Welcome to the IGP Waterford site
Major Towns - Waterford, Lismore, Dungarvan, Cappoquin, Ardmore, Portlaw, Tramore, Dunmore East, Tallow.
Neighboring Counties - Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary & Cork,
Common Surnames - Power, Walsh, O'Brien, Murphy, Ryan, McGrath, Foley, Flynn, Morrissey, Kelly.
Patron Saint: Odhrán (early Bishop of Waterford)
History: - Waterford is alleged by some writers to have been founded in the year 155; but it is not credibly known to record, and probably did not exist, till 853; and it appears to have been then founded by Sitruic, one of three brothers, noble Danes who had recently arrived in Ireland. Its original name was Cuan na Grioth, 'the harbour of the sun;' and is believed to have arisen from the fact of its pristine inhabitants being pagans and sun-worshipers.1