Things to Do

Things to Do

Welcome to Waterford!

From its vibrant city life to its rural charm and stunning coastline, Waterford city and county has something for everyone.

Visit the superb Waterford city and county website for details on what to see and what to do when in Waterford. Enjoy the historic streets and local atmosphere right on our doorstep, take in a walking tour or browse the many local boutiques and quirky shops.

Waterford is renowned for its exciting festivals and events so do not hesitate and check out all the upcoming 2018 events, festivals and concerts, such as the West Waterford Festival of Food, Lismore opera Festival, Waterford Country Fair, Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, Comeraghs Wild Festival, Ardmore Pattern Festival, Dunmore East Festival of Food, Fish & Fun, Waterford Walls Festival, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and Waterford Film Festival to name just a few! Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland and is the perfect blend of ancient and modern, the hallmark of what is Ireland's Ancient East.

Waterford will play host to its 7th Annual ‘Waterford Viking Marathon’ on Saturday June 30th and this year promises to be special! The three events, Full, Half and Quarter Marathon, will all commence together in the heart of this historic Viking City.

Waterford boasts an excellent choice of world-class visitor attractions from the spectacular Copper Coast Geopark, the brand new Waterford Greenway between Waterford City and Dungarvan, the Waterford Museum of Treasures, and of course the House of Waterford Crystal, renowned all over the world for the craftmanship of its master glass cutters. In addition, the world's first Viking Virtual Reality Adventure has recently opened in Waterford so be sure to check it out if you're looking to go on a 3D adventure! 

Waterford is the ideal base for equestrian, walking, angling, watersports and cycling holidays in a county that's ideal for holidays of all kinds.

There's so much to see and do in the historical city of Waterford. Check out Visit Waterford's handy guided map here

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