County Waterford

Waterford’s name comes from the old Norse word ‘Veðrafjǫrðr’ meaning ‘fjord of the castrated ram’! It’s original Irish name was Port Láirge, meaning “Lárag’s port”. The county is colloquially known as ‘The Déise’ (pronounced ‘day-sha’) after a Gaelic tribe known as the Déisi who settled here after they were driven out of north Leinster between the 4th and 8th centuries a.d.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Waterford

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 1863

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A famous Waterford landmark with engineering excellence The Waterford Clock Tower was built in 1863 when Waterford was Ireland's busiest industrial port. It had the largest shipbuilding yards in the country (before being [...]

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 18632020-05-04T12:30:57+00:00

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 2013

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Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum This stunning new museum was built in 2013. It is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and is also the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval [...]

The Medieval Museum Waterford, Waterford City 20132020-05-04T15:54:32+00:00

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 1785

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Once a global trading powerhouse & Ireland's most exquisite Georgian staircase. Waterford is Ireland's oldest city and has always been one of the main gateways into the country for people and ideas since [...]

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 17852020-05-04T15:59:21+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

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One of the finest early Georgian houses in Ireland & the oldest piece of Waterford Glass The Bishop’s Palace in Waterford City was built in 1741 to the designs of the famous architect [...]

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H Doolin’s Pub, George’s Street. Waterford City est.1710

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T & H Doolan's Pub was established in 1710 and is Waterford’s Oldest Tavern. Some parts of the internal walls were originally part of the 14th-century city walls. The bar has a great reputation [...]

H Doolin’s Pub, George’s Street. Waterford City est.17102020-05-04T13:02:10+00:00