Waterford is proud of its status as Ireland`s oldest city, and you can see that pride in the center of town, called The Viking Triangle. The Vikings founded Waterford in 914 CE, making the settlement on the River Suir older than such cities as Oslo and Copenhagen. The Viking era, medieval times and the Georgian period were three particularly `golden eras` for Waterford, and today you can learn about all three of those eras at the Treasures of Waterford trilogy of museums.
Apart from its long and storied history, people the world over recognize Waterford for its beautiful hand-crafted crystal pieces. You can learn how it`s made and purchase some of your own in the show palace called the House of Waterford Crystal. No matter how long your stay is, your experience in Waterford is sure to be as beautiful and unique as Irish hand-crafted crystal!
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Ireland is the perfect country for driving. There are lots of charming towns along the way, each worth a stop and a visit in which ever route you choose to explore.
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