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Waterford (Port Láirge) is Ireland‘s oldest city – it celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 2014 – with a history that dates back to Viking times. Taking its name from the Old Norse vedrarfjord (‘winter haven’ or ‘windy harbour’ are just two of several possible translations), it remains a busy port city on a tidal reach of the River Suir, famous as the home of Waterford crystal.

Although the city has been extensively redeveloped, notably along the waterfront, it retains vestiges of its Viking and Norman past in the narrow streets and town walls of the so-called Viking Triangle, where three excellent museums tell the story of Ireland‘s Middle Ages better than in any other city in the country.

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