Friday, 19 July 2019

July Heritage Walk in Dunmore East.

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society will hold its July Heritage Walk in Dunmore East.

The walk leader will be BGHS committee member John Burke and he will be assisted by other BGHS members.



The walk will commence from the main gate of the Dunmore East Park with a starting time of 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 July.

The route of the walk will be from the Park to the lower village and towards the direction of Nymph hall. This route has a very interesting and varied heritage.

Keep 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th July free for an enjoyable evening in Dunmore East.


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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

July calendar image: Paddy ‘Billy’Power

The July photo from our 2019 Calendar. A Legend in the Barony of Gaultier. Paddy ‘Billy’Power

Paddy ‘Billy’Power’ was Coxswain of the Dunmore East based RNLI ‘Annie Blanche Smith’ for 22 years.
Photo supplied by Dunmore East RNLI.
His reputation as a brave and very competent lifeboat man spread far and wide.  Paddy served a total of 41 years with the RNLI, retiring with four prestigious bronze medals awarded for his bravery, judgment and seamanship. The lifeboat most associated with him was the aforementioned ‘Annie Blanche Smith’ which was called out on 89 rescue missions saving 88 lives.  Among the many rescues attributed to Paddy ‘Billy’ was the December 14, 1950 rescue of the Dunmore trawler, Naomh Deagl├ín.   Superb judgement and seamanship and bravery were admirably demonstrated on that treacherous night of gale and snow  as Paddy directed operations from the bow of the lifeboat succeeding in getting a line aboard the trawler as it drifted in to the storm lashed  Falskirt Rock.  Long may the man be remembered along with all his lifeboat comrades.

Article by Ray McGrath.

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Saturday, 29 June 2019

Ballinamona

Another of society member Ray McGrath's recent columns from the Waterford News & Star Ballinamona - an Amorous Conquest.  His virtual walks continue each week in the paper.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Barony Rambles: Rathculiheen & Gyles quay

Ray McGrath's series of Gaultier rambles continues each week in the Waterford News & Star, this time its Rathculiheen and Gyles Quay.

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Thursday, 13 June 2019

June Calendar image

The June page from our 2018 Calendar

Lifeboat crew 1965


Back Row L-R: Dr MV McCabe, Billy Pitt, Captain Desmond P.Carroll, Captain Cecil Hazell, Stanley Power    
                              
Front Row L-R: Dick Murphy (Engineer), Paddy Billy Power (Coxswain),Arthur Westcott Pitt (Sec.), Stephen Whittle, John (Rocky) Power. 

The Dunmore Lifeboats were: Henry Dodd, 1884 -1911; Fanny Harriet, 1911-1914; Michael Henry, 1914-1917; Lifeboat out of commission for most of 1917; Station Closed, 1919-1925; C & S,1925-1940; Annie Blanche Smith, 1940-1970; Douglas Hyde, 1970-1972; Dunleary, 1972-1973; Euphrosyne Kendal,1973-1975; St Patrick, 1975-1996; Elizabeth and Ronald 1996-to date.  C&S was funded by monies left to the RNLI by Mr P. Coates and Miss E. Smith, hence the name C&S.                                                                                                            
The boat longest on station was Annie Blanche Smith for 30 years. The Henry Dodd was 27 years on station. The St Patrick and the present boat Elizabeth and Ronald each share 21 years. 

This photo and all the photos in the 2018 Calendar were also in previous calendars as 2018 was the Society’s 10th Birthday. This photo was also  the February 2015 photo.     
Photo supplied by Geoff.

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