Friends Meeting House and the Quakers in Waterford. 

“Their yay was a yay and their nay was a nay. This would have been obvious in the Courts because people would be asked to swear on the bible and when a Quaker went in he wouldn’t swear on the bible. He said his yay was a yay – he was honest all the time and not just because he put his hand on the bible”

– Joan Johnston (Author of Waterford Quaker history)

Film Notes

Watch a short documentary on Waterford Quakers and their beliefs made in 1977 by RTE (national broadcaster)  – Watch Documentary

An article about the Waterford Quakers written by Joe Falvey – View Article

View a map of significant Waterford Quaker Locations in and around the Waterford Cultural Quarter – View PDF

About the Friends Meeting House – Click to Access PDF

Quakers and the Claddagh Fishery – Click to Access PDF

Quakers involvement in the Cork Soup Kitchen – Click to Access PDF


About Waterford Cultural Quarter

Created and produced by Waterford Youth Arts in 2021 with support from Waterford Council Arts Office, Waterford Cultural Quarter and Creative Waterford. All Film and Audio by Keith Currams. Website by Thomas Fitzgerald. Producer and Interviewer Ollie Breslin. Special thanks to Michael O’Sullivan and all the members of Waterford History Group (Facebook) and to the National Library Ireland .

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