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Approaching Waterford Castle

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A pretty, tree-lined path leads the way to ancient Waterford Castle.
Approaching Waterford Castle

The verdant and picturesque setting is ideal for a romantic stroll.

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According to history, a monastic settlement existed on the Island between the sixth and eighth centuries. Two archeological finds give it credence: A winged angel dating from the 8th century and the crude carving of a monk’s head, dating from the 6th century. The latter now is displayed prominently above the main entrance to Waterford Castle.

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