardens, Portlaw, County Waterford. Magnificent home of the Marquis of Waterford and his ancestors since 1170. The grounds include a magnificent Arboretum and shell grotto. Contact Lord Waterford on +353 (0)51 387102 for detailed opening hours for the house and gardens. About 10 miles west of Waterford.

Curraghmore House & Gardens

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