Waterford Ireland Greets Waterford CT!

I am fascinated by the fact that there are at least 50 Waterfords around the world. I look forward to bringing you snippets about my Waterford and learning about yours.

It is a constant source of fascination to me that that there are at least 50 Waterfords around the world. I was born in Co. Waterford in Ireland and live just 8 miles from the Waterford City which is the oldest city in the country.  

Although I have been in contact with a number of the other Waterfords around the world, I haven't, as yet, visited any. However Waterford, CT is top of my list.

All this interest in Waterfords of the World started when my son was collecting old post cards of 'our' Waterford. One day an envelope arrived with a picture of a beach that looked remarkably like Woodstown Beach a few miles from where we live. However, there was the little matter of the CT marked after the Waterford. We studied it further and realised that it wasn't Woodstown but what seemed like its twin in Connecticut!

Thus, started a passion to find out about Waterford CT. While doing this, all sorts of other Waterfords started appearing and the count at present is at least 25 in the US and another 25 scattered all around the world.

How wonderful it would be to link up with all the Waterfords. Can you just imagine a gathering of people all talking about 'my Waterford?' That Waterford could be just about anywhere but I, for one, have no doubt that each of them has special meanings for their residents.

My Waterford in Ireland is very, very close to my heart. It is situated in the south-east of Ireland and has just about everything: beautiful coastline; mountains; the historic city of Waterford and a host of towns and villages as well as farmland and wild mountainous regions.

I would love to tell you more about Waterford, Ireland through this blog and bring you photographs. I would also love to get to know more about Waterford CT and what it means to you.

One difference between our Waterfords is the time. We are 5 hours ahead of you so it is just after 2am here!

Time to say 'goodnight' and look forward to hearing from you about your Waterford.




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Terry May 29, 2012 at 05:04 PM
At our local mall in Waterford, CT we have a chandelier that is made from Waterford Ireland crystal. I believe a representative from Waterford Ireland came here and presented it to us approximately 20 years ago. Definitely come during the summer if you are going to visit our Waterford. Harkness Park is beautiful. Lots of traffic in the summer though. I have been to County Kerry once to visit relatives. Ireland is so pretty. Hope to get back soon and take my children.
Jean Tubridy May 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Thank you very much for writing. How interesting that there is a chandelier from Waterford Ireland hanging in Waterford CT! I'd love to hear more about Harkness Park. Does it specialise in particular flowers or sports or .....? Co. Kerry is a magnificent part of Ireland. I hope that you make the journey back sooner rather than later.
Terry May 31, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Its a state park not a sports park. You have to pay to get in during the summer. Its very pretty, right on the Long Island Sound. There is a nice breeze there and many times will see people flying kites, biking, jogging and having picnics. There is a small beach, a mansion and pretty flower gardens. They have weddings there too. Here is a link. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325214
Jean Tubridy June 02, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Terry, thanks for all the info about Harkness Park. It is really whetting my appetite to get to Waterford CT! Also, I was interested to read in today's Waterford Patch abut the Mall being re-furbished. I trust that the chandelier in the photograph is the original one that came from Waterford Ireland?


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