Waterford, Ireland Photos

Waterford, Ireland was founded (10th C) as a Viking port settlement, was taken under Norman control (12th C) and gained wealth through the town's monopoly as the prime port on the southern coast of Ireland. Waterford glass manufacturing added to the town's prominence.

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Waterford harbor on River Suir seen from Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Reginald's Tower on Viking base, rebuilt by Anglo Normans with top two floors added , now a museum of Viking Waterford. Waterford, Ireland.Vadrarfjordr Viking longboat replica at Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Reginald's Tower medieval defensive walls. Waterford, Ireland.
Waterford harbor on River Suir seen from Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Reginald's Tower on Viking (after 914) base, rebuilt by Anglo Normans (12th C) with top two floors added (15th C), now a museum of Viking Waterford. Waterford, Ireland. Vadrarfjordr Viking longboat replica (2012) at Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.Reginald's Tower medieval defensive walls. Waterford, Ireland.
Reginald's Tower painting at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.Viking sword carved from fallen fir tree by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower where an original sword which inspired this sculpture is displayed. Waterford, Ireland.Gothic church ruins on Bailey's New St. with Viking sword sculpture featuring designs from several sources by John Hayes, longest wood carving in world. Waterford, Ireland.Comet morphing into dragon hilt detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Reginald's Tower painting (19th C) at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.Viking sword carved from fallen fir tree (2017) by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower where an original sword (850 CE) which inspired this sculpture is displayed. Waterford, Ireland.Gothic church ruins on Bailey's New St. with Viking sword sculpture featuring designs from several sources by John Hayes, longest wood carving in world. Waterford, Ireland.Comet morphing into dragon hilt detail of Viking sword sculpture by John Hayes near Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Woodcarving of Viking on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.Waterford Lady engraved into new Medieval Museum of Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Medieval Museum building section of Museum of Treasures built over a below-ground Medieval structure. Waterford, Ireland.Medieval Museum building beside Georgian mansion in Viking Triangle at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.
Woodcarving of Viking on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.Waterford Lady engraved into new Medieval Museum of Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland. Medieval Museum building (2012) section of Museum of Treasures built over a below-ground Medieval structure. Waterford, Ireland. Medieval Museum building (2012) beside Georgian mansion in Viking Triangle at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.
View of Waterford painting by Vender Hagen at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.Georgian sedan chair sign at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Model of Waterford in 1374 at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Reginald's tower section of Waterford in 1374 era model at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.
View of Waterford painting (1736) by Vender Hagen at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.Georgian sedan chair sign at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Model of Waterford in 1374 at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Reginald's tower section of Waterford in 1374 era model at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.
Model of Waterford in 1480 at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Bronze model of Viking Triangle section of Waterford showing prime sites of city. Waterford, Ireland.The Mall streetscape in Viking Triangle. Waterford, Ireland.Blackfriars Abbey & French church on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.
Model of Waterford in 1480 at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland.Bronze model of Viking Triangle section of Waterford showing prime sites of city. Waterford, Ireland.The Mall streetscape in Viking Triangle. Waterford, Ireland.Blackfriars Abbey (ruin) & French church on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.
Pub & Viking Sword carving on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.Theatre Royal & Medieval Museum. Waterford, Ireland.Theatre Royal interior. Waterford, Ireland.Theatre Royal interior. Waterford, Ireland.
Pub & Viking Sword carving on Bailey's New St. Waterford, Ireland.Theatre Royal & Medieval Museum. Waterford, Ireland.Theatre Royal interior. Waterford, Ireland.Theatre Royal interior. Waterford, Ireland.
House of Waterford Crystal on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Waterford Crystal building on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Georgian buildings on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Georgian buildings on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.
House of Waterford Crystal on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Waterford Crystal building on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Georgian buildings on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Georgian buildings on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.
Georgian building on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Bishop's Palace now a museum. Waterford, Ireland.Detail of architecture of Waterford Bishop's Palace by Richard Castle, now part of Waterford Treasures Museum. Waterford, Ireland.Bishop's Palace, one of Waterford Treasures Museum, featuring 18th - 20th C. Waterford, Ireland.
Georgian building on The Mall. Waterford, Ireland.Bishop's Palace (1743) now a museum. Waterford, Ireland. Style: Richard Castle. Detail of architecture of Waterford Bishop's Palace by Richard Castle, now part of Waterford Treasures Museum. Waterford, Ireland.Bishop's Palace, one of Waterford Treasures Museum, featuring 18th - 20th C. Waterford, Ireland.
Waterford Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church, Church of Ireland. Waterford, Ireland.Neoclassical entrance facade of Christ Church Cathedral. Waterford, Ireland.Bronze chairs sculpted to depict Strongbow & wife Aoife before Waterford Christ Church Cathedral. Waterford, Ireland.Viking Triangle tourist area sign at Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.
Waterford Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, Christ Church, Church of Ireland (1779). Waterford, Ireland. Style: Georgian. Architect: John Roberts.Neoclassical entrance facade of Christ Church Cathedral. Waterford, Ireland. Bronze chairs sculpted (2014) to depict Strongbow & wife Aoife before Waterford Christ Church Cathedral. Waterford, Ireland.Viking Triangle tourist area sign at Reginald's Tower. Waterford, Ireland.

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