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

Friday, February 26, 2010

Waterford Watercolours: Newtown School

In 1798 the Society of Friends (Quakers) established a boarding school for boys and girls here in the former home of the Wyse family. The school is now interdenominational but has preserved its Quaker ethos. The Society of Friends has played a leading part in the commercial life of the city since the middle of the seventeenth century, particularly in milling and baking.

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 Jurys Hotel.

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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