The period 1912-1922 is very significant in Irish history and in the creation of the Irish state. It included: the Ulster Covenant, foundation of the Irish Volunteers; the passing of the Home Rule Bill; the 1913 Lock-Out; the First World War; the 1916 Rising; extension of the franchise; the 1918 General Election; the formation of Dáil Éireann; the War of Independence and the Civil War. A national programme, the Decade of Centenaries, has been established to provide an ongoing programme of annual commemorations with special centenary commemorative events on the anniversaries of key events.
Waterford City and County Council are proud to take part in the commemorations for the Decade of Centenaries. Waterford played an active part in many of the national events commemorated and Waterford also has, in this period, its own triumphs and tragedies that it is the honour of Waterford City and County Council to remember and commemorate.
Find out more about Waterford during 1916-1923
Our STORY MAPS take you through the significant events of the War of Independence in Waterford from the meeting of the first Dáil in January 1919 to the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1922, right through to the Civil War.
The first meeting of Dáil Éireann, on 21st January 1919 at the Mansion House in Dublin, was the political start of the War of Independence. The first military action of the war occurred on the same day at Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary. The War of Independence was fought on political and military fronts and each county played its part on both.READ MORE
The Waterford Civil War Map identifies the events, incidents and tragedies of the Civil War in Waterford. Waterford City and County Commemorations Committee commissioned Cian Flaherty to research and collate the events of the Civil War and upload the data on to a GIS map for public access.READ MORE