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 […]

Christmas and Waterford 1915

Christmas 1915 In Britain the outbreak of war was met with patriotic fervour as men rushed to enlist. Enlistment here in Ireland was encouraged by influential figures such as John Redmond MP. Many believed that Home Rule for Ireland would be the reward for the Irish contribution to the war effort, a short sharp war […]

Waterford

Christmas Safety Message

Rapid Cabs and Purple Flag Christmas safety messages Waterford City’s Rapid Cabs and Purple Flag offer top five safety tips for going out this Christmas season. Christmas is a special time of year, especially for those who live in Waterford City. The City centre will enjoy its busiest time of the year with Christmas parties, […]

Waterford Cream Recipe

Waterford Cream Recipe

Waterford Cream Recipe, easy to make and so easy on the taste buds. So easy to make and a tantalising trip for your taste buds why not try this Waterford Cream Recipe. Some years back we posted a recipe for Irish Cream on the Waterford In Your Pocket facebook page which was shared and shared and […]

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 […]