Founded by the Vikings in 914, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city and 2014 the city will celebrate its 1100th anniversary. Waterford city has undergone major regeneration over the past three years, with the development of the Viking Triangle, the opening of the House of Waterford Crystal, and the relocation of the award winning Waterford Museum of Treasures into three uniquely historic sites: the Bishop’s Palace, Medieval Museum and Reginald’s Tower.
Waterford has also gained the reputation as a city of large scale, family friendly festivals, making significant national impact with events such as Winterval, Waterford Harvest Festival and Spraoi.
Waterford 1100 will be announcing an exciting line up of festivals and events to take place throughout 2014.
Waterford Harvest Food Festival
This is a festival for everyone who enjoys good Irish food - growing it, making it, eating it and talking about it!
We’re passionate, fun, committed, irreverent, inspired and inspiring.
Make a plan to be in Waterford for the Harvest Festival – the heart and soul of great Irish food.
Date: To Be Confirmed.
Imagine Arts Festival
Imagine is a unique celebration of the arts in Waterford city, providing an opportunity for everyone to experience and participate in a broad range of creative arts.
Now in it's 7th year Imagine features live performances and special workshops for people of all ages and interests. A platform for local talent and a showcase for international artists, striving to commission new work that pushes boundaries and challenges audiences.
Following the huge success of Winterval 2012 and 2013 the city will again be celebrating Winterval for 2014. So what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to visit Waterford city and soak up the magical atmosphere.
There is so much to see and do for families and shoppers alike.
All through the month of December, there are numerous events planned in and around the streets of Waterford. From music and dance to food and frolics, there’s something for everyone this holiday season.