Author and Photographer Bill Power
Waterford County Museum are delighted to have engaged author and photographer Bill Power for their March lecture. Bill's lecture is going to be a mixture of photos, people and events associated with the river or villages close to it. Obivously because the river is in Co.Waterford Bill will concentrate on that aspect of the river and will give a slightly heavier emphasis on that end of it.
Bill has been working on his "Blackwater" book for some time, and had hoped to travel the river in early Spring by boat and plane. Due to high waters and illness on part of his boatman and lack of aircraft these trips have yet to take place. This was a very important part of Bill's research and has of course delayed the publication of his book. Being an excellent photographer of wild life we are sure to see some of his excellant shots of various species of wild life that dwell along the river.
Bill is a writer, author, historian and a seriously enthusiastic amateur photographer, he has been taking photographs since around 1981. As a history writer Bill likes the solitude that comes with researching and writing books (12 to date), his photography complements this. His current book project "The Blackwater" will be and exploration of the history and heritage of the river which he fully explored by foot, car and boat.
Bill's lecture will take place at the Town Hall Theatre, Friary St, Dungarvan on March 21 at 8.pm. All are welcome to attend and the entry fee is €5.