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.
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.
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.
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.
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