Waterford city celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 2014!
Waterford Tourist Office is situated on Parade Quay in the city's Viking Triangle.
Originally part of the city's defences the circular tower has served several purposes down through the ages.
It is open to the public throughout the year (not every day in the off season).
Greyfriars Municipal Gallery:
Greyfriars Municipal Gallery is located just around the corner from the tourist office.
Further info is available at "GreyfriarsMunicipalGallery" on Facebook.
House of Waterford Crystal:
Located on The Mall and open throughout the year, a comprehensive factory tour is available. There is also a retail store.
Bishop's Palace Museum:
Also located on The Mall this fine building traces the history of the city from the 1700s to the 1970s and has fine furnishings and exhibits.
It is opened to the public year round.
Visit surrounding areas by bus éireann or local link:
bus routes link Waterford city to several of the key tourist attractions in the surrounding area. Hereunder listed are some of the places that are just a bus journey of around half an hour's duration from the city.
Dunmore East (bus éireann route 354):
This delightful fishing village has a beach, pleasant walks as well as several places to eat and stay.
In the distance on the opposite shore Hook Head Lighthouse can be seen.
Passage East (local link route 358):
One of the local bus routes from Waterford city is to Passage East.
Above: a view of the village from the ferry.
Passage East Ferry:
The ferry links Passage East with Ballyhack in County Wexford. Foot passengers are welcome.
The journey across the Suir Estuary takes about five minutes.
It is possible to take in the view from the upper outside deck or to sit inside (main deck).
The ferry operates continuously from early-morning till late evening on a year round basis.
Fares are payable onboard.
Further info is available on the Passage East Ferry Company's website.
Above: a view of Ballyhack as viewed from the ferry.
The castle is open during the summer.
Kilmeaden (bus éireann route 354):
Photo (c) Waterford & Suir Valley Railway
Bus Éireann route 354 serves Kilmeadan where the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway is located.
This narrow gauge railway runs along part of the former standard gauge Waterford to Mallow line which was traversed by Rosslare to Cork boat trains.
The railway runs for several kilometres along the banks of the Suir to the outskirts of Waterford city.
The first part of the Dungarvan to Waterford Greenway, between Dungarvan and Ballinroad, is already open.
Dungarvan can be accessed from Waterford on Bus Éireann Expressway route 40 and local route 362.
Further details of the greenway may be obtained on the Deise Greenway website.
Date of last update to this page: 2nd November, 2022: updated bus info.