Ireland’s County Waterford is often called Crystal County as the Crystal Visitor Centre enables visitors to see how the fine Waterford crystal glassware is made. Waterford City is also a fine place to explore and you head down to the quay and take a guided tour.
If you’d like to take in the countryside you can travel on the narrow gauge railway between Dungarvan and Waterford to enjoy the views of the scenic Suir Valley with its mountains and river. The Comeragh Mountains are also wonderful to hike through.
Some of the other interesting and historic sites in County Waterford include the Ogham Stones, Harrison Megalithic Tomb, Ardmore Cathedral and Round Tower, and Mount Mellary Abbey. If you’d prefer to take in some sea and sand then you can head over to the charming seaside town of Tramore to visit its wonderful beach. There’s also an indoor water park there.
The coastline of County Waterford is dotted with quaint fishing villages that offer some excellent, fresh seafood in their restaurants. The area is also ideal for hiking and cycling and there are plenty of golf courses. Two other towns to visit are Dungarvan for its deep-sea fishing and Ardmore for its historic significance as Ireland’s oldest Christian settlement.