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Arts Council Investing Over €800,000 in local arts this year

Arts Council Director, Orlaith McBride.
People in Waterford will experience the arts in ‘new and exciting ways’ this year, the Arts Council declared last week. Outlining its plan to invest €68.4 million nationwide over the course of the year, the agency said the focus of this year’s investment would be on creating opportunities for the public to experience large-scale work, as [...]

Hot to Foxtrot!

'All Night Long', starring and produced by Brendan Cole (pictured dancing with Faye Huddlestone), will play before packed Irish audiences at the end of the month, including a matinee and evening show at the Cork Opera House on March 27th.
Brendan Cole brings his live stage show to Ireland Brendan Cole’s mother introduced him to dancing at the age of six. “My mum made me do it,” the New Zealander cheerily admitted ahead of his ‘All Night Long’ tour arriving in Ireland at the end of this month. “I didn’t walk up to my mum [...]

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Held in Biting City Winds

The Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr.Pat Nugent and his wife Eileen pictured with the Waterford St.Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall, Her Excellency Elsie Berit Eikeland, Ambassador of Norway to Ireland, also included are some of the Mayor's family, Noel Nugent, Mary O'Keeffe, Shane Nugent, Jennifer O'Keeffe-Smith, Chiara O'Keeffe-Smith, Gary, Victoria and Christina Smith.									| Photo: Noel Browne
Following one of the coldest St. Patrick’s Days in Waterford in recent memory, we write this with snow on the ground outside. Nevertheless the huge army of volunteers turned out to walk on our national day and we must be truly proud of their efforts. The Waterford Mayor Cllr Pat Nugent and Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan both praised [...]

Laura Dreams of Her Day at the Dome!

Michelle Heffernan Reports Introducing The Munster Express 2018 Waterford Rose Candidate Laura Kiersey This year, The Munster Express has the pleasure of sponsoring Laura Kiersey, an exceptional 25-year-old who has happily declared her candidacy for the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival. This year over 18 girls from Waterford City and County are competing to be selected [...]

Waterford Musical Society Fundraising Fashion Show

Pictures from the recent WMS Fashion Show in aid of this Year’s Musical “The Fiddler on the Roof” Photos by Colin Shanahan

Waterford City Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Revelry

Waterford is set to have a fantastic day of celebrations to mark the city’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Vikings will once again walk the streets of Ireland’s Oldest City as the parade theme for this year is “Our Viking Heritage”. Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. Pat Nugent is delighted to announce Her Excellency Else [...]

Adult Learners Festival from March 5th-12th

Pictured at the launch of the 12th annual Adult Learners' Festival were RTE's Marty Morrissey and learners from Warrenmount Community Education Centre (Dublin), Mary Madigan (76) and Tony Buckley (85).				  | Photo: Marc O'Sullivan
A programme of events celebrating adult learning were announced for Waterford last week, forming part of the 12th annual Adult Learners’ Festival which takes place nationwide from March 5th to 9th. The Adult Learners’ Festival is organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, and is a week-long celebration of adult learning. The theme of this [...]

Dig Deep for Daffodil Day

James Gilleran from Dublin is pictured with Miriam O'Callaghan at the launch of Daffodil Day 2018, proudly supported by Boots Ireland. Daffodil Day will take place on March 23rd.   								| Photo: Andres Poveda
Miriam O’Callaghan has urged the people of Waterford to dig deep this Daffodil Day to help the record number of people being diagnosed with cancer. The RTE broadcaster, who lost a sister to cancer, was speaking at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s 2018 Daffodil Day, which will take place on Friday, March 23rd. “Tragically [...]

Waterford Honours 1918

John Redmond and the Redmond family will be discussed over a weekend of commemoration in Waterford city on March 9th and 10th.
City & County Council commemorates centenary As part of the ongoing programme for the Decade of Commemorations, Waterford City & County Council is hosting a number of events to mark the centenary of 1918 and the historic events that took place in Waterford.1918 was a highly significant year in Waterford that saw the death of John [...]

The Vikings Are Coming!

Vadrarfjordr is a new festival which will run in Waterford over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.
Michelle Heffernan Reports This Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, running from March 31st to April 2nd, the Waterford Museum of Treasures will transform the city with a new touristic spectacular through ‘Vadrarfjodr: The Viking Festival’. Waterford Museum of Treasures, together with the support of Fáilte Ireland, Waterford City & County Council and the EU Creative Europe Programme has [...]