Launch of Power and Privilege Exhibition

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Garden parties,  cricket matches, coming of age parties, otter hunts- just some of the  events captured in a fascinating  photographic exhibition of the Big House in Ireland  1858-1922 courtesy of the National Library of Ireland  that was  launched in the Old Market House Arts Centre last Thursday, 2nd August 2012.

Gerard McGrath, Paul Mooney, Cllr, Billy Kyne, Mayor Waterfod County Council,Cllr. Micheál Cosgrove, Mayor Dungarvan Town Council , Kevin Reville, Margaret Organ, Arts Officer, Rose Ryall Conservation Officer& Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer at the launch of Power and Privilege Exhibition in the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan.

Gerard McGrath, Paul Mooney, Cllr Billy Kyne, Mayor Waterford County Council; Cllr Micheál Cosgrove, Mayor Dungarvan Town Council; Kevin Reville, Margaret Organ, Arts Officer; Rose Ryall, Conservation Officer & Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer at the launch of Power and Privilege Exhibition in the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan.

The exhibition features many images of the Big House in Waterford such as Curraghmore, Mount Congereve and Tourin, giving a wonderful insight into the lives and lifestyles of this period.  The exhibition is being  hosted by the Waterford County Council Cultural  Heritage Services as part of the County Waterford Heritage Week events programme which runs from August 18th-26th.

Further details on www.heritageweek.ie  and county events programmes are available from local libraries and county council offices.  The exhibition  will run in the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan until September 8th. Opening Hours Tuesday-Friday 11.a.m.-5.p.m., Saturday 1p.m.- 5p.m.

Joanne Rothwell, County Archivist, Rose Ryall Conservation Officer, Margaret Organ, Arts Officer, Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer, Máire Seo Breathnach, Oifigeach Gaelach, Cllr, Billy Kyne, MayorWaterfod County Council, Cllr. Micheál Cosgrove, Mayor Dungarvan Town Council at the launch of Power and Privilege Exhibition in the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan.

Joanne Rothwell, County Archivist; Rose Ryall Conservation Officer; Margaret Organ, Arts Officer; Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer; Máire Seo Breathnach, Oifigeach Gaelach; Cllr Billy Kyne, Mayor Waterfod County Council; Cllr Micheál Cosgrove, Mayor Dungarvan Town Council at the launch of Power and Privilege Exhibition in the Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan.

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