Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019

Dunmore Harbour Festival 2019 Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of May  Dunmore East, Co. Waterford Dunmore East is one of Ireland’s most picturesque fishing villages. It’s stunning lighthouse was designed by Alexander Nimmo and looks across the water at Hook Lighthouse Co. Wexford which is Ireland’s oldest working lighthouse. Dunmore East Harbour is a safe […]

Pere Charles and Honeydew 2

Pere Charles and Honeydew ll 12th Anniversary On the 10th and 11th of January 2007 two fishing trawlers the Pere Charles and the Honeydew ll were lost in turbulent Winter storms off the coast of Waterford. The Pere Charles was fishing south of Hook Head and was returning back to Dunmore East with a full […]

Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival A picker’s paradise! August 23rd to 26th   After 23 years of banjo pickin’, mandolin’ pluckin’, step dancin’, fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions in the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, 2018 promises an even more jam packed, foot tappin’, barnstormin’ weekend for the 24th Dunmore East […]

Mules & Men at 24th Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival

The Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival returns August 23rd to 26th with an exciting range of international and home grown acts on the line-up. Fourteen artists have been booked to play almost forty free gigs in the picturesque village, among them four piece folk and bluegrass band “Mules & Men” Comprised of Lily Sheehan, Luke […]

Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival 2018

New sounds making waves at Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival 2018 Now in its 24th year, the Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival, is still proving as alluring as ever for top music acts, as some of the industry’s greatest bluegrass and country music acts line up for the free four-day festival in the Co. Waterford village […]

Maritime Heritage Weekend

Maritime Heritage Weekend Friend and Foe 2017 On the 4th and 5th of August the Barony of Gaultier Historical Society presents a Maritime Heritage Weekend with the title “Friend and Foe 2017”. The rescue a German U-Boat commander by three fishermen from Dunmore East in August 1917 is the core of a two-day centenary commemorative […]

Blue Flag Beaches in Waterford

Waterford Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards 2017 At an An Taisce awards ceremony held at Crosshaven Yacht Club on May 22nd, County Waterford’s beaches were awarded with 4 Blue Flag awards and 7 Green Coast awards for 2017.  These awards are only made to bathing areas with excellent water quality and beach management.  Clonea […]

Cruise Calls to Waterford

Cruise Calls to Waterford Cruise Calls to Waterford have become part and parcel of our summer.  Over the past few years Waterford has become a destination for cruise ships and their passengers.   2017 is no different with the summer starting the Port of Waterford reports that there are 17 calls to Waterford this summer. Some […]

Palm Oil ‘Fatbergs’ on some Irish Beaches

Palm Oil ‘Fatbergs’ on some Irish Beaches An alert has been issued from the Environmental Protection Agency Palm Oil ‘Fatbergs’ on some Irish Beaches In recent weeks there have been a number of reported occurrences of white / off-white oily solid residues, similar to that pictured below, being washed up on Irish beaches. Analysis of […]

A look back on 2016

A look back on 2016 There’s nothing like having a look back on the year that past, so we thought we’d share with you a few photos in our roundup and call it A look back on 2016.  We have met some fantastic people along the way who have made all the difference to Waterford […]