Barony of Gaultier Historical Society

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society is an organisation that promotes both local and national history within the Barony of Gaultier.

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society was formed by a group of individuals from the fishing villages of Dunmore East, Passage East, Cheekpoint and the surrounding rural areas.
Barony of Gaultier Historical Society during the winter months holds a number of talks with various guest speakers. Every year we produce a calendar from which all the proceeds are given to a charity. We also hold a Harvest Field Day each summer which the proceeds are also given to a charity.
We also try to visit a historical site each year. Our members are very active and endeavour to improve the Society each year.
Within the Barony of Gaultier which spreads from Creaden Head in the east to Ballinaneesagh in the west there are a number of historical sites. The Giants Grave in Harristown is one of these sites and the Society members visit it a number of times each year.
Membership of the Society is free. Admission to the talks is €5

Know your Townlands.

The Barony of Gaultier has 126 Townlands and today we are going to look at Ballygarran. Waterford Airport Terminal is in Ballygarran but the runway is in Killowen, a townland that is part of the Barony of Middlethird. This means that the Airport is in two baronies.
Ballygarran in 1881 was the scene of an eviction which the Carbally branch of the Ladies Land League resisted with all their power. It is also the birthplace of Gaultier historian Matthew Butler who was the author of "A History of the Barony of Gaultier". Matthew Butler was born in Ballygarran on the 15 January 1874 to Thomas Butler and Ellen Tobin.
Ballygarran/Baile an Gharráin “Homestead of the Grove “
It borders the following townlands:
• Ballyshoneen(Gaultier) to the east
• Castletown ( Middlethird)to the north
• Keiloge (Gaultier) to the north
• Killowen(Middlethird) to the west
• Kilmacleague West(Gaultier) to the south
• Lisselan(Middlethird) to the west
• Monamintra (Gaultier) to the north
• Orchardstown (Gaultier) to the east

Passage Hurling Club

Passage East Hurling Club AGM

The AGM of Passage Hurling Club took place at the Clubhouse in Crooke on Sunday last January 13 th 2019 and there was a good attendance.In the absence of Chair Michael Murphy who was called away on business to the USA on Saturday evening the meeting was chaired by former Chair Terry Hayes. Before proceeding Terry called for a minute's silence for any club members or supporters who passed away during the year including founder member John Carey.In the Chairs address read by Terry, Michael Murphy stated that while some of our 2018 performances did not reach the levels aspired to ,its important to remember championship results are a score for a particular match.regardless of the results on the pitch and he said this does not reflect the the immense effort by management of teams and players in all our teams in 2018. He also pointed out that the club reaches out to many in the Community and to other organisations also and off the field of play it organises many events which he listed for the enjoyment and betterment of the Community,he thanked all who put their shoulder to the wheel in many different ways looking after teams and organising events from senior right down to the youngest juveniles. He made special mention of the great County u 15 A victory over Ballygunner the final and also gave accolades to the Cúl Camp and the Club Camp which saw almost 100 children enjoying themselves. He thanked Gaultier Football Club who had been so generous to the club with their grounds during the year.Currently he pointed out the Club has a Sports Application Grant gone in and even if we are not successful we will be installing a Gym in a Temporary location in early 2019.and all should look to 2019 in confident mood. Secretary Martin Murphy gave a detailed account of all activities on and off the field and Treasurer Owen Lynch gave a comprehensive and clear account of the financial transactions during 2018 and the good news is that financially the club is on a sound footing and is debt free presently but fund raising has to be continued in the long run the player's will benefit.He thanked all who had financially supported the club this year especially Woodland's Hotel, Passage East Car Ferry, Top Drawer Carpentry, the JP Mc Manus donation,and Private donors. Subscriptions for the coming year remains unchanged and as the new age groups come into effect this year it will be later when the Officers will choose the various selectors etc. for all teams bar the senior team One thing definite at the moment regarding the seniors is that Michael Walsh is Manager and selector and his selectors presently are Eoin Kelly coach and Sean Twomey Physical and the meeting congratulated Noel Connors on being chosen as Waterford senior hurling captain for 2019. Officers Elected for Coming Year Chair Michael Murphy, Vice Chair Terry Hayes, Secretary Martin Murphy ,Ass Sec Paudie Creedon. Treasurer Owen Lynch, Ass Dick Donnelly,PRO Fintan Walsh, Coaching Officer John Tracey, Development Officer Shane Lynch Cultural Officer June Fardey, Children's Officer Mags Gough, Insurance Officer Ann Marie Keating. Honory members President John Hearne,Vice Presidents Pat Fowler and Seamus Keating. Committee members elected are;Margaret Upton, Brian Carey, Donal Quinlan,Max Flanagan,Conor Carey ,Richard Corcoran,. Liam Carey, Gerry Murphy, Noel Connors, Pat Flynn, Michael Power,John O'Sullivan ,Tomas Sullivan,Michael Hayes.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

In an interview with the New York Times, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington says she was determined to come to America to tell people about 'my husband's murder', despite the British government's refusal to give her a passport. 'I am not willing to tell how I got here', she said, before adding that she had been forced to adopt a disguise to elude the British authorities. [ 91 more words ]
http://stairnaheireann.net/2019/01/13/otd-in-1917-hanna-sheehy-skeffington-travelled-to-new-york-with-her-son-owen-to-speak-about-her-husbands-murder-during-the-easter-rising/

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

“Dishonesty magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places, became at the same time so rampant and so splendid that there seemed to be reason for fearing that men and women would be taught to feel that dishonesty, if it can become splendid, will cease to become abominable.” –Anthony Trollope De Valera’s 1937 constitution (Bunreacht na hÉireann) evoked a passionate rebuke of the articles defining the role and rights of women. [ 414 more words ]
http://stairnaheireann.net/2019/01/14/otd-in-1937-irish-feminism-movement-suffered-greatly-as-eamon-de-valeras-new-constitution-approved-that-womens-place-was-in-the-home/

Eddie Mulligan - Working for Waterford

€71.3K for CHEEKPOINT TO PASSAGE WALK

As an advocator for investment in these walks, delighted to have done my bit through constant lobbying & representations since elected to ensure delivery of & to welcome the investment of the Outdoor Recreation Measure 2 allocation of €71,260 to Minaun and Whortle Walk! Well Done to all involved 👏

This project upgrades and links two existing walks in The Estuary Area to National Trails Office standard, improving accessibility, safety and signage on the walks.

The Whortle Walk is a 7km walk linking Passage East to Cheekpoint whilst the Minuan Walk connects directly to the Whortle Walk and takes in the villages of Cheekpoint and Faithlegg and is 10km in length.
The Minaun Walk will create two principal loops (L1, L2) that incorporate three connection- routes (C1 – C3) to provide flexible walking loop experiences in the range 40min to 3.5hr. Loop 1 is 7km in length, Loop 2 is 1.4km long, and C1, C2 and C3 are 0.3km, 0.7km, 0.6km respectively.
Works include: Surface Dressing, Trail Clearance, Earthworks, Drainage, Trail Information Boards, Trailhead Signage, Seating provision at viewing points,Directional Signage

Gaultier Gaa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONAL FLANAGAN
Everyone in Gaultier GAA Club would like to wish a happy 80th birthday to one of our Honorary Life Presidents Donal Flanagan. Donal is one of the elder statesmen in Gaultier and has given so much of his time to the club in a variety of roles (player, trainer & selector with various teams over the years and club chairman to name but a few) throughout his life. Donal continues to be active in the club and put in a huge effort with the Christmas wreaths in December and it was our great pleasure to present Donal with a signed card and small token of our appreciation at Saturday nights AGM. Happy birthday Donal from all your club mates and friends in Gaultier GAA Club.

The Irish Aesthete

Portlaw, County Waterford and its association with the Malcolmson family have been mentioned here before (see: A Shell, June 28th 2017). The Malcolmsons were of Scottish Presbyterian origin but in the mid-18th century one branch became members of the Quaker community. A son of this line, David Malcolmson, settled in Clonmel, County Tipperary where from 1793 onwards he became involved in the corn milling industry and enjoyed such success that when Richard Lalor Shiel visited the town in 1828 he could write ‘Malcolmson's Mill is I believe the finest in Ireland. [ 709 more words ]
http://theirishaesthete.com/2019/01/14/mayfield/

A Joe Falvey Talk.
Talking History @ The Parlour with Joe Falvey, Friday next about Waterford's Sir Thomas Wyse MP, This introductory talk will give an overview of his background and career as MP, Education Reformer and Diplomat. Joe Falvey will then focus on a life changing engagement and entwinement with the world of the Bonapartes, following on his marriage in Rome to the 16 year old Letitia, daughter of Lucien, brother of Napoleoan in 1821. Pictured below alongside Thomas, are the three generations of Bonaparte women, Firstly the formidable Madame Mére, the grandmother, Napoleon's mother, Letizia after whom she was named, then Letitia herself, and in turn her daughter, Marie Studholmina , sometimes, named Wyse and there hangs many a tale which Joe hopes to bring to the Talk, The Waterford World of the Bonaparte Wyses, next Friday Night, 18th , January @ 7.30 pm at the Par.lour Vintage Tea Rooms.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Located just six and a half miles from Kilkenny city, Dunmore is by far the most historically significant cave on the island of Ireland. With strong links to Celtic mythology; the scene of the massacre of 1,000 women and children; reputed to be the hiding place of Dame Alice Kyteler, who was accused and sentenced to death for witchcraft in the 14th century, but escaped and it is claimed that she remained in the cave until she was smuggled to New Ross to board a boat to escape to England. [ 459 more words ]
http://stairnaheireann.net/2019/01/13/otd-in-2000-it-is-announced-that-a-1000-year-old-treasure-trove-has-been-discovered-by-a-tour-guide-cleaning-up-litter-from-a-co-kilkenny-cave-2/

Gallivanting Tours

Always on the hunt to show new parts of the area off to our visitors! Yesterday I met a fascinating man called Andrew who showed me something truly magical! Tucked away on his sheep farm in the stunning Blackstairs Mountains is a carved boulder, the carvings were made around the same time Newgrange was built, thousands of years ago.

Sadly it was cut into four pieces at some stage over the centuries but Andrew has placed the four pieces back in their original settings. And fair play to him for it, if only every land owner was as respectful to our heritage!

#neolithic #rockart #irelandsancienteast

Munster Vales

Experience the magic of Mitchelstown Cave this weekend. Enjoy the very interesting guided tour and be blown away by the thousands of years of history that lies beneath. Open at the weekends at this time of the year.

#MunsterVales Tipperary Tourism Ireland's Ancient East #Caves #VisitTipp #IrelandsAncientEast

Passage Hurling Club

Congratulations to the Ursuline Secondary School on winning the Munster A colleges camogie final today in Cappamore on a scoreline of 1:11 to 0:5 . A special mention to two of our club members Kate Lynch and Aoife Fitzgerald who were two prominent members of this panel 🔴⚪️

Claregalway Historical & Cultural Society

This years Heritage Week's theme was Share a Story, Make a Connection. As part of this great week to celebrate our heritage we launched our series of Interviews from 1991, when a group of FAS workers working with the Society interviewed locals of Claregalway and Carnmore.
Today's interview comes from Michael Walsh of Gortatleva he was 80 years of age when he did this interview.
If anyone has photos or information on Michael and his family and would like to add to the collection on the website please private message or call Clare at 0867778217. We would be delighted to hear from you.
http://claregalway.galwaycommunityheritage.org/content/people/interview-with-local-in-1991/michael-walsh

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

‘If I die, I die in a good cause.’ –Thomas Ashe shortly before his death. Thomas Patrick Ashe was born in Lispole, Co Kerry. He trained as a teacher in De La Salle College, Waterford and worked as a school principal in Lusk, Co Dublin. Ashe also enjoyed writing poetry and was a talented singer. Ashe was a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers. [ 700 more words ]
http://stairnaheireann.net/2019/01/12/otd-in-1885-birth-of-patriot-and-nationalist-thomas-ashe-in-lispole-co-kerry-2/

Monreagh Heritage Centre

Dave Gallaher

NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACK

David 'Dave' Gallaher (30 October 1873 – 4 October 1917) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, best known as the captain of "The Originals", the first New Zealand national rugby union team to be known as the All Blacks.

Born in Ramelton, Co Donegal, Dave's family emigrated to New Zealand in 1878. Originally settling in Katikati in the Bay of Plenty, they moved to Auckland in the 1890s and it was there that Gallaher played his provincial rugby.

Dave Gallaher played 26 representative matches for Auckland, including the first ever Ranfurly Shield defence, and 36 for the All Blacks, including 6 tests. His All Black career spanned from 1903 to 1906, the highlight being the captaincy of the "Originals" tour in which he played 26 matches including 4 tests. Gallaher proved to be an outstanding leader and one of the deepest thinkers of the game in his era.

Dave Gallaher fought in the Boer War serving as a corporal in the 6th and 10th New Zealand Contingents of Mounted Rifles. Although exempt from conscription due to his age, he also volunteered to fight in World War I, and apparently altered his date of birth to 31 October 1876. He saw action at Ypres, and was killed during the Passchendaele offensive on 4 October 1917. He is buried at Nine Elms Cemetery, Poperinge, where his gravestone bears the silver fern. Two of his brothers were also killed in France.

Well done.

Ursuline are crowned Senior Colleges ‘A’ Munster Champions after defeating Doon on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-05. A huge achievement for the school and great start to the camogie in the county for 2019

Waterford Harbour Tides & Tales

My blog this week looks back on a bizarre influx of 500 volunteers for the Spanish Civil War to the village of Passage East Waterford in January 1937, their intentions and the aftermath of what was to become a fiasco

Thanks everyone for the likes, comments, tags and/or shares. It helps others to see the story and it is always appreciated

https://tidesandtales.ie/passage-east-invasion-of-1937/

Monreagh Heritage Centre

NIGHT OF THE BIG WIND: A STORMY START FOR PENSIONS

https://www.independent.ie/life/night-of-the-big-wind-a-stormy-start-for-pensions-37679053.html

Claimants of the new state pension in 1909 were required to remember the storm of 1839 in order to qualify.

This week 110 years ago, the people of Ireland partied well beyond New Year's Day as an ill wind from the distant past brought a windfall. At the start of 1909, the first Old Age Pensions Act became law, entitling anyone over the age of 70 in the UK of Britain and Ireland to a weekly payment. This was a lesser blessing than its backers pretended, since almost no-one lived to see 70.

Claimants of the five shillings per week (about €32 today) had to "be of good character". Disqualified persons included anyone convicted of drunkenness, certified insane or deemed guilty of a "habitual failure to work". Queues formed at post offices to collect the payouts. In Ballymoney, Co Antrim "the movements of the pensioners were watched by a large crowd of spectators". Increasingly shrill in its calls for prohibition, the Temperance movement tut-tutted at beelines made straight from post office to pub.

For many, however, the most striking aspect of Ireland's first OAPs was how young and sprightly they seemed. Many arriving at Dublin's Custom House didn't look even 60, while most in Waterford, far from having one foot in the grave, were "active and healthy, not to say brisk".

The sheer numbers of Ireland's peppy over-70s was noted in London. At the start of 1909, 261,668 applications were made here, proportionally a far greater uptake than in Britain. The Times in London suggested that 128pc of Ireland's over-70s were claiming.

One reason was that Ireland's vetting committees applied a unique test, matching up extreme old age with extreme weather. Claimants were asked if they remembered The Night of the Big Wind which rampaged across Ireland 180 years ago this week, on the night of January 6 and 7, 1839 and seared itself deep into the folk consciousness.

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

The Bagwells of Marlfield could trace their arrival in Ireland to John Bagwell (Backwell), a captain in Cromwell’s New Model Army. Marlfield House was the residence of the Bagwells, a wealthy and politically influential Irish Unionist family in south Tipperary from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. It is located about three kilometres west of the town of Clonmel on the northern bank of the River Suir. [ 169 more words ]
http://stairnaheireann.net/2019/01/09/otd-in-1923-anti-treaty-ira-men-burn-the-home-of-free-state-senator-john-philip-bagwell-at-marlfield-clonmel-co-tipperary-including-the-extensive-library-built-up-by-his-father-historia/

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