County Waterford

County Waterford is in the southern province of Munster.

Dungarvan is county seat.

Founded in 914  by the Vikings, it is the country’s oldest city  situated at the head of Waterford Harbor.

Reginald’s Tower is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland, and the oldest monument to retain its Viking name.

County Waterford has two mountain ranges,  Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains.

Our Waterford Gifts

The river Suir is  Ireland’s fourth longest river,and  the Munster Blackwater are the main rivers.

A large stretch of this coastline, known as the Copper Coast has been designated as a UNESCO Geopark, a place of great geological importance.

The area around (An Rinn) is a Gaeltacht, an Irish-speaking area.

County Waterford is also known  as The Déise (An Déise) after a tribe of native Gaelic people called the Déisi were driven from the southern parts of the country, conquering and settling here.
Waterford is connected  via the N9 to Dublin, the N25 to Cork (westbound) and Rosslare (eastbound) and the N24 to Limerick.

The N25 meets the N9 and N24 at the Grannagh interchange, before joining the existing N25 east of Slieverue. The bypass connects to the Outer Ring Road and the old N25 via a road known as the Western Link.
The main railway station servicing Waterford city is Plunkett,  located across Edmund Rice bridge on the north side of the river Suir. Waterford railway station opened on 26 August 1864

There are seven daily connections to Dublin, four daily connections to Limerick Junction and one direct daily connection each way to Rosslare Europort and on to Wexford and Enniscorthy.

There are no direct passenger services between Waterford and Cork since the Waterford to Mallow line closed to passengers in 1967. A change at Limerick Junction allows passengers to join the Dublin-Cork line.

There is a direct line between Waterford and Limerick, but passengers must change at Limerick Junction on all services.

There is also a direct line to Rosslare Europort.

Bus services are provided by Bus Éireann to all major Irish centers, and by J.J. Kavanagh & Sons to Dublin and Carlow.

City bus services are provided by Bus Éireann and by J.J. Kavanagh & Sons.

Waterford Airport, serves Waterford and the south east region.

Aer Arann is currently the only carrier operating out of the airport. It is currently possible to fly between Waterford and Birmingham, London Luton and Manchester in the UK.

There is an air sea rescue service operating out of Waterford Airport from a dedicated Irish Coastguard base.

A reserve S-61 helicopter is also based here. Waterford airport is also the base of the Pilot Training College, which trains pilots up to and including commercial pilot rating.

The Port of Waterford is a major Irish port and the closest one to mainland Europe.

The port is on the River Suir, 10 miles) from the open sea.

The closest passenger port is Rosslare Europort in County Wexford which has services to Fishguard, Pembroke Dock, Cherbourg, Roscoff and Le Havre.
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