Famous for its crystal, Co. Waterford in the province of Munster lies along Ireland’s southeast coast and was once home to the largest Viking settlement outside of Scandinavia.
Deriving its name from the Old Norse name Veðrafjǫrðr or Vedra Fjord, Waterford City is the only large-scale 9th Century Viking settlement discovered to date in Western Europe and their influence can still be seen through buildings such as Reginald’s Tower, also one of the first buildings to use a brick and mortar construction method in Ireland.
The county is colloquially known as the “The Déise”, pronounced “day-sha”.
Here are the top five things to see in Waterford:
Waterford & Suir Valley Railway 5
Experience all the beauty of the River Suir and panoramic views of the Suir valley from the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, a
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