Dr. Bill O' Gorman, from WIT, speaking about this site on WLR

Monday, January 25, 2010

Waterford Watercolours: De La Salle School

The huge building, erected in 1892, dominates the suburb of Newtown. Built originally as a training college for lay teachers, it became a boarding and day secondary school for boys in 1949. It expanded rapidly and in addition to its academic achievements it has an impressive record in Gaelic football and hurling.

This painting is part of a collection of watercolours of Waterford by local artist John O'Regan, commissioned by Waterford Civic Trust and sponsored by local bodies and companies. This particular painting was sponsored by the Cooper & Lybrand Chartered Accountants Waterford.

The watercolours were published in a diary for 1992,'93 and '94 after which they were donated to the municipal art collection of Waterford City Council.

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