Waterford, with a population of 46,000, is the capital of County Waterford in Ireland. Waterford was Ireland's first city, founded by the Vikings in 914 AD. Today, Waterford is the fifth largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Waterford also has a key impact on education and industrial centers, and like other coastal cities this has had an impact on the economy and society.
A great place to visit is the Waterford Crystal Visitors Center. This is the location of the world famous Waterford Crystal Company. This is where the most beautiful crystal items are made.
The cathedrals here are also worth the visit. Beautiful architectural design make the cathedrals here very stunning.