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Friday, 21st August The Mystery of Gallows Hill Revealed

Waterford County Museum will be announcing the results of the geophysical survey of Gallows Hill carried out by Geophysicist Kevin Barton


All will be revealed tonight 

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, 

Date: Friday, 21st August.

Time: 8.00 p.m.

All are welcome. 
Admission free.


Dino Day A Tremendous Success

Dino Day took place in Waterford County Museum, Friary Street on Saturday, 15th August.
The event was a huge success and it generated a big interest in Dinosaurs.
A very large crowd turned up for the event, a mixture of adults and children, all excited to be there. There was a presentation and a question and answer session. All the children were very enthusiastic with their questions about the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The children played with the dinosaurs in the sandpit and coloured pictures. There were goodie bags and sweets for all the children.

The event was a great success and the interest in Dinosaurs is well and truly alive, one little boy even proclaiming that he was going to be a Paleontologist when he grew up!

We would like to thank all the parents and children who turned up on the day. Your enthusiasm and participation made the event totally worthwhile and we look forward to seeing you all again for further events at Waterford County Museum.






 





August 15th 2015 Dino Day for Children

Free Children’s Event
Dino Day 

Venue: Friary St  
  
Date:  Saturday 15th August 

Time: 11 am to 12.30pm

All children are welcome 

Visitors to Museum

Tommy and Katelyn Walsh on their visit to the Museum. They were very excited when they saw the latest addition to our Children's corner, they had great fun playing with the dinosaurs.

Tommy and Katelyn with the Dinosaurs


1760 Map of Dungarvan


A map of Dungarvan dated 1760 is now on display in Musem

The map which has recently been restored to mark the granting of a charter to Dungarvan by King John in 1215 is the first detailed map of the town to survive. For this reason it is an important historical document which will be a lasting memorial of the 800 celebration.

The map was made by Charles Frizell and his son Charles Frizell Junior. The Frizell's were a family of leading map-makers in 18th century Ireland. Charles Frizell Snr. came from Co Wexford and his sons Charles and  Richard followed their's father's profession as surveyors and map makers.

To the right, the image shows a very small section of the map. If you are passing the Museum at any time and would like to view the map in its entirety  you would be very welcome. Admission is free.

Bob Frizelle and his wife Karen visited the Museum to view the restored map.
Bob is a descendant of the map-maker Charles Frizell.

July 3rd Official Launch of Dungarvan 1215




Weekend of Celebrations
Official Launch of Dungarvan 1215



Friday 3rd July 5.45pm 
Flotilla of Boats in Dungarvan Harbour
followed by
Presentation of Charter at Kings John’s Castle

Friday 3rd July 8pm
Historical Talk by Professor Séan Duffy
followed by
Medieval Music by Laoise O’Brien
at
Town Hall Theatre Dungarvan
Admission €5.00 Refreshments will be served.

Saturday 4th July 7.30pm
Medieval Banquet at Crew’s Restaurant
Tickets €35- Limited number still available
Medieval dress not required.
Contact the Museum for tickets 058-45960

30th June 2015 Dungarvan through the Ages

The Lookout Dungarvan  1900
Waterford County Museum will hold a Photographic Exhibition titled
 "Dungarvan through the Ages"

This will be an exhibition not to be missed so don't forget to mark it in your diary.

Venue: Dungarvan Shopping Centre

The Lookout Dungarvan 2000
Date: 30th June to 10th July

Time: 10am -5pm Monday to Friday

Admission is free and all are welcome.




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