Ireland used to have it's own time zone
It was known as Dublin Mean Time and it was 25 minutes behind GMT. This lasted until 1916 when it was switched to GMT.
Waterford has its own Museum of Time
The museum has the oldest grandfather clocks, table clocks and watches from Ireland available for the public to view.
William Maddock was working in Waterford as a clockmaker with his shop on the quay. Maddock produced many high quality timepieces.
Waterford’s Clocktower was built, designed by Charles Tarrant.
The clock was actually only added later; the tower was known as the Fountain Clock because it had troughs for horses to drink.