The Effects Of The Famine In Dungarvan & West Waterford

Willliam Whelan will deliver a talk-The effects of the famine in Dungarvan & West Waterford- on Saturday 23 October in the museum at 2.30 pm, in conjunction with the Return to the Déise festival, which  runs from Fri 22- Mon 25 Oct.

As part of the Famine Commemoration event in 1995, the museum published a detailed book entitled Desperate Haven-The Poor Law Famine & Aftermath in Dungarvan Union. 

William Whelan contributed a chapter on Food & Diet in the workhouse.  The book is an important resource for local famine studies and is now available on the museum's website,
 Admission to the talk is free and all are welcome.