All about Waterford... Things to do...
Basing yourself in Waterford City – the traditional capital of the southeast allows you to enjoy the benefits of city life and student living. From its vibrant city life, to the rural charm of inland towns and villages, Waterford has something for everyone.
Waterford City, the oldest city in Ireland, is the perfect blend of ancient and modern. Its collection of pubs, gourmet restaurants and excellent shops and boutiques, co-exist with medieval city walls, quaintly cobbled back streets and the grandeur of historic buildings still standing proud after more than a thousand years.
Built on the River Suir, (pronounced Sure) Waterford City remains a thriving port with great shopping, accommodation, quality gourmet restaurants and a mix of modern and traditional pubs. Waterford also hosts a colourful calendar of festivals throughout the year, including the Waterford Spraoi street festival, Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford Harvest Food Festival and in 2011 the Tall Ships return to Waterford.
Waterford boasts an excellent choice of world-class visitor attractions from the spectacular Copper Coast Geopark, to Waterford Museum of Treasures, and of course, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, renowned the world over for the craftsmanship of its master glass cutters.
Things to see and do...
Waterford Events Calendar 2011/2012
Sing, Dance, Laugh out load or just sit back and enjoy the fun filled festivals and events taking place across Waterford in 2011.
Events kick off in song with the Waterford new music week in February. June brings Immrama, a four day festival of literary events held in Lismore. In August Spraoi, the international street theatre and music festival will be held over 3 days in the city. Autumn in Waterford hosts the popular trio of fringe festival, music festival and imagine arts festival.
For more information on events in Waterford, checkout Waterford Ireland's event guide here »