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Viking Age Utensils from Waterford city

This fantastically preserved collection of household utensils was discovered during archaeological excavations in Waterford city. It includes two wooden spoons,…

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A 12th century dog collar from Waterford city

This rare 12th century dog collar was found by archaeologists working in Waterford city. Fashioned out of bronze, it originally…

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Protected: Prehistoric site uncovered at Waterford beach

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Mercenaries, Trade and Warfare: The New Ross Macehead

This distinctive late medieval civic mace is currently on display in the Waterford Museum of Treasures. However, its origins lie…

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The Height of Fashion: King Edward III and the Waterford Charter Roll

When the 14th century city officials of Waterford wanted to petition King Edward III to support their claim to the…

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St. Declan’s Monastery, Ardmore, Co. Waterford

One of the earliest monastic sites in Ireland, Ardmore, Co. Waterford was probably founded sometime in the 5th century AD…

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Woodstown a key site for understanding Vikings in 9th century Ireland

Fierce and wild is the wind to-night, It tosses the tresses of the sea to white; On such a night…

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Relic of the True Cross, Waterford City

This relic of the True Cross is associated with Christchurch Cathedral in Waterford city. It consists of a silver, double-armed…

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Split down the middle: parti-coloured clothes in 14th century Ireland

In the imaginative and engaging Charter Roll room of the Medieval Waterford Museum, I discovered something that I’d never seen before:…

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Irish Proverbs. Folklore from Co. Waterford

This list of Irish proverbs was collected by the pupils attending Clochar San Eoin Dé school, Waterford in 1938. A…