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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One of Waterford's most famous landmarks with great timing The Waterford Clock Tower was built in 1863 when Waterford was Ireland's busiest industrial port. It had the largest ship building yards in the [...]

The Clock Tower, Waterford City 18632019-06-26T06:00:54+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 20132019-06-26T06:02:35+00:00

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 1785

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Inside it has one of Ireland's most exquisite Georgian staircases The Port of Waterford Company Building was built in 1785 for the Morris family of Rossduff to the designs of Waterford's famous Georgian [...]

The Port of Waterford Company Building, Waterford City 17852019-06-26T06:30:06+00:00

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 1741

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

The Bishop’s Palace. Waterford City 17412019-06-26T09:57:03+00:00