Waterford (from the Old Norse Veðrafjǫrðr , which means “ram (weather) fjord”, Irish: Port Láirge , which means “LARAG port”) [2] is a city in Ireland. It is in the south east of Ireland and is part of the province of Munster. The city is located in the top of Waterford Harbour. It is the oldest [3] [4] and the fifth most populous city in Ireland. It is the eighth most populous city on the island of Ireland. Waterford City and County Council is the local authority for the city. Waterford is famous for Waterford Crystal, a legacy of its former glass industry.

According to the 2011 Irish census, there are 65,928 in Waterford Metropolitan District, but it does not include its suburbs in County Kilkenny and County Wexford. There are over 80,000 within a radius of the center 15 km away.

Geography and local authorities

With a population of 46,732, Waterford is the fifth most populous city in the state and the 32nd most populated area in the municipalities. [5]

After Municipal Reform Act 2014, Waterford City and County Council is the local authority for the city. The Agency came into force on 1 June 2014. Prior to this, the city had its own municipality, Waterford City Council. The new Council is the result of a merger of Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council. The Council has 32 representatives (councilors) elected from five electoral areas. The city itself constitute three of the voting areas – that when combined form the Metropolitan District of Waterford – and returns a total of 18 Council Waterford City and County Council. Residents in these areas are limited to voting for candidates who are in their ward for the local elections. The office of the Mayor of Waterford was founded in 1377. A mayor elected by the delegates from the two electoral areas in the Metropolitan District of Waterford each year, and there is no limit to the number of terms an individual can serve. Mary O’Halloran who was mayor in 2007-2008 was the first woman to hold the post. The current mayor John Cummins.

For the purposes of elections to Dáil Éireann, the city is part of the Waterford constituency, which includes the county Waterford with the exception of the parts of the county near Clonmel located iTipperary South.[6] The constituency elects four deputies to the Dáil. There are no such limitations Assembly for this election and voters may vote for any candidate in the city and county.


Main article: History of Waterford

Viking raiders first established a settlement near Waterford in 853. This and all other longphorts was vacated in 902, after the Vikings pushed out of the native Irish. The Vikings re-established themselves in Ireland at Waterford in 914 led first by Ottir Iarla (Jarl Ottar) up to 917, and after that by Ragnall ua Ímair and UI Ímair dynasty and built what would be Ireland’s first city. Among the most prominent leaders of Waterford was Ivar of Waterford.

In 1167, Dermot MacMurrough, the deposed king of Leinster, failed in an attempt to take Waterford. He returned in 1170 with Cambro Norman mercenaries under Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (known as Strongbow); together besieged and took the city after a desperate defense. In order to promote the Norman invasion of Ireland, King Henry II of England landed at Waterford in 1171. Waterford and then Dublin were declared royal cities, Dublin also declared capital of Ireland.

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Throughout the Middle Ages, Waterford was Ireland’s second largest city after Dublin. In the 15th century Waterford repelled two pretenders to the English throne: Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck. As a result, King Henry VII gave the city its motto: Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia (Waterford remains untapped city) .

After the Protestant Reformation, Waterford remained a Catholic city and participated in the Confederation of Kilkenny – an independent Catholic government from 1642 to 1649. This was ended abruptly by Oliver Cromwell, who brought the country back under English rule; his nephew Henry Ireton finally took Waterford in 1650 after a major siege. [13]

The 18th century was a time of great success for Waterford. Most of the city’s best architecture appeared during this time. A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of the Cavalry Barracks in the late 18th century. [14]

In the early 19th century, Waterford City is considered vulnerable and the British government built three Martello towers on the Hook Peninsula in order to strengthen the existing Fort in Duncannon. During the 19th century, great industries such as glass making and ship building thrived in the city.

The city was represented in Parliament in Britain 1891-1918 by John Redmond MP, leader (January 1900) of the Irish parliamentary party.Redmond, then leader of the pro-Parnell faction of the party, defeated David Sheehy 1891. In 1911, Br. Jerome Foley, Br. Dunstan Drumm and Br. Leopold Loughran left the Waterford Malvern, Australia. Here they founded a Catholic college that still exists today. [15] In July 1922 Waterford was the scene of fighting between the Irish government and the Irish Republican troops during the Irish Civil War.

Notable features

The city lies at the head of Waterford Harbour (Irish: Loch DA Chaoch orCuan Phort Láirge ). [4] The city’s motto Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia ( “Waterford remains the untaken city”) was granted by King Henry VII of England in 1497 by Waterford refused to recognize the claims of pretenders Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck to the English throne. [4] Waterford subjected to two sieges in 1649 and 1650, during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland .There withstood the first siege but capitulated in the second beleaguered Henry Ireton 6 August 1650. [13] [16]

Reginald’s Tower is the oldest urban civic building in Ireland, and the oldest monument to retain its Viking name. To this day, it still is Waterford’s most famous landmark. It is believed to be the first building in Ireland to use mortar. The Suir which flows through Waterford City, is the starting point for the city’s long maritime history. The location downstream from Waterford, where Barrow Nore and Suir join is known in Irish as Cumar na dTrí Uisce ( “the confluence of three waters”). Waterford Port has been one of Ireland’s major ports for over a millennium. In the 19th century shipbuilding was a major industry. The owners of the Neptune Shipyard, denMalcomson family, built and operated the largest fleet of iron steamers in the world between the mid 1850s and the late 1860s, including five trans-Atlantic passenger ships. [2]

Today, Waterford is famous for Waterford Crystal, a legacy of its former glass industry. Glass or crystal, manufactured in the city from 1783 until early 2009, when the factory was there shut down after the bankruptcy of Waterford Wedgwood plc. [17] The Waterford Crystal visitor center in the Viking Quarterback opened in June 2010 [18] after the intervention of Waterford City Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce.

Waterford is also known to be the “starting point” of one of the largest European airlines (as of 2013) – Ryanair’s first flight was a 14-seater Embraer Bandeirante turboprop aircraft flying between Waterford and Gatwick. [19]


The climate in Waterford, like the rest of Ireland, which is classified as a maritime temperate climate ( Cfb ) according to the Köppen climate classification system. It is mild and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of extreme temperaturer.Länen in Waterford area often called the “Sunny South East ‘. The hottest months of the year is June, July and August with temperatures of about 17-22 degrees. Waterford is rain throughout the year, and the wettest months are October, November, December and January.


Public buildings

  • Waterford Museum of Treasures, form the hub of Viking Triangle, previously housed in the Granary at Merchant Quay, now housed in two museums on the mall. The first is located in the 19th-century Bishop’s Palace, the Mall, which houses items from 1700 to 1970. This was opened in June 2011. The second museum is located next to the Bishop’s Palace shows the medieval history of the town and Chorister Hall. [21]
  • As above, includes The Mall Now Reginald Tower, The House of Waterford Crystal, Christ Church Cathedral and the Theatre Royal, among many other historical landmarks.
  • Reginald tower, the oldest urban civic building in the country, located on the Quays / The Mall, Waterford. It has performed many functions over the years and today is a civic museum.
  • A museum on Mount Zion (Barrack Street) is dedicated to the story of Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice and the history of the Christian Brothers and the Presentation Brothers. Along with the museum is a cafe and a new chapel. The new museum was designed by Janvs Design [22]
  • Waterford Municipal Art Gallery has been housed in Greyfriars since 2001. It is the permanent home to the municipal art collection, “A gem among municipal collections”, over 200 paintings by Irish and international artists, including pieces from renowned artists such as Jack B Yeats Paul Henry, Charles Lamb and Louis Le Brocquy. Garter Lane Arts Centre is located in two separate restored buildings on O’Connell Street. A new contemporary gallery called Soma opened in 2009 at the mall.
  • Theatre Royal [23] at The Mall, built in 1876, as part of a renovated part of the City Hall. It is a U-shaped Victorian theater, seating about 600 people.
  • Garter Lane Arts Centre [24] is housed in two preserved 18th century buildings on O’Connell Street. Garter Lane Gallery, the 18th-century building by Samuel Barker includes gallery and Bausch & Lomb Dance Studio and Garter Lane Theatre is based in the beautiful Quaker Meeting House, built in 1792. The theater was renovated and refurbished in 2006 and now includes a 164-auditorium.
  • St John’s College, Waterford was a Catholic seminary was established in 1807 for the diocese, in the 1830s, the university established a mission to Newfoundland in Canada. It closed as a seminary in 1999 and 2007, much of its land and buildings were sold to Reply condominium association. [25]


  • Theater company . There are three theater companies, the Red Kettle, Spraoi and Waterford Youth Arts. Red Kettle is a professional theater company based in Waterford who regularly performs in Garter Lane Theatre. Spraoi [26] is a street theater company based in Waterford. It produces Spraoi festival, and has participated regularly in Waterford and Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parades, often win the best float. In January 2005, the company staged its biggest and most prestigious production to date, “awakening”, Opening Show for Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture. Waterford Youth Arts (WYA), [27] formerly known as Waterford Youth Drama, founded in August 1985. The WYA has grown from voluntary efforts of two people and 25 young people, a fully structured youth arts organization with a paid staff and 400 young people participate Every week. Notes playwrights include Jim Nolan, who founded the Red Kettle Theatre Company. [28]
  • Libraries There are three public libraries in the city, all operated by Waterford City Council: Central Library, Lady Lane; Ardkeen Library, in Ardkeen shopping center on the Dunmore Road; and Browns Road Library, Paddy Brown’s Road. Central Library, or Waterford Public Library, opened in 1905. It was the first of many Irish libraries funded by business Andrew Carnegie (Carnegie funded 2,509 libraries worldwide).It was renovated in 2004 for its centenary.
  • The Barrack Street Concert Band A band was founded in 1870 and is one of the only bands in Ireland to have uninterrupted service through a civil war and two world wars. They have a long and rich history. In 1982 changed its name to The Barrack Street Concert Band. The new name reflected a change in instrumentation with flutes, saxophones, oboes and a full percussion section, which led to more members joining, and a wider variety of music played. In 1994 the band won the All Ireland Senior Military Band Championships in Wesley collage Dublin led by Niall O’Connor and 10 years later, in 2004, the band won the South of Ireland senior military band Championships in Clonakilty Co. Cork under the leadership of the band’s current musical director Mark Fitzgerald.
  • Waterford Film For All (WFFA) [29] is a non-profit film society whose purpose is to offer an alternative to the cineplex experience in Waterford. WFFA conducts much of its business påWaterford Institute of Technology (WIT) campus.
  • BioOdeon cinema . In the Central Railway Station complex [30]Omniplex Cinema Patrick Street


  • The Waterford Film Festival was founded in 2007 by local filmmaker Stephen Byrne. His goal was to bring something new Water’s arts and cultural life, promote local, national filmmakers and writers, but in particular independent film.www.waterfordfilmfestival.net
  • Waterford Music Fest , which was launched in 2011, is an outdoor, one day music event held in the heart of Waterford City in the summer. In 2011 Waterford Music Fest, organized by Music Events Ireland was headined by 50 Cent, Flo Rida and G-Unit. Over 10,000 people attended the event in 2011. [31]
  • Spraoi festival (pronounced “Spree”) [26] organized by Spraoi Theatre Company, is a professional festival and street art organization that takes over the center of Waterford on the August Bank Holiday weekend. It attracts crowds of over 80,000 people to the city.
  • Waterford International Festival of Light Opera [32] is an annual event held in the Theatre Royal since 1959. It has recently been rebranded as the Waterford International Festival of Music and now takes place in November. [33]
  • Tall Ships Festival , held in Waterford in 2005, marked the start of the Tall Ships Race in the same year. The Suir river gave mooring site of the Tall Ships (up to 90) edged the north and south quays for almost a week.The festival attracted in the region of 450,000 people to the city.Waterford hosted the start of the Tall Ships Race back in 2011, [34]
  • Waterford Harvest Food Festival takes place annually in September along the quays. The festival offers visitors demonstrations, workshops and excursions to local producers, many markets, wine tastings and dinners.
  • Patrick’s parade takes place annually on 17 March.
  • There are two art festivals of note in the city: Imagine Arts Festival [35]in October and The Fringe Arts Festival in September.
  • Waterford Winterval an annual Christmas will be held at the center. [36]



RTÉ’s southeastern studio is in town.

Waterford Local Radio (WLR FM) are available on 94.8FM on the coast, 95.1FM in the county and on 97.5FM in Waterford City WLR FM is Waterford’s local radio station. Beat 102 103 is a regional youth radio station broadcast over southeastern Ireland, it is based on Ardkeen, along with sister station, WLR FM.


The Waterford News & Star based on Gladstone Street in Waterford City. It covers Waterford city and county. It is now published in tabloid format.

Munster Express has its offices on the quay in Waterford City and covering stories from all over the city and county. It switched to tabloid format in 2011.

Waterford Mail is a free newspaper that comes out on Thursdays, has an office on O’Connell Street. Its circulation is currently 20,000 and it delivers to homes and businesses across the city and county.

Waterford Today is an advertising supported free newspaper. It is delivered to most homes in the Waterford area and is also available in many stores throughout the eastern part of the county. Its newly renovated offices on the mayor Walk in the city.

Waterford News and Star are in the stores on Tuesdays, the Munster Express , and Waterford today is in stores on Wednesdays.

Tourist attractions

The city of Waterford consists of various cultural quarters, the oldest of which is known as the Viking Triangle. This is the part of town surrounded by the original 10th century fortifications, which is triangular in shape with its apex at Reginald towers. Although this was once the site of a thriving Viking town, the center has shifted to the west, over the years, and it is now a quiet and peaceful area, dominated by narrow streets, medieval architecture, and civic spaces. During the past decade, a number of restaurants open in the High Street and Henrietta Street, taking advantage of the charming character of the area. A large part of the Water impressive architecture found in the “Viking Triangle”.

In the 15th century, the city was enlarged with the construction of an exterior wall on the western side. Today Waterford retains more of its city walls than any other city in Ireland, with the exception of Derry, whose walls were built much later. Tours of Waterford city wall daily.

The quay, once called by historian Mark Girouard “the noblest quay in Europe,” is a mil long from Grattan Quay to Adelphi Quay, but the Adelphi Quay is now a residential area. It is still a major focal point for Waterford, commercially and socially, and the face that Waterford presents to those traveling into the city from the north. Near Reginald’s Tower William Vincent Wallace Plaza, a monument and amenity built around the time of the millennium as the memory of the Waterford born composer.

John Roberts Square is a pedestrianized area that is one of the main focal points of Waterford’s modern commercial center. It was named after the city’s most famous architect, John Roberts and was formed from the intersection of Barronstrand Street, Broad Street and George Street.Det is often referred to locally as Red Square, because of the red paving that was used when the area was first pedestrianized. A short distance east of John Roberts Square is Arundel Square, another square with a fine commercial tradition, the City Square shopping center opens onto.

The old Waterford Crystal Visitor Center which was completed in late 2009. A new center opened in June 2010.

Ballybricken, in the west, just outside the city walls, believed to have been Waterford’s Irishtown, a type of settlement that often formed outside Irish cities to house the Vikings and Irish that had been expelled during the Norman invasion of Ireland. Ballybricken is an inner city area with a long tradition, centered around Ballybricken hill, which was a large, open market square. Today has been transformed into a green, civic space, but the Bull Post, where livestock was once bought and sold, standing still as a relic of the hill past.

The Mall is a fine Georgian street built by the Wide Streets Commission to extend the city southwards. It contains some of the city’s finest Georgian architecture. The People’s Park, Waterford’s largest and finest park, is located nearby.

Ferry Bank in County Waterford Waterford single suburb north of the river. It contains a village center of its own. Waterford City Council has granted permission to a number of major retail development in Ferry. It has been completed and the second is currently under construction and expected to be completed in January 2009.

In April 2003, an important site combining a 5th century Iron Age and 9th century Viking settlement was discovered in woods near the town, which seems to have been a Viking town that precedes all such settlements in Ireland. [37]

Waterford Crystal is manufactured in Waterford but in early 2009 the company moved the operations to the European continent. A new Waterford Crystal visitor center was opened on 22 June 2010.

Waterford’s oldest pub (pub) is just outside the old “Viking Triangle”. T & H Doolan of 31/32 George Street has been officially active and open to the public for over three hundred years. The official register of licenses dates back to the 18th century, but the premises are believed to be nearly five hundred years in age. An important part of the structure includes one of the original city wall, nearly 1,000 years old, which can be seen in the lounge of the building.


Waterford is the main city in Ireland’s south-eastern region. Historically Waterford was an important trading port which brought much prosperity to the town throughout the city’s eventful history. Waterford Port is Ireland’s closest deep water harbor to mainland Europe, handling about 12% of Ireland’s foreign trade value. [38] Water’s most famous export, Waterford Crystalär an internationally known and highly sought after product produced in the city from 1783 to 2009 and again from 2010 to the present. Some of the places where Waterford Crystal can be seen include New York, where Waterford Crystal made 2,668 crystals for the famous New Year’s Eve ball is released every year in Times Square, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle and the Kennedy Center, Washington, [39] [40] throughout its history, Waterford Crystal employed thousands in the city and surrounding areas.

Agriculture also played an important part in Waterford economic history.Kilmeadan about 5 km from the city was also home to a highly successful cooperative. The farmers in the area benefited greatly from the sales of their products (mostly butter and milk) to the co-op. In 1964, all cooperatives in Waterford amal game, and registered as Waterford Co-op. This led to the construction of a cheese factory on a green field site opposite the village shop, and Kilmeadan cheese was to become one of the most recognized and successful brands cheddar in the world. This is obvious because the brand won the gold and bronze medals at the World Cheese Awards in London in 2005.

Today, [ when? ] , Is Waterford location of a number of multinational companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Bausch & Lomb, Nypro Healthcare, Genzyme, Hasbro, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Honeywell International.

The Irish economic downturn from 2008 onwards has had a major negative impact on the economy Water. A number of multinational companies have been closed from the recession, including Waterford Crystal and TalkTalk, which has led to high unemployment.


Main article: Transport in Waterford


The M9 motorway, which ended on 9 September 2010, connecting the town to Dublin. [41] The N24 road linking the city to Limerick city. The N25 road linking the city to the city of Cork. The route crosses the River Suir Bridge over the River Suir. This cable-stayed bridge is the longest single span bridge in Ireland at 230m. The route continues east to Rosslare Harbour.


  • Waterford Railway Station is the only station in the county Waterford. It is run by Iarnród Éireann and provides 8 daily round trip to Dublin and a Monday-Saturday commuter services to Limerick Junction via Clonmelmed onward connections to Limerick, Ennis, Athenry, Galway, Cork and Killarney, Tralee. [42] [43] line between Waterford and Rosslare Harbour ceased passenger service in 2010 and replaced by bus Éireann route 370 station is directly adjacent to Waterford Port (Belview). A freight yard is located on the Dublin / Limerick end of the station, which is served by freight traffic such as cargo shipping and hours traveling to and from Dublin hamnoch Ballina


Bus services operate throughout the city center and across the region.

  • Bus Eireann route number 4 provides a regular service to Dublin.
  • Route 40 provides an hourly service to Cork continues to Killarney and Tralee. This road also serves Rosslare Harbour and Wexford.
  • Route 55 connects to Limerick, Clonmel, Cahir and Tipperary.Connections can be made on the Limerick Galway, Ennis and Shannon Airport

Waterford City routes provided by Bus Éireann and local operator Kenneally’s 601 berth Ballybeg [44] 602 Patrick Street Saint John Park [45] 603 berth Waterford Institute of Technology [46] 604 berth Carrickpherish roundabout[47] 605 Oakwood- Waterford Regional Hospital via center [48]

607 Ardkeen (Tesco) -Slieverue through the center (bell tower) [49] 617 Bally Gunner-Slieverue through the center (bell tower)

JJ Kavanagh offers daily services to Dublin Airport via Carlow, while Dublin Coach serves Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin on its way M9.


Daily bus service operated by Eurolines (National Express and Bus Eireann) to the United Kingdom as a service 890 to Pembroke Dock, Kilgetty, Carmarthen, Pont Abraham, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading and London Victoria [50]


Waterford is 9 km outside the city center.

Car rental

Car hire in Waterford offered by Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise.


The city is served by 21 primary schools [51] and 9 high schools. [52]

There is a third institution level in Waterford: Waterford Institute of Technology., Who applied for university status [53] Waterford College of Further Education previously called the Central Technical Institute (CTI), is a Post Leaving Certificate Institute is located on Parnell Street, Waterford. It was founded in 1906 and thus celebrated its centenary in 2005. [54]

Mount Zion Secondary and elementary school at Barrack Street was founded by Edmund Ignatius Rice and schools have seen many prestigious students pass through its doors. [55]

The Quaker co-educational boarding school, Newtown School is located in Waterford, east of the city center.

Water College is a secondary school in Waterford. The school was founded in 1892 on the banks of the River Suir to Waterford’s “first classical school, and still provide a high school education to boys from Waterford City, County and the surrounding area.

De La Salle College is a secondary school in Waterford. With more than 1,000 students and over 70 employees, is the largest in the county. It ranks as a highly sought after college in the city. Founded by the brothers of De La Salle in 1892, now serves as a Catholic school for boys. [56]



There are three athletics clubs in Waterford; Westwater AC Waterford Athletic Club and Ferry Bank Athletic Club. In June, Waterford Viking Marathon held. [57]


Waterford is home to several association football clubs, including Waterford United, Benfica and WSC Johnsville FC. Waterford United are members of the League of Ireland, Benfica is one of the oldest women’s football clubs in Ireland, while Johnsville FC is a remarkable academic club. Notes Waterford footballers include Davy Walsh, Paddy Coad, Jim Beglin, Alfie Hale, Eddie Nolan, John O’Shea and Daryl Murphy. John Delaney, chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, is originally from Waterford.


Local Gaelic Athletic Association clubs include: Mount Sion GAA, GAA Erin own, De La Salle GAA, Roanmore GAA, GAA Ferry and Bally Gunner GAA.


Waterford Boat Club, c.1915

Waterford Boat Club is the oldest active sports club in Waterford was founded in 1878. [58] is on Scotch Quay Club competes in the Irish Rowing Championships. [59] In 2009, several Waterford rowers have been selected to row for Ireland.


There are two rugby clubs in Waterford City: Waterford City RFC [60] and the Water RFC [61]

inline hockey

Waterford is home to two inline hockey clubs: HC Shadows Waterford and Waterford Vikings. Both clubs are playing in the Irish Inline Hockey League.

American Football

Waterford Wolves are the only American football club in Waterford. They play their home games at Waterford Regional Sports Centre.


Electoral Division Population
County Waterford
Waterford City East 22340
Waterford City South 20681
Tramore and Waterford City West 22907
TOTAL 65928
Aglish 871
Kilculliheen 4811
Dunkitt 1058
Rathpatrick 1149
Kiltenanlea 1811
Portnaskully 1128
Poll Rone 1406
Ullid 1014
Ross Inan 776
Ballincrea 316
Kilcolumb 579
TOTAL 14919
County Wexford
Ballyhack 1302
Kilmokea 814
TOTAL 2116


Notable people

  • Luke Wadding (1588-1657), Franciscan friar, author and historian
  • Charles Clagget (1740-ca.1795), composer and inventor
  • Thomas Wyse (1791-1862), politician and diplomat
  • William Hobson (1792-1842), Irish-born New Zealand politician and writer
  • William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865), composer
  • Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867), politician and soldier
  • Patrick Mahoney (1827-1857), soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Laetitia Marie Wyse Bonaparte (1831-1902), French poet
  • Edmund Fowler (1861-1926), soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Richard Mulcahy (1886-1971), soldier and politician
  • Richard Harry Graves (1897-1971), Irish-born Australian poet and novelist
  • John Condon (British Army soldier) (c1896-1915), soldier
  • John Keane (1917-1975), hurler
  • Val Doonican (1927-2015), singer and TV presenter
  • Brendan Bowyer (born 1938), Showband singer
  • Louis Stewart (guitarist) (born 1944), jazz guitarist
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan (born 1946), singer and songwriter
  • Seán Dunne (1956-1995), poet
  • Sean Kelly (born 1956), former professional cyclist
  • Angela Kerins (born 1958), business
  • Jim Beglin (born 1963), association football player
  • Mario Rosenstock (born 1971), comedian and musician
  • John O’Shea (born 1981), football player
  • Fiona O’Brien (born 1988), rugby player

See also

  • Blaa – A doughy, white bread roll particular Waterford City
  • Johns River – A river running through Waterford City.
  • List of Waterford people
  • Little Island – An island in Waterford City.
  • People’s Park – Water’s largest park and green space.
  • The Three Sisters: The River Barrow, the River Nore and Suir
  • Waterford Crystal – world famous glass factory
  • Woods – Early Viking Settlement discovered near Waterford in 2003 on the banks of the River Suir
  • List of twinning in Ireland


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