in the Middle Ages.
Cricket Team c.1890*
The Flour Mills
note this is a Large File)
||Well into the
18th. century , the self-contained community living here was tightly knit
by marrigae, being cut off from Waterford City and County by the River
Suir and from Co. Wexford by the River Barrow, resulting in an almost
medieval lifestyle. political and social continuity meant cultural
continuity as well. Intermarriage was very marked in this southern area.
These districts also retained a typical pattern of farm-house clustering
together which is almost certainly Anglo-Norman in origin. Irish was the
language of a third of the inhabitants of the barony of Ida and Iverk as
late as 1851. Family fueds and banditry (e.g. freney) were all in evidence