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House of Waterford Crystal Guided Factory Tour
"At the House of Waterford Crystal there is a  manufacturing plant and brand experience in Waterford where we produce crystal and give visitors an opportunity to visit the factory and see how we make our beautiful products.Factory TourOn the tour guests visit the mould room where they witness mould making – a technique that has remained unchanged throughout the centuries as the Master Blowers shape the molten crystal flawlessly with the use of wooden moulds and hand tools. The next part of the tour is truly magical as visitors enter the blowing department where they see glowing balls of crystal transformed into majestic shapes as they are put through the 1300-degree furnace. The Waterford Crystal pieces are then hand marked for precision and accuracy
From EUR14.00
 
Bishop's Palace Museum: Admission Ticket
"The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was up until the 1750s Ireland’s second city.Waterford city boasts the finest collection of 18th Century architecture of any city in Ireland outside of Dublin. Its great legacy from this era includes elegant architecture silverware and of course fine glassmaking. This period of elegance began in Waterford in 1741 when the Anglo-German architect Richard Castles designed the wonderful Bishop’s Palace. Castles built the Palace with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height Leinster House in Dublin. The Bishop’s Palace Museum reveals the story of Waterford from 1700 to the 1970s. Amongst the many items of national and international significance displayed at the museum is the only surviving Bonaparte 'mourning cross'
From EUR7.00
 
Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace: Combined Admission Ticket
"Waterford Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland. The Medieval Museum houses the 13th century Choristers Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vau in the heart of Waterford's Viking Triangle and is the only museum of its kind in Ireland and Europe that is built over two national monuments. This striking new building reveals the story of Waterford through the middle Ages and visitors are wowed as th the only piece of clothing to survive from King Henry VIII’s reign the ‘Cap of Maintenance’ as well as the Great Charter Roll which was viewed by Queen Elizabeth II on her state visit to Ireland in 2011.The Bishop’s Palace Museum houses a display of Waterford treasures from 1700 to the 20th Century and gives visitors a wonderful insight into the history of what was up until the 1750s
From EUR10.00

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Saint Canice's Cathedral

The 13th Century Cathedral was closed for maintenace when we visited (Sept 2004), but you can still walk through th grounds and climb the round tower. The round tower is more inspiring for the climb...
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Kilkenny Courthouse

The courthouse was originally constructed in the 13th century by the wealthy Grace family who resided in it until in 1566, James Grace, the Governor of Ireland leased it to the state. It was used as a...
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Kyteler's Inn

There sure are many pubs in this town to choose from. I loved the old building that was home to Kyteler's Inn which was founded in 1324 by dame Alice le Kyteler. The lady was born here in Kilkenny in...
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Saint Canice's Cathedral

Unfortunately i did not have time to go into the cathedral as the time allotted on our bus tour just wasn't enough for this lovely city. There has been a church on this site since the 6th century when...
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Kilkenny Castle

The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was the work of Norman Knight - Richard De Clare who was nick-named Strongbow. Strongbow was one of the Knights who helped Henry II of England seize control of...
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Kilkenny Design Centre

The National Craft Gallery is located in the Castle yard, once home to the stables and coach houses of the historic Kilkenny Castle. The imposing stable yard is a crescent-shaped building with...
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Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace was built from grey hewn stone in 1741. The Palace was designed by Anglo-German architect Richard Castles, with its front overlooking the town wall which he had reduced in height...
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