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Scoil Baile Mhic Airt Visits Museum

On Tuesday 11th February the primary school pupils from Scoil Baile Mhic Airt, An Rinn, visited the Museum with their teacher Liam Ó'Lonáin. The pupils showed great interest in the tour and also filled out their school's question and answer sheet by checking the information boards displayed in the Museum.

Pupils from Scoil Baile Mhic Airt, An Rinn
   Nicolas Ó' Griofain & William Fraher, Museum

Glimpses of a Sea Faring Family's History, The Curran Family

A very enjoyable night was had by the large crowd who attended the lecture last Thursday night. Presented by Desmond Walsh who is a grandson of  James Curran, Quay House, now the Moorings.

Desmond Walsh presenting Wm. Fraher, Museum President, 
with a framed copy of painting of the Schooner Boadicea 1880
The Schooner was owned by the Curran Family and Wm. Carroll was Ship's Master.

Waterford Wheelchair Association visits Museum

On Monday 10th February a group from the Wheelchair Association visited the Museum.

Calling All Normans, Relive Your Heritage

Waterford Living History Society
Open Evening
1st Floor, Town Hall Theatre
13th February 2014 at 8pm

19th February 2014 Glimpses of a Seafaring Family's History, The Curran Family

An illustrated talk by Desmond Walsh titled "Glimpses of a Seafaring family's History" (The Curran Family The Quay House, Dungarvan).

Desmond Walsh is a grandson of the late James Curran (last harbour master) and a direct descendent of the Currans of the Quay House-a prominent Victorian Ship owning and Merchant family whose ships plied between Dungarvan, the UK, North and South America for about 100 years between 1820 and 1920.
Have you ever wondered about the size of these ships and the cargoes - pit props, fruit, coal, guns, felons/patriots, how many crew were required, what wages were paid, what voyages were undertaken. To get the answers to these questions  mark this event in your diary.

Date: Wednesday 19th February

Venue: Town Hall Theatre

Time: 8 p.m.

Admission: €5-

This illustrated account with artefacts of the seafaring exploits of an old Dungarvan family is sure to appeal to anyone with an interest in maritime and local history. "The Boadicea", pictured to the right is but one of many fine topsail schooners owned by the family.

Appeal for Rory Wyley Photographs

The museum is planning an exhibition of the photographers of well known Dungarvan photographer Rory Wyley. If you have a photograph taken by Rory, particularly ones dating from the 1960s and early 1970s, we would love to hear from you.

Below are photographs taken by Rory in 1960c

CBS Confirmation Class 1960c

1st Class Mercy Convent 1966

Civil Defence 1958c

30th Jan 2014 Donation by Mr. & Mrs J.P. Sides

We were delighted to receive a donation of a large proof auto type print of  The Curraghmore Hunt 1877. The print is taken from a painting by William Osborne (1823-1901) RHA, father of the artist Walter Frederick Osborne. Fifty nine people are shown on horseback including - the Marquis of Waterford, Duke of Connaught, Richard Power M.P., Earl of Bessborough, Miss Villiers Stuart, etc. In the background is Curraghmore House, Portlaw.

 Mr & Mrs J.P. Sides presenting the print of The Curraghmore Hunt 1877 
to Mr William Fraher 

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