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Upcoming Events at the Museum

The following is a list of some events taking place at the museum over the coming months.

February 15 - Talk by William Fraher- Old Dungarvan Families

March 1- Historical Table Quiz- in aid of museum funds - 8.pm at  Park Hotel

March 21 - Talk by Bill Power The Black-Water River. Discovering the Irish Rhine from Source to Sea.

April 12 - Exhibition - County Waterford A Commercial History in Photographs 1890-1990

April 14 - Children's Event - "Sweet Memories"
Talks as always will take place in the Town Hall Theatre at 8.pm. Admission is €5.
More information on the upcoming events will be detailed nearer the date.

Table Quiz Fund Raiser

Each year the Museum Society puts together a fundraising  event to help with the costs of maintaining the museum. Eddie Cantwell is the brains behind such ventures and this year is no different.

This year he has come up with the novel idea for a table quiz.  Using a powerpoint presentation participants will be able to view historical scenes of Dungarvan and Districts on the big screen.  It is not necessary to have a knowledge of the history of Dungarvan as most of the illustrations will be recognisable and questions will not be difficult.  The photographs will include buildings, streets personalities and shop fronts etc and the questions will be based on identifying the street or person in the images.

We are looking for teams of 4 per table to participate with a fee of €40 per table.  Groups of 3 are welcome to take part as long as the fee of €40 is paid. The quiz is open to everyone and we would like to see the businesses and factories in town and surrounding areas enter a team as we search for the most knowledgeable team of "Dungarvan's faces and places".

The table quiz will take place in the Park Hotel on Thursday March 1 at 8.pm

 This fundraiser is sure to generate a great deal of interest and will be great fun. We ask those who wish to take part to register their team at The Museum, on Friary St, Dungarvan as this will help us to arrange the facilities for the event and provide two screens if needed.

The museum is open Mon - Fri from 9.30 am to 5.pm. Tel: 058-45960.

Some Old Dungarvan Families

An Aerial View of Ballinacourty House, which will be featured in the Talk
The next lecture in our series takes place on Wednesday February 15. This talk will be given by the museum curator William Fraher on the old families of Dungarvan.

William will give an illustrated talk on a selection of families associated with Dungarvan and district over the centuries. Some of the families featuring in the talk include McGuires of Clonea House, Moloney's and Currans - ship owners and merchants, Dower's. Gibbons, Anthony's of Dungarvan and Ring and Longan of Ballincourty.

This is the first time that such detailed research has been compiled on these families.  William has been collecting genealogical material over many years and is delighted to be able to make this initial presentation on his findings  This promises to be a fascinating evening.

The talk will take place in the Town Hall Theatre and entry is €5.  All are welcome to attend.

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