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Home the Heroes

erek McGrath lauded praise on his Waterford players in the wake of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final defeat to Galway at Croke Park, but has remained tight-lipped about his managerial future. Speaking prior to the group’s homecoming to Waterford on Monday evening (as we were going to press), McGrath said his own future was something he [...]

The Apple Market is Re-born!

ity & County Mayor Pat Nugent officially opened the new-look Apple Market on Friday last following a multi-million euro investment that has seen the historic trading area transformed to a contemporary urban quarter. A €1.2m steel and glass canopy now covers the one-time market and opens the area which has a high concentration of bars, restaurants [...]


Daytripper proves a Gasworks blast

he new Gasworks venue proved an overwhelming success at the Daytripper festival held by the Waterside on August 25th and 27th, with over 4,500 punters in attendance over the two nights. Headline act UB40 proved a very big draw on the Saturday night, putting on a 90-minute show which surpassed their previous Daytripper outing on the [...]

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Waterford Walls Wraps Up

Waterford Walls have just wrapped up on their third annual festival in Waterford City. This year they brought 40 national and international artists to three hub areas, namely O’Connell Street, New Street Gardens and the recently opened Waterford Greenway. This year’s entire festival programme was free to festival goers. Waterford Walls hosted a range of activities [...]


Decade long campaign at St Patrick’s nears

strong>Construction of new unit to commence next month by Justine Dwyer After almost a decade of protests, the impasse between picketers and the HSE regarding the future of Saint Patrick’s Hospital is over following the news that work on the new hospital is to commence by mid-September. The Matron of St Patrick’s Hospital informed the picket last week [...]

Personality Portraits

Alva Pearson

Lyrath Estate is delighted to announce the return of Alva Pearson as Group Sales & Marketing Director for Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. A Wicklow native, Alva has lived in County Kilkenny now for 13 years, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new role. Having previously held the position of Sales & [...]