The South East Heritage & Cultural Awards are now in their second year of operation. The awards are sponsored by the Munster Express and Dooley's Hotel, and seek to recognise and reward groups and individuals across the South East of Ireland who promote the Regions Heritage Craft and Culture. There are 4 Awards annually comprising of 4 categories, complete with an overall award.
Waterford County Museum were delighted to be awarded the Heritage Group Award for the first quarter of 2010. A large group from our committee travelled to the ceremony. Nioclás ó Griofáin accepted the award on behalf of Waterford County Museum. Dermot Keyes from the Munster Express then conducted a wide ranging interview with Willie Whelan on the work of Waterford County Museum. After that it was time for photographs followed by a very nice buffet and wine reception courtesy of Dooley's hotel.
The event is due to be covered in the next edition of the Munster Express published on the 19th May 2010.
Our thanks to Dooleys Hotel and The Munster Express for the recognition. Thanks are also due to Dungarvan Town Council (represented at the cermemony by Deputy Town Mayor Micheál Cosgrave, Town Manager Dennis McCarthy, Waterford County Librarian Jean Webster and County Heritage Officer Bernadette Guest), Waterford Leader Partnership, FÁS, and our dedicated staff who put so much effort into making the museum what it is.
Finally we would like to thank the Waterford County Museum 'audience' at home, abroad and online for their advice, support and occasional constructive criticism.
The Museum Committee Members At The Award Ceremony