Archive for the ‘Events’ Category


Madness ripped it up during their 2013 Daytripper gig. They return to Waterford on Sunday, June 2nd.
There are less than three weeks to go now to Daytripper (DT) 2019 on the June Bank Holiday weekend down by the Waterside. The Gasworks site will be hosting the strongest DT line-up up to date, with 3Arena level acts headlining on each day.And because it’s a city centre event, the Apple Market (just [...]

The joy of SprOg!

The Garter Lane Arts Centre team, who were joined by the pupils of St John of Gods Primary School for the launch of SprOg 2019 on Thursday last. See Encore 2 for more snaps. 									| Photos: Mick Wall
Kids’ Spraoi festival set to be “totally awesome”! A group of enthused pupils from St John of Gods Primary School set the SprOg ball rolling at Garter Lane Arts Centre on Thursday last, enjoying art and cupcakes at the 2019 festival’s launch.Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class members, accompanied by their teachers, enjoyed two art sessions with [...]

Bealtaine Festival at Waterford Libraries

This May, Waterford City and County Libraries will once again host a wide range of events and workshops for the Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national festival celebrating creativity as we age. Bealtaine is the Irish word for “May” and Age and Opportunity Ireland bring this wonderful festival to over 100,000 people each year, promoting and inspiring older [...]

Bluegrass sensation comes to Waterford

Kristy Cox brings her Bluegrass sound to St Patrick's Gateway Centre on May 11th.
BLUEGRASS fans are in for a treat this May when multi award-winning Bluegrass artist Kristy Cox and her band, come to town to play the Saint Patrick’s Gateway Centre on Patrick Street on Saturday, May 11th.Chart-topping Nashville-based Kristy is on quite the roll. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and songwriting [...]

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 [...]

Opera in the Valley

Blackwater Opera Festival to run over nine packed days An exciting programme for this year’s Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (Tuesday, May 28th to Monday, June 3rd) was announced at a reception held at Cappoquin House. This year’s festival, which will be primarily based in Lismore, features four operas (one of them a free performance for school [...]

Re-imagining the Imagine Festival

The 18th Imagine Arts Festival will run in Waterford from October 23rd to 27th.
Bright Future Planned for popular Arts Festival Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival is set for a whole new look this autumn. The 18th staging of the festival will open on Wednesday, October 23rd with a reimagined schedule and outlook. Imagine will once again honour its track record of celebrating art in all forms and its innovative take over [...]

Paddy Hanna to gig at Central Arts

Paddy Hanna plays Central Arts this Saturday night, February 9th
On Saturday, February 9th, Central Arts presents a performance by Paddy Hanna, a unique and somewhat mysterious presence on the Irish music scene. Paddy Hanna is set to release his new album ‘Frankly, I mutate’ on March 2nd and celebrates that release with a select series of gigs in some of his favourite venues around [...]

Des Bishop at the Theatre Royal on February 15th

That’s good advice on the pitch but an even better metaphor for life especially when you don’t take advice well. How hard can it be for a man to say “point taken!” Des Bishop’s new show tries to digest the incredible changes we have seen in society in the last year and a half. Me [...]

Alison Spittle to make a ‘Show of Herself’ at Central Arts

Central Arts bound Alison Spittle.
A real treat for Waterford comedy fans this month, Alison Spittle brings her brand new show, ‘Makes a Show of Herself’ at Central Arts on Friday, February 8th. One of Ireland’s fastest rising comedians, Tatler comedian of the year and the star and writer of RTE’s ‘Nowhere Fast’ and ‘Culchie Club’, this represents Alison’s second [...]