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Launch of Dungarvan Town Trail App

Members of the Museum Committee with Town Mayor Theresa Wright, County Mayor Liam Brazil, Bernadette Guest & Dave Lee.
A large group of the Museum Society members gathered in the Civic Offices for the launch of the Dungarvan town trail by the Town Mayor Theresa Wright on Tuesday 23. This audio trail allows the listener to explore the 1000 year history of the town, the tour features an interactive map, GPS and  38 photos.

The version of the trail  initially being launched is for the iphone and is available to download for just 79 cent from the App store.  Simply search for Dungarvan.  A free podcast of the trail will play in all common MP3 players or Android phones and will be availabe shortly to download from www.waterfordmuseum.ie

The trail is a collaborative effort between the members of Waterford County Museum, Dave Lee of www.rememberwhen.ie who's company is involved in dvd slideshows and life history recordings, and from the members of the local dramatic club Orla, Dave, Ruaidhri, Margaret, Ann, Brendan, Con, Noreen and Joe who gave their time free of charge for this project for us.  Visit us on facebook to view more photos of the event.

Event for Heritage Week at Museum

Darren Getting a Helping Hand from a Young Visitor

In conjunction with heritage week, education officer Helen Moynihan organised an event "Tell a Tale" for the children.  This was held in the museum on Saturday 20 August.
The afternoon consisted of story telling, quizzes and colouring.  Helen told the children some of the history of the town and then they heard the story of the Salmon of Knowledge from Darren Moynihan. 
The children  enjoyed some time drawing pictures of the salmon and answering questions on the story.
As always well done to Helen and Darren for organising and  putting on the event.

Heritage Week Event at Museum

A children's event will be held in the museum on Saturday 20 from 2 - 3pm. The event entitled "What is heritage?" will comprise of story telling, quizzes and colouring.
As always the event is free and all materials will be supplied.

The Kane brothers from Kilkenny

The boys enjoying the replica artifacts in the museum. They were also given a demonstration of how to fire from the brown bess musket with the aid of our new iPad.
The museum is a voluntary non profit organisation with charitable status. Admission is free and all are Welcome, Fáilte, Willkommen, Bienvenue & Witaj.

GAA Medals Donation.

Presentation of medals by Joseph Randles to Waterford County Museum.

These Medals were awarded to Michael and Joseph Wyse of Dungarvan. The earlier medal dated 1896 was awarded to Michael Wyse of Erin's Hope Team at the Waterford Football Championship. The other medals were awarded to Joseph Wyse in 1926 & 1927. We are delighted to add these very important GAA Medals to our collection.

Audio Walking Trail - WLRFM Radio Interview

William Whelan discussed the Walking Trail App with Ian Noctor of WLR FM,  for the radio programme 'Noctor 'til Six' at 4:45pm today (August 2nd 2011). The museum would like to thank Ian Noctor and WLR FM for the airtime.

The interview was six minutes in length and is available to download in two formats.

The Walking Trail App was developed in conjunction with Dave Lee of http://www.rememberwhen.ie/

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