Waterford Makes NYT List

Waterford has been listed as one of The New York Times' 52 places to visit in 2024.

The list, which includes locations such as Ladakh in India, Dominica in the Caribbean and Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, puts Waterford in 30th position. It is the only Irish destination named.

Described as “sparkling with history and natural treasures”, The New York Times notes the city's "cobblestone core" and "a new digital trail [which] brings the past to life at stops like the medieval landmark Reginald's Tower”.

Travel expert AnneLise Sorensen also wrote about Waterford's “less-ancient attractions, including the new Irish Wake Museum, dedicated to the funeral ritual, and the Irish Museum of Time, which showcases grandfather clocks, watches and more”.

Waterford was also recently included on the Conde Nast Traveller “Best Places to go in 2024” list.

The commercial director at Mount Congreve Trust and Waterford Treasures, Sara Dolan, said the New York Times’ list is highly regarded and often casts the spotlight on destinations for other travel writers to plan further exploration.

She said there has been significant investment in Waterford tourism with the development of the Waterford Greenway, the opening of four new museums and Mount Congreve Gardens, “so it is very rewarding to see this investment recognised at a global level and see Ireland's oldest city achieve the status it deserves”.