County Waterford
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  • Abbeyside
    Abbeyside
    Abbeyside is an area of Dungarvan in County Waterford, Ireland. It lies on the east bank of the River Colligan.-History:MacGrath's Castle was a notable landmark in Abbeyside, overlooking Dungarvan Harbour, until it collapsed in January 1916. It was situated at Friar's Walk in Abbeyside, near the...

    , Affane
    Affane
    Affane is a small village in west County Waterford, Ireland, situated not far from Cappoquin and the River Blackwater.-History:The Battle of Affane between the Desmond and Ormonde clans was fought in the area in 1565.-Sport:...

    , Aglish
    Aglish
    Aglish is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland.The village has traditionally had a population of less than 300, but Ireland's recent building boom has seen the population almost double since the turn of the millennium. Aglish lies west of Dungarvan and north of Youghal, and is within the...

    , Annestown
    Annestown
    Annestown is a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland on the Copper Coast between Dungarvan and Tramore. It is a popular destination for surfers.It is one of the few villages in Ireland not to have a pub.-See also:...

    , An Rinn
    Ring, County Waterford
    Ring is a Gaeltacht region on a peninsula in the western half of County Waterford, Ireland, approximately seven miles south of Dungarvan town.Ring has many town lands but the main village is situated in Baile na nGall...

    , Ardmore
    Ardmore, County Waterford
    Ardmore is a fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. It is believed to be the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland...

  • Ballinacourty
    Ballinacourty
    Ballinacourty, officially Ballynacourty , is a rural area on the southern coast of Ireland near Dungarvan, County Waterford.-Transport:*A magnesite factory in the area was served by the last remaining part of the Waterford-Mallow railway line until the late 1980s.*Ballinacourty lighthouse, which...

    , Ballinameela, Ballinamult
    Ballinamult
    Ballinamult is a hamlet in County Waterford situated near the border with County Tipperary.It is in the historic Sliabh gCua district between the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains.-External links:*...

    , Ballinroad
    Ballinroad
    Ballinroad is a village approximately 3 km from Dungarvan, County Waterford on the south coast of Ireland. Ballinroad grew rapidly during the Celtic tiger era and is now one of Dungarvan's main dormitory areas.-Sport:...

    , Ballybeg
    Ballybeg, County Waterford
    Ballybeg is a largely working class district in Waterford, Ireland. The area consists of four council housing estate - Ballybeg, Priory Lawn, Clonard Park and Ardmore Park, and a private housing estate, Glencarra, and is the largest single housing area in Waterford city, with a population of...

    , Ballybricken, Ballyduff Lower, Ballyduff Upper, Ballydurn, Ballygunner
    Ballygunner
    Ballygunner , is a large Irish Townland in County Waterford. Its boundaries coincide with that of St. Mary's and St. Joseph & St. Benildus parishes. It contains inside it several smaller areas, some that may be classified as Townlands in their own right...

    , Ballylaneen
    Ballylaneen
    Ballylaneen is a small village in County Waterford, Ireland, approximately halfway between the villages of Kilmacthomas and Bunmahon on a hill by the River Mahon.-Features:...

    , Ballymacarbry
    Ballymacarbry
    Ballymacarbry is a village in County Waterford, Ireland with an approximate population of 200 people.-Location:It is situated on the R672 regional road, approximately 17 km. from Clonmel and 24 km. from Dungarvan...

    , Ballymacart, Ballynaneashagh, Ballysaggart, Ballytruckle, Bilberry, Bunmahon
    Bunmahon
    Bunmahon Village , also called Bonmahon, is a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland, at the mouth of the River Mahon.-History:Bunmahon was a mining village. Copper was mined here between 1827 and 1877. The population of the village swelled to over 2000 at that time. A temperance hall was built...

    , Butlerstown
  • Cappoquin
    Cappoquin
    Cappoquin, also spelt Cappaquin or Capaquin , is a small town in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is on the Blackwater river at the junction of the N72 national secondary road and the R669 regional road. It is positioned on a sharp 90 degree bend in the river and nestles at the foot of the...

    , Carrickbeg
    Carrickbeg
    Carrickbeg is a village on the County Waterford side of the Waterford-Tipperary border in southern Ireland. Carrickbeg comprises that part of the town of Carrick-on-Suir on the southern side of the River Suir and hence in County Waterford.-History:...

    , Carriglea, Cheekpoint
    Cheekpoint
    Set on the confluence of the River Suir and the River Barrow is Cheekpoint a village with a fascinating maritime history. Lying beneath the 150 metre high Minaun Hill the village has panoramic views of Waterford Harbour, the 2131 ft...

    , Clashmore
    Clashmore
    Clashmore is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore....

    , Clonea-Power, Clonea Strand, Colligan, Coolnasmear, Crooke
  • Dungarvan
    Dungarvan
    Dungarvan is a town and harbour on the south coast of Ireland in the province of Munster. Dungarvan is the county town and administrative centre of County Waterford. The town's Irish name means "Garbhan's fort", referring to Saint Garbhan who founded a church there in the seventh century...

    , Dunhill, Dunmore East
    Dunmore East
    Dunmore East is a popular tourist and fishing village village in County Waterford, Ireland. Situated on the west side of Waterford Harbour on Ireland's southeastern coast, it lies within the barony of Gaultier : a reference to the influx of Norman settlers in the area.-History:Iron Age people...

  • Faha, Faithlegg, Fenor
    Fenor
    Fenor, , is a village in County Waterford, Ireland on the Copper Coast between Dungarvan and Tramore. The village itself is quite small consisting almost entirely of the local school, pub, and parish church but the community itself and area is quite large and closeknit.remember to spell it with...

    , Ferrybank, Fews, Fourmilewater
  • Glencairn, Grange
    Grange, County Waterford
    Grange is a small village in the west County Waterford, in Ireland. It borders Ardmore, and these two villages are both members of the Ardmore-Grange parish.- Amenities :...

  • Helvick Head
  • Kilbrien, Kilgobinet, Kill
    Kill, County Waterford
    Kill , is a village in County Waterford, Ireland located between Dungarvan and Tramore.-See also:* List of towns and villages in Ireland* County Waterford...

    , Killea, Kilmacthomas
    Kilmacthomas
    Kilmacthomas or Kilmactomas , often referred to locally as "Kilmac", is a town on the River Mahon in County Waterford, Ireland. It lies on the R677 immediately north of the N25 national primary road from Dungarvan to Waterford....

    , Kilmanahan, Kilmeaden
    Kilmeaden
    Kilmeaden is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is on the N25 road between Dungarvan, County Waterford and Waterford City. The town is 23 miles from Dungarvan and 5 miles from Waterford....

    , Kilrossanty, Kilwatermoy, Kinsalebeg, Knockanore
    Knockanore
    Knockanore is a rural village in County Waterford, situated approximately 9 miles from neighbouring towns Youghal and Tallow ....

  • Lemybrien
    Lemybrien
    Lemybrien is a small Irish village on the N25 road, linking Cork to Waterford City. It lies in the foothills of the scenic Monavullagh Mountains in an area of County Waterford known as "The Déise"...

    , Lisduggan, Lismore
    Lismore, County Waterford
    Lismore is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is located where the N72 road crosses the River Blackwater.-History:It was founded by Saint Mochuda, also known as Saint Carthage. In the 7th century, Lismore was the site of the well-known Lismore Abbey. It is also home to Lismore Castle, the...

  • Mahon Bridge
    Mahon Bridge
    Mahon Bridge , also spelled Mahonbridge, is a village in the parish of Kilrossanty in mid County Waterford, Ireland, located on the main Carrick on Suir to Dungarvan road. The nearest town is Kilmacthomas....

    , Mine Head, Modeligo, Mothel
    Mothel
    Mothel is a small village near the Comeragh Mountains in the northern part of County Waterford, Ireland. The closest centres of population to Mothel are Portlaw and Carrick-on-Suir.- Heritage :...

    , Mount Congreve, Mount Mellaray
  • Newtown
  • Old Parish
    An Seanphobal
    An Sean Phobal is a Gaeltacht village in west County Waterford, Ireland.An Sean Phobal, as it is known locally, is a large parish covering about 35 square kilometres with approximately 8 km of coastline along Muggort's Bay...

  • Passage East
    Passage East
    Passage East is a fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, situated on the west bank of Waterford Harbour. It is 12 km from Waterford 10 km from Dunmore East and 21 km from Tramore.-History:...

    , Portlaw
    Portlaw
    Portlaw is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. It is situated some 19 km west-north-west of Waterford City, where the Clodiagh meets the Suir.-History:...

  • Rathgormack
    Rathgormack
    Rathgormack or Rathgormac is a village and parish in northern County Waterford, Ireland. The village has two pubs, a shop and a Roman Catholic Church. The closest centres of population to Rathgormack are the County Tipperary towns of Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel. It is the twin parish of...

  • Sliabh gCua
    Sliabh gCua
    Sliabh gCua is a traditional district of west County Waterford, Ireland, between Clonmel and Dungarvan, covering areas like Touraneena, Ballinamult and Knockboy. In ancient writings its location was less precisely understood, often encompassing the mountain ranges of the Knockmealdowns, Monavullagh...

    , Stradbally
  • Tallow
    Tallow, County Waterford
    Tallow is a small town in west County Waterford, Ireland, situated near the County Cork border. It is on the road between Lismore, County Waterford and Youghal, County Cork.-Amenities:...

    , Tramore, Touraneena
    Touraneena
    Touraneena, officially Tooraneena , is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland. It lies in the Sliabh gCua district between the Comeraghs and Knockmealdown Mountains. It may be accessed from the main R672 road between Clonmel and Dungarvan. It is located approximately from Dungarvan and from...

    , Tourin, Tycor
  • Waterford
    Waterford
    Waterford is a city in the South-East Region of Ireland. It is the oldest city in the country and fifth largest by population. Waterford City Council is the local government authority for the city and its immediate hinterland...

    , Whitechurch, Whiting Bay, Woodstown
    Woodstown
    Woodstown is home to a historic settlement measuring 1.5 km by 0.5 km, located on the southern bank of the River Suir, about 5.5 km west of Waterford City in the southeast of Ireland...

  • Villierstown
    Villierstown
    Villierstown is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater. The latest census of 2006 recorded the population of the village at 260....


County Waterford is colloquially known as "The Déise" .
Encyclopedia
  • Abbeyside
    Abbeyside
    Abbeyside is an area of Dungarvan in County Waterford, Ireland. It lies on the east bank of the River Colligan.-History:MacGrath's Castle was a notable landmark in Abbeyside, overlooking Dungarvan Harbour, until it collapsed in January 1916. It was situated at Friar's Walk in Abbeyside, near the...

    , Affane
    Affane
    Affane is a small village in west County Waterford, Ireland, situated not far from Cappoquin and the River Blackwater.-History:The Battle of Affane between the Desmond and Ormonde clans was fought in the area in 1565.-Sport:...

    , Aglish
    Aglish
    Aglish is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland.The village has traditionally had a population of less than 300, but Ireland's recent building boom has seen the population almost double since the turn of the millennium. Aglish lies west of Dungarvan and north of Youghal, and is within the...

    , Annestown
    Annestown
    Annestown is a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland on the Copper Coast between Dungarvan and Tramore. It is a popular destination for surfers.It is one of the few villages in Ireland not to have a pub.-See also:...

    , An Rinn
    Ring, County Waterford
    Ring is a Gaeltacht region on a peninsula in the western half of County Waterford, Ireland, approximately seven miles south of Dungarvan town.Ring has many town lands but the main village is situated in Baile na nGall...

    , Ardmore
    Ardmore, County Waterford
    Ardmore is a fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. It is believed to be the oldest Christian settlement in Ireland...

  • Ballinacourty
    Ballinacourty
    Ballinacourty, officially Ballynacourty , is a rural area on the southern coast of Ireland near Dungarvan, County Waterford.-Transport:*A magnesite factory in the area was served by the last remaining part of the Waterford-Mallow railway line until the late 1980s.*Ballinacourty lighthouse, which...

    , Ballinameela, Ballinamult
    Ballinamult
    Ballinamult is a hamlet in County Waterford situated near the border with County Tipperary.It is in the historic Sliabh gCua district between the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains.-External links:*...

    , Ballinroad
    Ballinroad
    Ballinroad is a village approximately 3 km from Dungarvan, County Waterford on the south coast of Ireland. Ballinroad grew rapidly during the Celtic tiger era and is now one of Dungarvan's main dormitory areas.-Sport:...

    , Ballybeg
    Ballybeg, County Waterford
    Ballybeg is a largely working class district in Waterford, Ireland. The area consists of four council housing estate - Ballybeg, Priory Lawn, Clonard Park and Ardmore Park, and a private housing estate, Glencarra, and is the largest single housing area in Waterford city, with a population of...

    , Ballybricken, Ballyduff Lower, Ballyduff Upper, Ballydurn, Ballygunner
    Ballygunner
    Ballygunner , is a large Irish Townland in County Waterford. Its boundaries coincide with that of St. Mary's and St. Joseph & St. Benildus parishes. It contains inside it several smaller areas, some that may be classified as Townlands in their own right...

    , Ballylaneen
    Ballylaneen
    Ballylaneen is a small village in County Waterford, Ireland, approximately halfway between the villages of Kilmacthomas and Bunmahon on a hill by the River Mahon.-Features:...

    , Ballymacarbry
    Ballymacarbry
    Ballymacarbry is a village in County Waterford, Ireland with an approximate population of 200 people.-Location:It is situated on the R672 regional road, approximately 17 km. from Clonmel and 24 km. from Dungarvan...

    , Ballymacart, Ballynaneashagh, Ballysaggart, Ballytruckle, Bilberry, Bunmahon
    Bunmahon
    Bunmahon Village , also called Bonmahon, is a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland, at the mouth of the River Mahon.-History:Bunmahon was a mining village. Copper was mined here between 1827 and 1877. The population of the village swelled to over 2000 at that time. A temperance hall was built...

    , Butlerstown
  • Cappoquin
    Cappoquin
    Cappoquin, also spelt Cappaquin or Capaquin , is a small town in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is on the Blackwater river at the junction of the N72 national secondary road and the R669 regional road. It is positioned on a sharp 90 degree bend in the river and nestles at the foot of the...

    , Carrickbeg
    Carrickbeg
    Carrickbeg is a village on the County Waterford side of the Waterford-Tipperary border in southern Ireland. Carrickbeg comprises that part of the town of Carrick-on-Suir on the southern side of the River Suir and hence in County Waterford.-History:...

    , Carriglea, Cheekpoint
    Cheekpoint
    Set on the confluence of the River Suir and the River Barrow is Cheekpoint a village with a fascinating maritime history. Lying beneath the 150 metre high Minaun Hill the village has panoramic views of Waterford Harbour, the 2131 ft...

    , Clashmore
    Clashmore
    Clashmore is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore....

    , Clonea-Power, Clonea Strand, Colligan, Coolnasmear, Crooke
  • Dungarvan
    Dungarvan
    Dungarvan is a town and harbour on the south coast of Ireland in the province of Munster. Dungarvan is the county town and administrative centre of County Waterford. The town's Irish name means "Garbhan's fort", referring to Saint Garbhan who founded a church there in the seventh century...

    , Dunhill, Dunmore East
    Dunmore East
    Dunmore East is a popular tourist and fishing village village in County Waterford, Ireland. Situated on the west side of Waterford Harbour on Ireland's southeastern coast, it lies within the barony of Gaultier : a reference to the influx of Norman settlers in the area.-History:Iron Age people...

  • Faha, Faithlegg, Fenor
    Fenor
    Fenor, , is a village in County Waterford, Ireland on the Copper Coast between Dungarvan and Tramore. The village itself is quite small consisting almost entirely of the local school, pub, and parish church but the community itself and area is quite large and closeknit.remember to spell it with...

    , Ferrybank, Fews, Fourmilewater
  • Glencairn, Grange
    Grange, County Waterford
    Grange is a small village in the west County Waterford, in Ireland. It borders Ardmore, and these two villages are both members of the Ardmore-Grange parish.- Amenities :...

  • Helvick Head
  • Kilbrien, Kilgobinet, Kill
    Kill, County Waterford
    Kill , is a village in County Waterford, Ireland located between Dungarvan and Tramore.-See also:* List of towns and villages in Ireland* County Waterford...

    , Killea, Kilmacthomas
    Kilmacthomas
    Kilmacthomas or Kilmactomas , often referred to locally as "Kilmac", is a town on the River Mahon in County Waterford, Ireland. It lies on the R677 immediately north of the N25 national primary road from Dungarvan to Waterford....

    , Kilmanahan, Kilmeaden
    Kilmeaden
    Kilmeaden is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is on the N25 road between Dungarvan, County Waterford and Waterford City. The town is 23 miles from Dungarvan and 5 miles from Waterford....

    , Kilrossanty, Kilwatermoy, Kinsalebeg, Knockanore
    Knockanore
    Knockanore is a rural village in County Waterford, situated approximately 9 miles from neighbouring towns Youghal and Tallow ....

  • Lemybrien
    Lemybrien
    Lemybrien is a small Irish village on the N25 road, linking Cork to Waterford City. It lies in the foothills of the scenic Monavullagh Mountains in an area of County Waterford known as "The Déise"...

    , Lisduggan, Lismore
    Lismore, County Waterford
    Lismore is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is located where the N72 road crosses the River Blackwater.-History:It was founded by Saint Mochuda, also known as Saint Carthage. In the 7th century, Lismore was the site of the well-known Lismore Abbey. It is also home to Lismore Castle, the...

  • Mahon Bridge
    Mahon Bridge
    Mahon Bridge , also spelled Mahonbridge, is a village in the parish of Kilrossanty in mid County Waterford, Ireland, located on the main Carrick on Suir to Dungarvan road. The nearest town is Kilmacthomas....

    , Mine Head, Modeligo, Mothel
    Mothel
    Mothel is a small village near the Comeragh Mountains in the northern part of County Waterford, Ireland. The closest centres of population to Mothel are Portlaw and Carrick-on-Suir.- Heritage :...

    , Mount Congreve, Mount Mellaray
  • Newtown
  • Old Parish
    An Seanphobal
    An Sean Phobal is a Gaeltacht village in west County Waterford, Ireland.An Sean Phobal, as it is known locally, is a large parish covering about 35 square kilometres with approximately 8 km of coastline along Muggort's Bay...

  • Passage East
    Passage East
    Passage East is a fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, situated on the west bank of Waterford Harbour. It is 12 km from Waterford 10 km from Dunmore East and 21 km from Tramore.-History:...

    , Portlaw
    Portlaw
    Portlaw is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. It is situated some 19 km west-north-west of Waterford City, where the Clodiagh meets the Suir.-History:...

  • Rathgormack
    Rathgormack
    Rathgormack or Rathgormac is a village and parish in northern County Waterford, Ireland. The village has two pubs, a shop and a Roman Catholic Church. The closest centres of population to Rathgormack are the County Tipperary towns of Carrick-on-Suir and Clonmel. It is the twin parish of...

  • Sliabh gCua
    Sliabh gCua
    Sliabh gCua is a traditional district of west County Waterford, Ireland, between Clonmel and Dungarvan, covering areas like Touraneena, Ballinamult and Knockboy. In ancient writings its location was less precisely understood, often encompassing the mountain ranges of the Knockmealdowns, Monavullagh...

    , Stradbally
  • Tallow
    Tallow, County Waterford
    Tallow is a small town in west County Waterford, Ireland, situated near the County Cork border. It is on the road between Lismore, County Waterford and Youghal, County Cork.-Amenities:...

    , Tramore, Touraneena
    Touraneena
    Touraneena, officially Tooraneena , is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland. It lies in the Sliabh gCua district between the Comeraghs and Knockmealdown Mountains. It may be accessed from the main R672 road between Clonmel and Dungarvan. It is located approximately from Dungarvan and from...

    , Tourin, Tycor
  • Waterford
    Waterford
    Waterford is a city in the South-East Region of Ireland. It is the oldest city in the country and fifth largest by population. Waterford City Council is the local government authority for the city and its immediate hinterland...

    , Whitechurch, Whiting Bay, Woodstown
    Woodstown
    Woodstown is home to a historic settlement measuring 1.5 km by 0.5 km, located on the southern bank of the River Suir, about 5.5 km west of Waterford City in the southeast of Ireland...

  • Villierstown
    Villierstown
    Villierstown is a village in west County Waterford, Ireland. It is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater. The latest census of 2006 recorded the population of the village at 260....


History

County Waterford is colloquially known as "The Déise" . Some time between the 4th and 8th centuries, a tribe
Tribe
A tribe, viewed historically or developmentally, consists of a social group existing before the development of, or outside of, states.Many anthropologists use the term tribal society to refer to societies organized largely on the basis of kinship, especially corporate descent groups .Some theorists...

 of native Gaelic people
Gaels
The Gaels or Goidels are speakers of one of the Goidelic Celtic languages: Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx. Goidelic speech originated in Ireland and subsequently spread to western and northern Scotland and the Isle of Man....

 called the Déisi
Déisi
The Déisi were a class of peoples in ancient and medieval Ireland. The term is Old Irish, and derives from the word déis, meaning "vassal" or "subject"; in its original sense, it designated groups who were vassals or rent-payers to a landowner. Later, it became a proper name for certain septs and...

 were driven from southern county Meath/north Kildare
The Expulsion of the Déisi
The Expulsion of the Déisi is a medieval Irish narrative of the Cycles of the Kings. It dates approximately to the 8th century, but survives only in manuscripts of a much later date. It describes the fictional history of the Déisi, a group that had gained political power in parts of Ireland during...

, conquering and settling here. The ancient principality of the Déise is today roughly coterminous with the current Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore
Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore
The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of the same name - Munster...

.
The westernmost of the baronies are "Decies within Drum" and "Decies without Drum", separated by the Drum-Fineen hills. There are many megalith
Megalith
A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. Megalithic describes structures made of such large stones, utilizing an interlocking system without the use of mortar or cement.The word 'megalith' comes from the Ancient...

ic tomb
Tomb
A tomb is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes...

s and ogham
Ogham
Ogham is an Early Medieval alphabet used primarily to write the Old Irish language, and occasionally the Brythonic language. Ogham is sometimes called the "Celtic Tree Alphabet", based on a High Medieval Bríatharogam tradition ascribing names of trees to the individual letters.There are roughly...

 stones in the county. The Viking
Viking
The term Viking is customarily used to refer to the Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th century.These Norsemen used their famed longships to...

 influence can still be seen with Reginald's Tower, one of the first buildings to use a bricks and mortar construction method in Ireland. Woodstown
Woodstown
Woodstown is home to a historic settlement measuring 1.5 km by 0.5 km, located on the southern bank of the River Suir, about 5.5 km west of Waterford City in the southeast of Ireland...

, a settlement dating to the 9th Century was discovered 5.5 kilometres west of Waterford
Waterford
Waterford is a city in the South-East Region of Ireland. It is the oldest city in the country and fifth largest by population. Waterford City Council is the local government authority for the city and its immediate hinterland...

 city. It was the largest settlement outside of Scandinavia and the only large-scale 9th Century Viking settlement discovered to date in Western Europe. Other architectural features are products of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of Ireland and its effects.

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Local government and politics

The area of the county is now covered by two local administrative authorities: Waterford County Council
Waterford County Council
Waterford County Council is the local authority which is responsible for County Waterford in Ireland. The remit of Waterford County Council includes some suburbs of the Waterford city not within the remit of Waterford City Council. The Council is responsible for housing and community, roads and...

 and Waterford City Council
Waterford City Council
Waterford City Council is the local authority which is responsible for the city of Waterford and its immediate hinterland in Ireland. The Council is responsible for Housing and Community, Roads and Transportation, Urban planning and Development, Amenity and Culture, and Environment.The Chairman ...

. They rank equally as first level local administrative unit
Local administrative unit
Generally, a local administrative unit is a low level administrative division of a country, ranked below a province, region, or state. Not all countries describe their locally governed areas this way, but it can be descriptively applied anywhere to refer to counties, municipalities, etc.In the...

s of the NUTS 3 South-East Region
South-East Region, Ireland
The South-East Region is a NUTS Level III region of Ireland and is governed by the South-East Regional Authority. It consists of the area under the jurisdiction of the county councils of counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Wexford, and Waterford along with Waterford City Council. The...

 for Eurostat
Eurostat
Eurostat is a Directorate-General of the European Commission located in Luxembourg. Its main responsibilities are to provide the European Union with statistical information at European level and to promote the integration of statistical methods across the Member States of the European Union,...

 purposes. There are 34 LAU 1 entities in the Republic of Ireland. The remit of Waterford County Council includes some suburbs of the city not within the remit of Waterford City Council. Both local authorities
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
Local government functions in the Republic of Ireland are mostly exercised by thirty-four local authorities, termed county or city councils, which cover the entire territory of the state. The area under the jurisdiction of each of these authorities corresponds to the area of each of the 34 LAU I...

 are responsible for certain local services
Public services
Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly or by financing private provision of services. The term is associated with a social consensus that certain services should be available to all, regardless of income...

 such as sanitation
Sanitation
Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes. Hazards can be either physical, microbiological, biological or chemical agents of disease. Wastes that can cause health problems are human and animal feces, solid wastes, domestic...

, planning
Planning
Planning in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale. As such, it is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior...

 and development
Real estate development
Real estate development, or Property Development, is a multifaceted business, encompassing activities that range from the renovation and re-lease of existing buildings to the purchase of raw land and the sale of improved land or parcels to others...

, libraries
Library
In a traditional sense, a library is a large collection of books, and can refer to the place in which the collection is housed. Today, the term can refer to any collection, including digital sources, resources, and services...

, the collection of motor
Automobile
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor...

 tax
Tax
To tax is to impose a financial charge or other levy upon a taxpayer by a state or the functional equivalent of a state such that failure to pay is punishable by law. Taxes are also imposed by many subnational entities...

ation, local road
Road
A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways each with one or more lanes and also any...

s and social housing.

The county is part of the South constituency for the purposes of European elections
Elections in the European Union
Elections to the Parliament of the European Union take place every five years by universal adult suffrage. 736 MEPs are elected to the European Parliament which has been directly elected since 1979. No other body is directly elected although the Council of the European Union and European Council is...

. For elections to Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann is the lower house, but principal chamber, of the Oireachtas , which also includes the President of Ireland and Seanad Éireann . It is directly elected at least once in every five years under the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote...

, the county is divided between two constituencies: Waterford
Waterford (Dáil Éireann constituency)
Waterford is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

 and Tipperary South
Tipperary South (Dáil Éireann constituency)
Tipperary South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

. Together they return 7 deputies (TDs
Teachta Dála
A Teachta Dála , usually abbreviated as TD in English, is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas . It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" or "deputy" used in other states. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil", though a more literal...

) to the Dáil. The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009
Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009
The Electoral Act 2009 is a law of the Republic of Ireland which provided for parliamentary constituencies for the 31st Dáil Éireann. The 31st Dáil was elected at the 2011 general election in March 2011....

 defines the Waterford constituency as "The county of Waterford, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Tipperary South; and the city of Waterford."."

See also

  • List of abbeys and priories in the Republic of Ireland (County Waterford)
  • Saint Declan
    Declán of Ardmore
    Declán mac Eircc , Declanus in Latin sources, was an early Irish saint of the Déisi Muman, who was remembered for having converted the Déisi in the late 5th century and for having founded the monastery of Ardmore in what is now Co. Waterford. The principal source for his life and cult is a Latin...

  • Lord Lieutenant of Waterford
    Lord Lieutenant of Waterford
    This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of County Waterford. The office was created on 23 August 1831.* Henry Villiers-Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Decies 17 October 1831 – 23 January 1874...

  • High Sheriff of County Waterford
    High Sheriff of County Waterford
    The High Sheriff of County Waterford was the Sovereign's judicial representative in County Waterford. Initially an office for lifetime, assigned by the Sovereign, the High Sheriff became an annual appointment following the Provisions of Oxford in 1258. Besides his judicial importance, the sheriff...


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