Waterford Port of call is a modern port in Ireland and, also, a natural harbor sheltered from the weathers, making it an ideal harbor for trade and shipping. Waterford cruise port is situated on the River Suir, 14 miles from the open sea. This major Irish port is strategically located in relation to Ireland’s main markets in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Waterford port is a popular port of call for many cruise ships. The world famous and exquisite Waterford hand-cut crystal has been produced here since 1782. Waterford is the oldest city of Ireland.
Dungarvan shopping Centre is a climate-controlled mall where you can shop for a variety of goods from high fashion to local crafts. If you are an organic and health food lover, the Blasta Whole Foods is the place for you. A whole range of unusual ingredients are available here, in addition to foods to cater to all sorts of dietary needs. For the book lovers, the Eason‘s Bookshop will be a pleasure to visit, with its range of books, magazines, and greeting cards. The Dungarvan Farmer’s Market, which sells a great variety of local goods, is held in the Square every Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. To have unrivalled ice creams that are free from preservatives and additives, visit Baldwin’s Farmhouse Ice Cream. Do not forget to buy Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese, which is the finest in the world. From Triskell Stain Glass Design, you can buy both mythical-themed and modern glass panels. The Ardmore Pottery and Craft Gallery, situated in the village of Ardmore, has an amazing array of Irish craft work. The world-famous handcrafted Waterford cut glass products are a must buy.
Things to See
To see how the Waterford glass is made, visit the Waterford Complex, where you get to see the master craftsmen demonstrate the fascinating techniques of glass blowing, cutting, polishing, and engraving. The Waterford Crystal Gallery has a stunning display of their latest products and shopping facilities. At the Waterford riverside granary is Treasures, which exhibits many rare and beautiful artifacts—a testimony to the 1000 years of Ireland’s past. The three-masted famine ship Dunbrody, which represents the 19th century Irish mass emigration, has been reconstructed and exhibited at New Ross walk. Visit the Heritage Town of Lismore, its stately castle built in 1185 and the surrounding woodlands and gardens. The Rock of Cashel and the medieval city of Kilkenny are also very popular with the tourists. Duncannon is an imposing fort built in 1588. Reginald’s Tower is a circular tower, which was part of the town’s defenses, built at the start of the 13th century. It is used as a mint, prison, and military store. Some of the other attractions include the Black friars Priory, Christ Church Cathedral, Cromwell’s Rock, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, Court House, and St. Patrick’s Church.
Restaurants and Bars
“An Bialann” is the place from where you can taste the roast sirloin of beef and roast half duck. The Bridgie Terries is famous for its Indian menu. The Cove Bar in the Dunmore East Road and Haughton’s Pub at Kilmeaden are the most popular bars frequented by the locals.