Lismore Castle beside Blackwater River.

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County Waterford

Diverse County Waterford harbours seaside settlements along its sandy coastline, from pretty fishing villages to surf meccas. You'll also find historic churches, cathedrals and castles, a warren of walking trails in the beautiful Nire Valley, concealed among the Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains, and lively Waterford city, with its maze of medieval lanes and well-preserved Georgian architecture.


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