Waterford port and harbour, c.1815–42
Shaping the port
The management and development of Waterford port and harbour during a formative period in Irish history are explored in this book. Particular attention is paid to the relationships and interactions between Waterford Corporation, the body granted control of the port and harbour under successive royal charters; Waterford Chamber of Commerce, the chartered body representing merchants and traders; and Waterford Harbour Commissioners, the new statutory port authority established in 1816.
Mary Breen is a retired public servant from Waterford city. She holds an MA in Irish History from NUI Maynooth.