Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Bob Dylan to be Revisited at Garter Lane

SINCE the 1960s, we have been spoilt by the prodigious output of the legend that is Bob Dylan. His quality song writing has garnered multiple awards and influenced artists throughout the world for almost seven decades. His writing status is such, that he was cemented in history with a Nobel Prize award for Literatures in [...]

Celtic Imbolc Festival at the Hook Lighthouse

Participants tied Spring wishes on the Imbolc tree sculpture at the Hook Lighthouse during last year's festival.
The Hook Lighthouse is set to celebrate Ireland’s ‘Fire Goddess’ through the Imbolc traditional festival marking the beginning of spring from February 1st to 3rd. It is also the feast of St Bridget – in ancient Irish mythology, Bridget was a fire goddess – she is also the patron saint of boatmen, sailors, and mariners. Celebrated [...]

Kevin McGahern goes ‘Solo’ at Central Arts

Kevin McGahern brings his 'Solo Pollo' tour to Central Arts this Friday night.
Kevin McGahern, the star of RTE’s ‘Republic of Telly’, will premiere his brand-new ‘Solo Pollo’ tour at Central Arts in Waterford this Friday night, January 18th before embarking on a national tour. The Solo Pollo tour shall see the silver tongued Cavan native bringing a mix of traditional stand-up, character based comedy in addition to humorously [...]

New Years Resolutions-Sticking to Your Fitness Goals

Michelle Heffernan reports It’s that time of year again- out with the old and in with the newer, better versions of ourselves. According to a ComRes poll for Bupa UK, 80% of new year’s resolutions will have evaporated by March. If you’ve made the resolution to become fitter, lose weight or improve cardiac health-and you’re [...]

The Great Outdoors of Gran Canaria

Picturesque Puerto de Mogan.
THOUGHTS of Gran Canaria generate visions of sandy beaches, sparkling seas and clear blue skies – especially on a dreary January day in Ireland! This beautiful island offers enviable year round sunshine and it’s easy to see why it has been such an enduringly attractive holiday destination for Irish tourists of all ages for so [...]

Spring 2019 at the Royal

Spring 2019 has kicked off here at Theatre Royal Waterford and some shows have even sold out! The Spring Season at the Theatre Royal features some welcome returns as well as superb theatre, music, comedy and family events – something for everyone! Theatre Lovers can look forward The Scourge (Jan 17th) directed by the Theatre’s Artistic [...]

“Trees” exhibition on Staff Art Wall at UHW

An exhibition of paintings by Melanie Fox remains on view at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) as part of the Staff Art Wall initiative, managed by Waterford Healing Art Trust. Entitled “Trees”, the exhibition is a beautiful series of oil paintings on canvas and medite. The exhibition continues until Friday, January 11th. The Staff [...]

Irish premiere of ‘Lovesong’ at Garter Lane

Red ‘n Blue Theatre is proud to present the Irish Premiere of ‘Lovesong’, a story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their late 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. The play will run at Garter Lane Arts Centre from Thursday, January [...]

Local playwright’s work to feature in ‘First Fortnight’

Gifty Wiafe, who stars in Petra Kindler's 'It's in the Blood?!', which will run at Dublin's Project Arts Centre and Waterford's Garter Lane Theatre.
Ferrybank-based playwright Petra Kindler’s well-received play, ‘It’s In The Blood?!’, will be staged in Dublin’s Project Arts Centre as part of the 2019 First Fortnight Festival, which has secured the rights to host the European Mental Health Festival. ‘It’s in the Blood’ tackles religion, family, black magic, chlorinated chickens, visa struggles, migration and mental health, women [...]

Be Well with Bernie

Of all the holidays and events we celebrate throughout the year, I feel that New Years is the one most filled with new hope and aspirations. As another year starts a desire burns in every single one of us for happiness, health, peace and goodness to come to us and those closest to us. [...]