Affane

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Affane

Adh Mheán
Village
Affane is located in Ireland
Affane
Affane
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°07′29″N 7°50′16″W / 52.124722°N 7.837778°W / 52.124722; -7.837778Coordinates: 52°07′29″N 7°50′16″W / 52.124722°N 7.837778°W / 52.124722; -7.837778
CountryIreland
ProvinceMunster
CountyCounty Waterford
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Affane (Irish: Adh Mheán, meaning "Central Ford") is a small village in west County Waterford, Ireland, situated near Cappoquin and the River Blackwater.[1]

History[edit]

References to the town of Affane are limited to its inclusion on a list dated 1300 and an incident in 1312, but the presence of a church and castle 300m apart suggests the presence of a medieval settlement.[2] The Battle of Affane between the Desmond and Ormonde clans was fought in the area in 1565.[1]

The ruins of a Church of Ireland church are located within a graveyard. The parish church of Affane, listed as Athmethan and valued at over £6 in the ecclesiastical taxation (1302-1306) was located south of the ruins. By the mid 16th century it had been united with the church of Dungarvan, but in a visitation of 1588 it was in the Deanery of Ardmore.[3]

Sport[edit]

The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is Affane Cappoquin GAA. In 1974, Affane won its only Waterford Senior Football Championship, defeating Dunhill by 1-8 to 0-6, before losing to Austin Stacks in the Munster Senior Club Football Championship.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. A. Fullarton and Company. 1846. p. 13.
  2. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No WA029-013". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No WA029-013001". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

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