Lismore Ice Houses To Be Preserved

Lismore Ice Houses To Be Preserved

Lismore celebrates 25 years as a heritage town by restoring 19th Century ice houses  VOLUNTEERS and Waterford City and Council Council staff in Ireland’s Top Small Tourism Town of Lismore, Co Waterford, are teaming up to restore two early 19th Century ice houses which played a critical role in the salmon  trade on the Blackwater […]

Centenary of 1916

Every County has its Story

Every County has its Story Recently RTE commissioned a short series entitled ‘Every County has its Story’, the purpose of this series was to highlight often forgotten regional connections to the Easter Rising. Undoubtedly the epicentre of the rebellion was Dublin but few who watched the series would have realised that over 500 volunteers were “Out” […]

Easter Sunday

Why does Easter Sunday fall on a different date every year? Have you ever wondered why Easter Sunday falls on a different day every year?  Why is does the date change?  Why does it not have a fixed date like Christmas for example?  Well, the reason is quite simple, or not! It’s hard to imagine […]

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Tramore Opens for Easter The South East’s Newest Visitor Attraction The Stunning Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens Tramore, will open for the 2016 season from Easter Saturday the 26th of March and will remain open throughout the the year from Thursday to Sunday including Bank Holiday Mondays.   The Lafcadio Hearn […]

Waterford Garden Trail

Waterford Garden Trail

Waterford Garden Trail set to attract record numbers this year   EXHIBITIONS of paintings and photos as well as poetry readings have been added to an extended Waterford Garden Trail programme this year in an all-out drive by the owners of the region’s historic homes and amazing gardens to further boost the numbers enjoying the […]

1848 Tricolour Celebration

1848 Tricolour Celebration

Waterford City’s 1848 Tricolour Celebration just gets bigger and better every year!   Now in its sixth year as a festival, Waterford City’s 1848 Tricolour Celebration, gets bigger and better every year. The very busy 2016 programme includes possibly the largest historic 1916 re-enactment outside of Dublin City. The event will take place at 14:00 […]

The Sea Horse Tramore

Sea Horse Commemoration

The 200th anniversary of the sinking of the Sea Horse in Tramore Bay The coastline of Waterford is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the whole country. With its inlets and coves, beaches and headlands, cliffs and harbours, a coast where so many of us love to visit and enjoy the splendour of what […]

Tramore, Waterford

The Seahorse

200th Anniversary of the sinking of The Seahorse at Tramore On the morning of January 30th. 1816 the transport vessel Seahorse was blown along the coast from Mine Head. The ship attempted to get to Waterford Harbour but due to the gale, high seas and the sails torn to ribbons it couldn’t weather Brownstown Head. […]

Waterford

LE James Joyce

The LE James Joyce has been twinned with Waterford Waterford Council and the Naval Service will held a twinning ceremony on Sunday 17th January 2016 at 12pm in the Large Room, City Hall, Waterford between the L.É. JAMES JOYCE and the city of Waterford. This is in keeping with the long established tradition of twinning […]

Waterford

The Wren

So how did the Wren get the title ‘King of the Birds’? The wren (pronounced “ran”) – how it came to be called ‘the King of Birds’? Well, long ago, there was a big race between all the birds, to see who would fly the highest. And of course the eagle was odds-on favourite to […]