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Take a Paternity Test in Waterford


County Waterford has beautiful seaside scenery, craggy beaches and little picturesque villages such as Dungarvan. There are walking trails in the stunning Nire valley which is hidden by the Comeragh and Monavullagh Mountains. Take a lovely walk down to Waterford city with its medieval lanes and remarkable Georgian architecture. Waterford is incredibly THE oldest city in Ireland and celebrated its 1100th anniversary in 2014. It is also a busy port as it lies on the tidal reach of the River Suir, only 16km from the sea. The city still feels very medieval and in fact is famed for its crystal. The first Waterford glass factory was built in 1783 but fell on hard times more recently and was bought by an American investment firm in 2009. Still around 60,000 pieces are made yearly in Ireland and 55% is manufactured in Europe to strict Waterford standards. You can visit the modern centre, The Mall and they offer a tour showing how the crystal is produced. It is amazing to see the blowing room where the red hot molten crystals take their shape and are formed into delicate fine glassware which ranges from 30 Euros for a bottle coaster to 40,000 Euros for a Cinderella’s carriage! Take a break at their delightful café as well.

Where to stay in the oldest city in Ireland? Well the elegant 18th century building overlooking the waterfront is the Granville, one of the oldest hotels in Ireland, so where better? At 4 stars this hotel is comfortable with its brocaded bedrooms and their Georgian elegance. The public areas have spectacular stained glass and antiques. The restaurant and bar are also busy with locals but with reasonable prices you feel at home in this world of luxury and warmth. Try the organic porridge at breakfast with Baileys and a very lovely eggs benedict. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from St Patrick’s Cathedral which is on the must see list. As far as nightlife goes if you like a wee dram and want a change from stout, then pop into Henry Downes Bar, they have been blending Irish whiskey there for over 2 centuries. They have a series of character full rooms and you can also buy a bottle to take away or randomly have a game of squash for 8 Euros as out the back they have a squash court.

Taking a Paternity Test in Ireland

International Biosciences accept orders for a Paternity Test kit from Waterford, the surrounding areas and all of Ireland. We also have an authorised sample collection facility in Dublin for legal cases.

In Ireland, the Status of Children Act maintains that children are the offspring of their mother’s husband unless it is proved otherwise. But for unmarried parents, there is a need for a Paternity test. If an unmarried mother names a man as the father of her child on the birth certificate, she can then attempt to obtain maintenance from him in the family law courts. Equally, a man who suspects that he is the father of a particular child may find that the mother is unwilling to have him involved. A Paternity test will help in these situations.

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