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Kilmacthomas Historical Society Talk

Kilmacthomas Historical Society are holding a talk on ‘A Church of Ireland family story 1920-1923’ by John Hobbs in Lenihans Lounge Bar, Newtown, Kilmacthomas on Monday the 12th of March at 8pm.  

Admission is €5 and all are welcome to attend.

International Women’s Day Talk

To mark International Women's Day on Thursday the 8th of March Waterford County Museum will hold a talk by William Fraher on the artist Sarah Purser who lived at The Hermitage, Abbeyside, titled: Sarah Purser (1848-1943) - Artist - Advocate for the Arts-Nationalist.  

The talk will take place at 3pm in the museum.  Admission is free.

Object of the Week - Whiskey Jar stamped J.R. Dower & Co. Dungarvan

John R. Dower was the owner of St Brigid's Well Brewery in Dungarvan.  The brewery was established in the late 18th century on land owned by the Marquis of Waterford.  Their 'Shamrock Ale' was very popular.  

John R Dower was also a magistrate, Town Commissioner and built Mountain View House.

Liam Suipéil Talk

There was a capacity audience at the Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club for Liam Suipéil’s talk on the coastal place names from Ring to Ardmore.
We were given a fascinating insight into the background of these names and it is hoped that when the research is completed that this important work will be published and made available to all.


Nioclas O Griofain, Noirin Ni Chonaola, Liam Suipéil and Eddie Cantwell.




Antique Clothing Donation

We were delighted to receive a donation from Peter Hudson of antique clothing relating to the Hudson/Malcomson families.  

We hope to have a display on the Malcomson family at a future date.


Peter Hudson and his daughter with William Fraher presenting antique clothing from the Hudson/Malcomson families to Waterford County Museum.

Peter Hudson and his daughter admiring the Dungarvan Cycling Club jug awarded to his ancestor Richard Phineas Hudson.

Object of the Week - Billhead for Michael Mulcahy, Sailmaker c. 1870


This bill was issued to Captain John Carbery of Dungarvan for sails for his ship.  

The Mulcahy family of St. Augustine Street and Abbeyside were sailmakers for over 100 years.

Object of the Week - 'Merry's Old Liqueur Whiskey' bottle


A rare bottle from Robert A Merry & Co, Grocers, Wine & Spirit Merchants of Lower Main Street Dungarvan.  Merry’s established their business in Dungarvan in 1868 and acquired the old market house as stores and offices.  

The shop was in a house owned by John Keily of Strancally Castle at No.33 Main Street and No.1 Church Street.  In 1883 they opened a shop in Waterford and one in New Ross.

The Personality of a Coastline - An Illustrated Talk by Liam Suipéil

If you love exploring the local rocky coastlines then you will certainly be interested in this talk.  Liam’s talk will cover the coastline from Ring to Ardmore and certainly promises to be of great interest.  

The talk will take place at the Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club on Wednesday the 21st of February at 8pm and as always all are welcome.  Admission is €5.

Object of the Week - Engraving titles: 'Lace-making in an Irish cottage' 1890

This engraving is based on a drawing by the artist Marianne Stokes (1855-1927).  She was born Preindisberger in Austria.  She settled in England on marrying Adrian Stokes.  

She became one of the leading artists of Victorian England.  It and others were used to illustrate an article on Lismore/Cappoquin in the English Illustrated Magazine.

Francis Hyslop RIP

Waterford County Museum would like to extend our deepest sympathies
to the Hyslop family on the passing of Francis.  Francis' brother in law
Eddie is a long time member of the Waterford County Museum Society.

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