Travel Blogs from Waterford
Today was all about factory tours! We started out with walking around Cork and going to the English Market which was very old school and had some great meats. Great deals of u are not a vegetarian. Then we went to the butter museum. This small museum which talks about the Irish Butter trade. What was great was they showed us how to make butter the old school way and Shira and I got ...
Turns out we're staying in the hotel half of the hostel, which accounts for how nice it is. It's as cheap as it is due to Waterford being off the beaten path and it being the off season. I've only seen one other person so far who doesn't work here. Waterford is a beautiful riverside town. A massive River runs beside it, and I doubt I'd survive falling in it. This was also our first full day of rain since arriving nearly two weeks ago, and the first day that ...
... Cork:we weren't very impressed with Cork. The River Lee runs through the centre and it's very dirty. The buildings are mismatched, some with graffiti and not much restoration happening. Jim, Jill, Bob and I walked around the few blocks adjacent to the River. Saw a statue to Fr Mathew- Apostle of Temperence! Tour Director said" most unsuccessful priest in Ireland". Waterford, on the River Suir which drains most of Ireland. Stayed at Dooleys Hotel. Before dinner, had ...
... you know that the town was named first and the famous crystal company came later. Waterford Crystal Company dates back to 1783 but the company closed in 1851 and didn’t re-open until 1947, about one hundred years later. In 2009, Waterford went bankrupt again. Today, almost all their products are manufactured in other countries where labor costs are 85% less than in Ireland. Here in Waterford, they ...
Ireland – a land of surprises. Of course, there are the two parts of Ireland, the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. We entered the Republic at the southeast, from Wales, with our first overnight at Waterford. Yes, we did see Waterford Crystal and no, we didn't buy any! We weren’t sure of what to expect of southern Ireland, as we knew there were many a year of tough times, and to a certain extent with unemployment and emergence from the ...
Other places to stay in Waterford
The Mall, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $99
- Very, very pleasantly surprised by the Tower in Waterford
- Wouldn't stay there again
- Fantastic service and friendly staff
1 Merchants Quay, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Canada Street, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $78
- Very poor quality
- Just Not Up To Scratch!
- Good Value
Cork Rd, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Merchants Quay, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Bridge Street, Waterford | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- Nice new shiny hotel
- Fabulous hotel!!!
The Quay, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $116
- 4 star my eye!
- Christmas trip was nightmare
- Pretty decent hotel
\N, Waterford | 4 star hotelfrom $143
- Lovely hotel in a peaceful setting
- Beautiful hotel, didn't want to leave!
Dunmore Road, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $78
N25 Cork Road, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $62
Christendom, Waterford | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Slightly Disappointed
- Food fine, everything else great
Tramore, Waterford | Hotelfrom $97
The Island, Waterford | 5 star hotelfrom $168
- Waterford Castle not five star quality
- Charming, impressive!
- Definitely Worth the Money
Dunmore East County, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $116