Ferrybank, Waterford

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Port an Chalaidh
The village of Ferrybank, located in county Waterford- 2014-04-14 21-24.jpg
Ferrybank is located in Ireland
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 and County Kilkenny
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. Much of 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. However, large parts of Ferrybank extend into County Kilkenny and are administered by Kilkenny County Council. [2]


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.


  • 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.

Ghost shopping centres[edit]

The Ross Abbey Town Centre Shopping Complex was built in 2008 at a cost of €7 million and was sold in 2013 for €225k. It remains empty since it was constructed.[4]

The Ferrybank Shopping Centre on the south Kilkenny/Waterford border was completed in 2008 at a cost of €100m. It has never opened, due to the failure of Dunne's Stores to take up its planned anchor tenancy.[5]


  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. 
  4. ^ "Waterford ghost shopping center originally worth $26.5 million now for sale for $365,500". News. Irish Central. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Daly, Linda (12 July 2015). "Exorcising the spirits that still haunt malls". Business. London. The Sunday Times. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 

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