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'''County Waterford''' is a maritime count and is located on the southeastern coast of [[Ireland]], in the province of '''Munster'''''. ''Its area is about 710 square miles (1838 sq km) and is the 21st largest county in Ireland. The county was named for Waterford City whose name comes from the Old Norse name of ''Vadrarfjord'', which is said to mean Windy Fiord. It is also referred to as “The Déise” or Decie. The Déise is the name of a major tribe that migrated southward from Meath and settled in what is now County Waterford. Waterford City, however, was settled by the Danes in the ninth century and became one of their raiding settlements.  
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'''County Waterford''' (Irish: '''Contae Phort Láirge''') is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster.
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=== History  ===
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'''County Waterford''' is a maritime county and is located on the southeastern coast of [[Ireland Genealogy|Ireland]], in the province of '''Munster'''''. ''Its area is about 710 square miles (1838 sq km) and is the 21st largest county in Ireland. The county was named for Waterford City whose name comes from the Old Norse name of ''Vadrarfjord'', which is said to mean Windy Fiord. It is also referred to as “The Déise” or Decie. The Déise is the name of a major tribe that migrated southward from Meath and settled in what is now County Waterford. Waterford City, however, was settled by the Danes in the ninth century and became one of their raiding settlements.  
  
 
The Normans invaded Waterford in the twelfth century and Waterford City became their stronghold, second only to Dublin in importance. Part of the county was confiscated from its owners and given to English settlers in 1583 after the insurrection of the Earl of Desmond. King John granted the territory a charter in 1206. Due to a war with Hugh O’Neill many English settlers left in 1598. Waterford was part of the insurrection of the Catholic confederacy which fought Cromwell’s army in 1641 and lost. This led another small settlement in 1650.  
 
The Normans invaded Waterford in the twelfth century and Waterford City became their stronghold, second only to Dublin in importance. Part of the county was confiscated from its owners and given to English settlers in 1583 after the insurrection of the Earl of Desmond. King John granted the territory a charter in 1206. Due to a war with Hugh O’Neill many English settlers left in 1598. Waterford was part of the insurrection of the Catholic confederacy which fought Cromwell’s army in 1641 and lost. This led another small settlement in 1650.  
  
The population was 261,865 in 1821 and grew to 312,956 in 1841. Its population decreased to 312,956 in 1851; an 18% decrease primarily due to the potato famine. The population continued to decrease until it was only 127,586 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 107,961 in 2006. The predominant religion in the county is Roman Catholic. In 1861, 93.8% of the population were Roman Catholic followed by the Church of Ireland at 5.4% with 0.3% each being Presbyterian and Methodists. Overtime there has been a slight increase in the percentage of Roman Catholic to 96.9% in 1926. In 1926, the Church of Ireland decreased to 2.6% with 0.16% and 0.121% being Presbyterian and Methodist, respectively.<br>
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The population was 261,865 in 1821 and grew to 312,956 in 1841. Its population decreased to 312,956 in 1851; an 18% decrease primarily due to the potato famine. The population continued to decrease until it was only 127,586 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 107,961 in 2006. The predominant religion in the county is Roman Catholic. In 1861, 93.8% of the population were Roman Catholic followed by the Church of Ireland at 5.4% with 0.3% each being Presbyterian and Methodists. Overtime there has been a slight increase in the percentage of Roman Catholic to 96.9% in 1926. In 1926, the Church of Ireland decreased to 2.6% with 0.16% and 0.121% being Presbyterian and Methodist, respectively.  
  
== General Information about this county  ==
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=== General Information about this county  ===
  
 
*The county of Waterford is a maritime county of the province of Munster, and is bounded by Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Wexford.  
 
*The county of Waterford is a maritime county of the province of Munster, and is bounded by Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Wexford.  
 
*The county comprises the whole of the diocese of Waterford and the greater part of Lismore in the province of Cashel. It is divided into the baronies of Coshbride and Coshmore, Decies-without-Drum, Decies-within-Drum, Gaultier, Glenahiery, Middlethird, and Upperthird. The county contains the borough, market, and seaport town of Dungarvan; the seaport, market, and post-town of Dunmore; the seaport and market-town of Tramore; and the seaport town of Passage East. It also has the market and post-towns of Lismore and Tallow, as well as the post-towns of Cappoquin, Clashmore, Portlaw, and Kilmacthomas. There is also the maritime village of Bonmahon.  
 
*The county comprises the whole of the diocese of Waterford and the greater part of Lismore in the province of Cashel. It is divided into the baronies of Coshbride and Coshmore, Decies-without-Drum, Decies-within-Drum, Gaultier, Glenahiery, Middlethird, and Upperthird. The county contains the borough, market, and seaport town of Dungarvan; the seaport, market, and post-town of Dunmore; the seaport and market-town of Tramore; and the seaport town of Passage East. It also has the market and post-towns of Lismore and Tallow, as well as the post-towns of Cappoquin, Clashmore, Portlaw, and Kilmacthomas. There is also the maritime village of Bonmahon.  
 
*Two-thirds of the county is agricultural with wheat, barley, bere, oats, and potatoes the main crops.  
 
*Two-thirds of the county is agricultural with wheat, barley, bere, oats, and potatoes the main crops.  
*Carrick-on-Suir was once the centre of extensive woolens manufacturing.
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*Carrick-on-Suir was once the centre of extensive woollens manufacturing.
  
Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' "Topographical Dictionary of Ireland."
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[Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' '''Topographical Dictionary of Ireland'']
  
== General County Research Information  ==
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=== General County Research Information  ===
  
Further information about County Waterford is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WAT/index.html GenUKI] site.  
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*Further information about County Waterford is available at the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WAT/index.html GenUKI] site.
  
== Archives and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
'''Waterford County Council Library Service'''<br>Dungarvan Central Library<br>Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, County Wexford<br>Telephone: 353-058-41231<br>E-mail: dungarvanlibrary@waterfordcoco.ie  
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'''Waterford County Council Library Service,'''<br>Dungarvan Central Library,<br>Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, County Wexford, Ireland.<br>Telephone: (+353) 58 41231<br>E-mail: dungarvanlibrary@waterfordcoco.ie  
  
== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ==
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=== Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information  ===
  
A map of the Civil Parishes of County Waterford is available at [http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/fuses/civilparish/index.cfm?fuseaction=GetMap&CityCounty=Waterford&UserID= Irish Times] site.
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*List of [[County Waterford Civil Parishes]]
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*List of [[County Waterford Catholic Parishes]]
  
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| [[Affane Civil Parish, County Waterford|Affane]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Affane Civil Parish, County Waterford|Affane]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Affane Civil Parish, County Waterford|Affane]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Lismore
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| [[Aglish Civil Parish, County Waterford|Aglish]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Aglish Civil Parish, County Waterford|Aglish]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Ardmore Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ardmore]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Ardmore Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ardmore]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Ardmore Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ardmore]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Ardmore Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ardmore]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Ballygunner Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ballygunner]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Ballylaneen Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ballylaneen]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Ballymacart Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ballymacart]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Ballymacart Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ballymacart]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Ballynakill Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ballynakill]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Clashmore Civil Parish, County Waterford|Clashmore]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Clashmore Civil Parish, County Waterford|Clashmore]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Clonagam Civil Parish, County Waterford|Clonagam]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Clonea Civil Parish, County Waterford|Clonea]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Colligan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Colligan]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Corbally Civil Parish, County Waterford|Corbally]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Crooke Civil Parish, County Waterford|Crooke]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Drumcannon Civil Parish, County Waterford|Drumcannon]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Drumcannon Civil Parish, County Waterford|Drumcannon]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Dungarvan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Dungarvan]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Dungarvan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Dungarvan]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Dunhill Civil Parish, County Waterford|Dunhill]]
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| Middlethird
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Dunhill Civil Parish, County Waterford|Dunhill]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Dysert Civil Parish, County Waterford|Dysert]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Dysert Civil Parish, County Waterford|Dysert]]
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| Upperthird
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| Clonmel
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| [[Faithlegg Civil Parish, County Waterford|Faithlegg]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Fenoagh Civil Parish, County Waterford|Fenoagh]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Fews Civil Parish, County Waterford|Fews]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Guilcagh Civil Parish, County Waterford|Guilcagh]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Inishlounaght Civil Parish, County Waterford|Inishlounaght]]
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| Glenahiry
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| Clogheen
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| [[Inishlounaght Civil Parish, County Waterford|Inishlounaght]]
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| Glenahiry
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| Clonmel
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| [[Islandikane Civil Parish, County Waterford|Islandikane]]
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| Middlethird
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Islandikane Civil Parish, County Waterford|Islandikane]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilbarry Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilbarry]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilbarrymeaden Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilbarrymeaden]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Kilbride Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilbride]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilburne Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilburne]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilcaragh Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilcaragh]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilcockan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilcockan]]
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| Coshmore &amp; Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Kilcockan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilcockan]]
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| Coshmore and Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Kilcop Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilcop]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilculliheen Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilculliheen]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilculliheen Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilculliheen]]
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| Gaultiere and Muni. Borough
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilgobnet Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilgobnet]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Kill St. Lawrence Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kill St. Lawrence]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kill St. Nicholas Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kill St. Nicholas]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Killaloan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Killaloan]]
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| Upperthird
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| Clonmel
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| [[Killea Civil Parish, County Waterford|Killea]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Killoteran Civil Parish, County Waterford|Killoteran]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Killure Civil Parish, County Waterford|Killure]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilmacleague Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmacleague]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilmacomb Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmacomb]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilmeadan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmeadan]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilmeadan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmeadan]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Kilmolash Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmolash]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Kilmolash Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmolash]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Kilmolash Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmolash]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Lismore
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| [[Kilmoleran Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilmoleran]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Kilronan (Glenahiry) Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilronan]]
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| Glenahiry
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| Clogheen
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| [[Kilronan (Glenahiry) Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilronan]]
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| Glenahiry
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| Clonmel
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| [[Kilronan (Middlethird) Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilronan]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Kilrossanty Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilrossanty]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Kilrush Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilrush]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Kilsheelan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilsheelan]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Kilsheelan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilsheelan]]
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| Upperthird
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| Clonmel
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| [[Kilwatermoy Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilwatermoy]]
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| Coshmore &amp; Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Kilwatermoy Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kilwatermoy]]
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| Coshmore and Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Kinsalebeg Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kinsalebeg]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Kinsalebeg Civil Parish, County Waterford|Kinsalebeg]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Leitrim Civil Parish, County Waterford|Leitrim]]
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| Coshmore &amp; Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Leitrim Civil Parish, County Waterford|Leitrim]]
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| Coshmore and Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Lickoran Civil Parish, County Waterford|Lickoran]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Lismore
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| [[Lisgenan or Grange Civil Parish, County Waterford|Lisgenan or Grange]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Youghal
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| [[Lismore & Mocollop Civil Parish, County Waterford|Lismore &amp; Mocollop]]
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| Coshmore &amp; Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Lismore & Mocollop Civil Parish, County Waterford|Lismore &amp; Mocollop]]
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| Coshmore and Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Lisnakill Civil Parish, County Waterford|Lisnakill]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Modelligo Civil Parish, County Waterford|Modelligo]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Modelligo Civil Parish, County Waterford|Modelligo]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Lismore
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| [[Monamintra Civil Parish, County Waterford|Monamintra]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Monksland Civil Parish, County Waterford|Monksland]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Mothel Civil Parish, County Waterford|Mothel]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Newcastle Civil Parish, County Waterford|Newcastle]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Newcastle Civil Parish, County Waterford|Newcastle]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Rathgormuck Civil Parish, County Waterford|Rathgormuck]]
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| Upperthird
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| Carrick on Suir
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| [[Rathgormuck Civil Parish, County Waterford|Rathgormuck]]
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| Upperthird
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| Clonmel
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| [[Rathmoylan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Rathmoylan]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Reisk Civil Parish, County Waterford|Reisk]]
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| Middlethird
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Reisk Civil Parish, County Waterford|Reisk]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Ringagonagh Civil Parish, County Waterford|Ringagonagh]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Rossduff Civil Parish, County Waterford|Rossduff]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[Rossmire Civil Parish, County Waterford|Rossmire]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Rossmire Civil Parish, County Waterford|Rossmire]]
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| Upperthird
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Seskinan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Seskinan]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Seskinan Civil Parish, County Waterford|Seskinan]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Lismore
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| [[St. John's Within Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. John's Within]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[St. John's Within Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. John's Within]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. John's Without Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. John's Without]]
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| Gaultiere
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| Waterford
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| [[St. John's Without Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. John's Without]]
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| Gaultiere and Muni. Borough
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| Waterford
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| [[St. John's Without Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. John's Without]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. Mary's, Clonmel Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Mary's, Clonmel]]
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| Upperthird
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| Clonmel
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| [[St. Mary's, Clonmel Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Mary's, Clonmel]]
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| Upperthird and Muni. Borough
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| Clonmel
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| [[St. Michael's Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Michael's]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. Olave's Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Olave's]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. Patrick's Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Patrick's]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. Peter's Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Peter's]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. Stephen's Within Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Stephen's Within]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[St. Stephen's Without Civil Parish, County Waterford|St. Stephen's Without]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[Stradbally Civil Parish, County Waterford|Stradbally]]
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| Decies without Drum
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| Kilmacthomas
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| [[Tallow Civil Parish, County Waterford|Tallow]]
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| Coshmore &amp; Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Tallow Civil Parish, County Waterford|Tallow]]
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| Coshmore and Coshbride
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| Lismore
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| [[Templemichael Civil Parish, County Waterford|Templemichael]]
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| Coshmore &amp; Coshbride
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| Youghal
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| [[Templemichael Civil Parish, County Waterford|Templemichael]]
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| Coshmore and Coshbride
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| Youghal
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| [[Trinity Within Civil Parish, County Waterford|Trinity Within]]
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| Waterford City
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| Waterford
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| [[Trinity Without Civil Parish, County Waterford|Trinity Without]]
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| Middlethird
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| Waterford
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| [[Trinity Without Civil Parish, County Waterford|Trinity Without]]
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| Middlethird and Muni. Borough
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| Waterford
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| Waterford, Muni. Borough of
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| [[Waterford City, County Waterford|Waterford City]]
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| Waterford City
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| [[Whitechurch Civil Parish, County Waterford|Whitechurch]]
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| Decies within Drum
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| Dungarvan
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| [[Whitechurch Civil Parish, County Waterford|Whitechurch]]
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== Genealogy ==
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*De Breffny, Brian. The Family of Odell or O'Dell.&nbsp; Article covers Genealogy of Odell Family, including pictures of thomas Bernard O'Dell with daughter Florence Barbara b. 1885, &nbsp;Thomas 1822-1891, Charles O'Dell 1864-1935.&nbsp; History includes who went to India, U.S.A. West Indies and Canada. The Waterford Branch covers years 1659-1904.&nbsp; Also covers areas of Odell of Ballyhahill &amp; Odellville, Ogonelloe, Co. Clare, C'Dell of Moyanna, Co. Leix, O'Dell of Listowe, Co. Kerry, O'Dell of Mahoonagh &amp; Mondellihy, Co. Limerick. Article found in the Irish Ancestor vo.1.no2,1969. pages 114-144 &nbsp;held at Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
  
De Breffny, Brian. The Family of Odell or O'Dell.&nbsp; Article covers Genealogy of Odell Family, including pictures of thomas Bernard O'Dell with daughter Florence Barbara b. 1885, &nbsp;Thomas 1822-1891, Charles O'Dell 1864-1935.&nbsp; History includes who went to India, U.S.A. West Indies and Canada. The Waterford Branch covers years 1659-1904.&nbsp; Also covers areas of Odell of Ballyhahill &amp; Odellville, Ogonelloe, Co. Clare, C'Dell of Moyanna, Co. Leix, O'Dell of Listowe, Co. Kerry, O'Dell of Mahoonagh &amp; Mondellihy, Co. Limerick. Article found in the Irish Ancestor vo.1.no2,1969. pages 114-144 &nbsp;held at Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
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*Tuke, David R. M. The Family of Tuke.&nbsp; Pictures and genealogy of Tuke, living in Bere, Kent with branches to Essex, Leinster, Navan, Co. Meath. Ballintemple and Newbridge Co. Wicklow, Drakestown Co. Meath, Bristol England, Waterford, Ceylon, Cameroons and Kenya. covering years 1390-1967, Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VI, no. 2, 1974 pages 67-72, Family History Library Ref. 941.5B2i v5-6.
  
Tuke, David R. M. The Family of Tuke.&nbsp; Pictures and genealogy of Tuke, living in Bere, Kent with branches to Essex, Leinster, Navan, Co. Meath. Ballintemple and Newbridge Co. Wicklow, Drakestown Co. Meath, Bristol England, Waterford, Ceylon, Cameroons and Kenya. covering years 1390-1967, Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VI, no. 2, 1974 pages 67-72, Family History Library Ref. 941.5B2i v5-6.
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=== Maps  ===
  
== Maps  ==
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*[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xwater-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
  
[http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-xwater-th.htm 1885 County Map]: Courtesy of London Ancestor
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=== Probates  ===
  
== Probates  ==
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*Abstracts of Wills.&nbsp; Article is a collection of Will Abstracts gathered from many sources, and includes Samuel GORDON of Spring Garden. 26 Aug. 1755, proved in the Prerogative Court, 23 July 1757.&nbsp; Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no.2, 1970 pages 117-127, Family History Library 941.5 B2i.
  
Abstracts of Wills.&nbsp; Article is a collection of Will Abstracts gathered from many sources, and includes Samuel GORDON of Spring Garden. 26 Aug. 1755, proved in the Prerogative Court, 23 July 1757.&nbsp; Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no.2, 1970 pages 117-127, Family History Library 941.5 B2i.  
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*Also List of heirs for Pierse Barron of Fahagh, Co. Waterford, dated 13 Oct 1808. proved Prerog. 28 April 1812, in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VI. no.1. 1974, pages58-61, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.v5-6
  
Also List of heirs for Pierse Barron of Fahagh, Co. Waterford, dated 13 Oct 1808. proved Prerog. 28 April 1812, in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VI. no.1. 1974, pages58-61, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.v5-6
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
== &nbsp;Web Sites  ==
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*To view a list of Waterford web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/waterford.htm FHLFavorites.info] or click on the following for some great sites.
  
To view a list of Waterford web sites, visit [http://www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/Ireland/waterford.htm FHLFavorites.info] or click on the following for some great sites.
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*GENUKI - [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WAT/index.html Genuki]
  
GENUKI - [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/WAT/index.html Genuki]  
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*Waterford Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=79.0 RootsChat Waterford Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
  
Websites - [http://www.igp-web.com/waterford/index.htm igp-web]  
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*[http://www.igp-web.com/waterford/index.htm igp-web]
  
-&nbsp;- [http://www.iol.ie/~mnoc/ iol]  
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*[http://www.iol.ie/~mnoc/ iol]
  
- [http://www.genealogy-of-uk.com/Ireland/Waterford/genealogy.htm Genealogy-of-uk]  
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*[http://www.genealogy-of-uk.com/Ireland/Waterford/genealogy.htm Genealogy-of-uk]
  
- [http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/waterford/ Genealogy links]  
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/waterford/ Genealogy links]
  
- [http://www.irishpenpals.org/county-waterford-genealogy.php Iirish pen pals]  
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*[http://www.irishpenpals.org/county-waterford-genealogy.php Iirish pen pals]
  
- [http://waterfordireland.com/ Waterford Ireland]  
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*[http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie/en/Resident/Research,Family,History// Waterford City and County - Research Family History]
  
-[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlwat/ Waterford Genweb]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlwat/ Waterford Genweb]
  
 
*[http://waterford.rootsireland.ie/ Waterford Genealogy] - Irish Family History Foundation
 
*[http://waterford.rootsireland.ie/ Waterford Genealogy] - Irish Family History Foundation
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/waterfordgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Waterford]
 
 
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County Waterford (Irish: Contae Phort Láirge) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster.

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History

County Waterford is a maritime county and is located on the southeastern coast of Ireland, in the province of Munster. Its area is about 710 square miles (1838 sq km) and is the 21st largest county in Ireland. The county was named for Waterford City whose name comes from the Old Norse name of Vadrarfjord, which is said to mean Windy Fiord. It is also referred to as “The Déise” or Decie. The Déise is the name of a major tribe that migrated southward from Meath and settled in what is now County Waterford. Waterford City, however, was settled by the Danes in the ninth century and became one of their raiding settlements.

The Normans invaded Waterford in the twelfth century and Waterford City became their stronghold, second only to Dublin in importance. Part of the county was confiscated from its owners and given to English settlers in 1583 after the insurrection of the Earl of Desmond. King John granted the territory a charter in 1206. Due to a war with Hugh O’Neill many English settlers left in 1598. Waterford was part of the insurrection of the Catholic confederacy which fought Cromwell’s army in 1641 and lost. This led another small settlement in 1650.

The population was 261,865 in 1821 and grew to 312,956 in 1841. Its population decreased to 312,956 in 1851; an 18% decrease primarily due to the potato famine. The population continued to decrease until it was only 127,586 in 1926. In 2006, the population was 107,961 in 2006. The predominant religion in the county is Roman Catholic. In 1861, 93.8% of the population were Roman Catholic followed by the Church of Ireland at 5.4% with 0.3% each being Presbyterian and Methodists. Overtime there has been a slight increase in the percentage of Roman Catholic to 96.9% in 1926. In 1926, the Church of Ireland decreased to 2.6% with 0.16% and 0.121% being Presbyterian and Methodist, respectively.

General Information about this county

  • The county of Waterford is a maritime county of the province of Munster, and is bounded by Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Wexford.
  • The county comprises the whole of the diocese of Waterford and the greater part of Lismore in the province of Cashel. It is divided into the baronies of Coshbride and Coshmore, Decies-without-Drum, Decies-within-Drum, Gaultier, Glenahiery, Middlethird, and Upperthird. The county contains the borough, market, and seaport town of Dungarvan; the seaport, market, and post-town of Dunmore; the seaport and market-town of Tramore; and the seaport town of Passage East. It also has the market and post-towns of Lismore and Tallow, as well as the post-towns of Cappoquin, Clashmore, Portlaw, and Kilmacthomas. There is also the maritime village of Bonmahon.
  • Two-thirds of the county is agricultural with wheat, barley, bere, oats, and potatoes the main crops.
  • Carrick-on-Suir was once the centre of extensive woollens manufacturing.

[Information provided by the 1847 edition of Samuel Lewis' 'Topographical Dictionary of Ireland]

General County Research Information

  • Further information about County Waterford is available at the GenUKI site.

Archives and Libraries

Waterford County Council Library Service,
Dungarvan Central Library,
Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, County Wexford, Ireland.
Telephone: (+353) 58 41231
E-mail: dungarvanlibrary@waterfordcoco.ie

Civil Jurisdictions and Parish Research Information

Genealogy

  • De Breffny, Brian. The Family of Odell or O'Dell.  Article covers Genealogy of Odell Family, including pictures of thomas Bernard O'Dell with daughter Florence Barbara b. 1885,  Thomas 1822-1891, Charles O'Dell 1864-1935.  History includes who went to India, U.S.A. West Indies and Canada. The Waterford Branch covers years 1659-1904.  Also covers areas of Odell of Ballyhahill & Odellville, Ogonelloe, Co. Clare, C'Dell of Moyanna, Co. Leix, O'Dell of Listowe, Co. Kerry, O'Dell of Mahoonagh & Mondellihy, Co. Limerick. Article found in the Irish Ancestor vo.1.no2,1969. pages 114-144  held at Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i
  • Tuke, David R. M. The Family of Tuke.  Pictures and genealogy of Tuke, living in Bere, Kent with branches to Essex, Leinster, Navan, Co. Meath. Ballintemple and Newbridge Co. Wicklow, Drakestown Co. Meath, Bristol England, Waterford, Ceylon, Cameroons and Kenya. covering years 1390-1967, Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VI, no. 2, 1974 pages 67-72, Family History Library Ref. 941.5B2i v5-6.

Maps

Probates

  • Abstracts of Wills.  Article is a collection of Will Abstracts gathered from many sources, and includes Samuel GORDON of Spring Garden. 26 Aug. 1755, proved in the Prerogative Court, 23 July 1757.  Article found in The Irish Ancestor, vol.II, no.2, 1970 pages 117-127, Family History Library 941.5 B2i.
  • Also List of heirs for Pierse Barron of Fahagh, Co. Waterford, dated 13 Oct 1808. proved Prerog. 28 April 1812, in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VI. no.1. 1974, pages58-61, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.v5-6

Web Sites

  • To view a list of Waterford web sites, visit FHLFavorites.info or click on the following for some great sites.

 

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