Printing was introduced into Waterford in 1550, the first book being printed in the city five years later. information posted on this page. Your Userid: A2Z Computing Waterford was occupied by Mountjoy in 1603 during the Nine Years War (Ireland) a rebellion led by Hugh O'Neill, ostensibly in the cause of Irish freedom and the Catholic religion. place to start. Five civilians were also killed. Since then it has seen sieges, invasions, famine and economic highs and lows. In 1170 MacMorrough allied himself with Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke (Strongbow); together they besieged and took Waterford after a desperate defence. When Canadian boys returned from, World War 2, many of them were accompanied by their new brides. haven't sent much to us yet. Through its collection, research, exhibitions, and programming, WHAM creates opportunities for connections and participation. 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City and Province e9 = new Object(); However, upon the coronation of James VI of Scotland as king of England in 1603, the citizens participated in an uprising that was common to the coastal cities of Munster and refused entry to Mountjoy, the king's Lord Deputy of Ireland, who had just secured the surrender of Hugh O'Neill. If you A popular story of Waterford's origins tells that it was established by a Viking-chieftain named Sitric in 853. google_ad_client = "pub-9658459296346857"; If you would After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, both James II and William of Orange came by Waterford, James on his way to France and William returning to England. Hometown CanadaTM are populated with submissions from residents of the hometowns, so if some of This form is for sending us information about this hometown. St. John's River did not then, as now, flow neatly between regular banks. Hometown CardsTM trivia, Thanksgiving trivia, Easter trivia, Halloween trivia, and more. Waterford and Dublin were declared royal cities, and belonged to the king, not Strongbow; Dublin was declared capital of Ireland. filling out the form above. place to start. all over the world and place it here for its entertainment value only. At the cliffs alongside the banks of the River Suir, above Rice Bridge, inter-stratification of sharply-folded Ordovician Slates and Sandstone conglomerates may be clearly observed. The wall fronting the Quay has completely disappeared. At the outset, these bellicose incursions took place only during the summer months, the raiders returning home with their spoils at the onset of winter, but later the Vikings built a permanent encampment. In 1649 during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, the city was unsuccessfully besieged by Oliver Cromwell, but was forced to surrender to his Deputy, Henry Ireton, after a prolonged siege in the summer of the following year. History Books On the East side of the city, the rock is crossed by an alluvial bank running N.E./S.W. The next royal visitor, in 1185, was prince John, who granted the city's first Charter in 1205 thus starting City Government in Waterford. The "Old town", now the business centre, clusters behind the broad quay-front on a low-lying strip of land left behind by a gentle loop of the river at this point. you right online. that you may find on these pages include items such as the local weather haven't sent much to us yet. These pages Title: early_waterford_2.rtf Author: John Cardiff Created Date: 5/31/2013 6:22:57 PM history, Native or history, history of education, history timeline, Canadian history of many of our communities. These traces may be observed between the houses of the Mall and Bailey's New Street and, further up, between Spring Garden Alley and Lady Lane, about 12 metres back from the northern frontage of the former. Cemeteries All other categories family tree information, family quotes, death records, birth records, family These men opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922 and therefore took the Republican side when the Irish Civil War commenced with the firing upon the Four Courts in late June 1922. Population 3,119 (2011) Originally called Averill’s or Avery’s Mills, then Sayle’s Mills, then Sovereign’s Mills, this town grew up around Paul Averill’s grist mill on Nanticoke Creek. Trivia: trivia, Thanksgiving trivia, Easter trivia, Halloween trivia, and more. Among the most prominent Kings of Waterford was Ivar of Waterford (d. 1000). In 1783, George and William Penrose founded a glass factory, which would become Waterford Crystal, the most famous business in the city. Genealogy - Birth Records, Marriage Records, Churches Museums - Art Museums, Libraries Waterford was visited by the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Giovanni Battista Rinuccini in 1648. The latter, in his "Report on the Affairs of Ireland" sent to Pope Innocent X, described Waterford as being "one of the only two Irish cities he would place in the front rank for reverence to the Holy See." that this information is about: It was soon after this, about 1700, that the Huguenots came to Waterford, sponsored by the English Protestant regime. Prout placed his artillery on Mount Misery overlooking their positions and bombarded the Republicans until they were forced to evacuate the barracks and prison. This was Waterford in its infancy, a Danish stronghold, subject to constant harassment by the Irish outside the walls, who broke in on more than one occasion to lay waste the foreign colony. The foundation of Waterford is claimed in some quarters[by whom?] history of many of our communities. While soldiers fought and nurses tended the wounded overseas, the Canadian Red Cross and Women’s Institutes across our country rallied together to feed war-ravaged Great Britain, launching the hugely successful, (Be advised that there is precious little hockey played at our meetings! that this information is about: The Waterford Heritage Trail network is a beautiful 19km trail that connects to Brantford and Port Dover trails and includes Black Bridge in Waterford, Ontario. google_ad_slot = "3699992208"; listed on the pages can be useless facts, weird facts, strange facts, random He brought it back from France and it was first flown from a building on the Mall in Waterford. Come back soon though, because we are constantly Come back soon though, because we are constantly Above all, the site could easily be defended. During the late 10th and early 11th centuries, the rise of Brian Bóruma saw Waterford and a number of other Viking ports being brought firmly under the control of the O'Brien dynasty. We consider the Station to be an important part of our stewardship of local history. Services and HometownCanada.com make no warranties as to the accuracy of any If you In the old handball alley, some four metres of the Wall—in places six metres high—stand exposed. Your Email: Waterford's great parchment book (1361–1649) represents the earliest use of the English language in Ireland for official purposes. Historical Organizations - Places and Services However, it is difficult to go along any distance with either theory on the strength of the supporting evidence quoted. This was the introduction of the Anglo-Normans into Ireland. See Rulers of Waterford for a list of the city's rulers from 914 to the present day. The facts There are references to Vikings living in the Waterford area in the years 860, 892 and 914, and the foundation of Waterford is generally dated to 914. In 1171, Henry II of England became the first English king to set foot in an Irish city, by landing with a large fleet at Waterford; he did so to ensure that Ireland became an English colony and not a rival Norman country. December 2017 article, Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum newsletter, 1776 portrait of Brant by leading court painter George Romney, Billy Hitchon and his mother on board the Mauretania, February 5, 1946.