The Day After Samhain

The Day After Samhain – All Soul’s Day There are many traditions in Ireland that date back centuries and many of them are still very important to many people. All Saint’s Day or the day after Halloween on the 1st of November is not only the first day of the new year in the old […]

Halloween and the Jack’O Lantern

Halloween and the Jack’O Lantern In recent years the holiday of Halloween has undergone somewhat of an Americanisation. The holiday has become more glamourous and more festive. To many young people the spooky origins of the feast day have been lost. Today many families carve pumpkins into Jack ‘O Lanterns and many would be forgiven […]

Waterford Festival of Architecture

Waterford Festival of Architecture “Behind Closed Doors” Last weekend saw yet another fantastic festival in Waterford and that was the Waterford Festival of Architecture. A celebration of buildings in Waterford new and old. As you can imagine with Waterford being Ireland’s oldest city there, there is a lot to celebrate. One of the big successes […]

Interesting History

We all need to learn something new every day just to keep the grey matter tuned up. Interesting History Where did “Piss Poor” come from? They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it was taken and sold to […]

Vere Thomas St Leger Goold

Waterford at Wimbledon

The Waterford Gentleman WHo Nearly Won Wimbledon Thanks to James Doherty. One of the most interesting characters to have ever graced centre court at Wimbledon, was an Irishman impressively named Vere Thomas St ledger Goold. Goold was born in Waterford Ireland in 1853 to a respectable family. As a member of the gentry a life […]

Eating Waterford

Eating Waterford

A Challenge to Eat Waterford products Eating Waterford is a challenge that I set myself and here is how the whole story unfolded! I met up with a few friends the other night at a local watering hole.  It wasn’t the usual place that we were used to meeting but we decided on a change […]

Copper Coast

Waterford’s Copper Coast Expands.

UNESCO approves extension of Copper Coast Global Geopark At a recent meeting at UNESCO head-quarters in Paris, approval was unanimously given to the Waterford’s Copper Coast Global Geopark for a small extension, to include prehistoric and medieval sites in Waterford including the village of Kill. Speaking at the recent community information meeting held in Kill […]

Muldoon

Muldoon Irish Whiskey.

Muldoon Irish Whiskey Liqueur rated in top 3 at Whisky Live London Waterford’s Muldoon Irish Whiskey Liqueur was given the thumbs up in London recently where it was rated among the top three products at Whisky Live London.   Run over two days, the annual sell out event is considered the world’s premier tasting show.  With […]

Ponticelli Coffee

Waterford’s Coffee Tradition

Something’s brewing at Coffee House Lane! The Coffee Warehouse revives Waterford’s traditional art of coffee roasting When you think of some of the great foodstuffs that originated in Waterford you can’t but help think of the blaa, rashers or even cream crackers.  But, one of Waterford’s better kept secrets is coffee, and a Waterford company, […]

Irelands Ancient East

Waterford and Ireland’s Ancient East

The Minister for Tourism, Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State, Michael Ring announced a new tourism initiative for Ireland’s east coast called “Ireland’s Ancient East”  as a follow-up to the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast. Visitors along ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ are set the challenged to immerse themselves in the history of Ireland’s east […]