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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum – Step back into Medieval Waterford as you begin your tour in the 13th century. Come view the highlights in Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum.

The Bishop’s Palace – This exquisite architectural jewel, now a museum, continues to delight over 250 years later – Enjoy a re-enactor-led tour through the treasures and scandals of 18th century Waterford and explore the beginnings of glass making in Waterford through our exciting 4D Audio Visual Experience.

At The Irish Silver Museum discover an intimate and personal collection of silver treasures from Ireland. From the Vikings to the Victorians.

The Irish Museum of Time offers a chance to step back in time to visit this one-of-a-kind Waterford museum with the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world.

The Irish Wake Museum will take you on an exploration of life and death, detailing traditions and superstitions, from early Christian times right up to the 20th century. Situated in Ireland’s oldest urban domestic building, in what was once a 15th-century Almshouse, the Irish Wake Museum offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore one of the most iconic parts of Irish culture, through the eyes of an expert, on this fully guided tour. Beginning with a unique audio-visual experience, visitors are taken on a fascinating journey, where the themes of life and death are explored within an intimate space, in order to gain a true understanding of a Wake’s unique customs

At Waterford’s Viking VR Experience, the world’s first viking virtual reality 3D adventure, inside a viking house there are thrills galore. Explore the handcrafted replica viking house built in waterford’s viking triangle and step back in time via a VR world.



The Booley House Show is proud to present the very best of Irish music, song and dance. Resident Seanachaí James Lenane is a well known personality All-Ireland winner in his field, and is sure to have you laughing as he regales times past. The Booley House also includes the Michael Ryan School of Irish Dance, which encompass a wonderful range of original step dancing routines that always generate enthusiastic audience response.


House of Waterford, located in the heart of Waterford City, allows visitors to witness the creation of crystal stemware, giftware and masterpieces right before their very eyes. The factory tour is a unique and captivating experience that is sure to enthral visitors of all ages. Go behind the scenes for over an hour and see exactly how Waterford Crystal pieces are made – witness every stage of production, from the initial design stage right up to the final engraving of the piece. Each year, the House of Waterford Crystal melts down over 750 tonnes of crystal!


Christ Church Cathedral: Infamous Waterford architect John Roberts left a significant imprint on the landscape of the city, with Christ Church Cathedral being one of his greatest architectural legacies. Christ Church stands at the site of an 11th-century Viking church, where English knight Strongbow and Irish Princess Aoife, daughter of Diarmait Mac Murchada, King of Leinster, married in 1170. This is therefore one of the most important historic sites in Ireland. Later, in the 13th century, the Normans took over Waterford and built a Gothic cathedral, which remained until the community decided to construct Christ Church in 1773.

The Curraghmore Estate has contained the home of the Marquis of Waterford and his ancestors since 1170. The garden includes an arboretum, some beautiful terraces designed by the various Lady Waterford’s of the day and a bridge built for King John to cross the River Clodagh in 1205. A unique shell grotto was built and decorated by the Countess of Tyrone in 1754.

The Copper Coast Geopark is both the oldest UNESCO Global Geopark on the island of Ireland and a uniquely beautiful coastal region waiting for you to discover. An ideal place to begin your Copper Coast experience is at the Copper Coast Global Geopark Visitor Centre within the coastal village of Bunmahon. Here you can visit a unique mining and geoheritage exhibition, learn more about the area, or relax within a painstakingly resorted heritage building.

Steps Back Thru Time is a local guided walking tour experience in Kilmacthomas and in Dungarvan with Stíofán, during which you will enjoy intriguing local stories, a depth of heritage and a bit of craic along the way!


Reginald’s Tower, Ireland’s oldest civic building is located in the heart of Waterford City. It currently hosts viking warrior weapons and exquisite jewellery and is a must visit!


Top Tip: Located across from Ireland's oldest civic building, Reginald's Tower, is Hobson's Restaurant. Situated on the first floor of The Tower Hotel, the restaurant has commanding views of the quayside and the marina and it's the perfect place for a spot of lunch!

Lismore Heritage Centre, situated within the old Courthouse Building in the heart of Lismore town, was opened in 1992 to share insights into Lismore’s formidable history and heritage. It hosts the Lismore Castle Experience 360, where your guide will bring you through the curtain and you will be immersed in the history of Lismore Castle using modern-day technology.


The gardens of Lismore Castle, set within the outer defensive walls, collectively cover 10 acres and are the oldest cultivated gardens in the country. In them, you can find many horticultural gems including a large collection of rhododendrons, camellias, and magnolias as well as a working kitchen garden.


The Robert Boyle Summer School is a weekend event for adults interested in exploring the role of science in our culture, taking place in Waterford and Lismore from 9-12 May.


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