Waterford comes out fighting

Waterford celebrates its 1,100th birthday this year and is pushing its claim to be Ireland's oldest city, writes Nicola Cooke

23rd March, 2014
The Quay at Waterford, with Reginald's Tower: a busy commercial and social centre.

All's fair in love and war, and - it seems - in the battle for the title of Ireland's oldest city. Waterford was originally founded by the Vikings in 914, and the south-east metropolis this year celebrates its 1,100th birthday.

The city's medieval museum, in the Viking Quarter, is a fantastic recent addition to its visitor attractions and it was here that our tour guide Donnchadh informed us that Waterford is Ireland's oldest city.

''Really?, we...

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