Rainy Day Ireland, Waterford: Vikings, Crystal and Coffee

Rainy Day Ireland, Waterford: Vikings, Crystal and Coffee
Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, is often overlooked in the mad rush west to the Wild Atlantic Way. Yet, although the economic slump of 2008 hit hard and the subsequent recovery has been anemic, this is a place of history and culture that definitely deserves a detour. Whereas Dublin may be hip and happening, Waterford has its own brand of down to earth charm.  Notwithstanding the occasional drop of rain that falls even in ‘Ireland’s sunny South East’, you will find plenty of interest here.

And the most important thing of all:

If you know where to go, you can find great coffee…

Reginald’s Tower

Inside Reginald’s Tower

Any trip to Waterford should start at the cornerstone of Waterford’s Viking Triangle, Reginald’s Tower, Ireland’s oldest building and witness to some key moments in the nation’s history.

Located in a strategic position with its own natural harbour and surrounded by hills, Waterford was founded by the Vikings and it was here ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Rainy Day Ireland, Waterford: Vikings, Crystal and Coffee
Guide Location: Ireland » Waterford
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Reginald’s Tower   House of Crystal   Arch   Portico   Waterford Marina Hotel   Dooley’s Hotel   Waterford Castle   Athenaeum  
Author: Gearoid Mcsweeney
Read it on author's website: https://unlatinoverde.com/2016/03/30/rainy-day-ireland-waterford-vikings-crystal-and-coffee/