Language: English and Irish Gaelic
Time Zone: GMT
Weather in Waterford is fairly mild with steady rainfall all year round. The hottest months of the year are between June and August with average daily temperatures of 18 - 22°C (64 - 71°F) and the cooler months are December to February with daytime highs of 8 - 9°C (46 - 48°F) and lows of approximately 3°C (37°F). The area surrounding Waterford is often referred to as the ‘Sunny Southwest’ and May and June are the sunniest months with an average six hours of sunlight every day.
- Until the 1750s, Waterford was the second largest and most important city in Ireland.
- The modern method of curing bacon was developed in Waterford.
- Ireland’s tri-colour flag was created by Waterford man, Thomas Francis Meagher.
- Waterford’s River Suir Bridge is the longest single-span bridge in Ireland.
- The phrase ‘by hook or by crook’ is said to have originated when Oliver Cromwell attempted to seize the town of Waterford via the nearby towns of Hook or Crook.