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Waterford is situated in the South-East of Ireland. It is situated on the coast and with many mountains and rivers makes Waterford a very attractive place to come and relax.

The rest of the county consists of flat land, ripe in farming. Many rivers flow through Waterford County and makes it ideal for fishing. Many surrounding counties are ideal for hill walking. Also many golf courses and options for angling are available in Waterford.

County Waterford has two mountain ranges, the Knockmealdown Mountains and the Comeragh Mountains. The highest point in the county is Knockmealdown, at 794m. It also has many rivers, including Ireland's third longest river, the River Suir (184 km); and Ireland's fourth longest river, the Munster Blackwater (168km). There are over 30 beaches along Waterford's volcanic coast line. The county is one of the few in Ireland with a Gaeltacht, an area with native Irish speaking people.

The landscape in Waterford is excellent with many long sandy beaches and beautiful mountains, valleys and rivers. Waterford mixes its heritage with the new modern Waterford that many visitors over the past years have enjoyed. It is a great place to discover and somewhere where you will come time and time again.


History
County Waterford is known locally as "The Decies" (An Déise). Some time between the 4th and 8th centuries, a tribe of native Gaelic people called the Déisi were driven from the southern parts of the country, conquering and settling here. The ancient principality of the Déise is today roughly coterminous with the current Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. The Deise has a rich history from megalithic tombs and ogham stones, to Vikings, to remnants of English occupancy, including the Gaulstown dolmen, Reginalds Tower and the Ballysaggartmore Towers respectively.

Attractions
County Waterford has two mountain ranges, the Knockmealdown Mountains and the Comeragh Mountains. The highest point in the county is Knockmealdown, at 794m. It also has many rivers, including Ireland's third longest river, the River Suir (184 km); and Ireland's fourth longest river, the Munster Blackwater (168km). There are over 30 beaches along Waterford's volcanic coast line. The county is one of the few in Ireland with a Gaeltacht, an area with native Irish speaking people.

 
 
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Waterford County
Waterford
Place: Munster
People: 107,961
Speak: English, Irish
Area: 1,837 km2
GPS: -7.5, 52.25