Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Ray McGrath

‘GAULTIER Heritage Rambles’ with Ray McGrath, a brand new weekly column in the Waterford News & Star’s Well! magazine, commences in this week’s issue of the newspaper. The series is also being officially launched this Saturday, April 13 at 2.30pm at Ardkeen Library by Mary Frances Ryan, editor of the Waterford News and Star, and Michael Farrell, chairman of the Barony of Gaultier Historical Society who are collaborating on the project. The event will be followed by a walk along the Maypark Loop, led by column author Ray McGrath with guest guide Joe Falvey.

“Heritage is a lot more than dead buildings,” according to McGrath, “it really is all that makes us what we are today and that includes language, history and nature. Gaultier Heritage Rambles has been exploring the byways and tracks of the Barony of Gaultier, seeking out the ordinary and the extraordinary, the obvious and the overlooked gems that make up the fascinating and multi-faceted heritage of Waterford’s Maritime Barony which stretches from the outskirts of Waterford city to the iconic pillars on Brownstown Head.

“Coastal paths, quiet country roads, woodland tracks, beaches and headlands and river trails will lead the reader and the walker to the often overlooked gems of nature and history.”

Be part of this enriching addition to Waterford’s cultural and outdoors life. Follow our weekly column in the Waterford News & Star, and join us this Saturday, April 13, at Arkdeen Library, at 2.30pm. Bring your walking shoes!

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