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  • Connect with nature, discover the past in the present, learn a different way of life and surprise yourself with a visit to Waterford and the South East of Ireland.

    Whilst staying at the luxurious 4* Granville Hotel Waterford, why not experience some of what Waterford City and County has to offer...

    Waterford City AD 914, 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.

    Waterford boasts an excellent choice of world-class visitor attractions from the spectacular Copper Coast Geopark, to Bishops Palace, and of course, Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, renowned the world over for the craftsmanship of its master glass cutters.

    Throughout the year Waterford hosts hugely successful festivals such as Spraoi, Waterford Harvest Festival and Winterval. Waterford’s picturesque coastline, stretching the length of the county, is dotted with a string of lively towns including Tramore, Dunmore East and Dungarvan.

    Other coastal villages include Passage East, Stradbally and Ring, the centre of a thriving Irish speaking community.

    For the adventurous there are plenty of water activities such as diving, kayaking, surfing, sailing and kite-surfing. To the west of the county, nestled close to the Comeragh Mountains, lie the pretty towns of Lismore, Cappoquin and Ballymacarbry along the Nire Valley.This is a natural playground for equestrian, walking, angling, watersports and cycling holidays in a county that’s ideal for holidays of all kinds.