Granville Hotel

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4* hotel located near the Viking Triangle in Waterford City

A great Waterford institution, the Granville Hotel stands on the quays of Waterford overlooking the River Suir. This hotel is extremely popular with visitors and is noted for its traditional style and excellent Irish cuisine.
Dating back to the early 1700’s, it is also one of Ireland’s oldest hotels and has played a prominent role in Waterford City’s rich, social and political history. It was built by the Newports a well known merchant and banking family of Dutch origin and subsequently bought by one of the city’s most prominent merchants Thomas Meagher who traded between Waterford and Newfoundland, Canada. His son Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the famous Fighting 69th and The Irish Brigade who distinguished himself in the American Civil War was born here in 1823.

Thomas Francis Meagher went on to become Secretary to the territory and Governor of Montana. He was a Pall Bearer at Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral and was originator and designer of our National Irish Tricolour, which was first flown in Waterford in 1848.

The Hotel was also the headquarters for the first public transport system in Ireland established by Charles Bianconi and has been host to many other famous historical and political figures, including Charles Stewart Parnell, Daniel O’Connor and Lord Frederick Roberts.

A great place to stay on your visit to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Viking Triangle in Waterford.

Address

Granville Hotel, Meagher's Quay, Waterford, Ireland

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Hotels | Waterford City | Where to Stay

4* hotel located near the Viking Triangle in Waterford City

A great Waterford institution, the Granville Hotel stands on the quays of Waterford overlooking the River Suir. This hotel is extremely popular with visitors and is noted for its traditional style and excellent Irish cuisine.
Dating back to the early 1700’s, it is also one of Ireland’s oldest hotels and has played a prominent role in Waterford City’s rich, social and political history. It was built by the Newports a well known merchant and banking family of Dutch origin and subsequently bought by one of the city’s most prominent merchants Thomas Meagher who traded between Waterford and Newfoundland, Canada. His son Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher of the famous Fighting 69th and The Irish Brigade who distinguished himself in the American Civil War was born here in 1823.

Thomas Francis Meagher went on to become Secretary to the territory and Governor of Montana. He was a Pall Bearer at Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral and was originator and designer of our National Irish Tricolour, which was first flown in Waterford in 1848.

The Hotel was also the headquarters for the first public transport system in Ireland established by Charles Bianconi and has been host to many other famous historical and political figures, including Charles Stewart Parnell, Daniel O’Connor and Lord Frederick Roberts.

A great place to stay on your visit to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Viking Triangle in Waterford.

Address

Granville Hotel, Meagher's Quay, Waterford, Ireland

Categories

Hotels | Waterford City | Where to Stay

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