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Museums And Visitor Centres In County Waterford

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An officers cap badge on display in Dungarvan MuseumWaterford Treasures Museum - Merchants Quay, Waterford City, County Waterford.
Waterford Museum of Treasures at the Granary brings together an extensive range of rare and beautiful artefacts that are brought to life by the latest technological innovations. The treasure trail and personal sound guide device, allows each visitor to encounter the past at their own pace, to stop and marvel at the fascinating artefacts and to explore them in depth through a series of interactive and audio-visual presentations. 1,000 years of Ireland's oldest city is encountered during your visit.
Website: www.waterfordtreasures.com

Dungarvan Museum - St. Augustine Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford.
Presents the history of Dungarvan and West Waterford area through a series of well illustrated panels and displays. In 2002, the museum won the 'Irish Museum Publication of the year award'. The museums main aims are : (1) To acquire and preserve individual items or collections of local interest. (2) To encourage public interest in local history.
Website: www.dungarvanmuseum.org

Lismore Heritage Centre - The Courthouse, Lismore, County Waterford.
In the Lismore Heritage Centre, the town's Celtic origins are on view in the historical display room. The story of Lismore, dating from 636 AD, is told in an award winning multi-lingual, audio-visual presentation narrated by Niall Toibin. Hear about Monastic Lismore, Vikings, Normans, Walter Raleigh, Lismore Castle, Cathedral and Church. New exhibition galleries have opened for 2004, including a room dedicated to the life & works of Robert Boyle, the scientist.
Website: www.discoverlismore.com

Dungarvan Castle
King John's Castle is an Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185. It was built in a very strategic location at the mouth of the River Colligan. From here ships could be anchored, and soldiers could command the narrow strip of land to the south of the Comeragh Mountains, which linked East and West Waterford. The castle consists of a polygonal shell keep with an enclosing curtain wall, a corner tower, and a gate tower. The shell keep is the earliest structure, dating from the 12th century, the 'Norman Invasion of Ireland'. This castle was built by King John of England, and a typical example of a British Royal Castle. Access to the castle is by guided tour only due to ongoing conservation work.

Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre - Kilbarry, Cork Road, County Waterford.
Visitors are guided through the actual production areas, where the World Famous Crystal is made. The Waterford Crystal Gallery is home to the World's largest display of Waterford Crystal, in addition, you can see beautiful displays of Wedgwood, Rosenthal, Stuart Crystal, John Rocha at Waterford and Marquis by Waterford. You will also find a Craft & Jewellery gift store and an elegant restaurant.
Website: www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com