|Organisation :||Waterford County Museum|
|Article Title :||Dungarvan Town Park|
|Page Title :||James F. Gibbons - 1868 - 1960|
|Page Number :||4|
|Publication Date :||12 May 2013|
|Expiry Date :||Never Expires|
Captain Gibbon's son James was also away at sea. In 1900 Dungarvan U.D.C. presented him with an Address on a visit to Dungarvan:
'We the members of Dungarvan U.D.C. desire to convey a cordial expression of our welcome to your native town. We are delighted to hear that in the greater Ireland beyond the seas, the land of your adoption...that your prospects of a brilliant commercial career are all that your old friends here so ardently desire.
On an occassion of this kind we feel it incumbent on the members of our body to refer to the generous acts of your worthy and lamented father - who took such an active part in the affairs of our town, both in securing to the people the right to their own Town hall and also bequeating to them a large sum of money for the purpose of improving the bathing place and purchasing a public park which has proved such a boon to the townspeople.'
James returned to Dungarvan and by 1903 he had set up a wool business:
Dungarvan Observer 25 June 1927