It’s Pantomime time in Portlaw Being a proud native of Portlaw, the Tannery Town’s annual pantomime represents one of the few yearly events held on home soil that I’ve been able to depend on over the course of my life. Over the course of four different decades, and a cast of literally thousands, it’s become [...]



Michael Harding at the Theatre Royal

Author, playwright and Irish Times columnist Michael Harding is on his travels again to read from his latest book, ‘On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist’ and will reach the Theatre Royal on Thursday, February 21st (8pm). Michael is hugely popular with audiences around the country and regularly tours with his unique show, reading from his books [...]


‘Music of the Night’ at St Patrick’s Gateway

Jack Cunningham Productions will grace the stage at St. Patrick’s Gateway on Friday, March 8th with their upcoming concert production; ‘The Music of the Night’. This year’s concert is even bigger and features faces of new and old with a choir of 30 local teenagers, kids and lots of special guests. This is sure to [...]

Des Bishop

Des Bishop at the Theatre Royal on February 15th

That’s good advice on the pitch but an even better metaphor for life especially when you don’t take advice well. How hard can it be for a man to say “point taken!” Des Bishop’s new show tries to digest the incredible changes we have seen in society in the last year and a half. Me [...]



Aoife Hanrahan: the Queen of Teleskuf

Aoife Hanrahan is a 40-year old Waterford woman who resides in Clonard Park. In recent years she has travelled abroad, carrying out humanitarian volunteer work for unfortunate people who have been the victims of injustice. Last year, Aoife made the long journey to Kurdistan and during the course of last week I caught up with her [...]


Tilburg & North Brabant in the South Netherlands

The South Netherlands region of North Brabant is not an obvious place for a weekend break, but we happened to be there recently following a EU in Brussels and took in the time to see a different part of Europe, close to Ireland.We travelled with Aer Lingus to Brussels for business there, but there’s [...]