Ferrybank, Waterford

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Irish: 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
CountyCounty Waterford
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

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 County council and thus an area of administration for Waterford City, on the northern bank of the River Suir, extending into County Waterford. However, some parts of Ferrybank extend into County Kilkenny and are administered by Kilkenny County Council. There is an ongoing boundary dispute between both jurisdictions, with debates and proposals ongoing for many decades.[2][3]


Ferrybank hurling club won the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship in 1915, 1916 and 1919. Locky Byrne is an inter-county hurler who was from the area, and played for both the Waterford and Kilkenny teams in the 1930s and 1940s. Athletic events have been held in Ferrybank since 1869.[4] 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.

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.[5]

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.[6]


  • 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.


  1. ^ "Ferrybank". logainm.ie. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.waterfordboundaryreview.ie//
  3. ^ "Map of Waterford City showing Neighbourhoods". Waterford City Council. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  4. ^ "History of Athletics in Ferrybank". News and Star. Archived from the original on 2010-03-06.
  5. ^ "Waterford ghost shopping center originally worth $26.5 million now for sale for $365,500". News. Irish Central. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  6. ^ 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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