Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland and is known for its superb quality of life. This picturesque river-side city is situated near the mountains and the coast and is less than two hours drive from Dublin.
Founded by Vikings from Norway in 914 A.D., Waterford is a small city where you can enjoy a rich and vibrant cultural scene, with a year-round calendar of visual arts, literary, music and food festivals. Waterford also has popular visitor attractions, three theatres, historic architecture, shopping, award winning restaurants and a lively nightlife, with lots of traditional Irish pubs to enjoy.
If you like the outdoor life there are plenty of activities for you to choose from, including surfing, kayaking, sailing, golfing, fishing, and hill walking. Waterford is also home to the longest off-road cycling and walking trail in Ireland; the 46km Waterford Greenway which runs from the city, alongside the river, to the mountains and sea.
Waterford is famous worldwide for its crystal making which attracts thousands of international visitors each year. Known locally as ‘the glass factory’, visitors can watch master craftsman at work and enjoy the largest display of Waterford Crystal in the world.
The capital city of South East of Ireland, Waterford is close to the historic cities of Kilkenny and Cork, and the world famous Wild Atlantic Way is within easy reach. Waterford City is less than two hours driving time from Dublin Airport.