Top Choice Museum in Waterford City

Medieval Museum

Housed in a stunning modern building which incorporates several medieval buildings and part of the city wall in its basement (all on display), this museum documents Waterford's medieval history in glowing detail. Th…
Top Choice Crystal in Waterford City

House of Waterford Crystal

This large modern complex combines a retail shop and cafe with a factory offering a tour that shows how world-famous Waterford crystal is produced. The highlight is the blowing room where you can watch skilled artis…
Top Choice Ruins in Ardmore

St Declan's Monastery

The ruins of Ireland's oldest Christian settlement occupy a striking setting on a hill above the town, strewn with gravestones both ancient and new. The most prominent landmark is the 30m-high round tower, one of th…
Top Choice Beach in Ardmore

Ballyquin Beach

Tide pools, fascinating rocks and sheltered sand are just some of the appeals of this beautiful beach. It's 1km off the R673, 4km northeast of Ardmore. Look for the small sign.
Top Choice Castle in Lismore

Lismore Castle Gardens

Although Lismore Castle itself is not open to the public, the 3 hectares of ornate and manicured gardens are well worth a visit. Thought to be the oldest landscaped gardens in Ireland, they are divided into the wall…
Cathedral in Waterford City

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is Ireland's only neoclassical Georgian cathedral. Designed by local architect John Roberts, it was built on the site of an 11th-century Viking church, also the site where the 12th-century ma…
Cathedral in Waterford City

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The sumptuous interior of the city's Roman Catholic cathedral boasts a carved-oak baroque pulpit, painted pillars with Corinthian capitals and 10 Waterford crystal chandeliers. It was built between 1792 and 1796 by …
Museum in Waterford City

Reginald's Tower

The oldest complete building in Ireland and the first to use mortar, 13th-century Reginald's Tower is an outstanding example of medieval architecture. The city's key fortification, its 3m- to 4m-thick walls were bui…
Historic Building in County Waterford

Curraghmore Estate

The 1000-hectare Curraghmore Estate has belonged to the family of Lord and Lady Waterford since the 12th century. Its lavish gardens incorporate the whimsical shell house built by Catherine Countess of Tyrone in 175…
Castle in Dungarvan

Dungarvan Castle

Ongoing renovation is helping to restore this stone fortress to its former Norman glory. Once inhabited by King John's constable Thomas Fitz Anthony, the oldest part of the castle is the unusual 12th-century shell k…