Attractions in Ireland
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher, at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, is Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of up to 1 million visitors each year. The Cliffs rise up to 214 (700 feet) at the highest point and range for 8km over the Atlantic Ocean on the Western seaboard of Co. Clare. Also enjoy the Cliffs Exhibition, the exciting interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience.
The House of Waterford Crystal is less than three hours’ drive from the Cliffs of Moher and ideally located for those travelling from the West Coast of Ireland to Wexford, Kilkenny or Dublin.
The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), more formally St. Patrick's Rock, is also known as Cashel of the Kings: you can follow so many dramatic plot lines from the tales of Ireland’s Ancient East here. Long before the Norman invasion the Rock was the seat of the kings of Munster and it is here in the 5th century, so the story goes, that St. Patrick converted King Aenghus to Christianity. The Rock was later gifted to the Church to curry favour and most of the buildings you see today date from the 12th and 13th centuries. They even inspired designs for a Waterford Crystal collection!
The House of Waterford Crystal is approx. one hour’s drive from the Rock of Cashel and ideally located for those travelling onto Wexford or Dublin.
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Stepping aboard the Dunbrody Famine Ship and hearing about passenger hardships from costumed actors, you suddenly realise why such vessels were nicknamed Coffin Ships. Yet thousands of people braved the perils in order to escape the Great Famine and forge a better life overseas, some finding great success, as epitomised by the poverty-to-power rise of the family of US President J F Kennedy. The ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience, while the Irish Emigrant Wall of Honour and Emigrant Flame pay tribute to the courage of so many ordinary men and women.
The House of Waterford Crystal is approx. 40 mins drive from the Dunbrody famine Ship. For those visitors travelling to Cork, the West of Ireland or Kilkenny, the House of Waterford Crystal is located on route... why not take a guided factory tour or visit or opulent retail store.
Titanic Experience Cobh
The Titanic Experience Cobh, Co. Cork, is stuated in the original offices of The White Star Line, the departure point for the last 123 passengers to board the Titanic on its disastrous maiden voyage to America in 1912. Check your boarding card: it bears a real passenger’s name and later you will discover your fate... But first, you embark on a virtual journey and meet fellow passengers, eloping sweethearts, a young mother, a lucky lad who will be among survivors. The story unfolds through innovative audio visual technology, cinematic shows, scene sets and holographic imagery. At the end, don’t forget to check your boarding card.
The House of Waterford Crystal is one hour 40 mins drive from the Titanic Experience Cobh, why not come and take a guided factory tour of Waterford Crystal, ideal for visitors travelling onto Kilkenny, Wexford or Dublin.