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. […]

1848 Tricolour Celebtation

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]