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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
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford,
As a child I lived beneath this wave, beside Jim Morrisey's shop, in a house owned by
Brendan Bowyer's mother.
For three months every winter
we had weather like this. As a
baby, instead of the usual blue
rompers and white bonnet, my
mother would dress me in oil
skins and a life jacket, and had
buoys attached to the side of the
pram, so as I could float up the
hill. Our house was always
flooded back then and we often
caught fish in the rat traps.
Babies were babies in those
days, children today have it too
Beneath This Wave