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County Waterford (Irish: Contae Phort Láirge) is a county in the province of Munster on the south coast of Ireland. Administratively, the city of Waterford is a county-level authority. Dungarvan is the administrative centre for the rest of the county.

County Waterford is known locally as "The Decies" (An Déise). Sometime between the 4th and 8th centuries, a tribe of native Gaelic people called the Déisi were driven from the southern parts of the country, conquering and settling here. The ancient principality of the Déise is today roughly coterminous with the current Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.

The Deise region has two mountain ranges, rivers and lakes and over 30 beaches along a volcanic coast line. It is one of the few regions in Ireland with a Gaeltacht, an area with native Irish speaking people. The Deise has a rich history from megalithic tombs and ogham stones, to Vikings, to remnants of English occupancy, including the Gaulstown Dolmen, Reginalds Tower and The Ballysaggartmore Towers respectively.

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The county offers a dazzling coastline, beautiful river valleys and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains.

Waterford City was established in Viking times and it has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle. In 2005 the City was host to the Tall Ships Race.

The City is the home of Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftsmanship. Dungarvan, the administrative capital for the county, is set in a broad, magnificent bay.

In between are lively and quiet Seaside Resorts like Tramore, the spectacular Geopark on the Copper Coast, and lovely mountain & river valley towns and villages.

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