County Waterford Tourist Attractions List of sites and attractions in County Waterford
Dungarvan, County Waterford
Dungarvan is one of Ireland's gems - a bustling market town of more than 7,000 people perched on Dungarvan Bay beneath the Comeragh Mountains. The salmon run past the 14th century church tower and up the rushing Colligan River to lay their eggs in the gravel beds beyond the town. Wide, sandy beaches are just minutes away, and not much further lie glacial lakes and dramatic coums and waterfalls.
Waterford, County Waterford
A natural playground for Golf, Equestrian, Walking, Angling, Water Sports and Cycling, enthusiasts, Waterford offers the complete holiday experience.
The county offers a dazzling coastline, beautiful river valleys and a glorious range of very accessible mountains.
Waterford City was established in Viking times and it has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle. The City is the home of Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftsmanship.
Waterford Crystal Factory, Waterford, County Waterford
The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants' Quay in the heart of the Irish harbor town of Waterford. Its founders were two brothers, William and George Penrose, who were important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to "create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home." More than two hundred years later, the reputation they established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries.
Today, Waterford's principal manufacturing plant stands on a 40-acre site on the outskirts of the city made famous by its glittering product. There are also two other manufacturing plants in County Waterford.
, Carrick-on-Suir, County Waterford
, Clonmel, County Waterford
Mount Juliet Course, Thomastown, County Waterford
(6,493 Yards / Par 72) This is where Tiger Woods took the 2002 American Express World Golf Championship in grand style and where 3 Irish Opens have been staged. Beautiful rolling fairways, many with water hazards and well contoured greens, all superbly blended into the spectacular setting of the famous old Irish estate. An extraordinary masterpiece from Jack Nicklaus.
Tramore Course, Tramore, County Waterford
(6,055 Yards / Par 72) Eighteen hole championship course with generous fairways. In a recent survey, by Sports Columnist John Cowyn, two holes - the 4th and the 6th were rated in the top eighteen in Ireland.
Waterford Castle Course, Waterford, County Waterford
(6,209 Metres / Par 72) A more perfect setting for a championship course could not be imagined, even in a country that seems to have been designed by nature for the game of golf. The natural lie of the land has been used to fashion this, Ireland's first island golf course - every existing hillock, slope and tree plays its part. Each hole offers a different challenge, a change of direction and a captivating view of the surrounding countryside.
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