The Rock of Cashel & Waterford

alk in the footsteps of Ireland’s Kings at the Rock of Cashel and stroll through Ireland’s oldest city Waterford, foundered by Vikings in 914 AD, and now home of the world famous Waterford Crystal Glassware.

After collecting you at your accommodation, we head to the Rock of Cashel. This iconic ancient Medieval Monastic building has stood dominating the skyline since the 12th Century. However, the history of the site goes way back to the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD, long before the Norman invasions. Reputedly the home of one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe, we spend time here in Cashel at the Visitors Centre, before moving on to Waterford in time for lunch.

Notably a seaport in southeast Ireland, Waterford is the country’s oldest city and parts of its ancient wall and harbour frontage remain. Reginald’s Tower, a fortification dating back to 1003 now houses the Waterford Museum of Treasures, which displays local archaeological finds and a great place to discover more.The manufacturing Waterford Crystal began here in the city in 1783, and is now located on the Mall,. The House of Waterford Crystal makes a visit to the city most memorable. Guided tours are available where you can view exquisite pieces of crystal created before your very eyes.

As we make our return journey don’t forget to ask your Chauffeur what other opportunities this great County offers before heading back to your accommodation.