21 Apr Waterford, County Waterford
While this town is known mainly for its crystal, there are a number of other sites to visit.
It is worth a stop on any tours of Ireland, even if you do not want crystal!
The first settlers were the Danes, under the leadership of Sitric.
They founded a small defensive settlement there in about 850.
Reginald Tower is a fortified structure on the river.
It got the name from Governor Reginal McIvor in 1003.
It has served as a lookout tower and a prison.
Nearby there is the French Church.
This is a former convent dating from around 1240.
The eastern window of the chancel is especially beautiful.
In the past the church has served as a hospital for the people of Waterford.
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