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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday: W is for Waterford

Today we will again visit Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday. This week’s post is brought to you by the letter, W.  In keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day and Irish theme of the week, let's visit Waterford, Ireland.
Waterford is situated in Munster Province in the southeastern part of Ireland. Founded in 914 by Viking traders, it is the oldest city in Ireland. It boasts more than 90 miles of coastline, 49 beaches, river valleys, lakes, and two easily accessible mountain ranges.
Two miles outside Waterford City, Waterford Castle sets on its own 310 acre island on the River Suir. It is surrounded by woodlands and an 18-hole championship golf course. The castle boasts 19 bedrooms with views of the surrounding estate.
No visit to Waterford would be complete without a trip to the House of Waterford Crystal, maker of Waterford Crystal, Wedgewood and Royal Doulton.  Let's see if we can find something for St. Patrick's Day.
Shamrock Crystal Egg

Waterford Crystal
Celtic Cross Rosary
I hope you enjoyed our visit to Waterford.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!



  1. Beautiful La...thanks for taking us to Waterford.

  2. I have been to Waterford and the factory. It is a great tour. Ends in the gift shop of course.

  3. Great post...I learned a lot. I would love to tour the Waterford Castle, it's enormous!


  4. Wow, that's quite the castle! Bet it's a fun place to visit:@)

  5. What pretty pictures. I love the rosary with the Celtic Cross. Gorgeous.

  6. And the book shop has a great themed children's section, and the waterfont walk is gorgeous!

  7. Lovely photos of Waterford. I would love to visit. I have some waterford crystal.

  8. I visited Waterford in the late eighties. It was wonderful.

  9. I just read an article on Waterford this week! What a wonderful company!!

  10. This was fun! Thanks for the tour! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you! Anne

  11. Beautiful! I hope to visit there someday!~Ames

  12. When we were in Ireland 3 years ago I really wanted to visit Waterford but it was winter and the tour was cancelled. We will have to go in Spring next time!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and happy St Patrick's Day!

    Best wishes,

  13. I've always wanted to visit this enchanted land! Someday. Sigh.

  14. Happy St. Patty's day! Thanks for the trip to Waterford this morning...enchanting indeed.

  15. I'd love to visit Waterford. Great post! :)

  16. I love the elegant and ethereal...

  17. I have lovely's from Yugoslavia, though, not Waterford. It's funny, I've visited 45 countries but, somehow, I've missed Ireland...and I am part Irish. I wish my job hadn't ended in massive budget cuts two years ago...Ireland was on the agenda!

    1. Yugoslavia doesn't exist anymore. Much of Waterford crystal is actually made in Ajka, Hungary.

  18. A perfect St. Patrick's Day tribute and illustration of the "W" letter...

  19. Oh, oh, oh!

    I really want to go to Waterford!

    It is charming!

    Our youngest Grand will be starting kindergarten this fall and unless another one magically appears we plan to start doing a bit of travelling then.

    I've chosen to spent this past 8 years being daycare Grandma and have loved every minute of it.

    But now... Waterford...I hope I get to visit you soon!

    Thanks for a wonderful link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "W".

    I really enjoyed this stop.



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