Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Publication:Volume 2 of the Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard Pococke and Jeremiah Milles

Volume 2 of the Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard Pococke and Jeremiah Milles will soon be available  from 2 June 2012 at Christ Church Cathedral Shop, the Book Centre and Eason's Dungarvan.  It  can also be bought direct from the publisher at

This volume concentrates on the complete letters from Pococke to his mother, giving colourful descriptions of the travellers' visits to royal and imperial courts of Europe. It also includes selected letters from Pococke and Milles to Bishop Thomas Milles, their uncle. 

Dr. Rachel Finnegan is a lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology. She has written on the connoisseurship of the 2nd Earl of Bessborough, the Divan Club & Bishop Pococke's "improvements" to St. Canice's Cathedral Kilkenny.  Her new edition of Richard Twiss's A Tour of Ireland in 1775 was published in 2008 by University College Dublin Press and Volume 1 of the present series was published in 2011. 

Archaeology and You - 2 day workshop in Bonmahon

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ardnacrusha and Waterford: After the Lecture - Can you help?

From the lecture on Ardnacrusha. These pictures were taken in Waterford at the time of the establishment of the ESB, unfortunately there are no names for the staff. Can you help or know any one who can? 

The staff of Keating and Gaule - Do you recognise anyone? (click here to enlarge)

These are the photos of the first staff outside the Gracedieu premises. Can anyone help identify them?
The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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