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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. The Battle of Affane between the Desmond and Ormonde clans was fought in the area in 1565.
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.
- The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is Affane Cappoquin GAA. Its finest hour came in 1975, when 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.
- Battle of Affane
- Gerald Fitzgerald, 15th Earl of Desmond
- Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormonde
- List of towns and villages in Ireland
- Amin Affane
- The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland. A. Fullarton and Company. 1846. p. 13.
- "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No WA029-013". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No WA029-013001". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 23 January 2015.