Ireland Day 6: Waterford, Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle

It’s a shame that Cahir Castle doesn’t get the recognition like ‘The Rock’ does. I guess they are too close to each other, though I think it is a bonus

The Independent Tourist

From Kinsale we drove to Waterford. Waterford is the oldest town in Ireland, located on the River Suir, near the southern coast. Our main reason for visiting Waterford was to go to the world famous crystal factory located on the edge of the town. The factory provides a one-hour tour of the crystal-making process and has a large store. Of course we had to buy something; Robyn bought a crystal nativity set. We also visited Reginald’s Tower, the oldest surviving civic urban building in Ireland.  Reginald’s Tower was part of the old town’s defenses, built in the late 1100’s. It was used as a mint, prison and military store, and now houses an exhibition on the history of the area. For map of sites visited in Ireland, click here.

From Waterford, we drove northwest 80 kilometers to the medieval site of the Rock of Cashel, standing over the town…

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