Holy Trinity Cathedral

County Waterford

The sumptuous interior of the city's Roman Catholic cathedral has a carved-oak baroque pulpit, painted pillars with Corinthian capitals and 10 Waterford crystal chandeliers. It was built between 1792 and 1796 by John Roberts, who also designed Christ Church Cathedral, making Waterford the only city where both the Catholic and Protestant cathedrals were designed by the same architect.

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1. Clock Tower

0.04 MILES

In the middle of Waterford's waterfront stands an 1860s clock tower, a famous local landmark.

2. Beach Tower

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Beach Tower, at the top of Jenkin's Lane, is a crumbling fragment of the old city wall.

4. 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…

5. Medieval Museum

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Housed in a stunning modern structure that incorporates several medieval buildings and part of the city wall in its basement (all on display), this museum…

6. Bishop's Palace

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The Bishop's Palace, a Georgian mansion dating from 1741, covers Waterford's history from 1700 to 1970 and displays a wide-ranging selection of city…

7. House of Waterford Crystal

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This large modern complex combines a retail shop and cafe with a factory offering a 90-minute tour that shows how world-famous Waterford crystal is…

8. City Hall

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Waterford's stately City Hall (1788) was designed by local architect John Roberts.