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Waterford County Museum

Waterford County Museum Saint Augustine Street, Dungarvan, Ireland
+353 58 45960
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Very Informative and helpful

This free museum (donation accepted) was very helpful in our quest for knowledge about life and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bob B
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Roslyn, Pennsylvania, United States
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Really intresting place

Nice little museum in centre of Dungarvan, lots of local facts and stories. Knowleable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sean B
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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A museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of County Waterford. Completely renovated in 2009, admission is free of charge. The museum is open Monday to Friday during the Winter and early Spring. It also opens on Saturday afternoons during the Summer and Autumn months. The museum is a non profit, registered charity, community run organisation that has won several national and international awards for it's work preserving the localities history.
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Waterford County Museum Saint Augustine Street, Dungarvan, Ireland
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+353 58 45960
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"local history"
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"well worth a visit"
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"friendly staff"
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"stone age"
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"potato famine"
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"little gem"
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"free admission"
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"eddie"
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"cantwell"
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"artifacts"
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"photos"
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"ancestors"
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"waterford"
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"information"
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"town"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This free museum (donation accepted) was very helpful in our quest for knowledge about life and culture in the Dungarvan region. The museum was still being renovated at the time of our visit, but still provided the insight we desired. The receptionist was very helpful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little museum in centre of Dungarvan, lots of local facts and stories. Knowleable and friendly staff to help/

Thank Sean B
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

This is s little gem in Dungarvan town. Lots of history with relevant artefacts. Traces town history from the Stone Age to the present and well worth visiting this free attraction

1  Thank Frances M
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Definitely worth a visit when in Dungarvan town. Very informative regarding historic topics through the ages, such as WW1, maritime history, the famine and other events that had a heavy impact on the history of Waterford county. The displays are well presented, easy to spend...More

2  Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Thisl museum houses many local artifacts with its free admission it is well worth a visit to discover the history of Dungarvan and its locality.

1  Thank R G
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Just before leaving for Ireland I found that I had an ancestor from Dungarvan who had come out to Australia at the age of 15, one of many potato famine orphans from the Dungarvan workhouse. Eddie Cantwell, a passionate historian at the museum, had blogged...More

2  Thank artyvisitor
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This museum is certainly worth a visit if you are interested in the history of the area. The displays are informative with photos. It was interesting to see the photos of the children during the potato famine. The staff were particularly helpful and gave me...More

1  Thank cebazat
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a small local museum, well worth a visit if you are in the area. It is is informative on local history and the part played by local people in Irish national events. I asked the staff a question, to which they gave a...More

3  Thank John S
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Waterford County Musuem is a great place to spend time .It is in a central location in Dungarvan and its exhibits are very well laid out. The staff are friendly and informative. When you visit the area ,you will have a good experience of...More

3  Thank Eugene Y
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This museum is particularly interesting for items of local history. The dedicated team there put huge effort into making sure that there is a core exhibition of general interest plus they do one off specific exhibitions at various times of the year. They also hold...More

3  Thank 13Josephine
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