Waterford City and “its brilliant history” is featured in the LA Times.
A former editor of the paper spent more than a month here recently while awaiting the birth of his first grandchild.
Russ Parsons wrote an extensive travel piece in the paper on Sunday.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 30, 2018
Russ Parsons was full of praise for Waterford’s Viking Triangle and its three museums.
“As I walked to each museum over a couple of days, I was able to trace the history of Waterford from its founding by the Vikings right up to the present.
“I was fascinated thinking about the Viking trade route that brought to Ireland a more than 1,000-year-old coin that had been minted in what is now Iraq.
“I can’t imagine anything more breathtakingly beautiful than the Cloth of Gold priest’s vestments, especially when you add the fact that they had lain hidden for more than 100 years under a church floor.
“And it was remarkable to stand on the site of the 12th century wedding that cemented the English hold over the Irish.
Russ Parsons even experienced the King of the Vikings virtual-reality adventure. “I found myself wishing I had brought a couple of pre-teens with me when I stopped at the King of the Vikings virtual-reality adventure. It’s cheesy and violent enough to thrill tweens, and historically well-grounded enough for adults. Even a grandfather-in-waiting like me found the VR effects cool.”
The writer also told his followers on twitter that he “discovered a really wonderful city that somehow still flies under most tourists’ radar.”
Spent a month in #waterford, ireland waiting for a grandbaby. Discovered a really wonderful city that somehow still flies under most tourists' radar. Terrific small museums and …. bacon ribs! @waterfordcouncil @IrishFoodGuide @IrishFoodTour https://t.co/wrxmSnF1Rn
— Russ Parsons (@Russ_Parsons1) April 29, 2018
Russ Parsons also appeared to fall in love with the bacon ribs at the Munster Bar saying “it’s hard to imagine anything better on a damp Irish evening”.
There's a lot to love about #Waterford. But let me tell you about "Bacon Ribs": small racks of pork ribs that have been cured like corned beef, braised and then served over colcannon, with parsley sauce spooned over. Oh my. https://t.co/wrxmSnF1Rn
— Russ Parsons (@Russ_Parsons1) April 30, 2018
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