Local History Videos

Now is a great time to find out more about the history of your village, townland or community!

Bláithín from Central Library introduces us to the wide range of Local History records available online from home and how you can access them.

For more visit us online at http://waterfordlibraries.ie/local-studies/

For Heritage Week 2021, Waterford City and County Council Archivist Joanne Rothwell delivered a talk for those interested in researching their family history.

Ideal if you have been thinking about looking into your family’s story but don’t know where to begin, take this opportunity to learn more about the resources available to you online through your local Archives Office and Library and learn how to get started.

‘The Illustrated History of Dungarvan’ by Edmond Keohan, is a wonderful history book on the town of Dungarvan and is available to enjoy online.

Click Here to Read The Illustrated History of Dungarvan online

Edmond Keohan was a professional photographer in Dungarvan between 1880 and 1925 and many of his photos are available to view on the Waterford County Museum website at http://www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web/BasicImageSearch/

‘Waterford Streets Past and Present’ by Daniel Dowling is a hugely popular book for students, researchers and those interested in the history of Waterford.
As well as being available to consult in our Local Studies Room in Central Library, you can also enjoy it at home as it has been digitised and made available online.

Click here to read Waterford Streets Past and Present online

Librarian Tracy talks us through some of the local history information available online at waterfordlibraries.ie and one of her favourite texts, “Tramore: A Glimpse of Other Days” by historian Andy Taylor.

Click Here to read “Tramore: A Glimpse of Other Days” by historian Andy Taylor

Bite-Size Waterford History with Historian Maxine Keohan

This video looks at the history of Waterford Crystal, the rise of glass making in the City and the journey of the craft and business of Waterford Crystal.

This video looks at the history of the waves of emmigration from the Irish South East to the island of Newfoundland, Canada and the lingering traces of the Waterford accent that persists in modern Newfies.

This video looks at the torpedoing of merchant ships SS Formby and SS Coningbeg in December 1917 by a German submarine and the legacy of the tragedy.

This video takes a look at the Royal Showband from Waterford who swept Ireland up in an exciting new movement of music and lively performance styles during the 1950s and 60s.


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