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Museum Member's Trip 2019




The museum member’s trip this year was to Bantry, Co. Cork.  The trip included visits to Gougane Barra, Garnish Island, Beal na Bláth and the Michael Collins Centre.  The weather was beautiful and trip was another great success.  It was very well organised and enjoyed by everybody.










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Stories from Old Newspapers


DUNGARVAN RACES

Waterford Mail 29 March 1837

Wednesday 29th

Sweepstakes of five sovereigns each, to which will be added fifty Sovereigns, given by Mr. Power, the member for the Borough, for County Waterford bred horses... to be run over a sporting country chosen by the stewards.  Weight for Age - 3 year old, 9st 7lbs; 4 year old 10st 7lbs; 6 year old, 11st. 13lbs; aged 12, 11st 11lbs, two mile heats, one shilling in the pound to be paid by each subscriber to the race for the money added- to be rode by the gentleman.
The winner of any Plate, Price, Steeple Chase, etc., to carry 5lbs extra.

Second Day, Thursday 30th.
Sweepstakes five sovereigns each, to which the stewards will add fifty for all horses carrying 12 stone - Two mile heats, to be rode by gentlemen over a sporting country.  A Hack Race, each day between the heats.

Horses to be entered with Mr. Andrew Brennan, Clerk of the Course, two days previous to the running.  Ordinaries observed each day at the Devonshire Arms, and a Ball on the evening of Wednesday 29th.

Stewards:  Lord Huntingdon, John Power, Esq., M.P.; Sir Nugent Humble, B??? Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald, John Keane, P.N. Barron, Esqrs.



29th May 2019 Meeting on Gallows Hill Wall Mural


All residents are invited to come along and share their thoughts for a wall mural at Gallows Hill. Last year children had great fun working with a local artist to create a temporary mural of the historic battles at Gallows Hill and Dungarvan.
If there is local interest, Waterford Walls will work with residents to create a design and situation that is suitable for the area. 
The more input from residents the better! Founded in 2015, Waterford Walls Project has a wealth of experience and created many murals around Waterford City in both urban and residential areas.
This will be a very informal get together so please come along to the Museum for a cuppa and share your thoughts or even better still get involved. 
Refreshments will be served.

Waterford County Museum, Friary Street, Dungarvan


Wednesday 29th May at 7pm


National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019 for Gallows Hill Community Project




Waterford County Museum, Gallows Hill Community Project has been selected as a county winner in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards for 2019.

Well done and thank you to our amazing volunteers, local residents and volunteer committee members who have worked tirelessly on the project to date.  Hopefully we will progress to the National Finals but being selected in itself is an honour for the Museum society.






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Stories from Old Newspapers



                               Stories from old newspapers

                            Dungarvan Observer 9 March 1918

Hygienic Bakery for Dungarvan – A. Moloney & Sons, Ltd., New Installation

    Within the past week one of the most up-to-date Hygienic Bakeries has been installed by the enterprising firm of A. Moloney and Sons, which is unequalled in finish and completeness in any provincial town in Ireland.

    In order to do so it was necessary to have a new premises erected, and this was done on a spacious site adjoining their corn stores and at the rear of Main Street.  The work was carried out under the supervision of Mr. Michael Mahony, Main Street, who has ere this proved himself an expert in the matter of such buildings.  The tiling, cementing, and outside work was carried out…by Mr. Thomas Butler and Sons, Church Street.  The new oven, which weighs 90 tons was erected by Messrs T.H. Tonge, Manchester, and the power by the National Gas Engine Co Ltd., Ashton-Under-Lyne.  The new bakery is 66 feet long by 26 feet wide.  It is divided into three compartments.  At the rear is the furnace room, in the centre the bakehouse, measuring 30 ft by 26ft, and outside is the engine room. The front of the oven is in white enameled brick.  Upstairs there is a loft capable of holding some hundreds of flour, and by means of a chute the flour can be sent…right into the kneader in the bakehouse…The oven…is able to bake 1½ sacks of flour every hour.  No hand touches the flour from beginning to end. 


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