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Bishop's Palace Review

Among the most imposing of the city's remaining Georgian town houses, the Bishop's Palace is the home to the Georgian part of the Waterford Treasures exhibition, mapping the history of what was Ireland's second city from 1700 to 1790. The most impressive part of the collection is the elegant silverware and, of course, fine glassmaking, including the oldest piece of Waterford crystal on the planet—a decanter from the 1780s. Try to catch one of the regular tours, where local actors play some well-known scenes from Waterford history.

    Contact Information

  • Address: The Mall, alongside Waterford City Hall, Waterford City, Co. Waterford
  • Phone: 051/304–500
  • Cost: €7
  • Hours: June–Aug., Mon.–Sat. 9.15–6, Sun. 11–5; Sept.–May, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 11–5
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  • Location: Waterford City
Updated: 04-28-2014

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