Win an Austrian Ski Resort Stay!

Win a stay with an Austrian/Irish family owned Ski Hut at Bad Hofgastein, the Hofgasteinerhaus with Lara Plaickner and family, which is situated just over an hour by train from Salzburg or three hours from Munich’s Main Train Station. The accommodation is for three days half board and available midweek on selected dates between March [...]



Civic Trust Blue Plaque

Civic Trust’s salute to Thomas Mackesy

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Civic Trust paid tribute to a former mayor and veteran of the Napoleonic Wars with the group’s traditional blue plaque last week. Born in 1790, Dr Thomas Mackesy fought at the Battle of Waterloo before becoming the first president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland from outside of Dublin. First learning from [...]


Healing Arts Trust’s New Year programme begins on Monday

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) has announced the renewal by AIB Ardkeen of its sponsorship of the ‘Healing Sounds in the Foyer’ music programme at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). ‘Healing Sounds in the Foyer’ is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and [...]



Saying Yes to the Dress

Michelle Heffernan reports Shopping for your wedding dress can be both a dream and a nightmare all in one. With styles, shapes ,theme and budget to consider many brides can find the process difficult to navigate. The Munster Express spoke to the expert Bridal Consultant Liz O’Mahony of Sabella Bridal, Waterford on everything to consider before [...]


In Full Voice

Eoghan Dalton Reports Carrick’s Michael O’Dwyer on touring with Celtic Thunder Carrick-on-Suir has a proud musical tradition, stretching from traditional Irish music to its strong theatre scene. And with one of its latest musical sons he is able to draw from both veins when touring North America with Celtic Thunder, a group known for its theatrical [...]


Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware when it comes to New Year fitness

Michelle Heffernan Reports This month many of us will resolve to make lifestyle changes to benefit our health, fitness and wellbeing. All kinds of businesses will promise an appealing consultation from a self-declared health expert on the best diet, exercise or leisure routine for us. But many persons pertaining to hold a license or title in fitness or [...]