Got to say we were both a little disappointed with Waterford. It was a long way up the river to the city (over 3 hours motoring from the sea) and the city was dissapointing and the facilities for yachts were terrible in fact the worst we have encountered to date (now May 2017). Phil walked the towns historic Viking sites whilst I did the Waterford Crystal tour. We set ourselves up with phone and internet and got out of there, another long 3 hours motoring back out to the ocean.
I must mention that on the way to Waterford from Kilmore Quay just at the entrance to the river from the sea we did enjoy watching the Search and Rescue Helicopter doing some training drills, winching men in and out of the water. Hopefully it is as close as we ever get to these awesome people.