Top things to do in Waterford City

Top Choice Museum in Waterford City

Medieval Museum

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 documents Waterford's medieval history in glowing detail. Th…
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 90-minute tour that shows how world-famous Waterford crystal is produced. The highlight is the blowing room where you can watch ski…
Top Choice French in Waterford City

La Bohème

In the kitchen basement of a Georgian townhouse, La Bohème's intimate dining rooms have barrel-vault roofs and arches. The kitchen combines French flair with fresh Irish produce, resulting in dishes like Waterford c…
Top Choice Bistro in Waterford City

Momo

This buzzing bistro is so popular that you might struggle to find a table, so book ahead to dine on creative dishes that incorporate local produce such as Waterford goat's cheese and beetroot risotto, port-wine-mari…
Top Choice Pub in Waterford City

Phil Grimes Pub

Located on the southern 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, a fantastic l…
Museum in Waterford City

Reginald's Tower

Ireland's oldest complete building 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 built o…
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 city treasures, from period furniture, oil paintings and Georgian silve…
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 has a carved-oak baroque pulpit, painted pillars with Corinthian capitals and 10 Waterford crystal chandeliers. It was built between 1792 and 1796 by Joh…
Vegan in Waterford City

Candied Hazelnut

Colourful art decorates the exterior and interior walls of this little bistro, whose cooking is 100% plant based. Start off with pistachio pâté or wild garlic and broccoli soup, before moving on to mains like hazeln…