Dungarvan Famine Graveyard
Due to the high death rate during the famine in Waterford the guardians were forced to look for an alternative graveyard to the main graveyard at Kilrush, Dungarvan in June 1847. The problem was solved at the end of June when Henry Villiers Stuart of Dromana offered a two acre site at Slievegrine about 2 miles from Dungarvan. The graveyard is known as Relig An tSleibhe and it became the main famine burial ground in the Dungarvan area. It is located only a few minutes walk away from Seaview Self Catering at Pulla, Dungarvan. You can take a virtual tour of the famine graveyard online.
Monument To Richard J. Daley (1902 – 1976)
Richard J. Daley was the longest-serving Mayor of Chicago. He served 21 years as the undisputed Democratic boss of Chicago. His grandfather Maurice Daley had emigrated from Old Parish, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford in the mid-19th century. A plaque was erected to commemorate Mayor Daley's origins which stands on the side of the main Dungarvan to Youghal Road at Moonamean (close to our self catering accommodation). The plaque was unveiled by the Mayor himself on one of his many visits to the locality.