Ferrybank, Waterford

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Ferrybank
Port an Chalaidh
Suburb
The village of Ferrybank, located in county Waterford- 2014-04-14 21-24.jpg
Ferrybank is located in Ireland
Ferrybank
Ferrybank
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°15′55″N 7°06′15″W / 52.265278°N 7.104167°W / 52.265278; -7.104167Coordinates: 52°15′55″N 7°06′15″W / 52.265278°N 7.104167°W / 52.265278; -7.104167
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Waterford
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ferrybank (Irish: Port an Chalaidh)[1] is a suburb of Waterford City in Ireland. Ferrybank is under the political jurisdiction of Waterford City and thus an area of administration for Waterford City and County Council, on the northern bank of the River Suir, extending into County Waterford.[2]

Sport[edit]

Ferrybank hurling club won the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship in 1915, 1916 and 1919. The most famous hurler from the area was Locky Byrne, who played for both Waterford and Kilkenny. Athletic events have been held in Ferrybank since 1869.[3] Ferrybank AC members to represent Ireland include Brendan Quinn at the 1988 Olympics and Kelly Proper at the 2010 European Championships. Association footballer John O'Shea of Sunderland A.F.C and the Republic of Ireland grew up in Ferrybank.

People[edit]

  • Donal Foley, a writer and editor at The Irish Times, grew up in Ferrybank.
  • John O'Shea, current Sunderland defender, lived and went to school in Ferrybank. He played schoolboy football for Ferrybank A.F.C.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ferrybank". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Map of Waterford City showing Neighbourhoods". Waterford City Council. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "History of Athletics in Ferrybank". News and Star. 

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