A tribute will be paid to a former Mayor of Waterford later today (Wednesday)
Born in 1790, Dr Thomas Mackesy was involved in the Battle of Waterloo and in 1862 he became the first President of the Royal College of Surgeons who wasn’t Dublin based.
He was elected mayor in 1841 having served on Waterford Corporation.
A Blue Plaque will be unveiled at 22 Lady Lane today at 2pm by the President of Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Professor John Hyland.
Eugene Broderick is from the Waterford Civic Trust, the group behind the tribute.
He said Thomas Mackesy was a member of one of the most prominent Waterford families who were heavily involved in Waterford civic life.
His son Joseph continued in the family tradition in medicine and politics, and provided clean drinking water for the city as a member of the Corporation.