About Sinead Murphy

Sinead is the head of our Historical and Cultural research team. Sinead studied Archaeology with modular Anthropology, and has Post Graduate qualifications in Heritage Management, including History, Museum Management and Religious Studies.
15 05, 2017

Reginald’s Tower – The Crown of Ireland’s Ancient East

By | 2017-05-15T11:52:01+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Things to Do, Waterford|0 Comments

Reginald’s Tower has had many functions in its long and dramatic life, it is said that the tower was sometimes used as a Royal residence. Reginald’s Tower was used as a prison and as a mint. The coins struck at Reginald’s tower were struck with “Cavitas Waterford” on one side.

20 04, 2017

The 1798 Irish Rebellion – A Little bit of Irish History

By | 2017-04-20T16:39:13+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Irish Knowledge|0 Comments

Inspired by the American and French Revolutions, giving Ireland, the Inspiration to rise up against an oppressive force of foreign rule. The 1798 Rebellion gifted Ireland with the ability to see a future of our own making. The songs, stories and famous names of the 1798 Rebellion are still sung and spoken about today.

18 04, 2017

Wicklow Historic Gaol – Where Historical Crime And Punishment Come Together, With Haunting Results.

By | 2017-04-18T16:42:17+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Places to Visit, Wicklow|0 Comments

As you drive through the beautiful historic town of Wicklow, it is impossible not to be astounded by the staggering size of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol; it’s high thick stonewalls echoing stories of its long and historic past.