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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)'.


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.   

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