A delightful port town in Ireland, Waterford is a wonderful location for a relaxed getaway. If you plan to go shopping, make sure you follow these tips from locals and visitors of where to go and what to buy.
City Square Shopping Centre
You can’t miss this massive shopping area, located right in the center of town with underground parking. The main anchor stores are Roches Stores department store, which sells household items and clothes and accessories, and Dunnes supermarket. Other stores sell a variety of items, such as clothes, jewelry, books, toys, and video games. There’s also a cafe and several places to grab a quick bite.
One popular unique shop in the centre is the Ben O’Neill Dungarven Music Shop. They stock cassette vinyl and VHS, with traditional Irish and local music of all kinds.
Local Foods at the Saturday Market
On Saturdays, check out the market for locally made foods on O’Connell Street. You can get organic fruits and vegetables, and homemade cakes and jams are especially popular items.
Check Out the Waterford Crystal
You can buy famous Waterford Crystal at deep discounts at the factory outlet shop on the Waterford outskirts. Crystal items include vases, glasses, and ornaments, and all have optional free engraving with your purchase. A tour of the factory is €6.
Go to the Outskirts of Town
For free parking and less expensive shopping, drive to the large shopping centers on the outskirts of Waterford, where you can buy various items from factory, outlet, and chain stores at reduced prices.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Waterford.