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Reginald’s Tower

Step inside Ireland’s oldest civic building

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Reginald’s Tower

Step inside Ireland’s oldest civic building

See all opening times

Reginald’s Tower will be closed to the public 23-25 November inclusive .

Admission

Temporary free admission

 

Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00.

Group bookings and information are possible via email.

Getting here

The Quay
Waterford
X91 Y880

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Reginald’s Tower

Once described as ‘a massive hinge of stone connecting the two outstretched wings of the city’ this tower has never fallen into ruin and has been in continuous use for over 800 years.

Originally the site of a wooden Viking fort, the stone tower we see today actually owes its existence to the Anglo-Normans who made it the strongest point of the medieval defensive walls. Later it was utilised as a mint under King John, before serving various functions under many English monarchs. Weapons, gunpowder and cannons have all been stored here reflecting various periods of Waterford’s turbulent history.

Take the spiral stairs up and en route see the remains of a 19th century prison cell, artefacts from Waterford’s Viking history, and the sword of the Chief Constable whose family were the last residents of the tower.

On two floors are housed one branch of the Waterford Museum of Treasures, concentrating on the town’s thrilling Viking heritage.

Opening Times

**Reginald’s Tower will be closed to the public 23-25 November inclusive **

See Seasonal openings.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing

Seasonal Opening Times

January – April

09:30 – 17:00 Daily

Last admission – 16:15

May – December

Daily 9:30 – 17:00

Last Admission – 16:15

Contact

The Quay
Waterford
X91 Y880

085 8013885 & 051 304 220

Getting Here

Located in the centre of Waterford City

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Facilities

  • AV presentation
  • Exhibition
  • Guided tours

Restrictions

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Assistance dogs only
  • Hold hand rail
  • No toilet facilities
  • Spiral staircase

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