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Gallows Hill Meeting

A big thank you to the staff and management of Elsie's pub, Wolfe Tone Road, Dungarvan for accommodating us for the Gallows Hill Community Information evening on 21st March.  The talk which was given by Dave Pollock was attended by a large crowd.

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Walks and Talks at Three



Photo of audience enjoying the lecture on Cathal Brugha in the museum on Wednesday 20th March

Walks and Talks at Three


On Wednesday last we had the second talk in our new programme of Walks and Talks at Three.  Nicolás ó Griofán spoke on "Cathal Brugha and the Ring / Dungarvan Connection".  We were delighted with the attendance and afterwards all enjoyed some refreshments.

Next Wednesday 27th March William Fraher will give a talk entitled: "As Others Saw Us: Visitor’s Impressions of Dungarvan".

It will be held at the museum at 3pm.

Admission is free and all are welcome

Stories from Old Newspapers



 Dungarvan Steeple Chases
Waterford Chronicle 30 December 1843

This meeting came off on the 19th and 20th …over as sporting a country as any in the South of Ireland (about half a mile from town), and was attended by the nobility, gentry, and sporting characters of this and the surrounding counties. From day-break on Tuesday morning, carriages, drags, and every other description of vehicle…. A well secured and commodious Standhouse was erected on the ground, which was crowded to excess. The amateur band of Dungarvan kindly afforded their services… amongst the company we noticed – The Marquis of Waterford, and Lord Ingestrie, whose presence afforded much satisfaction to the assembled thousands, were loudly cheered each day… Sir Nugent Humble, Earl of Huntingdon, Sir Robert Paul, John Power Gurteen, Captain Power, Queen’s Dragoon Guards, Messrs Fyute, Prince Albert’s Hussars.
An ample supply of refreshments were provided at the Stand-house by Miss Power of The Eagle Hotel. A ball and supper took place at the Devonshire Arms…The supper was provided by Mrs McGrath, in her usual good style. Mr Hamilton’s band attended, and dancing was kept up until morning.

Photo of first Talk at Three in the Museum



            Photo of audience at first talk in New Programme of Talks at 3

Gallows Hill Information Evening

There will be an information evening on the findings to date in Gallows Hill on Wednesday 20th March at 7 p.m. in Elsie’s Public House, Wolfe Tone Road.  Admission is free and all are welcome.  This lecture will be given by archaeologist Dave Pollock

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