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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 Wednesday 21st February 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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