Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Heritage Notes - 24 September 2010

This Week’s Picture

Michael Deegan has supplied this week’s picture from his base in England. Mike is a nephew of Nell Daly’s in Barrack Street, and tells us that his uncle John Daly is second from the right in the front row here. The picture comes from the 1950s and appears to contain more than a few well known local personalities. Hopefully one or two of them will be able to give us more details about the image once they see it here.

Dr Gabriel O’Connell Redmond

We anticipate a visit in the coming weeks from a descendant of Dr Gabriel O’Connell Redmond. This man was the medical officer in Cappoquin for over thirty years before he retired in 1914 and was replaced by Dr William White. He was a descendant of Daniel O’Connell’s and was also a noted historian, along with being the town’s columnist with the Waterford News for most of his time here. If anyone has more information about Dr O’Connell Redmond, or indeed a photograph of him, any Heritage Group member would be delighted to hear from you.

Community and Voluntary Awards

In case any local groups have not been nominated, or have not self-nominated, for this year’s Community and Voluntary Awards, the good news is that the closing date for applications has been extended to Friday next, September 24th. Forms are available from the community forum link on the Council’s website, www.waterfordcoco.ie, and can be submitted online or in hard copy to Muriel Tobin at the Council offices.

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