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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Upcoming Lecture 24 /02 / 2023: Tales of Tramore 1816 -1916 by Paul Brent

In this talk local historian Paul Brent will provide an insight into the lives of the residents and the visitors to Tramore over the period of one hundred years, encompassing the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras, starting with the wreck of the military transport ship “The Sea Horse” and the terrible loss of life that this disaster brought with it. The symbol of the Seahorse has remained as part of the heritage of the town and Waterford Crystal.

Paul’s talk will cover many other events that had a major impact in the development of the town. As a tourist destination, the infrastructure of the town was designed to cater for the needs of the visitors. Their physical needs were well catered for with the large number of hotels and guest houses built at this time. While the spiritual needs of the two major religious denominations were also catered for by the building of two new churches, the Roman Catholic Holy Cross Church and the Anglican Christ Church.

Tramore is famous for its horse races. Martin J. Murphy played a big part in developing this industry in Tramore. This talk will look at the people, places and events that made Tramore a destination much sought after in the past and also in the present.

The Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, Ireland.
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