Waterford Map

Waterford is a bustling city of about 45,000 inhabitants and is the fifth largest City in Ireland. Waterford City was founded in 914 AD and developed into a significant urban area during the 10th century. Waterford is considered by many to be the oldest area of continuous urban settlement in Ireland. The Vikings, realising the strategic and trading importance of the three rivers which empty into Waterford Harbour, built a dock at the confluence of the St. John's River and the River Suir.

Modern day Waterford is famous for the crystal making industry. The visitor centre, which is located 3km outside Waterford City, provides a highly interactive experience in which visitors get the opportunity to see crystal being made before their eyes.