Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Healing Arts Trust’s New Year programme begins on Monday

Inset: Pictured at the announcement of details of AIB's renewed sponsorship of Waterford Healing Arts Trust's 'Healing Sounds in the Foyer' were Carole Normoyle, Branch Manager, AIB Ardkeen and Claire Meaney (Acting Arts Director, WHAT).
Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has announced the renewal by AIB Ardkeen of its sponsorship of the ‘Healing Sounds in the Foyer’ music programme at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). ‘Healing Sounds in the Foyer’ is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and [...]

New Years Eve Events in Waterford

The Winter Light Festival at the Lafcadio Hearn Gardens in Tramore is a New Year’s Eve event for all the family.							| Photo: Noel Browne
Michelle Heffernan Reports The Reg Bar Masquerade Ball This year the Reg Bar on The Mall is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming you to a night of glitter and glamour. The wonderful Masquerade Ball will begin at 8pm and promises a night of surprises and amazing prizes for patrons. A Masquerade mask will be included for you [...]

The critic’s verdict

Liam Murphy’s Arts Review of 2017 In general terms, 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. The buzz of the 1916-2016 Commemoration has dissipated with some ‘carry-over’ before the 1918-1921 Remembrance funding scrabble begins. The awaited Arts Strategy Waterford City & County 2016 – 2021 came out as ‘A Shared Vision For Waterford Arts’. [...]

Behold, The City Dragon Slayer!

Moe Dunford, the Waterford born actor in 'Vikings', pictured taking a selfie with some Waterford Vikings!
WATERFORD’S record breaking Viking sword, the ‘Dragon Slayer’, has been officially unveiled at its new home in the heart of the Viking Triangle. The 23 metre long creation was unveiled on Friday December 22nd by Mayor of Waterford City & County Cllr Pat Nugent (FG) who was joined by Waterford Minister John Halligan, the Norwegian Ambassador [...]

The Christmas City

The Winterval Express will keep rolling all this week!
Winterval Continues in Waterford Winterval, Ireland’s Christmas capital, will be open every day right up until Saturday the 23rd for even more Christmas magic. With over 45 events and attractions the extended opening times means more time can be spent exploring the best Christmas festival in Ireland. Highlights from the festival include Waterford Illuminates – the amazing light [...]

Christmas Music in Waterford

This Christmas, there’s an abundance of live music events and performances happening in Waterford city. From harmonious choirs to live swing bands, there’s an array of Christmas concerts to attend, so here’s our unique Christmas music guide below to find the right show to put you in the holiday spirit. WIT Music School’s Christmas Concert in aid of [...]

Graduation Ceremony at Waterford Wexford Education & Training Board

Haridressing graduates pictured with their instructor, Dianne Murphy, John Cassidy (Area Training Manager WWETB) Cllr Sean Reinhardt Waterford metropolitan Mayor and Kevin Lewis( CEO WWETB)
Over 70 learners from all across Waterford and Wexford were awarded their graduation certificates at Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) by the Waterford Metropolitan Mayor Cllr. Sean Reinhardt on Friday November 17th, 2017. The graduates from all across the Southeast region qualified in a range of disciplines including Furniture Design and Making, Construction [...]

WCFE graduates urged to “seize the moment”

Hairdressing graduates Talia Murphy and Kelly McKenna.
Waterford College of Further Education held its Graduation ceremony for 2017 at the WIT Arena last week. Hundreds of students graduated from over 30 full-time day courses for a night that ranks as the pinnacle of the WCFE’s annual event calendar.The event was a collaboration of bright optimism and positivity. An impressive top table asserted that [...]

BuskAid returns to Waterford for December 23rd

BuskAid, Waterford’s biggest annual busking fundraiser, will bring live music back on to the streets of the city on Saturday, December 23rd, having raised €3700 last year. Two worthy causes will benefit from this year’s fundraiser, the Tinteán Housing Association and the Waterford Lion’s Club Christmas Hamper Appeal. From 10am on the 23rd, the festive buskers [...]

Rosa Parks exhibition held in Waterford

Group pictured at the Rosa Parks exhibition at Waterford Institute of technology
Anna Kiely Reports Kieran Cronin and Peggy McHale are both librarians in the Waterford Institute of Technology who established an exhibition commemorating Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks came to prominence after her act of defiance in 1955 when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This led to the [...]