Waterford, County Waterford

We are truly deciding our day trips the evening or afternoon before. Since we had a successful day with Cobh, we decided Waterford would be next distention. Besides, who goes to Ireland without taking a tour of Waterford Crystal? It was high in Sara’s list. So, after another great Irish breakfast at the Ard Ri House … We headed south and little more towards the east.

The drive to Waterford was good. Conquering the hills and some parking in Cobh really helped the day before. We retraced an earlier route through Cahir – Clonmel – Carrick-on-Suir and then headed further southeast to Waterford. The dozen or so roundabouts in Clonmel were much easier.

After parking … Almost everything is pay and park which means … Park and then find the parking box to pay. It spits out a slip showing beginning and end times … Most places are two hour parking. You can move the car, but can’t return to the same spot/area for one hour.

Anyhow, after parking … We walked by the quay or docks and saw some of the historical sites.

A Franciscan Friary
A Franciscan Friary built in the fifteen century. Also known as the French Church.

 

The Bishop's Place and Museum.
The Bishop’s Place and Museum.

 

Bishop's Palace Parks & Gardens.
Bishop’s Palace Parks & Gardens.
Theatre Royal (and a new medevil museum being built ... to open summer 2012.)
Theatre Royal (and a new medevil museum being built … to open summer 2012.)

The famous Waterford Crystal
The famous Waterford Crystal. The factory in Waterford works on exclusive pieces or ordered, such as trophies, etc.

 

Glass blowing into the mold.
Glass blowing into the mold.

 

The bowl has a bell shape to it.
The bowl has a bell shape to it.

 

Breaking the extra top glass off of the bowl.
Breaking the extra top glass off of the bowl.

 

Marking the glass.
Marking the glass.

 

Master glass cutters.
Master glass cutters.
Preparing the Irish Open trophy.
Preparing the Irish Open trophy.

 

This bowl is being etched ... wonder what the price tag is?
This bowl is being etched … wonder what the price tag is?

From Waterford we walked through the city centre and shopping district.


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