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Wednesday, Dec 2nd Goin' to the Pictures Book Launch

Picture-going as it was back then

Goin' to the Pictures is the name of a new book by Frank O'Donoghue, with excellent photographs compiled by Andy Kelly. It is an affectionate recollection of the pre-television era when the cinema was the most popular form of entertainment.

 The book will be launched by Willie Fraher.

Venue: Waterford County Museum, Friary Street
Date: Wednesday, 2nd December
Time: 8 pm

Well illustrated throughout, this book is very readable. Experiences are recounted by those who frequented the cinemas in Dungarvan, Youghal, Tallow, Lismore, Cappoquin, not to mention the mobile film providers who visited the village halls on a weekly basis. A good Christmas present and well worth the €15.

All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Dec 15th The Three Tenors Christmas Concert 2000

Waterford County Museum in conjunction with SGC Dungarvan are showing this concert in the cinema.

Venue: SGC Dungarvan
Date: Tuesday, December 15th
Time: 7 pm

The Three Tenors (Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti) singing Wiegenlied in the wonderful concert in Vienna, Austria.

Tickets are available at the museum at a reduced price of €10. Not to be missed.

A Great Christmas Present: Waterford History Books for Sale

We have a good selection of history books for sale in the museum. Click on the links to see pricing & postage information. We ship worldwide. They make ideal Christmas presents (particularly our special offer bundles).

Titles include the following:

Dungarvan Historic Guide and Town Trail
Waterford County Museum
79 page introductory history to Dungarvan includes notable personalities, walking trail, street names.

The Irish Revolution 1912 - 23
Pat McCarthy
A comprehensive history of Waterford during the turbulent and extraordinary years of the Irish Revolution.

On this Day
Julian Walton
For almost 20 years Julian Walton has delighted his radio listeners with anecdotes about things that happened in and around Waterford.

Medieval Dungarvan above and below ground
Dave Pollock
An illustrated introduction to the medieval archaeology of Dungarvan.

Two centuries of Tall Ships in Waterford
Bill Irish and Andrew Kelly
This photographic voyage takes us through two centuries of shipping and ship building in Waterford, from the Suir to the Blackwater.

The Making and Breaking of a Mining Community
Des Cowman
A history of mining in Bunmahon and the Copper Coast.

The Déise Divided
Tommy Mooney

Ghosts of the Copper Coast
John Daly

Windmills of the Mind
John Daly

Na hÓglaigh sna Déise 1913 - 1916
Silvester ó Múirí

Other titles available. Contact us and the staff will be delighted to assist in any way.

Thursday, Dec 10th 2015 Christmas Party Night For Museum Members

Three Course Supper & Drinks

Venue: Museum (Old Town Hall)
Date: Thursday, December 10th
Time: 7.30 pm
Booking: (058) 45960. Members only. €15

Music by the wonderful Hugh O'Donnell. Great night of fun, merriment and a little bit of devilment!

Wednesday, November 11th Waterford Heritage - Plans and Projects

Waterford Heritage - Plans and Projects

Continuing our series of talks, the next talk will be by Bernadette Guest, County Heritage Officer.

Bernadette Guest, County Heritage Officer
She will highlight some of the recent projects carried out under the current Heritage Plan and also proposals for future projects on natural and cultural heritage in Waterford. She will be looking forward to hearing from the audience and plenty of audience participation.

A date for your diaries.

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Friary Street

Date: Wednesday, 11th November

Time: 8 pm

Admission €5.

All are very welcome.

Sunday, 15th Nov 2015 Julian Walton Talk & Lunch

"Et in Arcadia ego: the story of Clifford and of a childhood on the Blackwater in the 1940's"

Venue: Dromana House
Date: Sunday, 15th November 2015
Time: 1pm lunch followed by a presentation
Tickets: includes 2 course lunch €30 booking essential (numbers limited)
Enquiries: bgrubb@eircom.net
Telephone: 024 96144

Clifford is dramatically situated overlooking the Blackwater between Mallow and Fermoy. It was built in about 1790 by Richard Martin, a Cork solicitor who was Seneschal of the Manor of Mallow and descended through the Mansergh family during the nineteenth century. From 1925 until 1946 it was home of the Walton family. This talk is a nostalgic evocation of the story of Clifford and of a childhood spent in what was then the remote countryside of North Cork.

Julian Walton is a former secondary schoolteacher and librarian with a lifelong interest in history. Since he "retired" in 2006, he has been Resident Historian at Dunhill Multi-Education Centre in County Waterford, where he lectures on aspects of local history. He is author of The Royal Charters of Waterford and of many articles in historical journals. His most recent publications are On This Day volumes one and two, which are based on a series of short programmes broadcast on Waterford local radio between 1994 and 2012.

This house was occupied by Richard Martin in 1814 and by Thomas Lloyd in 1837 and at the time of Griffith's Valuation, when he held the property from Edward Beatty. The buildings were valued at £26. Clifford passed by marriage to the Mansergh family of Grenane, County Tipperary and at the time of the sale in 1879 was inhabited by Captain C.S Mansergh, who held it on a lease dated 1868. The representatives of E. Charles Mansergh of Clifford owned 511 acres in County Tipperary in the 1870's. In 1942, the Irish Tourist Association survey reported that it was the residence of the Walton family and that the estate had been reduced to 40 acres. This house was recently renovated.

Saturday, October 31st Waterford's Revolutionary Decade Roadshow

Venue: Park Hotel, Dungarvan
Date: Saturday, 31st October 2015
Time: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Free Admission

Waterford City and County Archivist, Joanne Rothwell and Bernadette Guest, County Heritage Officer are working with Gabriel Doherty from the School of History UCC to bring a Revolutionary Roadshow to the Park Hotel, Dungarvan on Saturday, 31st October from 11 - 4  pm. This show is to highlight the revolutionary period from 1912-1923 in Waterford city and county.

Local history groups, including ourselves, will have stands at the event and visitors on the day will have the opportunity to find out, not only about wider national events but also about what was happening in local parishes throughout the city and county.

There will be exhibition stands, talks, re-enactments and music performances held during the day and it will be open to the public as a free event.


11.00 am
Welcome address by Tom Cronin, Mayor, Dungarvan and Lismore District.
Joanne Rothwell, Archivist

Opening address by Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. John Cummins, Waterford City and County Council.  

11.00 - 4.00 pm Exhibition Stands By:
Waterford County Museum
Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation
Women's History Association of Ireland
Munster Military Vehicle and Re-enactment Group
Western Front Association
Mercier Press
Aubane Historical Society
Portlaw Heritage Centre
Mahon Bridge Local History Group
UCC School of History
Waterford County Council
1848 Tricolour Committee
Battle Group Centre
Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer

11.30 - 11.50 am  Performance by Comeraghs Comhaltas

12.30 - 12.45 pm  Cumann na mBan and Jenny Wyse Power - Áine Ní Fhoghlú

1.00 - 1.30 pm  Battle Re-enactment between Crown Forces and IRA, staged by the Munster Military Vehicles Re-enactment Group.

2.00 - 2.20 pm  Performance by Cór Fear na nDéise

2.45 - 3.00 pm  Researching your British Army Ancestry - Ger Crotty, Portlaw Heritage Centre

3.15 - 3.30 pm  The War of Independence in West Waterford - Tommy Mooney.

3.30 pm  Irene na Gealaí Drama performance by Aisteoirí an tSean Phobail.

Gabriel Doherty, School of History, UCC
3.45 - 4.00 pm  Waterford's 2016 Commemorations Programme - Joanne Rothwell, Waterford City and County Council.

4.00 pm  Event concludes.

Not to be missed. A date for your diaries. Entry free.

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