William Vincent Wallace PlazaWaterford City Council’s stunning William Vincent Wallace Plaza was built as the city’s millennium project in 2000 and was officially opened in 2001. It functions as both an amenity area where the goings and comings of the river can be savoured and performances can be enjoyed.

A continuous walkway along the edge of the river connects the plaza to Rice Bridge and provides a pleasant stroll. The plaza is the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the world pass you by.

The plaza is dedicated to William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865), born in Colbeck Street, who was one of Waterford’s most colourful sons and was famous for his operas Maritana, Lurline and Amber Witch.

He is regarded as one of the greatest nineteenth-century composers.