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Upcoming Events in SGC Cinema


The following is a list of upcoming performances which will be screened live at the SGC in Dungarvan

It's advisable to purchase tickets now before the performances are sold out. 

Tickets are available to members of the Museum at a significant discount.
Call to the Museum to collect your concession tickets.
This is thanks to Eugene Tobin, Manager and SGC Cinema.

So don't be disappointed and book now!


November 28       Present Laughter:  From the Old Vic London.
December 2nd      Les Miserables:  The staged Musical
December 8th:      Friends 25th Anniversary, Part 1.
December 10th      Copelia: from the Royal Ballet London
December 11th      Friends 25th Anniversary, part 2
December 15th     Friends 25th Anniversary part 3
December 16th     In Search of Beethoven
December 17th     The Nutcracker: From the Royal Ballet London
December 21st     The Nutcracker: from the Royal Ballet London
December 31st       Berliner Philharmoniker Live New Year’s Eve Concert



Wednesday 27th November 2019 - "From the Cradle to the Grave": The Work of the Sanitary Officer - An Illustrated Lecture by Joanne Rothwell, County Archivist


An Illustrated lecture by County Archivist; Joanne Rothwell

Forthcoming lecture with the wonderful ‘romantic’ title "From the Cradle to the Grave”: The Work of the Sanitary Officer. And who better to deliver this talk than the County Archivist, Miss Joanne Rothwell. For those of you who have recovered from William’s talk last month, be prepared to be dragged further into our murky past, when our poor ancestors scraped out an existence in order to survive…well, some of them did!  But then, along came the Sanitary Officer…
Improvements in the survival rates of people in Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries owes much to the work of the Sanitary Officers appointed to oversee a huge range of issues from clean water; diseases and control of infections; hospital accommodation; bath-houses; slaughter-houses; lodging houses; schools, mortuaries and burial grounds.  Every aspect of life from the cradle to the grave came under their remit and the records of the work of the sanitary officers are often one of the only places we can glimpse the lives of ordinary people struggling to survive.  In this talk the Archivist will give people a chance to explore a little of what life was like in sometimes gross and gory detail.

Venue:            Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club on Davitts Quay

Date:              Wednesday 27th November 2019

Time:              8 p.m.

Admission:     €5.00 

 As always, all are welcome.  Be Early!

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Stories from Old Newspapers



Dungarvan Observer 2 May 1925

A New Ferryboat - Youghal Notes

It is stated on good authority that the Waterford Co. Council have placed a contract for a new ferry boat for the Blackwater at Villierstown, with the Messrs Aherne, boat builders, Strand Street, Youghal.  This is certainly another addition to the many instances of go-aheadedness of the Waterford Co. Council as compared to our own Cork Council.

The Placing of the contract with Messrs Aherne is a proof of the name they have gained for turning out their work.  Last year they built a splendid fishing boat for a returned Irish-American, who was highly satisfied with the craft.



Thursday 28th November 2019 NT Live: Present Laughter (Captured Live) In SGC Cinema


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 event is: NT Live: Present Laughter (Captured Live)

It will be shown in SGC Dungarvan on Thursday 28th November 2019 at 8 p.m. 

Stories from Old Newspapers


Dungarvan Observer 2 March 1918

Sinn Féin Branch Formed in Ballyduff and Macollop    By E. A. Murphy

On Sunday, February 24th…. a public meeting was held in Ballyduff to organise a Sinn Féin Club in the combined parishes of Ballyduff and Macollop.  Mr P. O’Sullivan, President of Kent Sinn Féin Club, Lismore; Mr. J. O’Gorman, Lismore; and Captain James Madden of the Irish Volunteers, Lismore were the speakers.

The large crowd….gave the speakers an enthusiastic reception.  Mr. O’Sullivan….explained the objects for which the meeting was called, and explained what Sinn Féin stands for.  Mr. O’Gorman…. In his handling of the subject proved himself to be a very able speaker.

Captain James Madden…..treated on the industrial side of Sinn Féin in an able manner.  The meeting was brought to a close by Mr. O’Gorman’s fine rendering of “The Soldier’s Song”, in which the crowd joined.  After the meeting sixty people handed in their names as members.  Mr. John Daly was elected President; Mr. John Cashin, Hon. Sec., and Mr. James Quirke, Treasurer.  The Ballyduff and Macollop Corps of Volunteers attended in full strength. 


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