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Return Visit by Cork School

2nd Year Students from the Regina Mundi College Cork
Friday April 20 saw a return visit to the museum by the 2nd year students from the Regina Mundi College in Cork.  The visit was part of their geography studies and this is their second year visiting the Dungarvan area.

They studied St. Augustine's Church Abbeyside, King John's Castle, the Quayside and were also taking a trip to the Cunnigar to study the fauna.

They were very taken by the latest exhibition here in the museum " Co. Waterford, A Commercial History in Photographs 1890-1990. It gave them a great insight to the changes that have taken place over the last century and is sure to help them with their project work.

Sweet Memories, Children's Event a Great Success

Darren Moynihan giving his Pesentation to the Children
The museum was packed to the gills on Saturday for the children's event which took place between the hours of 12 and 1pm.  The event was as ever organised by Helen and DarrenMoynihan

Darren gave a powerpoint presentation on the history of sugar and sweets through the ages and covered Irish sweet factories and local sweet shops.
Helen dressed in the style of local sweet lady Nano Manahan recreated her famous sugar stick to the delight of all the children and adults alike.

A big thank you to Helen, Darren, Emma and Ashling for a very successful event and to the staff members and committee members who helped out.
The museum would also like to thank the Dungarvan Sweet Shop for providing sweets and for the event.

The museum remained open for the afternoon and on Sunday afternoon in conjunction with the festival of food.  On both days the crowds kept on coming and the museum volunteers were kept very busy.  More pictures of the event can be viewed on facebook

Official Opening of "Dungarvan & Co. Waterford A Commercial History In Photographs 1890-1990"

Curator WilliamFraher, Mayor Teresa Wright and President Nioclás Ó Griofáin
The museum's latest exhibition was opened in the museum on Wednesday April 11 by the Town Mayor Teresa Wright.  In her address she praised the work and the professionalism of the museum.

Those attending enjoyed the many beautiful images of the various shop fronts, many of which are no longer in existance today. Curator William Fraher thanked all those attending and thanked the museum staff for all their help in putting the exhibition together and a special thanks to Chloe Keane a transition year student from Ard Scoil na Déise who spent a week sourcing all the images for the exhibition during her work experience in the museum.

The exhibition will be on display throughout the summer.  Visit us  on facebook. to view the photographs from the night.

Free Audio Walking Trail For Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Map Screen Android App

Download: Free Android Version Of Dungarvan Town Trail

Download: iPhone Version Of Dungarvan Town Trail

The audio tour we launched late last year on the iPhone is now available free of charge on the Android platform. It will even work on entry level Android Phones. The tour also functions as an audio introduction to Dungarvan history for those who cannot visit the town. On both platforms it is best if the tour is downloaded over Wifi as the audio tracks are too substantial to download it over 3G. Thanks to all of the people who gave their time free of charge to make both versions of this heritage tour happen.

What Does Dungarvan Heritage Trail App Do?
Discover the history of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland and explore some of the historic landmarks. This easy to use audio tour features contemporary accounts from soldiers, travellers and writers from times past. Travel back in time and see the town as our ancestors saw it. The app contains an interactive map with GPS system, photos (most over 100 years old), a cast of 9 actors, sound effects and a script created by historians from Waterford County Museum. Once the tour has been downloaded it works offline, which means that you can enjoy the tour without needing to connect to the internet.

This audio trail has been produced by Waterford County Museum in co-operation with rememberwhen.ie (a Dungarvan company that specialises in producing DVD slide shows for special occasions and recording oral histories) and local volunteers and actors who gave their time freely so that you can enjoy our town's history. The iPhone version of the Dungarvan Heritage Audio Tour costs 79 cent, it is available now via the App Store. The Android version of the app was coded by Martin Whelan of Deise Design.

About Waterford County Museum
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Waterford County Museum is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity dedicated to preserving the history of County Waterford. You can see screenshots from the app on iTunes App Store or on the Google Play Store.

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Dungarvan & Co.Waterford A Commercial History in Photographs 1890-1990

Merricks & Ruddell, the Site Where Shaw's Department Store Stands Today

Work is well under way on the museum's latest exhibition "Dungarvan & Co.Waterford A Commercial History in Photogrpahs 1890-1990. Curator Willie Fraher is busy putting together the many photographs and artifacts from the businesses of days gone by, many of which are no longer in existance. The photographs will bring back memories to many with some well known faces and shop fronts.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Thursday April 12 and will run throughout the Summer.

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