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Passage, Co. Waterford

Passage, Co. Waterford

Artist: B.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop LV

Item number: 21.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Passage in County Waterford, Ireland. The name Passage is said to have originated from the Latin ‘Passagium’ or Ferry, but it could also be from Munster where it sometimes means an expanse of water that can be swum across. Passage is a small village situated on the River Suir. The village developed beneath a high escarpment with small squares, streets and three main quays. Passage has an important history - Strongbow landed here in 1170 followed by Henry II a year later and King James left Ireland from here after his defeat at the Battle of the Boyne.

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