Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Get fascinating & fun historic photos & facts here!

Dan Fraher, Dungarvan, Ireland in his G.A.A athletic outfit c1880
 Do you enjoy fascinating, & fun, historic photos? If you do, then Waterford County Museum has some treats in store for you. 1st  follow their photo-filled twitter account @WaterfordMuseum  (photos in this post are from it)  and 2ndly, have a gander at their new book: Dungarvan: A Historic Guide & Town Trail. I'll put the video of the book at the bottom of this post. The book looks like it will be of interest to lots of folk- here's the scoop:

''Waterford County Museum will launch their new 80 page guide book about Dungarvan on Wednesday 28th November. The guide book content includes a history of Dungarvan, articles on notable local personalities, historic sites in the locality, a town walking trail, numerous full page photos and maps. The book is produced to a very high standard and the museum will arrange shipping worldwide. All profits from the book go the upkeep of the museum.

Weekly shopping trip to Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland for Josephine Glavin, Carriglea & her cart c1940
One of the book's authors William Fraher said that "I am delighted with the finish and appearance of the book. The larger scale landscape format allows the wonderful photographs from the museum archive to be seen to best advantage. I think it would make an ideal Christmas gift for anyone with relatives or friends living abroad".  

Co-author Willie Whelan stated that "We think this book will be attractive to local history enthusiasts, tourists, locals and school children. It also provides an authoritative basic historical guide to the Dungarvan area."

Dungarvan: A Historic Guide & Town Trail (printed by local company Printmaster) is available to buy in the museum at St. Augustine Street, Dungarvan for €10 or  bought on-line via www.waterfordmuseum.ie
Support from Waterford Leader Partnership has enabled the price of the book to be kept at €10 allowing as wide a range of people as possible access to their local history.

Personally, I've had wonderful visits to Dungarvan! If you go, both places we've eaten at are very good- Nude Food, & my very favorite restaurant food in Ireland is from The Tannery. I'm sorry to say I've not done a post on Dungarvan town yet, but to further whet your Dungarvan appetite, the town is coastal, & here is a post on the area that includes Dungarvan- the Copper Coast  

Here's the video on the book :-)

For more information about buying the book contact:

Phone: 058 45960


  1. Hi Susan, I think your expertise on good places to explore and enjoy a good meal will be greatly appreciated by visitors. We tend to go around in circles as we hope to find such places.

  2. Thanks Brian!I'm always happy to give 'where to eat' suggestions to people- if I don't know I may know someone who might :-)


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