Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Countdown to Daytripper 2018

Daytripper, Waterford city’s big music event of the year, takes place from Friday, August 24th to Sunday the 26th, and here are 10 good reasons why you shouldn’t miss THE gig of 2018. SISTER SLEDGE have been wowing festival crowds all over Europe this Summer and almost stole the show from Bruno Mars in Dublin’s Marlay [...]

Dean Takes the Plunge

Dean Jacob is preparing for 'The Plunge' which will be held at the Crystal Leisure Centre on Sunday, October 28th. For ticket information, visit
City daredevil prepares for underwater challenge @@@text Dermot Keyes Dean Jacob cut a relaxed figure at the Crystal Leisure Centre Swimming Pool on Wednesday morning last following another intensive training session. Speaking to The Munster Express, the city native detailed an escape act he’s set to perform at the Cork Road venue on Sunday, October 28th, showing off [...]

Steering the Flock towards “Animal Farm”

Rhiann Jeffrey, the director of Waterford Youth Arts' 'Animal Farm'.
With ‘Animal Farm’ running in Garter Lane from August 23rd to September 1st, we got in contact with Rhiann Jeffrey, the director for this production for a quick interview, discussing her past experiences in Theatre, her opinion on Waterford and her thoughts on the upcoming production. Question: How did you first get involved in the [...]

Little Red Splendour…

Lusmore, Lily, Doire and the Ollpheistha returns to the Royal “An apprentice sword-maker to Fionn MacCumhaill, a blind piper on the run in 1600s Penal Ireland, a young writer from Waterford in 2017, a 2000-year-old tree, a three-headed sea-serpent and the Goddess of the Earth…an incredible adventure across time…” The rehearsal room at St Paul’s Boys [...]

Spraoi is in the Air!

Eoghan Dalton Reports It’s time for Spraoi and next Friday the 26th annual spectacular takes to the streets of Waterford for what promises to be another action packed, entertainment filled weekend. With some 200 costumed performers set to be scattered across the city centre for the August Bank Holiday weekend, this year’s Spraoi is going to [...]

A Bug’s Life! Waterford Gears Up for Another Spraoi Spectacular

Eoghan Dalton Reports Thousands of bugs- grasshoppers, ladybirds, larvae, spiders as well as the occasional praying mantis are about to descend on Waterford City over the August Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Spraoi Festival which has ‘Bugs’ as its theme. “They’re such little things in reality but you blow them up and look at them [...]

WIYP Marks Four Years of Deise Fun!

Waterford native Paul Dower, who began Waterford In Your Pocket as a hobby and now runs the resource on a full-time basis.
Waterford In Your Pocket (WIYP) marks its fourth birthday this month, an online resource which promotes the city and county’s beauty, businesses, events and entertainment on a local, national and international scale. Michelle Heffernan spoke to WIYP founder Paul Dower on growing a hobby into a full time Waterford tourist platform, which currently advertises Waterford [...]

Spraoi 2018 set to be another spectacular festival

Quangodelic will play in Baileys New Street during the Spraoi 2018 Festival
Over two hundred guests attended the launch of Spraoi International Street Arts Festival’s 2018 programme at Spraoi Studios on Friday last. The 26th Spraoi Festival runs on August 3rd , 4th and 5th . Speakers at the event included Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. Declan Doocey, Spraoi Chairman Jamie Dower, Andy Crowley of TEVA and Spraoi Artistic Director [...]

“A Taste of Waterford” set to excite the senses

A FOOD and drink trail showcasing Waterford’s restaurants and top class produce commences this week. ‘A Taste of Waterford’ is a flagship fundraising event for Tintean Housing Association and will be launched this Wednesday July 18th at a prosecco reception at 6pm in the historic Choristers Hall at Waterford’s Medieval Museum.Each night on which the trail [...]

New Sounds Making Waves at Dunmore’s Bluegrass Festival

With some top international bands lined up for the 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, the home-grown musical talent is also making serious noises on the bluegrass and country scenes.Mayo’s Vickers Vimy is a folk and Americana band that have worked with the late John Martyn, as well as The Hothouse Flowers, Maria Doyle Kennedy and [...]