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"Imagine" by Jim Cullinane



Pictured left to right: Chrissy Knight, Waterford County Museum & Gallows Hill group co-ordinator, Jim Cullinane, Eddie Cantwell, Waterford County Museum & Gallows Hill Co-ordinator, William Fraher, Curator Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan. (Photo by Paulus).

Gallows Hill Community Group was delighted to receive a donation of a quantity of Jim Cullinane’s most recent work ‘Imagine.’  This is a nice neat presentation and opens a door - if just a little bit – into the thoughts and beliefs of Jim as he takes us on a spiritual journey.

It is on sale at the Museum for a mere snatch.  In reference to ‘Imagine’, Jim reveals that ‘Finally, I’ve arrived at a place where I’m comfortable with the concept of God, not as something or someone in human form but a force, a source that touches all life – maybe not unlike a gentle breeze that sweeps across the planet touching all in its path, and if we allow, in good and empowering ways.  I believe also that this is an on-going process and that this physical life is but a tiny, teeny part of our journey. Our soul is immortal; the physical body will meteorite and die, but the soul journeys on.  My life has been a slow, slow process of understanding and accepting the uniqueness of each and every life, the potential that each and every one carries with us, the importance of being positive especially in our thoughts, which translate into reality and the life we live, the importance of love and forgiveness to ourselves and others, and the absolute importance of connecting with God.  This God force is always ready, willing, and more than able to answer our prayers’.

Jim’s book may look like a religious journey by the author, but it is more than this.  He takes us on a spiritual journey within the pages of his book, as he himself says, ‘there are many ways to God, and being involved and participating in church activities is but one of a multitude.’

Jim’s short stories have been published in the New Orleans Review, Toronto Irish news, and others.  His plays have been staged both In Dungarvan and New York.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Empire State College and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Manhattan College.  He lives In Mount Kisko, New York with his wife Anne, neé Tyrell and they have four children.  Both Jim and Anne are originally from Abbeyside.

Jim’s book is certainly well worth a read and can be purchased at the Museum on Friary Street Dungarvan. But I warn you be quick!  Our phone number if you wish to order a copy is (058) 45960.

Stories from Old Newspapers








Waterford Standard 15 September 1888

Helvick Regatta

Mr. Villiers-Stuart, Dromana, gave a regatta at Helvick, on Wednesday last, his birthday.  All the tenantry attended.  Mr. Stuart’s sons arranged the programme for the several events.  An address of welcome written in Irish was read by one of the pupils of the Mweelahorna National School and replied to by Mr. Stuart. The children were entertained most hospitably.  Mr Stuart subscribed £2.2.0 to the Cunnigar Races, which came off on the same day.  The drive to Helvick from Dungarvan was a most enjoyable one, and to those who came in Mr. Greene’s yacht Vesper, by sea, a delightful trip was afforded.  Mr. Stuart deserves the best thanks of all, not only for the kindness and consideration which prompted him to promote such amusements, but also for the friendly relations which exist between himself and the tenantry on the Dromana estate.

Busy summer in the Museum









This summer has been extremely busy in the Museum with visitors from all parts of the world.  We have welcomed families from all parts of Ireland and abroad.  We have also been visited by several groups of Spanish students over the last few weeks.  They all enjoyed our exhibits and left lovely comments in our visitor’s book.



          




A Canadian visitor said: “Captivating – Thanks”

A visitor from Cork left the comment: “Fantastic and free!”

Another comment from a Dubliner: “Amazing displays of great artefacts”

Finally, a person from London wrote “very informative, staff very helpful”.


The Museum is open from 10 – 5 each day - Monday to Friday and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors over the coming months.
                                               

Stories from Old Newspapers


Cork Examiner 17 November 1903

Football - Co Waterford Championship

The final tie for the Championship of the Co Waterford was played at Dungarvan on Sunday, the competing teams being Lismore and Clashmore.  A special train was run from Lismore for the occasion, the Clashmore men travelling by car and bringing with them a large crowd. About four hundred travelled from Lismore, and during the performances of both teams the greatest interest was envinced in the match…an immense concourse of people lined the enclosure.  Clashmore won the toss and played with the slight breeze and sun in their favour.  The men were dressed in splendid costumes, which, it should be mentioned, were all of Irish manufacture, and were supplied by the Dungarvan Gaelic outfit establishment.  Mr. Daniel Fraher, an old Gael, was, as usual looking after the arrangements, and those invested with the preservation of order performed their duty satisfactorily.  For the first few minutes Lismore had the best of matters, and kept their opponents on the defensive. Clashmore being able to do nothing more than defend their position…the play being very fast, and after a scuffle Lismore was awarded a free kick from forty yards of goal but failed to score.  Lismore…after some fine play scored a point, thus makings matters even.  At this point a row occurred at the side of the field and the spectators rushing across the field stopped play for five minutes.  Lismore came out the champions of the Co Waterford, the score standing: Lismore 1 goal, 1 point, and Clashmore 1 point.  

McGrath Clan Gathering 2019



On Friday last we were delighted to welcome members of the worldwide McGrath Clan.  After a talk by the museum curator William Fraher in SGC cinema on the history of Abbeyside Castle, the large group visited the museum.  Following this, they went to Dungarvan Castle for the video/tour there.









If groups would like to have a tour of the museum they can contact us in advance in order to arrange a date and time.


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John Creedon's visit to Dungarvan in June 2019










John Creedon and crew visited the museum followed by a trip to Gallows Hill on Saturday 15th June.









John and the crew returned on 22nd June.  Here are some photos of their arrival to Dungarvan on a viking ship.




Gallows Hill Group News


Chrissy Knight, Waterford County Museum and Gallows Hill co-ordinator, being wired up by RTE's sound engineer before John Creedon's visit to Gallows Hill three weeks ago.




RTE first contacted the Gallows Hill Group some months back with a view to visiting Dungarvan with John Creedon. The Museum and the Gallows Hill group were delighted to welcome the film crew to Dungarvan.  A representative and planner visited with Chrissy and Eddie some weeks prior to their visit and discussed plans for the visit.  Chrissy was nominated to be the person to take John Creedon on a tour not only of Gallows Hill, but likely Viking hot spots in the area. The tour took the best part of eight hours, after which Chrissy was happy but exhausted, and looking forward to a glass of wine!  Working with the crew was brilliant. They were very accommodating and helpful.  Hopefully, there will be some interesting footage when the programme airs on R.T.E.


Stories from Old Newspapers


Weekly Freeman’s Journal 3 February 1883.

Threatening to Shoot Sir Nugent Humble

At ten o’clock on Saturday it was reported to Head-Constable Kyne, of Dungarvan, that two men armed with revolvers had threatened to shoot Sir Nugent Humble, Bart, of Cloncoskeran…A man named Fitzgerald gave information of the matter to the constabulary.  He stated that he was engaged breaking stones on the public road leading from Cappoquin to Dungarvan, when two strange men, having the appearance of tramps, asked him if he saw Sir Nugent Humble passing that day.  Fitzgerald said he did not, and asked them what they wanted him for.  Both of them said that they wanted to shoot him. Fitzgerald asked how they could shoot him without firearms. Both men thereupon pulled out revolvers.  He did not question them further, and they then proceeded in the direction of Dungarvan.  Subsequently the police arrested two men on the charge.  This afternoon a magisterial investigation was held before A.E. Redmond, R.M., and the prisoners remanded until Monday next.  When they were searched at the police barracks no weapon of any kind was found upon them.

13th July 2019 - Celebrating Lady Catherine's life in Curraghmore House

Afternoon Tea celebrating Lady Catherine's Life hosted by Curraghmore House

As part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival, on Saturday the 13th July at 3 p.m. historians Julian Walton and William Fraher will host an afternoon commemorating Lady Catherine Beresford Nee Power.

Talks will be accompanied by a traditional afternoon tea in the formal dining room.  The event includes both talks and afternoon tea in the house and a visit to the Shell House.

Tickets €50 pp.   Due to limited numbers, places must be pre booked.


Julian Walton

Commemorating Lady Catherine Beresford, Nee Power (1701-1769)

Catherine was the only child of James Power of Curraghmore, Earl of Tyrone, and his wife Anne Rickards of Dangan near Kilmacow.  Born in 1701, she inherited the vast Curraghmore estate at the age of two on the death of her father.  She was brought up by her mother and in 1717 married Sir Marcus Beresford, uniting two of Ireland's most prominent families.  During their long life together they transformed Curraghmore, Catherine's special contribution being the Shell House.  They had a large family which by the end of the century had become Ireland's foremost political dynasty.  Catherine had a forceful personality and is still remembered in local tradition.  This lecture is a tribute to her remarkable life, which ended 250 years ago.


William Fraher

Laid out in Fine Taste

Lady Catherine Power and Sir Marcus Beresford's creations at Tyrone House and Curraghmore.

The Talk will focus on the couple's Dublin town house - Tyrone House, and their work at Curraghmore, rebuilding and embellishing the house and garden including the remarkable Shell House.  They employed the renowned Lafranchini brothers to decorate the walls and ceilings of both houses with magnificent plasterwork.

Venue:  Curraghmore House, Portlaw, Co. Waterford

Date:    13th July 2019

Time:    3 p.m.

Admission:   €50 (including afternoon tea).




14th July 2019 - Talk at Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally

 
William Fraher will give a talk at Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally on Sunday 14th July at 3 p.m. as part of the Comeraghs Wild Festival.

The talk is titled: "The Waterford Country House during the Revolutionary Period".


Venue:            Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally

Date:              14th July 2019

Time:              3 p.m. 

Admission:      €25 (including afternoon tea)


To book and for further details see www.comeraghswild.com

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Tourism Launch of Book - 'The Towns & Villages of the Waterford Greenway'



HUGELY SUCCESSFUL WATERFORD GREENWAY BOOK RELAUNCHED FOR TOURIST MARKET


Last Christmas the history book 'The Towns and Villages of the Waterford Greenway' was launched to widespread acclaim. Reviewers described the book as ..
"A splendid book, a glossy, table-top, feel-good, reason to shout out and be proud book" Liam Murphy,                                                                                                                               The Munster Express

"The book is a triumph. It's not just superbly produced and with fascinating illustrations. Above all, the text is also well-written, cogently presented and designed to last." Professor Ged Martin
The aim of the book was to create an accessible, well-researched history of the towns, villages and heritage along the Greenway. As well as taking you off the “beaten track” it also featured a concise historically accurate history of the railway. The target market for the publication looked beyond history enthusiasts to include locals wanting to learn about their native place and schools looking for history projects. With sales of over 1600 to date the book is now widely available locally.
The publication is now being relaunched for the tourist market as an attractive souvenir for visitors. Waterford County Museum hopes to bring the book out of the bookshops and into diverse locations along the Greenway including coffee shops, bike hire shops, accommodation providers, and restaurants etc.

The tourism launch by Cllr. Ger Barron took place at the Woodhouse Estate, Stradbally by kind permission of Jim & Sally Thompson. Cllr. Barron, one of the driving forces behind the Waterford Greenway, spoke of the importance of the Greenway to the local economy and the need for Waterford to continue to improve on what it offered visitors. He welcomed the book as a production that significantly enhanced visitor enjoyment of the greenway. Cian Flaherty and Willie Whelan made contributions on what the project meant for their local history groups. Finally, Jim Thompson spoke a few words about his connections to Stradbally and how the book helped to promote the area's history.

DO YOU WANT TO STOCK THE BOOK?

Waterford County Museum are looking for businesses around the county to stock the book on a sale or return basis. A proportion of the proceeds are retained by your business and the balance goes to support heritage in the local area.  If you have an interest in stocking our publication, please contact Willie Whelan on 086 2748377 and he will answer any queries you might have.



CURRENT STOCKISTS

The book priced at €20 is already stocked in the following outlets: Eurospar Abbeyside, Reader’s Choice, Shalloe's Newsagents, Dungarvan Tourist Office, Waterford County Museum and Eason Dungarvan (all in Dungarvan). The book is also available in Mahony’s Shop, Durrow; Cunningham's Supermarket, Stradbally; Kilmacthomas Post Office; Coach House Coffee; Breakwater Gift Shop; Dunhill Multi-Education Centre; Fogarty’s Shop, Portlaw; Portlaw Heritage Centre; Hickson's Centra, Kilmeaden; The Book Centre; Waterford Medieval Museum; and Lismore Heritage Centre.
This 270-page book is the product of work by four heritage groups, eleven historians, three photographers and two illustrators over a two-year period. All profits from this book are being donated to Portlaw Heritage Centre, Stradbally Church Ruins Committee, Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society and Waterford County Museum.

Authors contributing to the book included Eddie Cantwell, Ger Crotty, Cian Flaherty, William Fraher, Chrissy Knight-O'Connor, Cian Manning, Seán and Síle Murphy, Julian Walton, Martin Whelan and William Whelan. Photographers for the publication were Eamonn Bolger, John Foley, and Patrick Kenealy. The original illustrations were provided by Michael Power and Anne Lannon Power.

The project was initiated and managed for Waterford County Museum by Willie Whelan. The museum would like to thank Waterford Council, The Heritage Council and Waterford Leader Partnership CLG for their support of this project.

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Winner in National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019




This week we were delighted to receive our certificate as the county winner for National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019 for our Gallows Hill Community Archaeology Project.

Congratulations again to Chrissie and Eddie and all who were involved in the project!


Stories from Old Newspapers


Waterford Standard 18 June 1870

New Industrial School Kilmacthomas (Woollen Mill)

The laying of the foundation stone of the new Industrial House, Kilmacthomas, was celebrated here today before a very large and enthusiastic assemblage, by the Marquis of Waterford…twenty years ago it was undoubtedly one of the poorest and most miserable spots in the county Waterford.  About that time, while passing through the town, Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, was struck by the destitution which prevailed…she set about devising a plan for giving…employment.  It occurred to her that the establishment of a woollen factory at Kilmacthomas would be the means of causing a circulation of money.  Of late years the factory was found to be quite too small.  At the present time there is but seven looms at work under the management of Mr. J Abbott…when the present new building is erected it will afford full employment to upwards of one hundred persons.  The wool will there undergo every process from its imperfect state until it is made cloth.  The new building will be 78 feet by 35 feet, and will be three stories high, and will cost £3,000.  Up to the present the profits of the present factory, have been expended on the inhabitants for their comfort.  The town was beautifully decorated with evergreens.  A triumphal arch very beautifully conceived…spanned the main street.  The band of the Waterford Militia was engaged by the committee…The Rev Mr. Parker Rector of Kilmacthomas then called upon the assembly to give his lordship a real Irish Cead Mile Failte which was given heartily.  The Rev Parker then said that the next part of the programme was that his lordship should put on the apron which all journeymen masons wore.  Mr. Thomas Browne…put the apron on his lordship amid much merriment…Dr Green then presented him with the square which he applied to the stone, Mr Shanhan, the level, and Mr Abbott, the mallet, and Captain Coghlan, the trowel, which was a handsome silver one, manufactured by Mr James Mosley, the Quay, Waterford.

Sunday 7th July 2019 Lectures - Power & Politics in the Blackwater Valley

Power and Politics in the Blackwater Valley

Sunday July 7th 2019

Dromana House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford

10.30 - 4 pm



Prof. Patrick Geoghehan (TCD): 'Liberation: Waterford and the Winning of Civil Rights in the Age of Daniel O'Connell'.

Dr. Dave Edwards (UCC): 'Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork: Statesman and Warlord (1629-1643)'.

Lunch

Prof. Tadgh O'Keeffe (UCD): 'Home truths about Walter Raleigh, Richard Boyle and Edmund Spenser'.

Patrick Cockburn (The Independent Newspaper London): 'Power struggles: marriages and money in an Anglo-Irish family in the 19th century'.


Enquiries and booking email: info@dromanahouse.com Tel: 086 8186305.
€75 pp or €130 for 2 persons to include morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

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Stories from Old Newspapers

Poole Collection in N.L.I.


Cork Examiner 17 August 1900

Grand Bazaar in Dungarvan

In glorious weather a bazaar for the benefit of the funds of the Dungarvan Brass Band has opened on Monday in the beautiful grounds of Brewery Lodge…The decorations and illuminations were carried out on a costly and elaborate scale.  Mr. Cartwright, who resides in the splendid dwelling house on the grounds, is a member of the band committee…He worked personally in the getting up of the decorations, and with him were…the other members of the band committee, Messrs James Hayes, J.P.; J.A. Dower, P. Mulcahy, etc. The grounds were a rare sight to see.  Before reaching the entrance a pair of coloured lanterns showed brilliant light suspended from an overhanging tree, and above the entrance gate in the midst of flags was inscribed ‘Grand Bazaar’.

All along the winding walk in the midst of the flowers, shrubs and trees were placed hundreds of coloured lamps. In the croquet ground the bandstand was placed…At night when the grounds were lighted up, the place resembled a fairy palace…ladies attired in the most faultless manner flitted to and from amongst the crowds.  The first stall…was presided over by Mrs. Captain Dower…immediately behind the stall was a tea house furnished with fancy tables and seats, Mrs. Cartwright assisted by two maids attended to the wants of her patrons. A little distance off was the Ice House, where the liquors were made cool for the customers.  The oriental stall was presided over by Miss Sheehan, ‘Hope’ by Miss Norris, ‘Celestial’ by Mrs. J.F. Ryan.  Close by in a hut, formed by a tree, a lady professor, Madame Von Remo, carried on her business of palmistry.  The bazaar was held for two days and nights.  The band played under the baton of Mr. Hatton.

Visitors to the Museum



On Tuesday last we welcomed a group of 90 ladies from Ballyphehane Network Group in Cork.  After a talk by the museum curator William Fraher in the Town Hall Theatre, the ladies were given a guided tour of the museum.  Following this, they went to Dungarvan Castle for the video/tour there.  They enjoyed their visit and we look forward to welcoming many more groups over the summer months.

If groups would like to have a tour of the museum they can contact us in advance in order to arrange a date and time.



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Stories from Old Newspapers


Cork Examiner 17 June 1908

Funeral of Captain Michael Moloney, Dungarvan

The remains of this respected and influential citizen of Dungarvan were laid to rest on Wednesday in the cemetery of the Parish Church. Not indeed for a long time has such a death occurred in our midst that evoked such widespread regret….As an employer he gave work to numbers of families, and his business was of so vast an extent that it embraced large commercial transactions with people far away from our midst. As a ship owner he recently met with some trouble in having two of his fine fleet of vessels lost, and what rendered the occurrences more sad was the…loss of life, a melancholy fact which caused the deceased much anxiety.

The remains were conveyed from the residence Priory House…to the Catholic Church…and no list of names could give adequate representation of the vast assemblage that came to pay their last tribute…The entire town was present…and people came from far into the country, for they were all connected in trade with the deceased.  The coffin was borne by the sailors in the employment of the deceased…On Wednesday morning Office and High Mass were sung for the repose of the soul of the deceased.

The chief mourners were: John J. Moloney, Michael Moloney, Thomas and Joseph Moloney (sons), Monica and Ida Moloney (daughters); Rev. T A Moloney O.S.A., London (brother); John and William Farrell, Frogmore, Youghal (brothers-in-law); Thomas and William Farrell, Cork (nephews); E and May Doherty, Kilmallock (nieces); Mrs Dee, Edward Dee, Mrs and Miss Galvin, Youghal, etc.   

Stories from old newspapers


Lismore College
Waterford Standard 2 January 1886

An advert noted that the patron was the Duke of Devonshire.  The Headmaster was Albert A. Honey M.A., formerly Headmaster of Cowper’s House School, Huntington.  The Second Master was H. S. Fawssett ‘late of Exeter College Oxford’.  The ‘Foreign Master’ was Monsieur J. Graziano.

“Sons of Gentlemen are prepared for University, Army, Legal and Medical Professions, Bank of Ireland, Civil Service and Intermediate Examinations.  All the pupils (twelve in number) sent up for the Bank Intermediate, Royal University and Queen’s College, Cork last year were successful.  Particulars of these examinations, with the honors gained, will be sent on application.  There were no failures.

The highest references can be given to parents respecting the diet, moral tone of the school, care taken of young pupils, etc.

Under the present Head Mastership, the school has steadily increased during the past three years, and a proof of its growing popularity is that English and others removed from English schools are now at Lismore”.


Adult's Drawing Workshop on National Drawing Day 2019





Some photos from the Drawing Workshop in Waterford County Museum on May 18th during National Drawing day 2019.

Stories from old newspapers



MASS IN THE AUGUSTINIAN CHURCH

FOR THE MANCHESTER MARTYRS

William Allen, Michael O'Brien and Michael Larkin were hanged on 23 November 1867 for the murder of a policeman in Manchester.  They were members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood.  The Rev. James Anderson O.S.A. (1838-1903) was an enthusiastic supporter of the Fenians which explains why the Mass was held in St. Augustine's.  For more information on Father Anderson see: "The Father Anderson Story" by James Flynn 2012.

DOWNPATRICK RECORDER 4 JANUARY 1868

"The month's memory for the three Manchester victims, Allen, Larkin and O'Brien, was held in the Augustinian Church, Dungarvan, on last Monday morning, at eight o'clock.  Owing to the severity of the weather and a misunderstanding as to the hour appointed, the attendance was not as large as it otherwise would have been.  The vacuum thus created was, however, made up by her Majesty's Royals, who largely attended throughout the entire ceremony, and seemed to pay the strictest attention, or I would rather say devotion, to everything and everybody.  The Rev. Mr. Quinlan, Adelaide, was celebrant; the Rev. T.A. Anderson, O.S.A., and the Rev. N. Cesaretti, O.S.A. assisting.

The church and altar were draped in mourning... on the catafalque were strewn branches of box-wood and other emblems of mourning.  I may mention that the first high Mass and office said in Ireland for these brave Irish Patriots was celebrated in the Augustinian church, Dungarvan on the morning of Monday 28th November 1867.


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Drawing Day 2019 in Waterford County Museum




National Drawing Day which is organised by the National Gallery of Ireland took place on Saturday 18th May.  

Waterford County Museum took part in the event and it was a huge success. 






                                                                                                       In the morning a large group of children enjoyed the Drawing Workshop.











This was followed by a talk on "Different Approaches to Drawing" by A. C. Hayes. 











                                                                                    
The Adult’s Drawing Workshop took place in the afternoon after a guided tour by the curator William Fraher of the paintings, drawings and prints in the museum.











Two of the pictures, which are recent acquisitions to the museum, “The G.P.O. 1916” by Robert Ballagh and “The Corinthian Cup 1854” by Waterford artist Michael Angelo Hayes were discussed in the tour.




                                "The G.P.O. 1916" by Robert Ballagh







           “The Corinthian Cup 1854” by Waterford artist Michael Angelo Hayes







Museum Member's Trip 2019




The museum member’s trip this year was to Bantry, Co. Cork.  The trip included visits to Gougane Barra, Garnish Island, Beal na Bláth and the Michael Collins Centre.  The weather was beautiful and trip was another great success.  It was very well organised and enjoyed by everybody.










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Stories from Old Newspapers


DUNGARVAN RACES

Waterford Mail 29 March 1837

Wednesday 29th

Sweepstakes of five sovereigns each, to which will be added fifty Sovereigns, given by Mr. Power, the member for the Borough, for County Waterford bred horses... to be run over a sporting country chosen by the stewards.  Weight for Age - 3 year old, 9st 7lbs; 4 year old 10st 7lbs; 6 year old, 11st. 13lbs; aged 12, 11st 11lbs, two mile heats, one shilling in the pound to be paid by each subscriber to the race for the money added- to be rode by the gentleman.
The winner of any Plate, Price, Steeple Chase, etc., to carry 5lbs extra.

Second Day, Thursday 30th.
Sweepstakes five sovereigns each, to which the stewards will add fifty for all horses carrying 12 stone - Two mile heats, to be rode by gentlemen over a sporting country.  A Hack Race, each day between the heats.

Horses to be entered with Mr. Andrew Brennan, Clerk of the Course, two days previous to the running.  Ordinaries observed each day at the Devonshire Arms, and a Ball on the evening of Wednesday 29th.

Stewards:  Lord Huntingdon, John Power, Esq., M.P.; Sir Nugent Humble, B??? Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald, John Keane, P.N. Barron, Esqrs.



29th May 2019 Meeting on Gallows Hill Wall Mural


All residents are invited to come along and share their thoughts for a wall mural at Gallows Hill. Last year children had great fun working with a local artist to create a temporary mural of the historic battles at Gallows Hill and Dungarvan.
If there is local interest, Waterford Walls will work with residents to create a design and situation that is suitable for the area. 
The more input from residents the better! Founded in 2015, Waterford Walls Project has a wealth of experience and created many murals around Waterford City in both urban and residential areas.
This will be a very informal get together so please come along to the Museum for a cuppa and share your thoughts or even better still get involved. 
Refreshments will be served.

Waterford County Museum, Friary Street, Dungarvan


Wednesday 29th May at 7pm


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