Waterford

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Waterford City is a city in Ireland. The population in 2006 was nearly 50,000 people. It is the county town of County Waterford. Waterford is the fifth largest city in Ireland. It is also the oldest city in Ireland.

Waterford was home to the Waterford Crystal glass factory, which has exported crystal all around the world. This glass factory has made many famous pieces, including the New Years Eve glass ball used in Times Square in New York. The factory closed in 2009 leading to over 1,500 job loses and unpaid pensions.

History[change | change source]

The city was founded in 914 by Vikings. The Normans have also had an effect on the city. During the "Black Plague", a third of the population died.

Transport[change | change source]

Waterford Airport is a small regional airport.