Sunny South East

Region 9

Waterford 'Comeragh', Kilkenny 'Marble County'
Tipperary South 'Slievenamon', Wexford 'Vinegar Hill'

Regional Secretary - Áine Donnelly


Waterford, popularly known as the Crystal County, as many of you will already know. Waterford is of course, home to the beautiful Waterford Crystal, a product of exquisite craftmanship. Waterford Crystal designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of crystal objets d'art, stemware and gifts for distribution throughout the world.

The company of Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants' Quay in the heart of the Irish harbour town of Waterford. Its founders, William and George Penrose, were important developers and principal exporters in the city. Their vision was to "create the finest quality crystal." More than two hundred years later, the reputation they established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries.

Waterford's principal plant stands on a 40-acre site on the outskirts of the city made famous by its glittering product.

Waterford also offers you a playground for many activities including Golf, Equestrian, Walking, Angling, Watersports and Cycling. The County also has a gorgeous coastline, beautiful river valleys and a glorious range of very accessible mountains.

Waterford offers you the complete holiday experience.