Whether it likes the distinction or not, Slieverue heralds the Ferrybank suburb of Waterford City but retains its Kilkenny (or Ossory) connection. Its Roman Catholic Church is wortht a visit as an example of Gothic Revival architecture, pioneered by Pugin. This church is by Ashlin and Coleman.
The pre-historic significance of the area is emphasised by 3 pillarstones, called 'Three Friars' at Nicholastown. John O'Donovan (1806-1861), the great Irish historian and field recorder, was born here in the townland of Attateemore. Few parishes in Ireand escaped his pen or his tireless and comprehensive inspection. The Irish Government isssued a commemorative stamp in his honour in 1962.
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