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Learn of the Edmund Rice story through an atmospheric and interactive experience at this museum and visitor centre, located in Waterford City.

The Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre has a modern museum with many captivating features. This includes a multimedia tour of 18th century Waterford, complete with the sights, sounds and even smells of the city streets and dwellings.

The Centre is based in Waterford City. Edmund Rice’s vision and action established an education system beginning in 1832 which is now widely spread among first and third world countries.

A key feature of the heritage centre is the new chapel for pilgrimage and prayer, as well as housing Blessed Edmund Rice’s remains. The chapel overlooks the city of Waterford and incorporates the stained glass windows from the former Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

In addition to these features, the monastery's ground floor is a community centre also available for conferences, workshops and meetings in well appointed conference rooms, with catering facilities also provided.

Refer to the website for further information.

Tips from locals

Between the Chapel and the Monastery there is the Peace Garden, a small oasis with seasonal flowers, bench seating, cosmic walk and Stations of the Cross. It’s a quiet space where people can take time out of their busy lives to sit and be still.

Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free to visit
Rainy days
Paid car parking
Free car parking
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Contact details
Mt Sion, Barrack St, Waterford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 30 minutes to 1 hour here.

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