There's so much to see and do than you could imagine in the beautiful county of Waterford, with our
breathtaking mountains and our harbourside towns filled with historic buildings.
Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Once the stronghold of the Vikings, now home to galleries, museums and cafés in the Viking Triangle and a Crystal that’s famous the world over. A city of firsts - tea, coffee and the Blaa of the Heugenot.
Not forgetting the beautiful hinterland. From the Comeragh Mountains to the sea, and across lush and fertile fields. Along the great river Blackwater and the grand houses that perch overhead. From far west and the Castle of Lismore, or the round towers in Ardmore alongside that beautiful Cliff Walk along to the beach, there’s so much to see and do. From the seaside town of Dungarvan or the nearby Gaeltacht where our native language is spoken daily, walk, climb, surf, cycle some of the 98km Waterford Greenway along the old railway, drive the Copper Coast route to the holiday towns of Tramore and Dunmore East, beautiful, busy, fun. Find your ideal way to enjoy Waterford.
The Visit Waterford Website is brimming with suggestions about the wonderful areas in Waterford, as well as what's going on, attractions to visit and details of accomodation across the county.
Find maps as your guide and itineraries as your inspiration, discover a region of legends and stories, from ancient times to modern day – a place brimming with culture, attractions, festivals and fun.
The Waterford Greenway is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan. Enjoy a beautiful journey across three tall viaducts from the river to the sea.
Getting To Waterford
Our nearest major Airports are Cork, Dublin and Shannon.
Our nearest Ferry Port is Rosslare.
Car rental is available by all the major providers. The M50 Motorway provides direct access to Waterford from Dublin. Road access via close by major cities; Cork, Limerick and Wexford is also excellent.
Service providers including Bus Eireann as well as several private bus companies operate from other major access points such as Dublin, Limerick,Cork, Wexford and Galway.
See Bus Éireann for details
Getting Around Waterford
There's lots of scope for travelling around Waterford and car rental is available at airports as well as in Waterford City and other major towns. Ireland's major routes are extremely easy to navigate and are also very well serviced.
The incredible Waterford Greenway Cycle Path is a fantastic way to see the county. It's a 98km route stretching from Waterford City in the East to Dungarvan in the West.
See Waterford Greenway for details