Waterford Genealogy Tours

Waterford City and Port

County Waterford’s name is a derivation from the Old Norse Vedrafjörður being formerly a Viking port. It is part of the South-East Region and is also located in the province of Munster. There is an Irish-speaking area, Gaeltacht na nDéise in the south-west of the county. The population of the county at large, including the city, is 113,795 according to the 2011 census.

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 (168 km). These two rivers and the River Nore are commonly called the sister rivers.

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – McGrath
•          Norman- Power, Redmond, Rochford
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

County Waterford- Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      Waterford Crystal
·      Irelands Ancient East
·      Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
·      Bishop’s Palace
·      Reginald’s Tower
·      The Viking Triangle
·      Comeragh Mountain Drive
·       Certificate of Excellence
·      Christ Church Cathedral
·      Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
·      St. Saviour’s Dominican Priory