County Waterford is situated in Ireland’s sunny south-east. The county has a gentle, lush landscape of pastureland, valleys and mountain ranges, bordered by a delightful coastline of sandy beaches with high dunes.
Waterford city was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D and itself is Ireland’s oldest city, so the county is steeped in history evidenced by the castles, old forts, period houses and cathedrals everywhere. Parts of the city’s ancient walled core remain today. Within Reginald’s Tower, a circa-1003 fortification, the Waterford Museum of Treasures displays local archaeological finds.
The blue flag beaches at Dunmore East, Tramore and Dungarvan makes this a firm favourite summer holiday destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts for years. The Suir and Blackwater rivers are famous with fishermen, and hiking and walking in the Comeragh and Knockmealdown mountain ranges is a popular pastime with visitors.
Attractions include Waterford Crystal which was founded here in 1783, Lismore Castle, and the Nire Valley. Waterford has boundaries with Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford, making this a great base for touring the South East.
We have a wide selection of holiday homes in the quaint and charming fishing village of Dunmore East, and further west in the vibrant, seaside town of Dungarvan both ideal for visitors to Waterford.