County Waterford, Ireland
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People have lived in County Waterford for at least 7,000 years and evidence of megalithic monuments can be found along the coast and along the banks of the River Suir. Souterrains and ringforts indicate later settlement patterns and evidence of an early water mill from the fifth century has been found at Dooneen near Kilmeaden.
Many notable people originate from County Waterford. Robert Boyle, scientist and inventor of Boyle’s Law was born in Lismore Castle while Ernest T.S. Walton – Nobel Prize winning physicist was born in Dungarvan. In the natural sciences Richard Ussher was noted for his publication The Birds of Ireland.
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