The Town Park
The Town Park with its Victorian Bandstand overlooks Dungarvan Bay, boasting the finest views of harbour.
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In September of 1894 the Town Commissioners called a meeting to discuss acquiring land to 'establish and maintain a Public park' for the use and enjoyment of the people of Dungarvan.
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A small archway was erected as the entrance to the park. It had an inscribed plaque with decorative limestone surrounds. A dispute arose about the inscription on the plaque. Mrs. Gibbons, found the inscription on the tablet objectionable. She asked that the plaque on the arch be removed or she would take legal action. She took issue with the fact that the inscription included the name of the executor of the late Captain Gibbon's will and his beneficiaries.
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The Brass Band Playing at Dungarvan Park
Glass lanterns were also purchased for the bandstand, the globes can be seen in the above photo.
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