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Roy Foster on the Legacies of Parnell and Redmond

Pictured attending the launch of 'The Redmonds Of Waterford, A Political Dynasty 1891-1952', a book by Pat McCarthy which was held at The Large Room were organising committee members Bernadette Guest, Ger Crotty and Joanne Rothwell
Waterford born-Professor Roy Foster provided a great resume on how Waterford MP John Redmond advanced the cause of Irish independence. Prof Foster, formerly of Oxford University, was speaking in the city as part of the ‘Redmondite Tradition in Waterford’ event held at the Large Room in City Hall to mark the centenary of John Redmond’s death. [...]

Arts Council Investing Over €800,000 in local arts this year

Arts Council Director, Orlaith McBride.
People in Waterford will experience the arts in ‘new and exciting ways’ this year, the Arts Council declared last week. Outlining its plan to invest €68.4 million nationwide over the course of the year, the agency said the focus of this year’s investment would be on creating opportunities for the public to experience large-scale work, as [...]

Hot to Foxtrot!

'All Night Long', starring and produced by Brendan Cole (pictured dancing with Faye Huddlestone), will play before packed Irish audiences at the end of the month, including a matinee and evening show at the Cork Opera House on March 27th.
Brendan Cole brings his live stage show to Ireland Brendan Cole’s mother introduced him to dancing at the age of six. “My mum made me do it,” the New Zealander cheerily admitted ahead of his ‘All Night Long’ tour arriving in Ireland at the end of this month. “I didn’t walk up to my mum [...]

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Held in Biting City Winds

The Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr.Pat Nugent and his wife Eileen pictured with the Waterford St.Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall, Her Excellency Elsie Berit Eikeland, Ambassador of Norway to Ireland, also included are some of the Mayor's family, Noel Nugent, Mary O'Keeffe, Shane Nugent, Jennifer O'Keeffe-Smith, Chiara O'Keeffe-Smith, Gary, Victoria and Christina Smith.									| Photo: Noel Browne
Following one of the coldest St. Patrick’s Days in Waterford in recent memory, we write this with snow on the ground outside. Nevertheless the huge army of volunteers turned out to walk on our national day and we must be truly proud of their efforts. The Waterford Mayor Cllr Pat Nugent and Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan both praised [...]

Mercury Rev to play the Theatre Royal

Mercury Rev return to Waterford 10 years on from their last gig here.
Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue. A decade on, the band return for a very special show at the Theatre Royal to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their opus ‘Deserter’s Songs’. When ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most [...]

Omega Three at Coastguard Cultural Centre March 23rd

Omega Three return to Tramore's Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd.
Following a short break from their hectic schedule, Omega Three will return to Tramore’s Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd for a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) event. As always, their visit promises an evening of lively music and merriment which leaves you with a smile on your face and a happy tune in your [...]

“Into The Woods” Proves Another Carrick Triumph

Louise Mulcahy (Cinderella), Sheridan Brady (Florinda) and Tarryn Attlee (Lucinda).
Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society is celebrating 75 years of being central, in musical terms, to a community that has seen the rise and fall of post World War II economic and social development. Over those years they established a significant reputation for musical theatre and they excelled themselves with an operatic telling of Stephen Sondheim’s [...]

Laura Dreams of Her Day at the Dome!

Michelle Heffernan Reports Introducing The Munster Express 2018 Waterford Rose Candidate Laura Kiersey This year, The Munster Express has the pleasure of sponsoring Laura Kiersey, an exceptional 25-year-old who has happily declared her candidacy for the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival. This year over 18 girls from Waterford City and County are competing to be selected [...]

Waterford Musical Society Fundraising Fashion Show

Pictures from the recent WMS Fashion Show in aid of this Year’s Musical “The Fiddler on the Roof” Photos by Colin Shanahan

Waterford City Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Revelry

Waterford is set to have a fantastic day of celebrations to mark the city’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Vikings will once again walk the streets of Ireland’s Oldest City as the parade theme for this year is “Our Viking Heritage”. Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. Pat Nugent is delighted to announce Her Excellency Else [...]