10 Reasons Why Waterford is a Great Place to Live

Whether you live in Waterford or you're just visiting, there is so much to see and do in the county. From shopping in the city to swimming at the beaches and hiking in the mountains, here are 10 things to appreciate in the Deise.

1. The History and Heritage

Viking Triangle

Waterford, as we all know, is Ireland’s oldest city and steeped in history and heritage. From the Viking Triangle to the Cultural Quarter, immerse yourself in times past.

2. The Arts

Garter Lane

We’re lucky here in the Deise to have so many galleries and theatre and performance spaces–perfect for shining a light on the super talented local artists.

3. The Festivals


All Together Now, Spraoi, Winterval, Waterford Walls, Harvest Festival, Imagine Arts Festival…and the list goes on with festivals that keep us entertained throughout the year.

4. The Shops

independent stores

Remember to shop local at the various, cool independent stores we have all around the city.

5. The Cafes and Restaurants


Top class cafes and restaurants dot the city and county so get out there and give them a try.

6. The Pubs


Catch up with friends for a pint of the Black Stuff in a pub of your choice…the options are plentiful.

7. The Swimming Spots


We’re blessed to have so many swimming coves and beaches all around the county.

8. The Copper Coast

Copper Coast

This stunning drive rivals some of the best coastal routes in the world.

9. The Greenway


A relatively new addition to the county and a top class amenity for walking, running and cycling.

10. The Comeraghs


With so many trails and lakes to explore, all within a short drive from the city, a hike in the Comeragh Mountains is good for the soul.

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