County Waterford / Co. Port Láirge
All over this county the visitor will find charming fairytale castles, megalithic and monastic sites, very lovely rivers, and long spectacular mountainous country for scenic drives; and the long, honey coloured beaches. The Vikings came and stayed and prospered until evicted as did the Normans; but the Irish settled here and were contented. One of the most suitable and agreeable places for the traveller to make a base is Butlerstown which is just three miles outside Waterford city; it is a fine country area and yet still near the city. Once you start travelling again the most suitable stopover is Carrigeen which is between the west of Ireland and Rosslare Harbour. Tramore has three miles of beautiful sandy beaches, and Celtworld is a 'must' being a theme park based on the myths and legends of our Irish ancestors and it includes a boating park, and a miniature railway. For the sportsman there is golf, fishing and horse-riding, and you can be assured of a very warm reception thus making your stay a very pleasant one indeed. There are many places to visit, Ardmore has one of the best round towers in Ireland, has a fine beach and is an Irish speaking area; Lismore has a 7th century monastery and was known as a seat of learning and the breathtaking Lismore Castle must be seen to be believed. The Theatre Royal in Waterford is the only surviving Victorian theatre in Ireland but people of all ages still have the urge to entertain and to be entertained. Garter Lane Arts Centre has its own theatre and is a delight to visit. Further to this Waterford has an annual International Festival of Light Opera held during late September. The best known tourist attraction in Waterford is undoubtably the Waterford Crystal factory ...
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