If visiting Waterford, feel free to come in and explore the Reg. It was on this Quay that Ragnall the Viking first invaded Waterford and established the first City in Ireland in 914 AD. The Reg and the adjacent Reginalds Tower both take their names from Ragnalls anglified name . However, history doesn’t stop at the front door because when you step inside the Reg, you will want to explore!
Touch the 800 year old City Wall that The Reg is built around . Examine the symbolism in the famous McAlese painting of the marriage of Strongbow and Aoife (which takes up an entire wall in the Strongbow room) which took place around the corner and which defined Anglo –Irish relations for the next 800 years. Look out the window while having a pint of our craft bar at the statue of Thomas Francis Meagher who flew the Irish tricolour in that same location for the first time in 1848.
Examine the historic montage of Waterford Crystals evolution or the various Waterford Crystal Sports trophies over the last 50 years. Wander up through the recently restored 1890’s townhouse 23 Baileys New St to our first floor Roof Terrace which overlooks Reginalds Tower, the adjacent Viking Longboat and the “Mighty River Suir”
However, don’t just touch history, taste history too.
At the Reg, we have tried to reflect our unique historical location with our desire to be the purveyor of the finest cocktails and speciality coffees. Check out our Drinks menu to see more.
Ireland's Ancient Feast
In the shadow of the Viking Reginald's Tower and in the heart of Ireland's Oldest City, THE REG Waterford is delighted to present
We invite you to enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal specially chosen from the best local seafood , meat and fresh produce but chosen to bring you on a culinary voyage through a thousand years of Waterford history . The setting is the 1870’s Townhouse REG SUAS Restaurant where you will be transported back in time and the REG’s resident author / storyteller will entertain you with stories of some of the most famous events in Irish history that took place within 200 meters of the Reg which have shaped what being Irish means today. He will invite you to toast some of the many invaders, mercenaries, conquerors and merchants and and who ended up becoming more Irish than the Irish themselves . Indeed, our resident storyteller, himself a former Waterford Crystal master craftsman will insist you toast these rakes and ruffians in true Waterford Style – in a genuine Waterford Crystal Glass.
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