Friday, 12 February 2021

Monday, 8 February 2021

From the BGHS Feb 2011 calendar Blessing of the Boats in Cheekpoint

Blessing of the Boats in Cheekpoint

This is a rare post card photograph of the blessing of the boats in Cheekpoint. Notice the number of people kneeling on the quayside and the fishermen standing in their punts to receive the blessing. This tradition of standing in the boats for the blessing has been maintained down to the present time. However only one man was observed standing in his boat for the 2010 blessing. The photo was sent to Andrew Doherty by Brian Moran and family relatives of Andrew from Long Island. Andrew tells us that Brian's grandfather, Richie Moran , left Cheekpoint in the late 1920's and went to Long Island where his family has remained since.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

BGHS 2021 Calendar February photo

 The BGHS 2021 Calendar February photo.

A group from the Carbally area travelled to Enniscorthy to see Big Tom.  L-R  Neddy Power, Brownstown; Eddie Power, Brownstown, Michael Corcoran(RIP), Kilmacleague West, Phelim McGuinness, not from Gaultier; Mossie Fitzgerald, Kilmacleague East.

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Sunday, 3 January 2021

January photo from the BGHS 2021 calendar.

 Set Dancing Champions 1975  

This photo shows the Gaultier Under- 18 Set Dancers. These dancers won both the Co. Waterford Set Dancing Championship and the Munster Set Dancing Championship in 1975. 

Back Row L- R: Margaret Mullally, Kieran Flynn, Marcella Power, John Barry.

Front Row L-R: .Myra Doyle, Niall Collins, Annette Fitzpatrick and John Fitzpatrick.

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