Waterford City, the oldest city in Ireland, was founded in 853 by the Vikings and is world-renowned for its Waterford Crystal. The county boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in Ireland including a spectacular coast with miles of sandy beaches and charming fishing villages.

Good to Know

  • No gay scene to speak of
  • Has become increasingly gay-friendly in recent years
  • More conservative than cities like Dublin, Galway, and Cork; discretion is advised
  • Gay marriage legal since November 2015

Featured Resorts:

Athenaeum House Hotel


This late 17th Century Georgian House has been lovingly restored to a boutique style hotel set amidst 6 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Suir overlooking Water- ford, offering elegance with modern chic decor, the ultimate in comfort and luxury for the discerning traveller. Featuring Zaks Restaurant, with an eclectic mix of Irish and continental dishes, where emphasis is placed on purchasing locally produced food. All bedrooms, deluxe rooms, and suites are individua ...

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