Waterford is Ireland's fifth most populous city with a population of 46,732. Throughout the medieval period and up until the end of the 17th century, Waterford remained the second city in Ireland while Dublin was the first. The name ~Waterford is derived from an old Norse word "Vedrarfjordr" which can be traced back to the late 9th century.
Today Waterford City is the cultural, economic, educartional, technological and industrial capital of the South East of Ireland.
Waterford City has you covered when it comes to accomodation. Weather you are looking for short term, luxery, central or cheap you can find the accomodation that suits your needs. From Castles, to luxery guesthouses and four star boutique hotels to traditional Irish B&b's to self cateriing accomodation for families and hostels for backpackers. Waterford has accomodation to suit every visitor.
Most of the hotels offer state of the art conference facilities to cater for business travellers and many have modern leisure facilities. Many of the hotels in Waterford are centrally located and within walking distance of the city's main attractions. No mattter where you decide to stay you will receive a warm Irish welcome andexcellent standard of service.
When dining out in Waterford you do so in relaxed settings with the restaurants taking an emphasis on local produce. Waterford City has something to offerto foodies everywhere. If you are looking for casual dining during the day or a superb nightime dining experience then Waterford has everything that you need all within short walking distance. The locla restaurants offer fantastic value to visitors with many restaurants offering "early bird" or special menus throughout the week.
Waterford City has great choices when it comes to shopping. Set in a backdrop of the City's medieval landscape lies Merchants Quarter otherwise known as Waterfords shopping district. No matter what your style, taste or pocket you will have a great time discovering what the city has to offer. From designer brand, independent boutiques to high street stores waterford has something for everyone. With two shopping centers you will have your work cut out to visit them all.