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New Poetry Book "Songs of a Stargazer" Launched at Museum

John Daly presenting the Canadian Ambassador Loyola Hearne with a copy of his poetry on his recent visit to the museum

John Daly a long serving committee member of the Museum Society published his first book of poems"Songs of a Stargazer" last Friday night December 9 in the museum.
The book was officially launched by Frank Daly in the presence of a large number of friends and museum members.

John has been writing poetry for a number of years and publishes regularly in the local press.  We wish John the best of luck with this publication, which is available for sale here in the museum, at Eason's store and Michael Power's book shop. Priced at €10 this book would make a lovely Christmas present. To view more images of the event follow us on facebook

Visit of Canadian Ambassador to Museum

Canadian Ambassador Loyloa Hearne addressing the Audience at the Museum

We were delighted to welcome his Excellency Ambassador Loyola Hearne to the Museum to mark the Ireland Newfoundland links. The Mayor of Dungarvan was represented by Clr Michael Cosgrove. Also in attendance was Denis McCarthy, acting County Manager and committee members of the Ireland Newfoundland connections.

The Mayor praised the work of the museum and stated that it was an important asset to the town and county. The museum President, Nioclás Ó Griofáin recalled the links between West Waterford and Newfoundland and referred to booklet - The Newfoundland Emmigrant Trail, edited by Paula Uí Uallachain which was launched last year at the museum.  To view more images  Visit us on Facebook

Recent Visits From Waterford Schools

Group of the Students from the Adult Education Center in Waterford City.

In recent weeks we had the pleasure of visits from schools in the east of the county. The first school to visit was the boys from 3rd year of the CBS in Tramore and were given a guided tour by Michael Fitzgearld. They were delighted by the enactment of the loading of the Brown Bess Musket shown on the iPad.

The following week on the 30 November we had 35 adult students from Adult Education Center in Waterford who are frequent visitors to the museum and were very impressed with our latest exhibition the Big Houses of Co Waterford.

Win A Historic Waterford Photo For Free In Our Competition

As a little Christmas present to our Facebook Fans and Twitter Followers, Waterford County Museum is having a competition. You can win a photo of your choice from the 5200 photos of historic County Waterford, Ireland on our image archive at www.waterfordcountyimages.org. Entering the competition is free and we will give out 4 photos to both Facebook and Twitter competitions.

To Enter On Facebook: Share the competition post and like our page. We will draw 4 names from all the people who enter and allow you to pick a photo of your choice. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/waterfordcountymuseum

To Enter On Twitter: RT the competition post and follow our page. We will draw 4 names from all our twitter followers who retweeted and allow you to pick a photo of your choice. Find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/waterfordmuseum

Some Rules
  1. Closing date of the competition is 5pm 10th December, (Irish Time)
  2. This competition is for fun and is a little thank you for people's support over the year.
  3. We will post a photo to any country as part of the prize.
  4. We are a charity with an interest in promoting Waterford's history. That is the primary goal of this competition.
  5. No-one on the museum committee is allowed enter.
  6. You can select from any of the 1400 images on our web site marked 'Buy Photo'. You can select from any of the other 3500 photos we must ask the photo donor for permission to send you the image.
  7. Judges decision is final.

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