Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Countdown to Daytripper 2018

Daytripper, Waterford city’s big music event of the year, takes place from Friday, August 24th to Sunday the 26th, and here are 10 good reasons why you shouldn’t miss THE gig of 2018. SISTER SLEDGE have been wowing festival crowds all over Europe this Summer and almost stole the show from Bruno Mars in Dublin’s Marlay [...]

Dean Takes the Plunge

Dean Jacob is preparing for 'The Plunge' which will be held at the Crystal Leisure Centre on Sunday, October 28th. For ticket information, visit
City daredevil prepares for underwater challenge @@@text Dermot Keyes Dean Jacob cut a relaxed figure at the Crystal Leisure Centre Swimming Pool on Wednesday morning last following another intensive training session. Speaking to The Munster Express, the city native detailed an escape act he’s set to perform at the Cork Road venue on Sunday, October 28th, showing off [...]

Steering the Flock towards “Animal Farm”

Rhiann Jeffrey, the director of Waterford Youth Arts' 'Animal Farm'.
With ‘Animal Farm’ running in Garter Lane from August 23rd to September 1st, we got in contact with Rhiann Jeffrey, the director for this production for a quick interview, discussing her past experiences in Theatre, her opinion on Waterford and her thoughts on the upcoming production. Question: How did you first get involved in the [...]

Little Red Splendour…

Lusmore, Lily, Doire and the Ollpheistha returns to the Royal “An apprentice sword-maker to Fionn MacCumhaill, a blind piper on the run in 1600s Penal Ireland, a young writer from Waterford in 2017, a 2000-year-old tree, a three-headed sea-serpent and the Goddess of the Earth…an incredible adventure across time…” The rehearsal room at St Paul’s Boys [...]

All Together Now Showcases Deise Gem to Gig-Goers

Colin, Claire, Quinn and Izzy Shanahan pictured with Cliona Gahan from Newfoundland who played at the festival.
“Curraghmore is very much a little world on its own, sealed off from outsiders by its woods and hills, and by its ten-mile ring of its own demesne wall.” So read the opening lines of an essay penned by Mark Girouard for the February 14th, 1963 edition of ‘Country Life’. Fifty-five years later, it’s fair to [...]

Spraoi Fills Streets With Glee Again!

Waterford Youth Arts
The Spraoi Festival was suitably superb, as the fine Bank Holiday weather aided and abetted the sterling effort of TV Honan’s team of volunteers, in addition to the outstanding and varied level of skilled street performers. We met TV while watching the dance set by the Traces Dance Ensemble on Gladstone Street, where participants with [...]

Gran Canaria: exploring a miniature continent

Casa de Colon, Las Palmas
THANKS to its contrasting landscapes and diverse microclimates, it’s easy to see why Gran Canaria is known as a ‘miniature continent’. If mention of this gorgeous Canary Island solely conjures up images of beaches and a sun drenched landscape, then think again. The mountainous green landscape of the north and west is a pleasant [...]

Spraoi is in the Air!

Eoghan Dalton Reports It’s time for Spraoi and next Friday the 26th annual spectacular takes to the streets of Waterford for what promises to be another action packed, entertainment filled weekend. With some 200 costumed performers set to be scattered across the city centre for the August Bank Holiday weekend, this year’s Spraoi is going to [...]

Julie Power: On Tour with Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company

Julie Power is no stranger to ‘treading the boards’. From the time she took her first tentative steps on stage as the ‘Artful Dodger’ in Oliver in 2006, Julie has played a variety of starring roles in a huge number of theatrical productions. Tonight (Tuesday) the very talented 22-year-old Waterford performer makes her debut with [...]

A Bug’s Life! Waterford Gears Up for Another Spraoi Spectacular

Eoghan Dalton Reports Thousands of bugs- grasshoppers, ladybirds, larvae, spiders as well as the occasional praying mantis are about to descend on Waterford City over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Spraoi Festival which has ‘Bugs’ as its theme. “They’re such little things in reality but you blow them up and look at them [...]