Monday, 18 July 2011

New Geneva Barracks

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
 Waterford County Museum records in detail the history of the barracks and we also discovered this blogpost by Derek Barry

Monday, 11 July 2011

Threshing Festival 4th September in Killea

Threshing Festival Sunday 4th September at Killea, Dunmore East, Co Waterford,  Further details to follow.