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The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Wednesday 8th May at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
“The Spirit of Place Project” focuses on King Street/O’Connell Street in Waterford. Baya Salmon-Hawk, the Storyteller, is researching the idea that the street has always offered a place for refugees of one kind or another.
You can hear all about what Baya has discovered through her research.
Refreshments will be served.
Here is a snippet by Baya The Storyteller, to whet your appetites…..
Did you know, that on 27th March 1693, the Corporation of Waterford announced that “The City and liberties to provide habitation for 50 families of the French Protestants to dive a trade of linen manufacture…” and guess where these French Protestants seem to have settled… King Street now known as O’Connell Street and they were the first people to identify as “Refugees” from the French word “refuge” which means safe harbour.
So already, all these years ago, Waterford was seen as a safe harbour on many different levels.
The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, 2 George’s Street, Waterford.