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Celebrating The Season!
Christmas is upon us and the festivities have kicked off here in Waterford!
2020 has been the year of the unexpected, but that doesn't mean Christmas is cancelled! There are plenty of safe, outdoor festive events throughout Waterford that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit and enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!
Winterval Is Here!
The countdown to Christmas has officially started!
Here in Waterford, the home of Waterford Crystal, our annual Christmas festival 'Winterval' kicks off Friday the 4th and will run until December 23rd 2020! While this year will be a little different, Winterval will help everyone get into the festive spirit by filling the city of Waterford with festive outdoor events and displays!
Waterford & Wine
Did you know Waterford was once the Wine Capital of Ireland? As one of the oldest cities, Waterford's wine culture has played a huge role in its heritage for hundreds of years. With a long and colorful wine history, Waterford was once a bustling European port and a hub of wine commerce. This trade linked Waterford with some of the most sophisticated cities in Europe - namely Bristol, Bordeaux and Bruges.
Exploring Wonderful Walks of the Comeragh Mountains
If you're a fan of the outdoors, enjoy hiking and taking in some vast, stunning views, then The Comeragh Mountains should definitely be on your to-do list for your next trip to Waterford. This time of the year it can be a little chilly, but once you layer up you should be good to go!
The Haunting History of Loftus Hall
The history of Loftus Hall, a large mansion house located along the Hook Peninsula, goes back through the centuries. The original Hall was built in 1350 by the Redmond family during the time of the Black Death. It was known as Redmond Hall until the 1650's when it was given to English Planters - the Loftus Family - and from then on was known as Loftus Hall.