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  • Dunbrody Famine Ship, New Ross, Ireland
    Dunbrody famine ship

Waterford & County Wexford

If you need an overnight stop in southeast Ireland, the historic Viking port and Norman beachhead town of Waterford is your best choice. Humble Waterford town is of most interest to crystal devotees and Irish history enthusiasts, but from here, you can explore the varied sights and pastoral serenity of County Wexford, including a 12th-century lighthouse, the Kennedy homestead (now a museum), a re-creation of a famine ship, and more. Like medieval Fort Apaches, Norman-fortified tower house castles dot the landscape.