BW 12 Villierstown

Dec 01, 2021, 06:01 PM

Direction: on solid ground east of the river
Location: Villierstown, Co. Waterford
Coordinates: 52.088156, -7.850761

Villierstown was founded by the Villiers-Stuart family, from where the name is derived. The original village consisted of a church, a rectory, a school, 24 dwelling houses, a court, a police barracks and a quay on the river. Daniel O'Connell famously had a 'monster meeting' here in the 1830s with over 40,000 people attending.