Waterford Viking Triangle

Historical centre of Waterford, Ireland.

The Waterford Viking Triangle is part of in Waterford City. It is so called because of the 1000-year-old Viking walls which were around the old city. The most famous building in the triangle is Reginald's Tower (which contains the Viking Museum). The Medieval Museum and the Bishop's Palace Museum are also there. The three are called Waterford Museum of Treasures.[1][2]

Waterford Viking Triangle
Waterford Viking Triangle is located in Ireland
Waterford Viking Triangle
Waterford location in Ireland
Nearest cityWaterford, Ireland
Coordinates52°15′20″N 007°07′00″W / 52.25556°N 7.11667°W / 52.25556; -7.11667Coordinates: 52°15′20″N 007°07′00″W / 52.25556°N 7.11667°W / 52.25556; -7.11667
Area1 square mile
Founded914 A.D.
FounderVikings
WebsiteViking Triangle

SitesEdit

Reginalds TowerEdit

 
Reginald's Tower

The best-known building in the Viking Triangle is Reginald's Tower. It is the oldest civic building (belongs to the city) in Ireland. It is on The Quay/The Mall. It was used for many things over the years. Today it is the Viking Museum.

Waterford CrystalEdit

The Waterford Crystal factory and showroom are on The Mall, just to the south of the Triangle. Guided tours are available for the factory.

Waterford TreasuresEdit

There are three museums in the Viking Triangle. The Viking Museum is in Reginald's Tower. The Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace Museum are close to Cathedral Square.

 
Medieval Museum, Waterford

The Medieval Museum is a new building which also has the 13th-century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. The only piece of clothing from Henry VIII, a cloth cap, is in the museum.[3]

The Bishop's Palace Museum is a 250-year-old Georgian structure. It has items from 17th century Waterford to the present.

French ChurchEdit

The French Church (Greyfriars Abbey) is on Bailey's New St./Greyfriars. It is a Christian Friary dating from the 13th century.

OtherEdit

 
Viking longship at Reginald's Tower, Waterford

A replica Viking longship is beside Reginald's Tower. This boat is 12 metres (39 feet) long. It was built by a local boat builder. Cathedral Square is the site of Christchurch Cathedral. Near there is the Theatre Royal. On 33 The Mall (close to Waterford Crystal) is the building where Thomas Francis Meagher, a famous Irishman from Waterford, held meetings. Meagher made the Irish flag in 1848.[4] This is the flag which is now used for Ireland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Waterford Museum of Treasures in Ireland's Oldest City". Waterford Treasures. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  2. "The Viking Triangle: Waterford City Centre" (PDF). Waterford City Council. March 2011. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  3. "Medieval Museum". IrishTourist.com. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  4. "Allocation of €1.9m to upgrade Viking Triangle".Conor Kane, the Irish Times. Retrieved September 4, 2012

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