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County Waterford is one of the thirty-two counties located within the province of Munster, named after the city of Waterford. Out of the 32 counties of Ireland Waterford is ranked as 21st largest and in terms of population it is ranked as 20 th. The main reason for the popularity of Waterford among the other counties is Because of ‘Waterford Crystal’.

Locally County Waterford is known as ‘The Deise’, because of a tribe of Gaelic people that settled here after being driven from the southern part of the country. The county has a rich ancient history in form of Megalithic tombs and Ogham stones apart from that there are some fragments of the English occupancy including the Gaulstown dolmen, Reginalds Tower and the Ballysaggartmore Towers
This oldest county which once had a very small Irish-town image to the travelers has changed a lot for good. It now preferred more as compared to the other cities because of its calm nature while the other cities are much busier. There are a number of pubs too.

There are two mountain ranges in County Waterford, the Knockmealdown Mountains and the Comeragh Mountains. Knockmealdown is the highest point at 794m. the county also consists of many rivers including the third longest river of Ireland, the River Suir(184km) and also the fourth longest river of Ireland, the Munster, Blackwater(168km).
In the earlier times Waterford was known as ‘the most important European port’ and it was located in the river Suir. As the time passed on, with its medieval history the city developed on its own and retained its value to the visitors, who were now more curious to explore the hidden treasure in the city.

Generally the climate in Waterford and other parts of Ireland the climate is mostly rainy and windy. Despites its weather the scenery of this place remains to be mesmerizing and a wet adventure. The easiest and the most preferred means of transport which most tourist prefer is by Air. From the old city the airport is just 6 km to the south.

If in any case you cannot book any flight directly to Waterford airport, you can use Dublin and Cork Airports. Another means of transport that can lead you into the county is by water, Rosslare is the nearest station for boats and after that a bus ride can directly lead you into the city. Even the train service can be availed from the Plunkett station but it is not advisable because it is outdated and may take a lot of time.

Whenever you are travelling to the county, it is always recommended to buy a dictionary to learn the local language because the people there use a lot of slangs and phrases in their talks, which you might not be able to understand easily. Dictionary can be purchased online also, and can be of great help through out the journey. The people who are a night life lovers will like to know that at Waterford, day begins at night. As there are a lot of pubs people can enjoy the night life to the fullest. You can have a taste of the beer and liquor made in Ireland.

Waterford is the destination worth a visit and you will surely enjoy it.

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