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Object of the Week - Coward’s Cider Label 1930s


The Coward family settled in Dungarvan c. 1925 and Henry Coward worked for Thomas Power producing his Blackwater Cider.  

Power's stopped production and the Coward family started their own cider business in Stephen Street, Dungarvan where they also had an iron foundry.

Newspaper Article about Waterford County Museum 1982



Object of the Week - Memo to the Dungarvan Waterworks Committee from Michael Beary (Borough Surveyor) 1893


Michael Beary (1841-1917) lived in Sexton Street, Abbeyside.  He was appointed Borough Surveyor in 1882 a post he held until his retirement in 1908.  Edmund Keohan states that he designed two schemes of Artizan Dwellings in Dungarvan.  

This billhead notes that he was 'Engineer for Labourer's Cottages'.  He was interested in local history and was a member of the RSAI.  He was also an amateur artist and painted a number of illuminated addresses including that to Captain Veale on display in the museum.

To hear more about Beary and public housing in Dungarvan William Fraher will be giving a talk on the subject at the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement's conference at Lawlor's Hotel on Sunday the 13th of May.  

For more details see www.irishsettlement.ie

Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement in association with Waterford County Museum Society

The Annual Conference will take place in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford in Lawlor’s Hotel on the 11th to the 13th of May.  

For more details see www.irishsettlement.ie

Object of the Week - Power's Lemonade Bottle 1960s

This and other soft drinks were produced at Power's Brewery, Dungarvan under the management of Paul I Power.  

The Power Brothers who established the firm in 1883 had in fact made lemonade and orangeade since the foundation of the business.

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