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 (wô′tər-fərd, wŏt′ər-)
A borough of southeast Ireland south-southwest of Dublin. A major port, Waterford is famous for its glass-manufacturing industry.


1. (Placename) a county of S Republic of Ireland, in Munster province on the Atlantic: mountainous in the centre and in the northwest County town: Waterford. Pop: 101 546 (2002). Area: 1838 sq km (710 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Waterford: famous glass industry; fishing. Pop: 44 594 (2002)


(ˈwɔ tər fərd, ˈwɒt ər-)

1. a county in Munster province, in the S Republic of Ireland. 50,190; 710 sq. mi. (1840 sq. km).
2. its county seat: a seaport. 41,054.
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Noun1.Waterford - a port city in southern IrelandWaterford - a port city in southern Ireland; famous for glass industry
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
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The area of interest for the programme is the city of Waterford and the town of Dungarvan.
Some roads around Tramore and the nearby city of Waterford became treacherous and partially flooded as Met Eireann reported galeforce winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour.
Our second Irish port of call is the lively city of Waterford, on the shoreline of the county that bears the city's name, and home not only to the world-famous crystal glassmakers, but also - in the Waterford Treasures - one of Ireland's finest museums.
The book is apparently derived from at least five earlier municipal records of the city of Waterford, which were copied on to fresh parchment rolls as they deteriorated and were bound together in the mid-seventeenth century.
He was also a Freeman of the City of Waterford, Ireland.