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Opening of Bad Times Exhibition at Museum

 The museum had a very successful opening of The Bad Times Burning Big Houses in County Waterford 1923 exhibition, which is based on the book “Bad Times” by William Fraher.

The event was well attended with over 70 people turning up at the museum, to see this new exhibition. The opening speech was given by Museum President Thomas Phelan, followed by historian & author Mr. Pat McCarthy who officially opened the exhibition and the launch of the second edition of The Bad Times book. Next to speak was Chairperson of the Waterford City & County Centenary Commemorations Committee Mr. Michael Farrell.   The exhibition curator thanked the decade of Centenaries Committee for grant aiding the display. He commented on the lack of a permanent- temporary exhibition space within the museum.  He acknowledged the assistance of all those who had allowed access to private documents and loaned items for the exhibition.  In conclusion the thanked the museum staff without whom the exhibitions would not be possible.

The evening was a great success, and the museum would like to thank the following people who contributed to the organisation and preparation of the catering and distribution of the food & drinks on the evening. We would like to extend a big thank to, Stephanie, Anthony, Marie, Tony, Mary, Áine, Christine and Mike, and to our chair movers and helpers Alex and Kyle.

The Bad Times Exhibition 2023


Bernadette Guest ( City & County Heritage Officer) William Fraher ( Curator of  Waterford County Museum) And Joanne Rothwell ( City & County Archivist)

Group of attendees at the opening of The Bad Times Exhibition.

William Fraher, Christine King , Aine Ui Fhoghlu, Thomas Phelan and Eddie Cantwell

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