Waterford Blue Plaques

 

How often do we pass a building and wonder at the history behind its door. As you walk through the streets of Waterford you will notice round blue plaques with inscriptions. These descriptions tell us of events or people connected with Waterford and the building/place you are passing by.

Waterford Civic Trust has installed 44 Blue Plaques throughout the city to commemorate links between a particular location, a famous person or event. Waterford has a rich and diverse heritage which can be viewed through the blue plaques, individually or by following all or part of the Blue Plaque Trail. New blue plaques to be erected this year to Thomas Mackesy and Richard Ryland.

 

If you have a suggestion regarding a person, event or location that you think should be commemorated, plelase email info@waterfordcivictrust.ie .

 

Please see our list of blue plaques below. We are updating our list of Blue Plaque Locations, Inscriptions and Images while reconstructing  our Website. Please bear with us during this update.

 

Mailpacket Steamers

1835 - 1966

Adelphi Quay

Peter O'Connor, Olympian

1872 - 1957

23 O'Connell Street

Waterford Steamship Company

1826 - 1912

The Tower Hotel, The Mall

Malcomson's Shipping Office

1833 - 1877

Adelphi Square

John Horn - Shipbuilder

1814 - 1895

Canada Street

Waterford - Newfoundland

1670 - 1810

Bailey's New Street

Central Technical Institute

1906 -

Parnell Street

Br. Edmond Ignatius Rice

1762 - 1844

Arundle Lane

Turgesius Tower

1000 A.D.

The Quay

St Patricks Gate

15th Century

Patricks Street

Stephen De Fulburn (Bishop of Waterford)

1274 – 1286

Corner Bailey’s New St. & Cathedral Sq (Deanery)

Domicians (Blackfriars Abbey)

1245 -

Conduit Lane

Colbeck Gate

13th century

Colbeck Street

William Vincent Wallace - Composer

1812 - 1865

Colbeck Street/Lady Lane

Citadel

16th Century

Stoney Steps (back of Garda Station)

Bastion Tower

16th Century

John Street

William Hobson - First Governor of New Zealand

1793 - 1842

Lombard Street

First Garage in Ireland

1900

Catherine Street

John Collyn (Dean)

1466

High Street

John Roberts - Architect

1714 - 1796

Cathedral Square

Presentation Sisters - First School in Waterford

1798

Jenkins Lane

Bishop Thomas Hussey

1794 - 1803

Barronstrand St.

Tadhg O Suilleabhain

1715 - 1795

Barronstrand Street

William Hobson - Founder of City of Aukland

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Patrick Street

White’s Shipyard

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Ferrybank

Clyde Shipping Company

1856 - 1986

Keyser Street

Money Exchange

1650

Exchange Street

John Condon - boy soldier

K.I.A. 1915

Wellington Street

Francis Hearne - United Irishman

Hanged 1799

The Quay/Bridge Street

Raymond Chandler

1888 - 1959

Peter Street

George & William Penrose - Glass Manf.

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Glass House Lane

Annie Brophy - Photographer

1899 – 1986

Barker Street

Richard Mulcahy - Politician

1886 - 1971

Manor Street

John J Hearne

1893 - 1969

8 William Street

Sean Dunne - Author 321 John’s Park

1956 – 1995

321 John’s Park

Thomas Francis Meagher

Arrested 1848

19 The Mall

John Keane - Hurler

1917 – 1975

80 Barrack Street

Teresa Deevy - Playwright

1894 - 1963

Passage Road

AWN Pugin - Architect

1812 – 1852

Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road

Frederick Douglass - American Abolitionist

Speech 9th October 1845

City Hall, The Mall

Paddy Coad - International Soccer Player

1920 - 1992

95 Doyle Street

1788 - 1866

The Ryland Church, John's Hill

Thomas Lewis Mackesy

1790 - 1869

To be erected in 2015

Collins Brothers

1914-1918

22/23 Philip Street (Balteen)

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Waterford Civic Trust

Fumbally Exchange,
Brick Lane,
Greyfriars,

Waterford

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