The current pandemic and lockdown is a historic event that will become part of the story of our lives in the future. However, older people have lived through many significant events. In the wealth of their experience lies a bed rock of resilience that we can build on and ensure that "Together Waterford is Stronger". … Continue reading I Remember/Is Cuimhin Liom Project
Seo Máire Seó Breathnach, ball de Coiste Logainmneacha Comhairle Phort Láirge, ag cur síos ar Béal Abha – Whiting Bay (Aird Mhór). Here is Máire Seó Breathnach, Placenames Commission member, describing the locality in Ardmore of Whiting Bay (Béal Abha).
Seo Catherine Foley, ball de Coiste Logainmneacha Comhairle Phort Láirge, ag cur síos ar Baile na nGall (An Rinn). Here is Cathering Foley, Placenames Commission member, describing her locality in An Rinn - Baile na nGall (Home of the Foreigners).
In his history slot on WLR's Big Breakfast Blaa, Waterford Treasure's Director Eamonn McEneaney tells the program about the sinking of the SS Formby and her sister ship the SS Coningbeg in 1917 by the same German U-Boat. Listen to "Eamonn McEneaney talks about the tragic sinking of the SS Formby and her sister ship … Continue reading Eamonn McEneaney on WLR’s Daily History Slot
Sé An Baile Nua atá faoi chaibidil ag Cartlannaí Phort Láirge inniu, le híomhánna álainne. Here’s Archivist and Placenames Committee member Joanne Rothwell’s very interesting bilingual piece on the lovely Villierstown/ Baile Nua.
In 2017 Ollie Breslin and crew from the Waterford Healing Arts Trust created a video about Dungarvan with very interesting first hand accounts from the area's senior citizens about growing up in Dungarvan. From Waterford County Museum
We are asking older people to share their memories of significant events in their lives, how they coped with them and how they were affected - they can be events of huge historical significance or small local changes that impacted on them. While many might be cocooning, they can contribute to their local communities with … Continue reading I Remember / Is Cuimhin Liom
Shout Out to the excellent folks at Waterford County Museum, who have compiled a directory of Facebook History Groups operating in Waterford (list below), with a brief guide to their specialisation. As they mention, if you have a historical question relating to Waterford, you'll probably find an answer here. FACEBOOK PAGES Ardmore Grange Heritage Group – … Continue reading Is History your thing ?
In a new slot on WLR's The Big Breakfast Blaa, Director of the Waterford Museum of Treasures Eamonn McEneaney will explore our rich history in The Deise. There are a host of amazing artifacts housed at the Medieval Museum and The Bishop’s Palace and although currently closed, over the next few weeks, Eamonn will tell … Continue reading Waterford Treasures Podcast (via The Big Blaa)