The Waterford Civil War Map

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.

The map documents the Civil War in Waterford by location. The locations are marked on the map by a red dot and the entry will state (approximate location) for sites that could not be located precisely on the map.

The thumbnail below demonstrates the extent of the impact of the Civil War in Waterford.  Click the map to go to the interactive version.  To view events in more detail, enlarge the map and navigate to a specific location and click on the red dot.

The details are recorded under the headings:

Event Title of the event, for example “Ambush at Munsborrow” or “IRA Executive Meeting”
Date Date of the event or date attributed to the event
Description Description of the event or incident
Sources List of sources for the event, such as, newspapers, Military Pension files, publications
Link to further information (if available) For some entries it may be possible to click on a link to additional information, such as, a newspaper account online
Link to images For some entries there is a link to a catalogue entry for an image held by the National Library of Ireland

We are very grateful to the many people who assisted with information to allow locations or events to be identified and recorded:

Eddie Cantwell; Evelyn Coady; Aidan Coffey; Ger Crotty; Kate Dee; Michael Desmond; Andrew Doherty; Conor Donegan; Liam Dunne; Donie Fell; Nioclás Graves; Maxine Keoghan; Cian Manning; Brendan Mansfield; Pat McCarthy; Tommy Mooney; Alice O’Donoghue; Jamie O’Keeffe; Pat Ormond; John Quinn; Gerard Shannon; and Willie Whelan.

Apologies for any inadvertent omissions. This support was invaluable in providing an overview of the Civil War in Waterford.

Waterford City & County Council Archives Office