Weds,16th Sept - Lecture: To the Gap & Back - Walking through History in the Nire Valley

Michael Desmond
An illustrated talk by Michael Desmond

"Every year thousands of people walk in the Nire Valley to the Gap. For some, the Gap is their destination, for most it is the jump off point to climb higher into the Comeragh Mountains, but very few know the stories and history to be found along this much travelled route. The construction of a road through the mountain, the funeral path, the connection with the killing of D.I Gilbert Potter, the final days of the Irish Civil War, the church built by J.J McCarthy, settlements from the Bronze Age to cluster villages. The road to the Gap is more than a simple Boreen crossing the Comeragh Mountains".

Church built by J.J McCarthy
Waterford County Museum are delighted that Michael Desmond is delivering this talk for them. He held his audience spellbound on the last occasion that he delivered a lecture for the Museum. This will certainly prove to be another such occasion.

Michael holds a Diploma in History from UCC. He also leads guided walks in the Comeragh Mountains which has become a second home to him over the last 16 years. Members of the Museum Society who recently visited an area of the Comeraghs were overcome with the natural and spectacular beauty and indeed, the historic evidence that is prevalent there!

Michael's talk is most certainly not to be missed.

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Friary Street, Dungarvan.
The Nire Valley

Date: Wednesday, September 16th.

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Admission: €5

All are welcome to this event.