1916 Exhibition at Waterford County Museum

Official Opening of the 1916 Exhibition

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, we opened our new exhibition: "The Recent and Tragic Occurrences" 1916 and County Waterford".

The exhibition highlights the Co. Waterford links with the Rising and some of the leaders. We were delighted to have medals and memorabilia from the Graves and Ó Reagán families who attended the opening.

Renee Fraher from Waterford curated a special display on Cumann na mBan member Kathleen McLoughlin, born in Old Parish.

Also on display is an estimate for a new altar at the chapel of the Presentation Convent, Dungarvan from James Pearse (father of Padráig Pearse) kindly donated by the Presentation sisters.

Author and Historian, Pat McCarthy performed the official opening. Pat spoke about the Waterford people who were associated with the Rising such as Thomas Walsh of Tallow, Michael Murphy of Cappoquin and Dublin Metropolitan Police Constable, John McGrath from Modeligo.

Willie Fraher thanked all those who loaned artefacts and documents and thanked the museum staff, the Waterford 1916 committee, the Friends of The National Collections, John Ormond, Dreoilin Glass, Julian Walton, Thomás Walsh and Ann Broderick, who designed the display boards.

This exhibition is open daily from 9-5 pm and all are very welcome. We also welcome groups from schools and community groups.

 Admission is free

We look forward to seeing you here.