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13 reasons why Waterford is definitely a f**king city

Let’s end the debate once and for all.

1. Not only is it definitely a city, but it has been around longer than every other city in Ireland

At 1102 years old, Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland. It was a city when Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway were merely “towns” or “places to dock Viking boats while the lads go hang out in the Big Smoke AKA Waterford”.

2. Also, let’s just take a glance at its Wikipedia page, shall we?

Much like Shakira’s hips, Wikipedia don’t lie.

city Source: Wikipedia

3. Would a town have been ruled by an actual king?

England had William the Conqueror and Waterford had Ivar of Waterford.

Would Ivar have been arsed ruling a medium-sized town? We think not.

already missing it

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4. Have you seen the size of our Penneys?

It’s so big/cosmopolitan that it has an actual Insomnia café inside.

5. Sorry, but would a town be able to host a fireworks extravaganza like this?

Are those 4th of July celebrations? Nope, it’s just the annual fireworks show at Spraoi.

#FocsArtificials al riu Suir de #Waterford #Spraoi #spraoifestival #Eire

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6. Speaking of Spraoi…

Only a city could host an international street arts festival which sees performers and musicians from all over the world descend on the streets of Waterford for a weekend of messing and divilment.

7. Only a fully-fledged city could attract international music acts like…

8. In fact, it’s so positively cosmopolitan that Woody Harrelson has been known to play bingo there

Would Woody go play bridge in a rural community centre? No way.

Only bingo in a giant bingo emporium like The Forum for our Woody.

9. And that’s to say nothing of our homegrown delicacies

And we’re not just talking about the blaa.

We’re talking about a cuppa from Arch Coffee.

We've gone blue for #spraoi and #Waterford #GAA for the week that's in it 💙 #3fe #coffee

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We’re talking about the “Burzza” — yes, that’s a burger inside a pizza.

We’re talking about a refreshing gin and tonic made with Thin Gin.

It’s a foodie’s paradise, tbh.

10. It’s been a city for so long that you can’t walk anywhere without stumbling across some historical monument

Reginald’s Tower? Oh, it’s only the oldest civic building in Ireland.

Medieval city walls? Oh, we don’t even notice them because we’re so comfortable in our city status.

Big statues of lads riding on horseback? Par for the course when you live in a city, tbh.

11. Did we mention that we even have our own Big Ben?

Eat your heart out, LONDON.

12. Look at those bright lights, though…

13. You know what they say…

“Bright Lights, Big City”

#waterfordcity #sunset #waterford #river #lights

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Amy O'Connor

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