Waterford in the south east of Ireland is a beautiful county which has much to offer.
Waterford’s coastline boasts many quaint and picturesque villages as well as beautiful beaches and hidden coves along with the spectacular Copper Coast which was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004. Also in Waterford are the world famous gardens of Mount Congreve, considered to be one of the great gardens of the world.
There are lots of outdoor activities available with numerous Golf Clubs in the county such as Faithlegg Golf and Country Club and Waterford Castle Golf Club. The nearby Comeragh mountains offer a number of beautiful walks of varying degrees of difficulty.
Waterford is well known for its water sports such as sailing, sea kayaking, surfing, angling & diving. The picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East boasts an active Sailing Club and adventure centre with Tramore Bay a Mecca for surfers.
Waterford City is Ireland’s oldest city and was founded by the Vikings in 914 AD, it is the only city in Ireland to retain its original Viking name and has a rich and colourful history. As well as the world famous Waterford Crystal visitors centre there are three museums in the ‘Viking Triangle’ detailing Waterford’s history from the Vikings to the 19th century. With two theatres, cosy pubs and award winning restaurants there are plenty of options for evening entertainment.
Waterford is spoilt for choice when it comes to quality schools with many excellent primary and secondary schools as well as the third level Waterford Institute of Technology.
Waterford has excellent transport links with Dublin just 1 ½ hours away via the M9 motorway. Waterford Airport has regular direct flights to the UK and Rosslare Euro port is 1 ½ hours distant with ferry services to Fishguard and Pembroke.