Menu Information on Counties in Ireland

Waterford

county waterfordOn the south coast of Ireland, County Waterford boasts 147km of beautiful rugged coastline and 49 beaches, many of which are amongst the top seaside destinations in Ireland.

The county has beautiful river valleys shaped principally by the rivers Suir and Blackwater along which are a myriad of lovely rivers and streams. Two dramatic mountain ranges, The Comeragh mountains, which form the spine of the county, and the Knockmealdown mountains in the north-west, add to the attraction landscape of Waterford.

Dunmore East is just one of the charming fishing villages where you can enjoy sea-fresh fish in a choice of first-class restaurants.

County Waterford's historic past is commemorated in visitor attractions such as Lismore Heritage Centre and Dungarvan Museum.

The city of Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland and was founded in 853 by Vikings and used as a naval base. Located by the estuary of the River Suir, the city became the main seaport in the southeast of Ireland and its prosperity was established by local industries.


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