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 over sixty Blue Plaques throughout the city and
county 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, please email.
 
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.

 

For more information - Double click the icon in the list.

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Mailpacket Steamers

1835 - 1966

Adelphi Quay

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Peter O'Connor, Olympian

1872 - 1957

23 O'Connell Street

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Waterford Steamship Company

1826 - 1912

The Tower Hotel, The Mall

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Malcomson's Shipping Office

1833 - 1877

Adelphi Square

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Neptune Shipyard

1843 - 1882

Waterford Marina Hotel, Canada Street

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King Richard II - Landed Here

1394

123 The Quay

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John Horn - Shipbuilder

1814 - 1895

Canada Street

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Waterford - Newfoundland

1670 - 1810

Bailey's New Street

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Wolf Tone Club - 1st flying of Tricolour

1848

33 The Mall

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Central Technical Institute

1906 - 

Parnell Street

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Br. Edmond Ignatius Rice

1762 - 1844

Arundle Square

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Turgesius Tower

1000 A.D.

The Quay

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St Patrick's Gate

15 Century

Patricks Street

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Stephen De Fullburn (Bishop of Waterford)

1274 -1286

Corner Bailey's New St & Cathedral Sq (Deanery)

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Domicians (Blackfriary Abbey)

1245 -

Conduit Lane

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Colbeck Gate

13 Century

Colbeck Street

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William Vincent Wallace - Composer

1812 - 1865

Colbeck Street / Lady Lane

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Citadel

16th Century

Stoney Steps (Back of Garda Station)

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Bastion Tower

16th Century

John Street

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William Hobson - First Governor of New Zealand

1793 - 1842

Lombard Street

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First Garage in Ireland

1900

Catherine Street

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John Collyn (Dean)

1466

High Street

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John Roberts - Architect

1714 - 1796

Cathedral Square

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Presentation Sisters - First School In Waterford

1798

Jenkins Lane

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Bishop Thomas Hussey

1794 - 1803

Barronstrand Street

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Tadhg O Suilleabhain

1715 - 1795

Barronstrand Street

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William Hobson - Founder of City of Aukland

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Patrick Street

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Whites Shipyard

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Ferrybank

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Clyde Shipping Company

1856 - 1986

Keyser Street

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Money Exchange

1650

Exchange Street

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John Condon - Boy Soldier

K.I.A. 1915

Wellington Street

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Francis Hearne - United Irishman

Hanged 1799

The Quay / Bridge Street

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Raymond Chandler

1888 - 1959

Peter Street

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George & William Penrose - Glass Manufacturers

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Glass House Lane

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Annie Brophy - Photographer

1899 - 1986

Barker Street

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Richard Mulcahy - Politician

1886 - 1971

Manor Street

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John J Hearne

1893 - 1969

8 William Street

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Sean Dunne - Author

1956  - 1995

321 John's Park

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Thomas Francis Meagher

Arrested 1848

19 The Mall

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John Keane - Hurler

1917 - 1975

80 Barrack Street

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Teresa Deevy - Playwright

1894 - 1963

Passage Road

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AWN Pugin - Architect

1812 - 1862

Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road

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Frederick Douglass - American Abolitionist 

Speech 9th October 1845

City Hall, The Mall

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Paddy Coad - International Soccer Player

1920 - 1992

95 Doyle Street

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Richard Ryland

1788 - 1866

The Ryland Church, Johns Hill

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Thomas Lewis Mackesy

1790 - 1869

No 22, Lady Lane

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Collins Brothers

1914 - 1918

22/23 Philip Street (Balteen)

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Dr. Mary Strangman

1872 - 1943

Parliament Street

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Rosamund Jacob

1888 - 1960

South Parade

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Cockle Women

? - 1970

Arundel Lane

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Daly Family

1911 - 1982

5, Arundel Square

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Jacobs Brothers

William 1825 - 1902   Robert 1831 - 1861

3, O'Connell Street

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Anna Manahan

1924 - 2016

Lombard Street

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John Coghlan

1804 - 1874

Coach House, Kilmacthomas 

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Carnegie Library

1910 -

Tallow, Co. Waterford

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Flanagan Brothers

1919 - 1936

1, Summer Hill Terrace

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James Upton

1872 - 1956

99, Mount Sion

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Patrick O'Keeffe

1890 - 1939

Little Michael Street

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Frank Ryan

1900 - 1965

Tallow, Co. Waterford.

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Alexander Nimmo

1783 - 1832

Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

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Pig Buyers Association

1884 - 1935

Ballybricken