Waterford Cultural Quarter was home to many influential Quaker families. The Quaker community fled to Waterford as refugees from religious persecution from 1665. The Quakers held firmly to their Christian values of truth, honesty, simplicity, equality and religious tolerance and became extremely successful businesses owners. They were very involved in trade, industry and commerce, particularly in glass, jute, shipbuilding, import and export and retail. Families such as Penrose, Jacob and Goodbody were associated with some of Ireland’s most prestigious businesses.
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