Heritage Council


Waterford County Museum Launches A Series of Heritage Signs in Dungarvan

Waterford County Museum have just launched their latest project, a series of Dungarvan heritage signs located at The Pond, Abbeyside, Grattan Square, Davitt's Quay and King John's Castle.

William Whelan, who coordinated the project on behalf of Waterford County Museum, indicated that the purpose of the signage was threefold:

"Firstly the museum wanted to alert people to the rich heritage that is all around them. In essence we wanted to bring our museum onto the streets of Dungarvan. Secondly we wanted to inform people of the free visitor attractions that exist in the town. The corner of each panel has the contact details of Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan Arts Centre, Dungarvan Library and Waterford County Archive Service. Lastly using a QR Code we wanted to deliver extra information to smartphone users.

Scanning the QR code will allow you to access the Dungarvan Heritage Trail App, an Irish language translation of the signs and a series of short videos about the 27 stops on the Dungarvan Heritage Trail. The first 7 of these videos has already been created for the museum free of charge by Rememberwhen.ie."

William Fraher, Curator of Waterford County Museum expressed his thanks to the staff of Dungarvan Town Council, Waterford County Council, Go Dungarvan and the Waterford Leader Partnership for their support of the project.

"We were delighted with the support the museum received for this project from a wide range of bodies, in particular I'd like to thank Bernadette Guest, Waterford County Heritage Officer for being an enthusiastic proponent of the project from an early stage."