Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Creacon: An Oasis of Tranquility

Creacon Wellness Retreat near New Ross
CREACON Wellness Retreat,located just outside New Ross, truly is an oasis of tranquillity. In this era of mass communication and interconnectivity, we have assumed that being constantly ‘connected’ is universally positive. However, we all need time to switch off, unwind and reconnect with the simple pleasures of life – and Creacon Wellness Retreat is the perfect [...]

Ireland’s Biggest Flour Fight Returns

'Blaa-Mageddon' returns to the Apple Market on Sunday, October 28th!
Imagine Arts Festival goers are being invited to visit The Apple Market on Sunday, October 28th (1pm) for the country’s largest ever flour fight – and it’s free! According to the organisers of ‘Blaa-Mageddon’: “Groups of the estranged blaa-ttlers will gather. They will dropped their Viking shields and swords and pick up flour and eggs for [...]

The Write Stuff

On Sunday, October 28th, Rick O’Shea will interview Cecelia Ahern and John Boyne at Waterford's Central Library (4pm) as part of the Writer's Weekend, a rare opportunity to enjoy insights from two of the country's best-selling authors.
Waterford Writer’s Festival packed with literary goodies! The Waterford Writer’s Weekend, which now forms a major element of the 17th annual Imagine Arts Festival (October 18th to 28th) is set to welcome some of Ireland’s leading literary luminaries. From readings to author interviews to book launches and even a ‘What A Complete Aisling’ table quiz (hosted [...]

De la Salle College Music Society’s “The Addams Family”

Getting ready for De La Salle College Musical Society's forthcoming production of 'The Addams Family' were from left: Emma Walsh as 'Grandma Addams', Niamh Hennessy as 'Wednesday', Jack McGrath as 'Gomez', Peter Rafter as 'Lurch', Dirin Brett Lennon as 'Morticia', Dean Hayes as 'Pugsley' and  Ben Tynan Dunphy as 'Fester'.  		| Photos: Aileen Drohan
De La Salle College Musical Society is celebrate its 40th anniversary with an exciting production of the hilarious comedy ‘The Addams Family’. DLS MS under the wise guidance of Fr Sean Melody and Brendan Drohan, gave their first production, ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ back in 1979. Thirty nine shows later and having given a stage [...]

Music Magic on the Folly

The Waterford Massed Bands Concert takes place this Friday night as part of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration.
Massed Band Concert part of 1848 Tricolour Weekend The annual Waterford City Massed Band Concert takes place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, this Friday evening, October 12th (8pm) and promises to be another special night of top class entertainment in our City of Music. The brainchild of Ger O’Brien, the event has [...]

Montpellier: Star of the French South West

Palavas Beach, near Montpellier.
Following the launch of the new Air France service form Cork to Paris route, we availed of the opportunity to connect with the French south west from Charles De Gaulle (CDG). We took a one and a half hour flight south to Montpellier, the educational capital of the south west, which is now a strong tourist [...]

The Bounty To Release New Single for World Mental Health Day

'The Bounty' is composed of Deise and Corkonian talent.
Combining members from Waterford and Cork, The Bounty are a powerful alternative rock band gearing up to release their debut single ‘Tell Me’ on Wednesday, October 10th (World Mental Health Day). The single ‘Tell Me’ holds special meaning to each member of the band. The single will be used to raise awareness for mental health [...]

StageMad Presents “The Afters” By Nicola Spendlove

Stagemad Theatre Company will present “The Afters” as part of the Imagine Arts Festival at St Patrick’s Gateway from Monday, October 22nd to Wednesday, October 24th at 8pm (€10). The play is a mourning and a celebration of the invisible lines that make up human life, told through five interlinking true monologues. “I’m an awful woman for [...]

Trad By the Suir

The annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend runs from October 19th to the 21st.
Countdown to John Dwyer Trad Weekend The annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend is one of many highlights during the forthcoming Imagine Arts Festival which will run across Waterford city from October 18th to the 28th. The weekend will host workshops, sessions, album launches and concerts set to feature some of the best traditional musicians from all across [...]

Thousands Visit South East House and Home Show

Gary Graham and Roz Purcell pictured with WLR’s Teresanne O’Reilly at last weekend's South East House & Home Show which was held at the WIT Arena. 		| Photo: Garrett Fitzgerald
Thousands visited the second annual South East House and Home Show last weekend. The show, hosted by WLR Events, was deemed a huge success by visitors with a high-quality portfolio of exhibitors showcased at the WIT Arena in Carriganore. Amongst the busy line-up of entertainment on the Style Stage was bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur Roz [...]