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225 Years of Waterford Newtown School (Ireland) Archives Are Now Available Online

21 Dec 2023 12:14 PM | Anonymous

People can now easily dive into the rich 225-year history of Newtown School Waterford, as a digital outreach project between the independent school and South East Technological University (SETU) hosts the freely available artifacts.

The digital archive contains a wealth of information on the school, which has seen the likes of Erskine Barton Childers, Ralph Fiennes, Sinéad O’Connor, and Leslie Dowdall pass through its storied halls.

The project, led by Kieran Cronin, special collections, heritage and outreach librarian at SETU’s campus in Waterford, enables easy access to the school’s history and it’s hoped the archive will act as an important tool for students, researchers and those in the local community who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Newtown School and its influence on the cultural fabric of Waterford city.

The school also hopes the democratisation of this history will foster a sense of shared heritage and community pride.

You can read more (including a link to the Archive) in an article by Jessica Martin published in theWaterford News & Star web site at:

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