Waterford Coat of Arms
The motto of Waterford City, Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia, translates as 'Waterford remains the untaken city'. The Tudor monarch Henry VII bestowed the title on Waterford for repelling a pretender to his throne, Perkin Warbeck, in 1495. The siege lasted for eleven days, and was the first use of artillery in an Irish city. The shield features the three lions of England’s royal arms and three galleys representing Waterford's maritime trade. It is supported on either side by a lion and a stylised dolphin. The harp, representing Ireland, is also visible.