Many international acts for 2019 Spraoi festival

Last weekend, on a warm Friday evening, the annual Spraoi Festivla was launched. Again it will be held on the August bank holiday weekend , despite competition from events elsewhere. Being a free event it is much loved by the people of Waterford and this year again many international entertainers will be on hand to perform [...]


The Red Iron

The Red Iron: From the page to the stage

Jim Nolan explains to Catherine Power the process behind the writing of his new play The Red Iron Jim Nolan’s eagerly awaited new play The Red Iron opens in Garter Lane on November 10th. This new play has garnered much attention over the last few weeks and I was delighted to have the opportunity to [...]


CAT at the Theatre Royal

(Thursday and Friday, July 12th and 13th)CAT is the story of ‘Dave the Cat’, and how he was sacked from the original production pf that famous musical ‘Cats’ on opening night, and has never quite recovered. As he stands on stage in his ‘magnificent’ cat costume, he lets us into a world of backstage drama, romance [...]



Comeraghs Wild 2019 breaks all records

The Comeraghs Wild Festival 2019 has broken all records, beaten all expectations and was a rip-roaring success from start to finish, the organisers say.Several key events were completely sold out well in advance of the four-day, family focused festival of food, music, literature, history, art, outdoor pursuits and so much more. And attendance from [...]


Comedy comes to Curraghmore for All Together Now

It’s a case of ‘LOL Together Now’ as one of the country’s biggest festivals announces its comedy line-up! The Over The Ha Ha Stage at All Together Now on the Curraghmore Estate will be graced by some of the biggest and best names in Irish comedy over the August Bank Holiday weekend.Those who attended last year [...]


Are you the next Barony of Gaultier Rose?

t’s past midsummer’s day now and it’s hard not to notice the beautiful floral displays that adorn almost every garden at the moment. But now it’s time to plan ahead to the summer’s end and to the early autumn when our favourite florets appear, The Gaultier Roses. The Carbally Community Development Project will hold the third [...]