Waterford sparkles like its crystal

By Mairead Flynn

For The Associated Press

Published: Saturday, March 19 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

Getting there: Waterford is located about 115 miles from Dublin. The city has its own airport.

House of Waterford: The Mall, Waterford City, Ireland; www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com. Open daily March-October (closed St. Patrick's Day, March 17). Factory tour, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. (retail store until 6 p.m.) Hours vary by season. Adults, $16 (11.50 euros).

Waterford Castle: www.waterfordcastle.com. Overnight lodging rates range from $95 to $485 (69 to 350 euros) depending on accommodation and season, with some rates per person and others by the room. Dinner menu, $90 (65 euros) a person. Reachable by ferry.

Hurling: www.upthedeise.com/waterfordhurling/. For links to Waterford hurley makers, go to www.handcrafthurleys.com and click on "Handcrafted Hurleys" and "Munster Hurley Makers." Hurleys sell for up to about $42 (30 euros).

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