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In Full Voice

Michael O'Dwyer is enjoying life on the road with Celtic Thunder
Eoghan Dalton Reports Carrick’s Michael O’Dwyer on touring with Celtic Thunder Carrick-on-Suir has a proud musical tradition, stretching from traditional Irish music to its strong theatre scene. And with one of its latest musical sons he is able to draw from both veins when touring North America with Celtic Thunder, a group known for its theatrical [...]

Saying Yes to the Dress

Michelle Heffernan reports Shopping for your wedding dress can be both a dream and a nightmare all in one. With styles, shapes ,theme and budget to consider many brides can find the process difficult to navigate. The Munster Express spoke to the expert Bridal Consultant Liz O’Mahony of Sabella Bridal, Waterford on everything to consider before [...]

Win an Austrian Ski Resort Stay!

Win a stay with an Austrian/Irish family owned Ski Hut at Bad Hofgastein, the Hofgasteinerhaus with Lara Plaickner and family, which is situated just over an hour by train from Salzburg or three hours from Munich’s Main Train Station. The accommodation is for three days half board and available midweek on selected dates between March [...]

The High Kings Decade Tour Reaches the Theatre Royal

Almost 10 years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The constituent parts of The High Kings – Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy and Darren Holden – each with a wealth of history in the music business behind them, knew that in order to maintain any level of creative interest they [...]

Healing Arts Trust’s New Year programme begins on Monday

Inset: Pictured at the announcement of details of AIB's renewed sponsorship of Waterford Healing Arts Trust's 'Healing Sounds in the Foyer' were Carole Normoyle, Branch Manager, AIB Ardkeen and Claire Meaney (Acting Arts Director, WHAT).
Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has announced the renewal by AIB Ardkeen of its sponsorship of the ‘Healing Sounds in the Foyer’ music programme at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). ‘Healing Sounds in the Foyer’ is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and [...]

Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware when it comes to New Year fitness

Michelle Heffernan Reports This month many of us will resolve to make lifestyle changes to benefit our health, fitness and wellbeing. All kinds of businesses will promise an appealing consultation from a self-declared health expert on the best diet, exercise or leisure routine for us. But many persons pertaining to hold a license or title in fitness or [...]

BuskAid raises over €5,000 for homeless in waterford

BuskAid are delighted to announce that this year’s events raised in excess of €5000 for the homeless in Waterford. Two charities will benefit from the monies raised – Tinteán Housing Association and the Waterford Lions Club Christmas Hamper Appeal. Founder and director of BuskAid Tadhg Williams said: “Homelessness in this country is at a record [...]

New Years Eve Events in Waterford

The Winter Light Festival at the Lafcadio Hearn Gardens in Tramore is a New Year’s Eve event for all the family.							| Photo: Noel Browne
Michelle Heffernan Reports The Reg Bar Masquerade Ball This year the Reg Bar on The Mall is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming you to a night of glitter and glamour. The wonderful Masquerade Ball will begin at 8pm and promises a night of surprises and amazing prizes for patrons. A Masquerade mask will be included for you [...]

The critic’s verdict

Liam Murphy’s Arts Review of 2017 In general terms, 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. The buzz of the 1916-2016 Commemoration has dissipated with some ‘carry-over’ before the 1918-1921 Remembrance funding scrabble begins. The awaited Arts Strategy Waterford City & County 2016 – 2021 came out as ‘A Shared Vision For Waterford Arts’. [...]

Tramore’s Brian Walsh wins big at Milan Film Festival

From left: Declan Reynolds, writer and actor Brian Walsh and director Jack Conroy on the set of 'The Gaelic Curse'.
Michelle Heffernan Reports Tramore-born writer and actor Brian Walsh has made international headlines again when a film he scripted scooped two awards at the Milan International Filmmakers Festival which ran from November 25th to December 2nd. Brian’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘The Gaelic Curse’ was awarded Best Comedy as well as Best Supporting Actor at the Red [...]