Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Friday, May 31, 2013

Upcoming event: Visit to Granny Castle

Our first outing of the summer 2013 is a visit to Granny (Grannagh) Castle on the banks of the River Suir, with Mr Ben Murtagh as our guide.

Date: Thursday 6th June 2013

Time: 7.30 pm

Saturday, May 25, 2013

2013 AGM of the Federation of Local History Societies

The Federation of Local History Societies is holding its AGM this week-end 24th to 26th May 2013 in Waterford City.
Members of the FLHS in the Medieval Museum
prior to a guided tour of both the Medieval and the Bishop's Palace (Photo courtesy of Pat Deegan)
WAHS is honoured to be the hosting society and a program of activities has been organised to showcase some of the gems of the city. Having heard Julian Walton recounting 1000 years of history in under 1 hour on Friday evening, members of the visiting societies were able to discover the treasures held in the new museums today (Saturday)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Lecture: The Battle Of Le Pilly by Michael Desmond

Chairman Sonny Condon, PRO Michael Maher, Lecturer Michael Desmond

The Battle of Le Pilly was a short, but deadly battle in October 1914. Le Pilly is not even a village, it was the train stop near the village of Aubers. Michael Desmond brought to us the reality of the battle, the names of the men who fought it, and the tragedy with which the 2nd Battallion of the Royal Irish met. Communication was a major problem, and they were surrounded before the order to retreat reached them.

List of casualties. The Waterford names are in blue. 

WWI Memorabilia brought by a member of the audience

Many questions were raised and answered after the lecture

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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