Many people are not aware that Waterford County Museum is a voluntary museum with no permanent employees. Our staff members are all participants on a Fas Community Employment training scheme. Over the years we have been exceptionally lucky with the quality of the workers/learners that we have attracted to the scheme. Without them, most of what the museum has achieved would have been unattainable. The downside of the scheme is that each participant has only a set time with us before they must leave. Unfortunately that time has arrived for one of our most popular and enthusiatic staff members Roberta Whelan.
Roberta's enthusiasm for our institution has been a wonderful asset to the museum in her 4 years with us. Whether it was greeting visitors or organising spot prizes for competitions she gave her all. I have no doubt that she will continue to stay involved with Waterford County Museum over the coming years. On behalf of the museum committee I would like to say thank you.