County Waterford information
Waterford is a county in Southeast Ireland bordering County Wexford to the East and County Cork to the West. The county town is Dungarvan. There is an Irish-speaking area, Gaeltacht na nDéise in the south-west of the county.
County Waterford is characterised by low lying land to the East around Waterford City and on the south coast the distinctive fishing village of Dunmore East and further West is Tramore Bay. The North Western half of the county has the Comeragh Mountains which rise to around 2,500 ft while the South coast contains the towns of Stradbally and Dungarvan with Cappoquin and Lismore further west..
Image: St. Declan's Round Tower and Oratory, Ardmore, County Waterford
Cities and towns
Below you will find a list of cities and main towns within County Waterford. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...
Waterford City - Further information
Ardmore - Further information
Dunmore East - a beautiful fishing village, situated about 11 miles from the city. It is well known for its annual Bluegrass festival that is well worth the visit. Great pubs, restaurants and friendly people and the well known blaa (bread) is worth tasting.
Lismore - A town situated close to the Knockmealdown mountains. Lismore castle is a sight to see with it's beautiful public gargens and contempory art gallery - Further information
Tramore - A seaside town nestled in the sunny southeast of Ireland about 5 miles from Waterford city. There is excellent accomodation, a vibrant night-life, fine dining, an amusement park and a three mile long sandy beach. Tramore is situated along the route of the Southeast Coastal drive.
What to see / Things to do
There are many tourist attractions in Waterford City - Further information
Go hillwalking in the Comeragh Mountains. The Comeragh Mountains Walking Festival is held every March and is centred on the Nire Valley in west Waterford. Experienced local guides are available and there are a range of routes including tough and gentler walks and a number of short and easy walks suitable for beginners.
Recommended accommodation in County Waterford
The Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co Waterford - The Cliff House has a Michelin star restaurant in Martijn Kajuiter's kitchen, 39 fantastic bedrooms, an infinity pool and many more treats such as a spa. Regarded as one of the finest small luxury five star hotels in Ireland - Visit website
Glasha Farmhouse, Ballymacarbry - Glasha is an attractive farmhouse located in an idyllic area; Its position in North Waterford / South Tipperary makes it an ideal base for a touring holiday, an activity holiday or a relaxing break - Visit website - Book now
Richmond House, Cappoquin - The Earl of Cork built Richmond House in 1704. Refurbished and restored, each of the 10 bedrooms features period furniture and warm, spacious comfort. All rooms are ensuite (private bathrooms) and feature views of the extensive grounds - Visit website - Book now
The Tannery Townhouse, Dungarvan - It’s the perfect place to hit your inner snooze button. The Tannery Townhouse offers 14 rooms combining the quiet luxury of great Irish hospitality with a bustling base at the heart of Dungarvan. Set just around the corner from the restaurant, you’ll find chic décor imbued with The Tannery’s trademark attention to detail… free Wi-Fi, louvred shutters for that lie-in before strolling over to the Tannery Restaurant for a freshly cooked breakfast. No rush, no restrictions. Just an irresistible opportunity to park up and recharge - Visit website - Book now