St. Mary’s Church of Ireland in Dungarvan are delighted to announce an exciting exhibition of wedding dresses which will take place during the Festival of Food. The exhibition will feature dresses from 1930 upwards. Tracey Moore Exhibition Consultant said ‘we have received an extremely generous response from local ladies who have kindly lent us their dresses to display. We have some amazing gowns from the 60’s and 70s right through to the current decade of 2011. We can’t thank the ladies enough for their generosity.’ The exhibition will also feature photographs, wedding menus and invitations and place settings from bygone years. The exhibition is free but donations would be most appreciated for SERT (South East Radiotherapy Transport) and parish funds. The church will also have homemade cakes and tea and coffee for sale for only j2 euro and a produce stall selling local homemade jam, eggs and cakes etc.
Ria Drohan from St. Mary’s also appealed for anyone who has a wedding dress or outfit from the 1940s or 1950’s. ‘These eras are much harder to get hold of as many people gave their dresses away at that time or wore their suit as an everyday item after the wedding. If you know of anyone willing to lend their wedding dress from the 1940s or 50’s please contact the Dungarvan Museum between 10 to 5 Monday to Friday or drop the dress with your details into the museum’. Ria thanked all the staff from the museum and particularly Mary Giblen who has been most helpful. The exhibition will be held from Friday 15th April from 1p.m- 5pm, Saturday 16th April from11am- 6pm and Sunday 17th April 10am – 6pm. St. Mary’s is located at the top of Church street by the bandstand.
All are welcome to what promises to be a great event.