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9th May 2015 Book Launch "The Irish Revolution 1912-1923"

A new book by Dr. Pat McCarthy will be launched by Historian Julian Walton

Venue: Waterford County Museum

Date: Saturday 9th May

Time: 3pm

All are very welcome to attend

This book contains a comprehensive history of Waterford during the turbulent and extraordinary years of the Irish Revolution. Drawing on an impressive array of sources, Pat McCarthy reveals what life was like for the ordinary men, women and children of Waterford city and county during a period that witnessed world war as well as political and social strife in Ireland.

4th July 2015 Medieval Banquet

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Tickets are now on sale for the Medieval Banquet celebrating the 800 Anniversary of the Granting of the Town Charter by King John. 

Venue: Crews Restaurant, Church St. 

Date: Saturday 4th  July at 7.30 pm.

Tickets:  €35 Available at the Museum, Friary Street.

Dress: Cocktail Attire - 

Please contact the Museum at 058-45960   

28th May 2015 Book Sale Fundraiser


Our annual book sale will take place 
Venue: Garvey's SuperValu

Dates: Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th May

As this is our main annual 
fundraiser we would greatly
appreciate all donations

Books can now be handed into the Museum, Friary St. Dungarvan.
No magazines, encloyopedias or school books accepted.

Children's Event a Great Success

The children's event which took place last Saturday here in the Museum was a tremendous success. The event was run in conjunction with the West Waterford Festival of food.

The children were shown a power point presentation outlining the history of Flahavans and the making of porridge. The children learned all about harvesting and milling the oats which is then processed, packaged and sold to the retailer as Flahavan's Porridge. The children showed great interest and asked many questions.

The children enjoy the classic film of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and were given samples of porridge to try with a variety of toppings. Each child received a goody bag, compliments of Flahavans.

Flahavans have been milling oats in Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford for over 200 years and have produced a large variety of products for children and adults to enjoy such as, Flapjacks, Quick Oats, Multi Seeds, Strawberry, Golden Syrup and Original, Flahavans Real Fruit porridge with Sunrise Fruit also Apple and Raisin, also available are Hi 8 Muesli and Original Granola, to mention just a few. A bowl of porridge for breakfast will provide the body with all the energy it needs until lunch and is one of the most natural and healthiest foods available.


A very big thank you to Karen Fennell of Flavahan's and to all the Museum staff and their little helpers for their contribution and most especially to all the children who attended.

14th April 2015 Vincent Van Gogh film at SGC


 Vincent Van Gogh: A new way of seeing
This is a new film about the life and works of one of the worlds favourite artists, marking both a major re-showing of the gallery's collection and a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Van Gogh's death.

Venue: SGC Cinema , Dungarvan

Date: 14th April

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets at a reduced rate now available to Museum members. Contact 058-45960 or call to the Museum, Friary Street, Dungarvan.

11th April 2015 Festival of Food Children’s Event


Children's Event

“History of the Mill”
Learn about Flahavan’s who have been milling oats in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford for over 200 years. We will tell you the story of how porridge is made and how the product has changed and become such a success.

Children come and meet Goldilocks and the three bears.

Venue: The Museum, Friary St., 

Date: Saturday 11th April 2015

Time: 11am -12pm

Admission is free and all are welcome



Members Trip to Mayo Update

We have negotiated an exceptional price of €245 for 3 nights which includes the following:

Staying at the Luxury “Twin Trees Hotel and Leisure Club”, Ballina.

Bed, Breakfast and 5 course Dinner each night

Guided tour of Mayo –Trips to:
The Jackie Clarke Collection,
Ceide Fields Visitor Centre,
Foxford Woollen Mills
Knock Shrine and Museum
Turlough House and Park and the Museum of Country Life.

Free nightly entertainment arranged by the hotel.
Full use of the leisure facilities 

Coach tour will begin in Dungarvan on Sunday 10th May at 9am, having the same coach for the four days, with all trips and excursions included and then returning to Dungarvan on Wednesday evening. 
Included in the price are All travel expenses.

Maximum number accepted is 26.  Book early to avoid disappointment as first come, first served policy will apply. 
A deposit of €100 is required to secure place. (A €20 supplement each night will apply for single occupancy room).

For further details please contact the Museum at 45960.


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