Ballyduff Garda Barracks

This impressive building was built in 1869 as a fortified RIC barracks.  In response to the growing unrest in Ireland and particularly after the Fenian Rising of 1867 the Board of Works in Westminster took immediate steps to design new police barracks capable of defence.

Between 1869 and 1872 a dozen barracks of varying sizes and degrees of fortification were built.  Ballyduff seems to have been the first of these Scottish Baronial style buildings.

History of Ballyduff Upper

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West Waterford,


Ballyduff Upper

(Irish: Baile Dubh, meaning "black village") is a village in County Waterford, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore.