St. Mary’s Collegiate, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

St. Mary’s Collegiate,
Co. Waterford,

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) tells us “DUNGARVAN, a sea-port, borough, market and post-town, and a parish, in the barony of DECIES-WITHOUT-DRUM, county of WATERFORD, and province of MUNSTER, 22 miles (S. W. by W.) from Waterford, and 97 ¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from Dublin, on the road from Waterford to Cork; containing 12,450 inhabitants, of which number, 8386 are in the town and borough. This place, formerly called Achad-Garvan, ….”

It is bleieved that this church was founded by Declan circa 450A.D.

These photographs were taken July 2014 when on a visit to St. Mary’s as part of the University College Cork, ACS Irish Genealogy Summer School 2014.

I had my camera set incorrectly for the first few photographs here, hence the brownish colour.

If you want to read something about the 2014 Summer school please see my post  Gravestones & a bit.  Irish Genealogy Summer School 2014