Waterford 1100 Birthday – Ireland’s Oldest City


01 January – 31 December 2014 | Venue: Various venues in Waterford City

In 2014, Waterford City will celebrate 1100 years since its foundation by Vikings in 914 AD. To celebrate this significant birthday, Ireland’s Oldest City has prepared a series of cultural activities and specials events. See website for details of this months listing of events.

Waterford 1100 Birthday began with a spectacular quayside event entitled ‘Vadrarfjordr!’ on the 4th of January involving lots of fire and marauding Vikings, the city is also planning a major two day midsummer festival on the 21 & 22 June, when Waterford will be teeming with historical themes such as medieval fares and Norman Knights. Added to that, Waterford already has a full calendar of exciting festivals throughout the year, including Spraoi, Harvest, and Winterval.

Other activities underway to mark Waterford 1100 include the making of a Time Capsule, containing the photographs of almost 7,000 school children – the Waterford Treasures of the future. The Waterford 1100 Time Capsule will remain sealed and on view in the Viking Triangle until 2064.

Some of the Events taking place late autumn and Winter during Waterford very special 1100 Birthday.!!

Imagine Arts Festival, – 16th October to 26th October 2014 Celebrate the Imagine festival of ARTS…..

The Irish Ghost Story Festival – Are you sure you’re not too scared for this one?! A weekend of spooky stories, ghostly events based on Irish family names! Venue: Viking Triangle venues and beyond.

Waterford Film Festival: 7 to 9 November.

The Golden Years Festival:10, 11 & 12 November

Winterval: 22 November – 23 December 2014
The Winterval Christmas Festival will take over the heart of the medieval city. If it’s entertaining you are looking – Look no further..

The four star self catering accommodation at Seacliff Holiday Homes, Dunmore East is the perfect location for all events within County Waterford.


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