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Waterford County Museum - Heritage Week Event

 Talk & Exhibition

Dungarvan – ‘The most great and antient honour’

The Story of Dungarvan’s Municipal History 1463-1950 

 By William Fraher

Wednesday 16th August at 3p.m. Admission Free

The speaker will trace in broad terms the history of town administration from Medieval times to the mid-20th century. The establishing of Burgesses, a Corporation, Town Commissioners, and Urban District Council will be discussed. The talk will look at the people who held office, some of the key issues in Dungarvan during this period, shipping, quay construction, Cunnigar Bridge, waterworks, new Town Park, Swimming Pool, Dungarvan Gas works, new Town Hall, public housing, and more.

To compliment the talk there will be a display of a selection of civic memorabilia. This will be exhibited in a new museum standard display case which has been acquired and supported by the Heritage Council under the community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023.


As space is limited places must be booked in advance by contacting the museum at 058-45960 or at info@waterfordmuseum.ie


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