Sunday, 22 December 2019

Calendar stockists update

Our 2020 Calendar is available in the following shops and outlets: 
Centra, Dunmore East
Spar, Dunmore East
Glanbia, Gaultier Cross,
Jaybees, Dunmore Road
Daybreak, Crooke
Suit Garages, Passage Cross
Londis, Ballinakill
D.Dowling Pharmacy, Ardkeen
Ardkeen Stores, Ardkeen
Delany’s Pharmacy, Johnstown
Book Centre, Red Square
Ben Power’s Shop, Crossroad, Cheekpoint

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

2020 calendar in usual outlets now. Price €8

The 2020 calendar is in usual outlets now. At €8 it is great value and a great gift.

The calendars are available in the usual outlets such as Delany’s Pharmacy, Waterford; Ardkeen Stores; Londis, Ballinankill; D.Dowling Pharmacy, Ardkeen; Centra, Dunmore East; Spar, Dunmore East, Jaybee’s Dunmore Road; Glanbia, Gaultier; Daybreak, Crooke; Suir Garage, Passage Cross. 

Heres a sample of the varied and high quality images throughout

The inside back page of our 2020 calendar is a photo of Moran’s Poles, Cheekpoint taken by Andrew Doherty. It is the same photo as the front cover of the calendar except that it has a beautiful poem written by Eamon Duffin.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

BGHS November talk - Joe Falvey


This Talk will feature the stories of Waterford Castle, Ardkeen and other Big Houses, such as Newtown, Mount Pleasant, Ballynakill, Grantstown, Glenville, Maypark, Prospect, and others of historical significance in the City end of the Barony. Many of these have given their names to the area's modern housing estates. These and more besides will feature in Joe Falvey's next upcoming Talk( Revised Edition) for the Barony of Gaultier Historical Society.

And Joe will talk of the role they, inter alia, played in the development of the eastern suburbs of Waterford City including commercial and educational,  over the course of the last 300 years since the city walls came down and the first building of Lombard/William Street Bridge in 1726 as its Merchants moved out of the confines of the City along the sunny and leafy banks of the Suir estuary,all part of the great Barony of Gaultier.

All welcome. Free to members. €5 to non members

Thursday, 10 October 2019

October 2019 Calendar photo: 1966 NFA Farmer’s Rights March to Dublin

Our October Page from our 2019 Calendar.

In 1966 Irish Farmers could not get the current Minister for Agriculture, Charles J. Haughey to meet their representatives. The leadership of their organization, NFA decided that farmers from every county in Ireland would march on Dublin. 13 farmers volunteered from Co. Waterford to walk to Dublin and six of them were from Gaultier. They set off from the Mall in Waterford on the 12 October, 1966. In this photo are two of the walkers, they are wearing white armbands. The other walkers were Richie Phelan, Orchardstown; Jimmy Power, Ballynamoyntragh; Ken Purcell, Ballinakill; and Davy McGrath, Ballygarron. The other Gaultier people in the photo joined the march on a Sunday to show support for the Gaultier walkers. The photo shows L- R:  Mattie Whittle, (walker) Ballyshoneen; Paddy Cullinane, Leperstown; Rita Butler, Liccawn; Maureen Cullinane, Leperstown; Edie Phelan, Keylogue; Jackie Butler, (walker) Coxtown.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Sean “The Rock” Cullinane.

From our 2017 Calendar

Sean “The Rock” Cullinane
This photo shows Sean “The Rock” Cullinane in full flight in the Waterford jersey during the National League semi – final in 1998. Sean is being chased by TJ Ryan (pictured in helmet) and Gary Kirby of Limerick. Sean is one of Gaultier’s famous sons. He was born into a family steeped in the GAA from both sides.

His playing career commenced when he joined Passage Hurling Club in the mid 1970’s. He was a member of the Under 16 1981 Passage team which was the first Passage team to win a County title since the club reformed in 1961. When Passage won their first County Intermediate title in 1988 Sean was a member of the team and was manager when they won their second Intermediate title in 2007. He was a member of the winning County Junior team in 2009.  Passage was narrowly defeated in three County Senior Finals in the 1990’s with Sean on each team. The County Final of 1993 was the most notable of these only losing by a single point to Lismore in Walsh Park. In the past season 2016 he played with the Passage Junior B team.

At Inter- County level he played from 1989 to 2001 and was nominated for an All Star in 1998.  He represented Munster in the Inter- Provincial series. Sean’s time on the Waterford Senior team finished just before the Deise hurlers reached their golden era but he was on teams that had close calls for both Munster and League titles.

When people speak of hurling full backs, Sean will always be acknowledged as one of the best from Waterford. One National journalist called Sean “The Rock” and the name stuck. Sean did not get the All Star award that he deserved but to hurling followers in the Barony of Gaultier he will always have their admiration and respect. Sean has been involved in all aspects of the sport of hurling at both club and county level.  He has been a player, coach, mentor and a county selector.  Sean, we are proud that you are from Gaultier and thanks for all the enjoyment that your exploits in the game of hurling gave us.