Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for Quay




The Quay, Dungarvan

The Quay as we know it today was part of the town   re-planning by the Duke of Devonshire in 1820 and replaced the existing two smaller quays,                       Georges Quay and Rodericks Quay.

Photo: Waterford Co. Museum

Photo: Waterford Co. Museum

A busy commercial centre in the 19th and much of the 20th Century for the import of coal and export of  grain, butter, cattle and fish. The Quay could accommodate ships up to 250 tons.


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The walls of the Quay were constructed with coursed squared limestone. The Jetty Pier is located on the northern end of the Quay. 

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Cut-stone steps lead down to the water

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 A sample of  the cast-iron bollards spaced along the Quay from varied periods.

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The Anchor of the SS Feltria. On May 5, 1917 the Feltria was torpedoed by a German Submarine during World War I and sunk off Mine Head Co. Waterford with the loss of 45 lives, including the captain.  

Photo: Dungarvan Photo Album Old and New

The Dungarvan library is located on the Quay, along with the many restaurants and pubs. 

Photo: Interlude
Check out the Interlude's beautiful website.

The commercial activity of years gone by has ceased on the Quay, but it still hums. Today The Quay is the launching point for all manner of leisure boats.

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4 comments:

Fickle Focal said...

I'm from Dungarvan and I never knew there were two quays originally. Well done on your research Ann. I'm curious about following revelations.

Liza said...

Lovely!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Nice to meet you, Ann. Hopping around with the A to Z...beautiful pic's.

Eileen T said...

It's a beautiful place and interesting to read its history.

Eileen @ In My Playroom (also doing the A to Z Challenge)