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Dunmore East
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


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


Von Rutter

Beneath This Wave