Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival

To kick off a month-long celebration of street art in Waterford, Belgian street artist Mehsos has unveiled the first mural from the Waterford Walls programme– a defragmented representation of a Puffin. The mural by Mehsos gives a flavour of what’s to come for 2019 Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival Mehsos began his career creating traditional [...]


ALL AT SEA FOR SPRAOI: May Leahy and Camilla Puttini pictured during rehearsals for ‘All at Sea’, this year’s Spraoi Parade. The annual festival will attract artists from all over Europe and provide the city with a welcome economic boost. Check out our special 12 page Spraoi supplement previewing all of this week’s events.  Photo: Patrick Browne.
Read below for Spraoi highlights and see our full guide to Spraoi 2019 in th9is week’s Munster Express newspaper Spraoi has a special focus on street music at this year’s festival, with some amazing street bands in the city throughout the three days. On Friday evening five of these bands take to the streets, each performing [...]

‘Summertime 2019’

Marley Irish Art Exhibition at UHW ‘Summertime 2019’, an exhibition of paintings by Marley Irish and presented by Waterford Healing Arts Trust, has opened at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). Featuring a colourful collection of Irish sporting and cultural activities, ‘Summertime 2019’ continues until 30 August. This exhibition is presented under the Staff Art Wall [...]

Waterford Greenway book relaunched for tourist market

Pictured at the book launch in Woodhouse are Willie Whelan, Waterford County Museum, Ger Crotty, Portlaw Heritage Centre, Cllr Ger Barron and Alan Walsh, Curraghmore Estate
Last Christmas the history book ‘The Towns and Villages of the Waterford Greenway’ was launched to widespread acclaim. Reviewers described the book as: “A splendid book, a glossy, table-top, feel-good, reason to shout out and be proud book” Liam Murphy, The Munster Express. “The book is a triumph. It’s not just superbly produced and with fascinating [...]


Author and presenter of the TV series 'Coast' Neil Oliver speaking during the seventeenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing .  Photo: David Clynch
The seventeenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing celebrated a theme of ‘Extraordinary Adventures’ and visitors from all over the country descended upon the heritage town to enjoy a series of events.Talks took place with Neil Oliver, author, and the presenter of the TV series Coast; explorer and author Sarah Outen took her audience [...]

Fiona Ennis wins Molly Keane Award.

Fiona Ennis, winner of the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award for 2019 is from Butlerstown, has a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in English Literature and Publishing from NUI Galway. She also holds a PhD in Philosophy from University College Cork. She lectures in Literature and Philosophy in Waterford Institute of Technology. Fiona comes from [...]

June 7th deadline for Ted & Mary Regan Bursary applications

The cast of The Bilberry Goats, pictured during their most recent sell-out show 'I Do, I Do, So I Do'.
The Ted and Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary committee wish to remind intending applicants that the closing date for this year’s award is this Friday, June 7th at 5pm. The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an [...]


On Saturday, June 15th, BBC’s ‘Coast’ presenter Neil Oliver will be one of two keynote speakers at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore.
Travel Adventurers set to draw thousands of visitors to Lismore The visiting travel writers and explorers Neil Oliver, Sarah Outen, Rosita Boland, Lerato Morgalathe, Robyn Rowland and Charlie Piggott will explore the theme of ‘Extraordinary Adventures’ at the 17th annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel.Thousands of visitors are expected to join the festival events and hear [...]

Programme for Immrama Festival of Travel Writing unveiled

Rosita Boland.
The 17th annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing is set to host some of the world’s top travel writers at this year’s festival, which is set to take place in the heritage town of Lismore in County Waterford from June 12th to 16th.The festival programme was officially launched by Waterford City and County Mayor Cllr [...]

Poetry Day to be held on May 2nd

This year Poetry Day Ireland will take place on Thursday, May 2nd and there will be a range of events being held across the country.Events in Waterford will include the ‘Truth or Dare’ Podcast at WIT’s Main Campus on the Cork Road at 9am. Students and lecturers, Margaret O’Brien and Dr. Fiona Ennis, of the [...]