Waterford Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Waterford, Ireland





Page created: 12 June 2006
Latest revision or update: 22 November 2013

City of Waterford

The city of Waterford (Irish: Port Lairge), in Southeast Ireland, lies a few miles inland from the coast.  Although geographically part of County Waterford, the city of Waterford has a separate administration, and was officially referred to as a “County Borough” until 2001, when the term was formally replace by “City”.  Waterford has a population of about 45,000.

Waterford Jewish Community

The only Jewish congregation known to have existed in Waterford was the Waterford Hebrew Congregation.

Congregation Data


Waterford Hebrew Congregation


56 Manor Street, Waterford 16- 35

Date Founded:

1893 - First Jewish wedding performed in 1894

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Press Reports relating to the Waterford Jewish Community 1893 - 1998


Waterford Jewish Population Data

  40 - (Jewish Year Book 1916)
  37 - (Jewish Year Book 1920)
  15 - (Jewish Year Book 1947)
 9 - (quoting census)

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