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Childrens Event at Museum for Waterford Festival of Food

Bee Amazed at the Museum

Where: Waterford County Museum, Friary St, Dungarvan
When: Saturday 13th April 12 to 1 pm
Admission: FREE

On Saturday next 13th April, Helen and Darren Moynihan will present their popular children's workshop in the Museum for the Waterford Festival of Food.

"Bee Amazed" will tell the story of the relationship between the honey bee and the bee keeper. Participants will be able to taste the end  product, a wonderful local honey. Meet some real busy bees up-close in their beehive and be captivated by the story of the life of the honey bee as told by Darren. Work and drawing sheets will be available.

This free event will take place at the Waterford County Museum, Friary St, Dungarvan  on Saturday from 12 to 1 pm. All are welcome.

Talk: Dungarvan Workhouse Orphan Girls - "To Hell or Australia" 
by Eddie Cantwell

Where: Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre, Friary St, Dungarvan
When: Wednesday 17th April 8 pm
Admission: €5

On Wednesday 17th April, Eddie Cantwell will give an illustrated talk on the Dungarvan Workhouse Orphan Girls. Between 1848 and 1850 under the Earl Grey scheme over 4,000 orphan girls were removed from workhouses all over Ireland. These girls were aged between 14 and 18. Forty two girls were taken from the Dungarvan Workhouse.

Eddie Cantwell has been researching the Dungarvan Workhouse girls over the past 12 months. He tells us that while many girls left Dungarvan workhouse, some claimed Lismore, Clashmore, Cappoquin and other townlands as their home place. He also informs us that the Dungarvan Orphan girls story will be of special interest to people because the girl's surnames can still be found in the townlands they came from. This was a bitter, desperate and uncompromising period of Ireland's history. Families were torn apart in the worst possible way, as the strongest survived and the weakest perished.

Who were these girls? What became of them? Were they all orphans? To get some answers to these questions come along to the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday 17th April at 8pm. All are welcome. Subscription €5.

Book Sale
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 2nd, 3rd & 4th of May our annual book sale will take place at the front entrance to Garvey's SuperValu, Main St., Dungarvan from 9am each day. If you have any books other than magazines that you no longer require, please drop them into the Museum at Friary St.

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