The Gaultier Historical Society is a group of individuals based in East Waterford, Co Waterford - incorporating the coastal villages of Cheekpoint, Passage East and Dunmore East. Waterford is in the South East of Ireland and has a rich heritage in history, historical sites and culture. We organise a range of events and new members are always welcome.
Monday, 18 July 2011
New Geneva Barracks
Genevs Barracks on the coastal rd west of Passage East, Co. Waterford has a facinating history and its origins go back to the arrival of a large group of Swiss in the 17th century. It was a barracks and a prison and even popped up in the song the Croppy Boy and the pages of Ulysses by James Joyce.
At Geneva Barrack that young man died, And at Passage they have his body laid.
Good people who live in peace and joy, Breathe a pray'r and a tear for the Croppy Boy