The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival – a picker’s paradise

If free banjo pickin’, foot tappin’ mandolin’ pluckin’, barnstormin’, step dancin’ fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions are for you, then the beautiful picturesque coastal village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford is the only place to be from August 22nd to August 25th.Fans of bluegrass, Americana, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots can expect the cream [...]



O’Regan Arts Bursary Awards

The 2019 Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursaries were presented at a ceremony in Garter Lane this week.This year’s winners were Circus Artist, Megan Maher, Visual Artist, Brenda Carroll, Musicians, Fabian O’Flynn and Niamh Dalton and Singer, Eppie O’Meara.In addition, the generous sponsorship of The Bilberry Goats enabled the presentation of bursaries to Theatre and [...]

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Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival

To kick off a month-long celebration of street art in Waterford, Belgian street artist Mehsos has unveiled the first mural from the Waterford Walls programme– a defragmented representation of a Puffin. The mural by Mehsos gives a flavour of what’s to come for 2019 Waterford Walls International Street Art Festival Mehsos began his career creating traditional [...]



An All Together Pleasant Experience

Kevin Walsh Reports What began as a sluggish start to the weekend caught in traffic transitioned in to a delightful festival experience brimming with musical discovery. Upon our arrival there was an incredulous buzz about the place. Though it was still early on a nice sunny Friday evening, sounds from all walks of music could be [...]

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Waterford Healing Arts Turns 25

Waterford Healing Arts Trust is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. The Munster Express is marking this important milestone by publishing a number of columns exploring some of the stories behind this very special organisation. Look out for future instalments featuring experiences of patients, staff and visitors and the impact the work of [...]