Category Archives: Arts / Culture

Waterford Gallery of Art presents talk on Sir Frederic William Burton

Waterford Gallery of Art is delighted to present a talk on Sir Frederic William Burton by Dr Marie Bourke on Saturday, February 11th. Sir Frederic Burton (1816-1900) is the artist renowned for creating Ireland’s Favourite Painting, ‘The Meeting on the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow is World Wetlands Day !

World Wetlands Day takes place every year on February 2nd, marking the date of the Convention on Wetlands signed in Ramsar, Iran in 1971. Waterford  has two Ramsar  sites- Tramore Back Strand  and Dungarvan Harbour which attract 1000s of wintering … Continue reading

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New Exhibitions in Old Market House Arts Centre

The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main Street, Dungarvan is currently showing ‘The Midnight Court’ by Pauline Bewick. This visual translation of Brian Merriman’s poem, also known as ‘Cúirt an Mheáin Oíche’ deals with the folklore of 18th century … Continue reading

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Jam-packed three-day St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations back in 2023

Last year following a two-year hiatus which put paid to mass gatherings and celebrations throughout the world, Waterford City and County Council saw the long-awaited return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, along with the successful inaugural St. Patrick’s Festival. … Continue reading

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Online is key to Finders Keepers growth

“The Trading Online Voucher gave us the means to build this fantastic website.” Lisa Connolly and Luke Marsh are the founders and owners of Finders Keepers in Waterford City. While her background is in fashion and textile design, Lisa developed … Continue reading

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Silver for residents of Tramore’s An Garrán

An Garrán residents’ association in Tramore was named as runner-up at the All-Island IPB Pride of Place awards last weekend. The awards, hosted by Dublin City Council and held in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin, celebrate the best in community … Continue reading

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Waterford Walls Festival Gearing Up for ‘23

A call out for walls to paint in the city and countryside  The Waterford Walls team is calling on individuals and business owners in Waterford city and county to submit their walls for artists to paint at the festival, allowing … Continue reading

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Harty Family mine acknowledged by Waterford City & County Council

A deactivated World War Two mine, which was gifted to Waterford City and County Council by the Harty family of An Rinn, is now prominently located on Davitt’s Quay in Dungarvan. The mine was originally purchased by Joe Harty Snr … Continue reading

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Carving of the arrival of the Magi shines at Ardmore Cathedral

On the exterior of the west gable of the Medieval Ardmore Cathedral, there are a number of carvings which depict various biblical scenes.  One of  functions of these carvings was  to illustrate stories from the Bible for the faithful. Usually … Continue reading

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