Waterford

Europe

Waterford is the fifth largest and the oldest city in Ireland. It is also the largest city in the south east of the country. The city, which is located on River Suir was founded in 914 AD by the Vikings and is well known for its crystal ware and its history. The city has a favorable climate condition with the hottest months being June, July and August and the wettest months being October, November, December and January.

The various methods available to get to the city include air transportation, road transport, water transportation and rail transportation. Air transportation is serviced by Waterford Airport that is 6km south of the city and is connected with different destinations all over Europe. Water transportation can be accessed at a ferry point in Rosslare where one can get a bus directly to Waterford. Rail transportation is serviced by Plunkett Railway Station, which is in Waterford and can connect to any place in Ireland. A bus terminal is also available in the city and is perhaps the cheapest way to connect to the city. Travelers may as well choose to explore the city by using a taxi, the bus service, a rental car or by foot.

Waterford has a wide variety of attractions ranging from museums, architecture and historical sites, cultural events also art galleries. Among the sceneries, travelers may wish to explore include the Dunmore East which is a fishing village, the Comeragh Mountains, Blackwater Estuary, the famous Reginald’s Tower and the Waterford Crystal factory. Museums such as The Waterford Treasures Mus in an old Granary building are home to historical collections dating back to one thousand years ago. Other museums found in Waterford include Reginald’s Tower which is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland. This building is located opposite William Vincent Wallace Plaza on the Quays and Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre on Barrack Street.

Most visitors enjoy the ocean and its magnificent sandy beach, the outskirts of Waterford having some of the finest sandy beaches in Tramore, Clonea and Ardmore, makes it even more popular. Other beaches are to be found at Bonmahon, Clonea, and Dunmore East which are differentiated by a blue flag status. There city also has popular night clubs such as The Forum, Harveys, Oxegen and The Foundary which are located at the corner of Parnell Street and John Street for those visitors who prefer hanging out in clubs. Apart from clubs, the city also has numerous pubs, restaurants and hostels, which provide safe accommodations.

The city is safe for travelers even at night as some places are always busy till early in the morning, however, tourists are urged to avoid the suburbs neighborhood if they are alone at night.