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Top Choice Museum in Waterford City

Medieval Museum

Housed in a stunning modern building that 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. The…
Top Choice Factory 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 French in Waterford City

La Bohème

This dress-for-dinner kind of place combines French flair with fresh Irish produce. Set in the kitchen basement of a Georgian townhouse, the dining rooms are intimate spaces with barrel vault roofs and arches; the w…
Top Choice Cafe in Waterford City

Berfranks

Irish artisan foods line the shelves in the deli section, while mouth-watering creations adorn the menu on the cafe side, its cosy back room lined with bookcases and sofas. This is an ideal place for a pit stop whil…
Top Choice Bistro in Waterford City

Momo

This buzzing bistro goes from strength to strength, and is so popular that you might struggle to find a table. The big draw is freshly made, flavoursome food based on quality local produce, with a menu that takes in…
Top Choice Irish Pub in Waterford City

Phil Grimes Pub

Located on the edge of the city centre, this is a genuine local boozer with a friendly atmosphere and a loyal clientele who throng here to enjoy a range of Irish and international craft beers, live music gigs, and r…
Museum in Waterford City

Reginald's Tower

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

Bishop's Palace

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 treasures from the city's coffers, from period furniture, oil paintings…
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, where the historic 12th-century marriag…
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 …