Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Lukewarm reception to Redwater finale

The finale of the Irish television series, ‘Redwater’, which was filmed in Dunmore East last summer, received a lukewarm reaction from viewers on last Sunday night with many saying the series did not live up to their expectations. The highly anticipated series which tells the story of ‘EastEnders’ characters Kat and Alfie searching for Kat’s long [...]

TV Review: OJ All The Way (BBC Four)

OJ Simpson's fall from grace was reality TV before the term was broadly coined.
he BBC Four showing of ‘OJ: The American Way’ was a must-watch across a week with such renewed interest in an American sports and movie hero ‘The Juice’ OJ Simpson. Back in 1995, his trial for the murder of his wife Nicole was a television ‘trial of the century’. It made OJ an almost legend, a [...]

TV Review: Redwater (RTE One & BBC One)

I must admit that 'Redwater' caught me somewhat by surprise.
he RTE One opener of ‘Redwater’, mostly filmed on location in Dunmore East caught me by surprise. I was expecting a stage-Oirish soap and for a while, I was nodding my head in agreement with myself: a horse on a beach, people dressed as clowns doing some kind of race ending up in the sea and [...]

Redwater sets Dunmore abuzz!

Pictured at the 'Redwater' screening at the Strand Inn were Kathy Langley, Libby Cavanagh and Amy Malone.
By Courtney Oliver. The anticipation was palpable during the live outdoor screening of the first episode of BBC’s ‘Redwater’, which took place in Dunmore East on Sunday, May 14th at The Strand Inn. Other locations in Dunmore which also feature in the show include the Spinnaker Bar and Restaurant, Saint Andrew’s Church, along with the village’s Blue [...]

New ‘Redwater’ details revealed

Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace (Kat and Alfie)
Series may be broadcast in US NEW details have been revealed about the upcoming BBC series ‘Redwater’ which was filmed in Dunmore East during the summer of 2016. The picturesque area of East Waterford is to depict the fictional village of Redwater in the high profile series which will focus on popular ‘EastEnders’ characters Kat and [...]

Councillors call for free to air GAA TV

WATERFORD has become the latest Council to call on the GAA to reverse its policy of selling exclusive broadcasting rights of certain matches to subscription viewing channels. At the November plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, a motion in the name of Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) called on the GAA ensure all televised championship [...]

Frances Shanahan retires from RTE

Frances Shanahan, second from left at front seated, with RTE friends and Glanbia representatives at her recent retirement lunch at Ferrybank's Athenaeum Hotel.
The retirement has taken place of Frances Shanahan, one of the best known RTE voices on the radio over the past 25 years. Frances, from Killotteran, Waterford made her name during the Beef Tribunal where she reported on the intricacies of a very complicated subject but constantly made it understandable to a wide, non-agricultural audience. [...]

Waterford Rose Jenny Walsh hitting the road to Tralee

Waterford Rose Jenny Walsh
Waterford Rose Jenny Walsh is rallying her supporters to join her in the Dome on Wednesday 17th August at the Rose of Tralee International Festival from 17 to 23 August. She will be among 65 Roses from all over the world who will be at this year’s extended Festival which will include parades, funfair, circus, 70 [...]

Wrecking the Rising

Writer James Phelan, pictured during the Waterford Film
The Sweet and Lowdown Michelle Clancy Arts & Entertainment Editor Wrecking the Rising (Éirí Amach Amú) is a new three-part comedy drama written by Waterford man James Phelan for TG4. t stars Peter Coonan (Fran from ‘Love/Hate’), Owen McDonnell and recent IFTA nominee Sean T O Meallaigh, playing three modern day re-enactors who are gearing up for a [...]


The story of the two men from the Ring Gaeltacht who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising was retold on TG4 last Sunday. The story looked at how Liam Ó Réagáin and Seán Ó Gríofáin were both working in a hardware shop in Maynooth and members of the Maynooth Volunteers when the rebellion began. They, along [...]