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Waterford, Ireland - A Rochester Sister City

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Waterford, Ireland -Sister City Since 1983

Fáilte romhat chuig ár Cathrach! 

 

Fast Facts 
Currency: Euro 
Sister city Since: 1983 
Language: English, Irish 
Population: 50,000 
Visa Requirements:
None for less than 90 days 

Waterford, Ireland, became Rochester's seventh sister city in 1983. The city of 50,000 is located on the River Suir in southeastern Ireland. Settled by the Norsemen in the 9th century and occupied by the Norsemen in 1170, the city was devastated by the forces of Oliver Cromwell in 1650.

Dominated by Reginald's Tower, a Viking fortress erected in 1003 and now housing a civic museum, modern Waterford is a leading industrial city and seaport which is world famous for its superb Waterford crystal. One of Rochester's leading manufacturers, Bausch and Lomb, has a plant in Waterford.

The city's rich cultural life features the Theater Royal and the Garter Lane Arts Center, and is climaxed each September by the International Festival of Light Opera. For two decades golfers of Waterford and Rochester have held an annual golf tournament to raise funds for charities in the two cities, totaling more than $400,000 by 2008.

 

 

Waterford Arts, Cinema and Literature 

A Slice of Waterford Here In Rochester Locally and Virtually! 


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