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17th - 19th April 2020 - Coppercoast Trad Fest, Dunhill, Co. Waterford


Website for information and booking is: www.coppercoasttradfest.org



Thursday 5th March 2020 SGC Event - The Cherry Orchard


We have another special for our Museum members in 
conjunction with SGC Cinema.  Members can avail of reduced rates to 
events courtesy of Mr. Eugene Tobin, Manager SGC Cinema, Dungarvan. 

It is advisable to book your tickets in advance for these events. 

Members can call to the museum to pick up their concession tickets. 

 The Cherry Orchard

 will be shown in SGC Cinema Dungarvan on Thursday 5th March 2020 at 7 p.m. 

Tuesday 10th March 2020 SGC Event - Frida: Viva La Vida


We have another special for our Museum members in 
conjunction with SGC Cinema.  Members can avail of reduced rates to 
events courtesy of Mr. Eugene Tobin, Manager SGC Cinema, Dungarvan. 

It is advisable to book your tickets in advance for these events. 

Members can call to the museum to pick up their concession tickets. 

 The Cherry Orchard

 will be shown in SGC Cinema Dungarvan on Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 7 p.m. 

Interview on WLR about Gallowshill Community Archaeology Project


Congratulations to Chrissie O'Connor Knight on her wonderful interview with Damian Tiernan on WLR last week.  Chrissie explained about the Gallowshill Community Archaeology Project and the recent exciting dating evidence for the Gallowshill site.

Stories from Old Newspapers


Grand Concert at Touraneena

Dungarvan Observer 13 April 1929

For the purposes of helping to liquidate the heavy parochial debt of £1,237 which still hangs over the Parish of Touraneena, a grand vocal and instrumental concert was held on Sunday night in the Boys School…which was largely attended.  A most attractive and diversified programme of Irish step-dancing, songs, recitations, instrumental selections and other appropriate items had been arranged.…the dancing items having being given by the clever children of the Boys’ and Girls’ National Schools in Touraneena, who had been specially trained for the occasion by Mr. P. Millea, Irish teach, in a manner which reflected great credit on him.  Mr. G. Quinlan and Miss J. Horan of the Boys school, and Miss M. Flynn and Mrs. J. Bell of the Girls school also deserve much praise.  Dr. Mullanny, Seskinane, and Mr. Seán Bell, Touraneena, were also prominent contributors….but the principal artists were supplied by Cappoquin as the result of Father Meskill’s thoughtfulness in requesting Mr. M. J. Sargent to organise a special concert for the occasion….

Photo of the Week


Can you identify anyone in this photo from the 1920s?  If so, please let us know.  This photograph is one of many available to view online on www.waterfordmuseum.ie.

Wonderful review of "The Sheare Street Social Club


ART AND THEATRE REVIEWS: The Sheare Street Social Club


We were delighted with Liam Murphy, the theatre critic’s review of Jim Cullinane’s play, ‘The Sheare Street Social Club.’   It went as follows: ‘There has been a renewed interest in social history and keeping aspects of community life to the fore in historical and social commemoration.  In the early days of Red Kettle Theatre, Jim Nolan, set several plays in the heart of Waterford memory as did Wexford's Billy Roach with his Wexford trilogy.  Waterford Youth Arts with Waterford Council funding have produced a series of social history reminiscences.  In Dungarvan, Waterford County Museum to support an archaeology project of excavation at Gallowshill, staged a 'dramatised read' or a rehearsed reading using local actors and adding mixed media of original songs and music from Donal Power.  John Power, the filmmaker, provided a set of video inserts to link the story of the Men's Social Club in Sheare Street Abbeyside in the late Fifties.  These inserts cut back and forth linking 'static' stage settings to a farewell drink in a local bar where sausages and brown bread were the 'nibbles'.
Written by James G Cullinane, it used a fictional drama with seven actors seated at a rehearsal table to reflect the grey Fifties with the lack of jobs or prospects, the hope of emigration in a story of friendship and hardship.  Of its nature, it had to show the demise and moving away of several characters, and this caused a repetition that did not serve the drama all that well.  But the audience loved the interaction, the banter, the crude chauvinistic language, the broad humour, and the hopes, secrets and revelations.
Experienced actors like Pat Power and Aaron Cowming contributed much to the veracity of the presentation, and Raymond Tobin-Walsh was a revelation in a serious role where he embodied a boastful, cynical commentary on women and life.  Ollie Kiely was excellent as the reflective Gusty. Other parts were played by Michael O'Mahony, Mark O'Rourke, Michael Drummy, with Martin Landers and Brian O'Connell in filmed inserts.  Deirdre Collender directed with an assured control, and a respect for the social and emotional aspect.  I hope this play will get support from the Decade of Commemorations or the Waterford Council.  It could with the addition of a brass band become a moving feast of memory involving actors and re-enactors.  It could also be made into a half-hour television feature.’

Watch this space for those of you who missed the play!!!.

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