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‘A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE’: The Gardens of the Big House: Their History and Place in Art

On Sunday the 6th of May from 10am-4pm there will be talks given by numerous speakers at Dromana House and Gardens in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford on the history and place in art of the Gardens of the Big House.

Enquiries and booking:

Tel: (086) 8186305

Website: www.dromanahouse.com

€70 per person or €125 for 2 persons: includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

Object of the Week - Oil Painting on Glass of Bartholomew Kiely c. 1870

Bartholomew Kiely was a ship owner and merchant in Dungarvan.

Recent Visit to Middlequarter, Co. Waterford

Christina Knight-O'Connor, Eddie Cantwell and Simon Dowling recently took a visit to Middlequarter in Co. Waterford.  They took photographs of the standing stone pictured above which Simon will be creating a 3D model of.  We would like to thank Simon for lending us his time to do this.

Pictured below is an example of Simon's 3D modeling work.  The model is of the Stradbally Ogham Stone.

Annual Museum Fundraising Book Sale 2018

We are now accepting book donations in the museum for our annual fundraising book sale.  

Please note that we will not be accepting any books that have aged and are brown, we will not be accepting any books that date from the 1800s or earlier unless they are of historical significance and we will not be accepting any magazines unless they are of historical significance.

Seán Murphy Talk

Seán Murphy’s talk on local people and their connection with WW1 took place at the Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club on Wednesday the 21st of March.  There was a great attendance and Seán gave a brilliant and informative talk.  

We would like to thank Seán for giving his time to do the talk, also a big thank you to Austin Flynn and the Sailing Club for allowing us the use of their wonderful facility which was a big hit with those attending over the past three lectures.  

Our thanks also to Seán Organ for publicising our talks over the past season and our thanks to the Dungarvan Leader and Dungarvan Observer for their continued coverage of our events.  

This completes our lecture season until September.

Object of the Week - Teabag for Bobby Keane's Bar and Grocery c. 1950s

Bobby Keane's was situated at 71 O'Connell Street, Dungarvan.  In the 1960s he also operated as an auctioneer.  He also had a fish shop next door and exported fish to the UK.  

The Keane family were associated with Colligan Lodge.

Museum Members’ Annual Trip to the North Midlands

The museum members’ annual trip this year will take place on Sunday the 29th of April to Wednesday the 2nd of May.  

There are only a few spaces left on the trip so if you are interested in booking one of these spaces please contact the museum at 058 45960.

Object of the Week - A Selection of Sweet Labels from the Shop at the Ormonde Cinema, Dungarvan, 1950s/60s

Gallows Hill Featured in Present Edition of Archaeology Ireland

Waterford County Museum/Gallows Hill Adopt a Monument Community Group were delighted to be included in the present issue of Archaeology Ireland.

Plans with the group are well underway for a further dig at the mound during the summer.  All donations for this historical ground breaking event will be welcomed at the museum and remember that no donation is too small.

International Women’s Day Talk

Our talk on Sarah Purser by William Fraher was held in the museum on International Women’s Day Thursday the 8th of March.  There was a brilliant attendance and the talk was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Object of the Week - Photograph of a Snowdrift in Abbeyside, March 1947

This photo of two people having fun in the snow was taken at Coolagh Road, Abbeyside in March 1947.

World War 1: Some Local Stories - An Illustrated Talk by Seán Murphy

It is true to say that Seán Murphy is probably the most recognised personality in County Waterford.  Seán and his wife Síle’s contribution to local history is legendary.  They have several books to their credit dealing with local history down through the years.

Seán will be giving a talk on local people and their connection with WW1 at the Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club on Wednesday the 21st of March at 8pm.  Admission is €5.


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