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Christmas Opening Hours at Museum


Christmas opening hours
Monday 22nd December 9-5
Tuesday 23rd December 9-2
Wednesday 24th December Closed
Thursday 25th December Closed
Friday 26th December Closed
Monday 29th December 9-5
Tuesday 30th December 9-5
Wednesday 31st December 9-12
Thursday 1st January Closed
Friday 2nd January Closed

We wish all our members and friends a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year


The Déise Divided by Tommy Mooney




Tommy Mooney has recently launched his new book
titled "The Déise Divided"

A History of The Waterford Brigade IRA and the Civil War.

The book was published by dePaor, Scanlan's Yard, Dungarvan.

"The Déise Divided" is  now available for sale at the Museum.

Recent Donations by Mr. John Stafford

The Museum has recently acquired by donation from Mr. John Stafford, original documents relating to the Court Martial in Dungarvan, of a Private Thomas Ward of the Royal Irish Hussars who was slaughtered in the town “in aid of the Civil Power” in October 1846.

This was the period during the Great Famine in which Food riots occurred resulting in death and injury among the rioters.

Private Ward, however, was not court-martialled for any conduct during the riots, but for being drunk on duty, along with three other troopers.

A more detailed account of the riots is contained in the Waterford County Museum Society publication “Desperate Haven” an account of the
operator of the Work House in Dungarvan.

John also donated a lace neck choker and a skirt clip.

We are very grateful to him for these donations, which were presented to Mr.Jim Shine of Waterford County Museum.

12th Dec. 2014 Christmas Party

Members and friends of the Museum, hoping to see you all at our Christmas party.

Date: Friday 12th December
Venue: Museum, Friary Street
Time: 7.30pm

There will be a wide variety of entertainment with finger food and refreshments served.

Tickets €10 are now available at the Museum.
Please purchase your tickets in advance, to allow for catering.


Rory Wyley Exhibition a Tremendous Success

The official opening of the Rory Wyley photographic exhibition was launched at the Museum last Thursday night by photographer Pat Crowley. The night proved to be a great success. William Fraher, Museum President welcomed
Rory, his wife Mary and the Wyley family.

Councillor Damien Geoghegan presented Rory with a framed scroll on behalf of the Council and the local community for his contribution to the area
over the years.

Many thanks to Christina Flynn who organised the exhibition, also to Noreen Nugent and Richard
Curran and to all the Museum staff for their contribution.

A special thanks to Andrew Kelly who supplied the display stands for the photographs.

Thanks to all those who attended and made the night such a wonderful success.



Congratulation to Rory 
 we wish him and his family 
a very happy Christmas 
and a healthy and prosperous 
New Year.



The exhibition will be open at the Museum in Friary St., throughout December. 
Admission is free and all are welcome.


27th November 2014 Rory Wyley Photographic Exhibition

Official opening of the Rory Wyley photographic exhibition

by local Photographer Pat Crowley

will take place:

Venue: Museum, Friary St., Dungarvan

Date: 27th November 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Festive refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies

All are welcome

2nd Dec.2014 "Waterford Women in History" by Andrew Kelly

A lecture and photographic exhibition  which will highlight many stories of women from Waterford City and County will be given by Andrew Kelly. Andrew's work is a growing and extensive collection of women from all walks of life, who made a valuable contribution to the development of Waterford.

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Friary St., Dungarvan
Date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Time: 8pm
Admission: €5-



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