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Donation by Mr. & Mrs. Eddie O'Shea

Mary & Eddie O'Shea presenting Noreen Nugent of Waterford County Museum
with 2 albums of postcards dating back to 1930 for which the Museum is very grateful.

6th Nov 2014 Book launch by Julian Walton

Museum member Julian Walton with Frank O'Donoghue will launch the second volume of 
"On This Day"

Date: Thursday 6th November

Venue: Eason's, Dungarvan

Time: 7.00 pm

Whereas the first volume celebrated 1100 years of the history of the city, this second edition includes not only the city but also the county.

The launch will be performed by Nicola Beresford

All are welcome

18th Nov. 2014 The Vatican Museum 3D at SGC

Visit SGC, Dungarvan to see The Vatican Museums in 3D

This will be a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, taking in masterpieces of art history by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raffaello and Caravaggio among many others.

Venue: SGC, Dungarvan

Date: Tuesday 18th November 2014

Time: 8.30 pm

Tickets are now available for members at the Museum in Friary Street at a reduced rate. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Contact 058-45960



Free Downloadable Waterford History Books

The following books about Waterford History are available to download free of charge. They are all of interest, particularly Charles Smith's book. It should be kept in mind that the books are products of their time. Some of the historical conclusions or facts may have been overtaken by current research. This is particularly true where the authors deal with pre-history. P M Egan's book is quite well known for containing inaccuracies but it is still a part of the canon of Waterford historical literature.

Charles Smith
The ancient and present state of the county and city of Waterford (1774) 2nd edition

R H Ryland
The history, topography and antiquities of the county and city of Waterford; with an account of the present state of the peasantry of that part of the south of Ireland (1824)

Joseph Hansard  
The History, Topography and Antiquities (natural and Ecclesiastical) with Biographical Sketches. (1870)

Edmund Downey
The story of Waterford: from the foundation of the city to the middle of the eighteenth century (1914)

P. M. Egan
History, Guide & Directory of County and City of Waterford (1895)

Thanks to Ivan Fitzgerald for sending on these links.

15th Oct. 2014 The Protestant Pope by Dr Eugene Broderick

Bishop Robert Daly
Eugene Broderick former principal of Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford will give a lecture about the life and career of Robert Daly, 1843-1872. Robert Daly, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel, Waterford and Lismore is now a largely forgotten figure. Yet for many years in the nineteenth century his was a household name among Protestants and many Catholics.

Venue: Town Hall, Friary St, Dungarvan
Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Time: 8pm
Admission: €5-
All are welcome

17th Sept 2014 The Christ Church Cathedral Collection by Kieran Cronin

Illustrated Talk at Museum

Waterford County Museum is delighted to kick off their lectures season with an illustrated talk by Kieran Cronin who is the Deputy Librarian at W.I.T. libraries. The Christ Church collection will be of immense interest. Its purpose was to cater for the information needs of the Church's congregation and the citizens of Waterford.

Date: Wednesday 17th September 2014
Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Friary Street, Dungarvan
Time: 8 pm.

Admission €5-
As usual our lectures are open to all and we are always delighted to see new faces.

2014 Exhibition of Rory Wyley's Photographs

Appeal for Rory Wyley Photographs

The museum is planning an exhibition of the well known Dungarvan photographer Rory Wyley. If you have any photographs taken by Rory, particularly ones dating from the 1960s and early 1970s, we would love to hear from you. The photographs can be scanned and returned to you. We are looking for a wide variety of subject matter.
Photographs to be handed into the Museum by 15th October.
Photo taken by Rory Wyley 1982

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