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Number Of School Visits On The Increase

A Group of Students from the Cope Foundation, Cork

In the last number of weeks we have been very pleased to welcome a number of schools to the museum. Some of the schools are based locally, St. Joseph's National School, St. John's School, Kilbrien National school and it's great that they are taking advantage of the facilities that the museum has to offer.

Today Monday 30 we had a group of student's from the Cope Foundation, Penrose Quay, Cork.  They took time to visit during their day out in the area and promised to return in the future with other groups of their students.

As the time for school tours approaches we hope to see many more schools pay us a visit and enjoy the many items on display.

We can provide a tour to suit individual needs, some like a guided tour others like to browse at their leisure.

Visit to Dromana House

 Members of the Museum Society had an enjoyable trip to Dromana House and Garden last Friday evening.  They were given an informative tour by Nicholas and Barbara Grubb and Mrs Emily Villiers Stuart.
 Afterwards they enjoyed refreshments in  the new tea room, which also has a small display of artefacts associated with the family.

George Lennon Film

Portrait of George Lennon

The Museum Society wish to extend best wishes to Cormac Morel and indeed all of the film crew who worked with him on the making of the George Lennon Film. The Museum Society was delighted that Cormac selected the museum as a location for some of the footage which will be included in the film.

Ivan Lennon son of George Lennon has a strong connection with Waterford County Museum and is a regular visitor when he is in Ireland.

 We wish Cormac and the entire crew the best of luck with the production which premiers at the S.G.C. Dungarvan on May 25.

Kilbrien School Visit

The Children of 3rd, 4th and 5th Class Kilbrien School

The children from the senior classes,  Kilbrien school paid a visit to the museum on Wednesday 18. The children spent their time browsing the different exhibits and were very interested in different area's of the museum.
This was the first visit we have had from the school, they were very impressed with what they saw and promised to return.

Cork Students Visit Museum

On Friday 13 a group of second year students from Regina Mundi College Cork visited the museum.  They were in Dungarvan on a geography field trim and took time out to visit.  They were very impressed with the amount of exhibits on display and praised the museum for their work in preserving the local history.

The museum saw a large volume of visitors all during the week, with some visitors from England and America.

Visit from Scoil Náisunta Baile Mhic Airt

Múinteoir Liam Ó Lionáin agus na Paistí as ranga 5 agus 6.

On Thursday 12 we had the pleasure of greeting 5th and 6th class from Scoil Náisunta Baile Mhic Airt along with their teacher Liam Ó Lionáin.  This was their first time visiting the museum and were delighted with the exhibits. They took a great interest in the story of the Moresby and the items on display of this awful tragedy.

Our President Nióclas was on hand to speak to the children and enlighten them on the history of the locals James Mansfield, Old Parish  and Seán Graves, Ring.
 See our facebook page to view pictures of the visit.

Annual Book Sale

Our annual book sale was held over the bank holiday weekend and it was a great success attracting hundreds of visitors. The sale was held again this year on the premises of Garvey's Super Valu and a big thank you to the management for providing us with the premises and to the Abbeyside Scouts who provided us with tables for the event.

The book sale is one of our main fund raising events and we are delighted with the proceeds of the weekend.

A big thank you to all who helped transport the books and  who gave their time over the weekend, but espically Eddie Cantwell who sorted and priced all the books over the last couple of months and over saw the running of the sale over the weekend.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards developing various museum projects.

Variety Concert A Great Success

Local Group Béaltaine on stage
Our second variety night was held in the town hall theatre on Thursday April 28.  This event was held in conjunction with the official opening of Féile na Déise with all monies going to the museum.  The concert was opened by broadcaster Micheál ó Muircheartaigh who thanked the Féile committee for their great work and the museum for their very impressive exhibition space.

The audience had a great night's entertainment and we would like to thank all those who took part, the Dungarvan Brewing Company for refreshments and to all the helpers who gave of their time on the night.

Finally a big thank you to Eddie Cantwell for putting the event together. You can follow us on facebook to view pictures of the night.

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