Peter De Pienne printed in Waterford in 1647 and from 1651-1655, having worked in Cork in 1648-1649.
By the middle of the 18 century Waterford had a vibrant print culture, with several printers and booksellers distributing books and periodicals published in Dublin and London.
This was a prestigious address close to the Exchange and the Custom House, it remained the family address until at least the mid 1820s.
The Exchange accommodated the council chamber, the town clerk’s office and a large assembly room.
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The city was originally walled and fortified with a strong tower at each corner of the triangular enclosing rampart.
By the 18 century it was a major port, carrying on an extensive coastal trade and international trade with Great Britain and across the Atlantic to North America and the Caribbean. The regular packet between Waterford and Milford in Wales carried the mail and was considered a quick and reliable route. Waterford was a thriving city at this time, Charles Smith’s , published in Dublin in 1746, praises the beauty of the city and its situation, and notes the excellence of the Quay: above half a mile in length.
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Established in 1997, Barbara Hubert Hand Bookbindery is run by Barbara Hubert and her dedicated staff. Their shop, which has entrances on Patrick St (the main street) and Paul St, is a haven for local book lovers and visitors alike.