Waterford City is the oldest city in Ireland, believed to have been established by Viking Ragnall in 914AD.
The name Waterford takes its name from the Old Norse Veðrafjǫrðr, meaning “ram fjord” and the Irish name Port Láirge translates to “Larag’s port.
Strongbow and Aoife were married in Christ Church cathedral in 1170.
Reginalds Tower in Waterford city was the first defensive structure built by the Vikings.
To ensure that Ireland became an English colony, Henry II of England became the first English king to set foot in Ireland. He landed with a large fleet in Waterford in 1711. By making Ireland an English colony, he ensured that Ireland did not become a rival Norman country.
Waterford is famous for Waterford crystal, which was manufactured in the city from 1783 to 2009.