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24th April 2014 Vikings Live from the British Museum at SGC Dungarvan

Visit SGC Dungarvan for Vikings Live

British Museum: Vikings: Life and Legend The Vikings are coming! Live broadcast from London of the first major Vikings exhibition at the British Museum for over 30 years.

Venue: SGC, Dungarvan

Date: Thursday 24th April 

Time: 7pm.

Admission: Tickets available at the Museum, Friary St., Dungarvan at a reduced rate of €10-

The British Museum are filming in Clontarf with 600 Viking re-enactors reliving the Battle of Clontarf which took place 1000 years ago. The actual anniversary is April 23rd. With demonstrations, stunning close-up photography of the Viking objects in the exhibition and a torch-lit burial in the grounds of the Museum, the broadcast of Vikings Live will be a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped our modern lives.








Children's Event Fishy Tales a Tremendous Success

Once again the Festival of Food children's event at the Museum which took place on Saturday last 12th April was a tremendous success.

Darren Moynihan used power point presentation to explain the history of fishing and the connection of the Hake to Dungarvan.


Helen Moynihan, dressed as a fish monger, explained how fish was sold in Dungarvan and the children listened attentively to Fishy Tales told by John Daly

The children enjoyed colouring and filling in collage sheets, and enjoyed some of Flahavan's Flapjacks and other little treats.


A very enjoyable morning was had by parents and children alike.


















Many thanks to Helen and Darren for the work and time put into this very successful and enjoyable event and also to John Daly for his story telling.
Thanks also to the staff and committee members of the Museum for their help.

2014 Book Sale


Annual Book Sale Fund Raiser

We are presently taking books for our annual book sale. All types of books in a good clean condition are accepted. (no magazines).

The book sale is one of the museum's main fund raising events and is very well supported each year.Organiser Eddie Cantwell promises it will be bigger and better this year with great bargains to be had.

Books can be handed in to the museum any day Monday-Friday between 10.am and 5.pm.

12th April 2014 Free Children's Event for Waterford Festival of Food

Fishy Tales for Children

Hake- The fish that made Dungarvan famous. Learn about the history of Dungarvan Hake and take part in some fun activities.

Date: Saturday 12th April

Venue: The Museum, Friary St, Dungarvan  

Time: 11am - 12 pm

Admission Free

New Acquisition Certificate for Recognition of Valour to Capt. John Veale




The Museum is proud to add to its collection the Gilded Framed Certificate presented to Capt. John Veale in recognition of organising the crew that rescued the crew of the Moresby.

In "Recognition of Valour"

"For having bravely volunteered to man the Lifeboat when the regular crew refused, and assisted in saving seven of the crew of the ship (two of whom succumbed) Moresby wrecked in the Whitehouse bank during the dreadful storm of Christmas Eve 1895"

3 Original photo's are pasted onto the certificate:
The Ballinacourty Lifeboat
The Wreck of the Moresby after the storm
The ships Compass


New Website on the History of Kinsalebeg

History of Kinsalebeg


A new website has been written and produced by Don Lehane.

 www.kinsalebeg.com

It contains an impressive amount of information
on various topics such as local families, the famine, placenames, churches, houses, landlords and the poet Piaras MacGearailt. The site will be of great interest to local people, students and local historians.



11th April 2014 Industrial Ireland 1904-1918 Exhibition

Bottle Washer Power's Brewery
Waterford County Museum are launching a new exhibition titled "Industrial Ireland: 1904-1918" featuring Images from Magic Lantern Slides.

Date: Friday 11th April 2014

Venue: The Museum, Friary St., Dungarvan, Co Waterford

Time: 8.00 pm

Woollen Mills
Admission Free
Garment Factory

All are welcome

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