Egan’s Guide & Directory to Waterford (1894)
Book ID: 66556
History, Guide & Directory of County and City of Waterford. With Waterford County Directory 1894. Kilkenny: P.M. Egan, (1895). Pp xiv, 732 (plus Directory). Publisher’s original brown cloth, title in gilt to upper cover, rebacked in maroon leather, raised bands & gilt titles to compartments. Inner hinges strengthened. Neat library stamp to title page. A very good copy.
Profusely illustrated with photographs, sketches and advertisments & with a folded Map of County Waterford.
Recounts over 1,000 years of the history of Waterford city and county from the time of the Vikings until the close of the 19th century. In the 12th century Strongbow led the Norman invasion of Ireland and married Aoife, daughter of Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster, the day after he captured Waterford city. Afterward Henry II declared himself Lord of Ireland and Waterford became one of the most important walled medieval Norman cities in Ireland.