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Dunmore East

Power’s Bar

Dunmore East is a small fishing village on the south-east coast of Ireland, 16kms from the city of Waterford. It sits on the western side of the Waterford Harbour Estuary, 4.8kms from Hook Head in Wexford.
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland

What would Dunmore be like without Power's Bar? It has been there forever, entrenched in the history of the village. I

remember it when it was a pub come grocer shop come butchers, back in the late 60's

when I moved to the village. It has changed since then, but it is still Power's Bar.

Look at this photo (one of my favourite photos on the site). Where do you think it was taken?

Oh yes, and of course Power's Bar was the venue where the Good Old Boys had their best

gigs! (in my opinion :-)






Anne Colfer in charge Mary Power in full swing Muck Murphy with one thirsty dog Outside Power's Bar, with Muck Murphy, Tommy McGrath and Maureen Mason Peter Power in pensive mood Locking up time, with Peter and Sharon Walsh Entry for Mr. Joe Murphy in 1951

These old ledgers and photos from Power’s Bar contain a wealth of information about Power's Bar and the village.

In the late 70's I took a series of 360-degree b/w panoramic photos of the dock, taken next to the lighthouse. I

developed and printed them as 10 X 8 prints in a darkroom (or airing cupboard, as it was) at the top of Tir na nOg

(aka Pitt's house, aka Chiefy's house), and gave them to Peter Power, who offered to put them up in the bar. He put

the photos together in a frame, and told me later that the first time he did it, the glass broke, because it was too

wide. I am glad to say that the frame is still hanging in the top bar behind the middle seats.

In fact, here it is!

Entry for provision supplied to the fishing boat Tulip in 1951 From 1922 - look at the writing in the top right - "shipped ten cattle" Interesting entry in the top right, from 1922 -  De Valera in town, dance in Hall! The entry in the top right - the day the Black and Tans left Dunmore - 9th February, 1922 Who has such neat handwriting these days? Keeping tabs on the alcohol coming into the pub

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