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Ferrybank

Port an Chalaidh
Suburb
The village of Ferrybank, located in county Waterford- 2014-04-14 21-24.jpg
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Waterford and County Kilkenny
Time zone UTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-1 (IST (WEST))

Ferrybank (Irish: Port an Chalaidh) is a suburb of Waterford City in Ireland. Much of Ferrybank is under the political jurisdiction of Waterford City and thus an area of administration for Waterford City and County Council, on the northern bank of the River Suir, extending into County Waterford. However, some parts of Ferrybank extend into County Kilkenny and are administered by Kilkenny County Council. There is an ongoing boundary dispute between both jurisdictions, with debates and proposals ongoing for many decades.

People

  • Donal Foley, a writer and editor at The Irish Times, grew up in Ferrybank.
  • John O'Shea, current Sunderland defender, lived and went to school in Ferrybank. He played schoolboy football for Ferrybank A.F.C.

Ghost shopping centres

The Ross Abbey Town Centre Shopping Complex was built in 2008 at a cost of €7 million and was sold in 2013 for €225k. It remains empty since it was constructed.

The Ferrybank Shopping Centre on the south Kilkenny/Waterford border was completed in 2008 at a cost of €100m. It has never opened, due to the failure of Dunne's Stores to take up its planned anchor tenancy.

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