My first Saturday in Waterford I got a Facebook message from one of the members of my club. “I’m on the way to pick you up, we’re going to the Mansion” was all he said. Confused as to what that meant, I got dressed and ready to go. 20 minutes later we are pulling up to what appears to be a tiny whole in the wall. Little did I know how much I would come to love The Mansion House.
The Mansion House is a wonderful restaurant in the City Centre of Waterford, as well as the sponsor for our national league team the WIT Vikings. This has become my favorite place in Waterford for two reasons:
1) The friendly atmosphere of the entire staff, including the head chef who has become my self-proclaimed “Irish Mother” and
2) Delicious Free Meals
While everyone in Waterford has been extremely welcoming to me since I have been here, no place has made me feel more at home than the Mansion. I have become friends with almost the entire staff, the manager, and even the owner. Having a place like the Mansion House has made my transition to Ireland tremendously easier. I have a place to go everyday where I do not feel like a foreigner. I just feel like a part of the family.