Incredible stretches of coastline gently indented with small coves and seascapes and dotted with fairytale castles, County Waterford stuns. Making my way around this glorious green gem in my modest rental car, I spent days exploring the Copper Coast’s unspoiled beaches and unusual geology.
Waterford City, the capital of County Waterford, was my starting point for this drive. Founded by the Vikings in 914, Waterford City is a handsome cathedral city set on the estuary of the River Suir and, by the 18th century, it was southeast Ireland’s main port, as well as a center for glassmaking. Sights worth exploring within Waterford City are Reginald’s Tower, Christ Church Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace and of course the Waterford Crystal Factory.
Call it fate.
One idyllic Irish morning, I set out to find the perfect place to spend the day and hopefully enjoy a picnic. “If only the weather would hold,” I whispered to myself. As the sun spilled over the sides of the Irish castle I was calling home for the next several days, I hopped into my mini rental, cranked down the windows and sped off into my future.
As I wound my way down and around Wexford, I caught the faintest glimpse of a sign staked on the side of the road. As the bright purple letters came into sharper focus, I felt a smile spread across my face. ‘Wexford Lavender Farm’, it read, with an arrow indicating