St. Michael's Church


The project aims to survey St Michael's Church and to assess the conservation measures required to preserve this heritage property for the future.



St. Michael's church lends its name to a street and a parish. The date of the foundation of this church is lost in antiquity. It has been suggested that, it is possibly a Viking church, because of its dedication to St. Michael the Archangel. There are several Viking dedications to St. Michael in other Irish cities, for example Dublin where one of the co-founders of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dunan, also dedicated a church there to St. Michael. The earliest documentary reference we have to the Waterford St. Michael's is 1449. A large cemetery was also attached to St. Michaels and it was used up to the closure of the City's cemeteries in 1860, and perhaps beyond.