Archive for the ‘Art & Literature’ Category

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 [...]


Applications are now being invited for the 15th annual Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary. The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of a couple who made a lasting contribution to the cultural and artistic life of Waterford city and beyond. The purpose of the Award is to assist an individual or individuals, [...]


'Les Retrovés', the Dany Lartigue painting, which was recently examined and sent out for conservation by Waterford City & County Council
Conor Nolan Reports Since the closure of Greyfriars Municipal Gallery last year, a quiet revolution has been taking place behind scenes with Waterford’s valuable arts assets. Following the appointment of Dr Éimear O’Connor as curator for the inaugural exhibition in the new Waterford Gallery, nearly 10 per cent of the collection has been examined and [...]

Waterford students in the awards frame

Bronagh Carron, responsible for the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, is pictured during the judging of entries in this year’s competition – the results of which will be announced mid-April. In her hand is an entry entitled ‘Baby Tito – Aged 3′ by 15-year old Bolatito Fashola and another by 15-year old Nadia Stefaniak, entitled ‘Colour Blast’. [...]

“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 [...]

Library Ireland Week

Library Ireland Week takes place from November 26th to December 2nd. The theme of this year’s week is “Librarians Transforming Lives”. The week, which is organised by the Library Association of Ireland, raises the profile of libraries and information service professionals and showcases their resources, facilities, events and services through dedicated programmes and events. Throughout the [...]

An Incredible LIT Festival

The second annual LIT Festival kicked off in St Patrick’s Gateway, with members of Waterford Youth Arts (WYA) Creative Writing group reading their poems and prose live to an audience. Covering a wide range of topics there were many great pieces on the night, one that stood out in particular was a poem in Irish [...]

“Just a Feeling” at the Coastguard Centre

Selected works of Tramore artist Maria Gallwey are currently on display at the Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre.
“Just A Feeling”, an exhibition of paintings by Tramore artist Maria Gallwey, is currently running at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore. Maria, who lives in the South West of France (in Saintes, a town in Charentes Maritime between the port city of La Rochelle and Bordeaux) has exhibited widely in Ireland, France and internationally. [...]

Countdown to The Lit

The LIT Festival of Reading and Writing is back for another round of events and workshops in Waterford on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th. This unique event is by teenagers – all writers themselves – and they in turn book all the events for the weekend including the Festival’s interviews. This year, the headline act [...]