History & Heritage

Whether you live in Waterford or you're just visiting, there is so much to see and do in the county. From shopping in the city to swimming at the beaches and hiking in the mountains, here are 10 things to appreciate in the Deise.
Step back in time to visit this one-of-a-kind Waterford museum with the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world.
‘Tis the Season…and Waterford’s Winterval Festival will be in celebratory mode for each weekend of the 10th annual festival. In addition to the recurring festival programme of events, there is a once-off festive fun event planned for each weekend from November 18th to December 23rd. The festival has a programme packed with 38 events, 25 of those are free of charge. Here’s everything you need to know to get you in the Christmas spirit.
There’s a touch of FOMO here today with the end of what has been a brilliant week of culture, history, art, music and a whole lot more. Celebrating 21 years, 2022’s Imagine Arts Festival is done and dusted and we’re sad to have no more events to attend. Here’s a recap of what happened on the final day of Imagine.
Saturday was a day of fun and celebration at the Imagine Arts Festival with a 9 a.m. in Jordan’s bar for their 10th annual Booze, Blaas and Banter get-together. Writer’s Weekend, as part of the Imagine Festival, also got off to a flying start with book talks hosted by Eimear Cheasty. We finished off with a special gig performed by local musicians in Patrick’s Gateway to celebrate John Palmer’s 35 years in business in the city.
And so it's here--the last day of what has been a brilliant festival…and there is so much to enjoy before the final act on Sunday night. Start your day with spraypainting then take a tour of Waterford City to see how our ancestors lived. There’s single and book launches…and do not miss award-winning Dublin folk singer John Francis Flynn in St. Patrick’s Gateway. There’s so much to see and do…so get yourself into town!
More than 15 events throughout Friday had us hopping from venue to venue all over town for culture, history, heritage, drama, poetry, literature and music. Friday’s festival finished with Moonlight Benjamin in St. Patrick’s Gateway…and what a finale it was. Moonlight’s magnetic presence and energy captivated the crowd from the moment she stepped barefoot on stage.
We’re on the second last day of what has been an epic festival and it’s a jam packed schedule this Saturday. Start the day in Jordan’s for the annual booze, blaas and banter…always guaranteed to be a bit of craic. Then add in a bit of art, poetry, music and more…and that’s your Saturday sorted!
The highlight of Day 3 of the Imagine Arts Festival was the Susan O’Neill gig. With her multitude of musical instruments and her amazing voice, Susan and her band wowed the packed venue last night in Christ Church Cathedral.
The young and talented students of the South East Technological University Theatre Studies are drawing some laughs and entertainment as they present Waterford writer Teresa Deevy’s one-act drama, Within a Marble City.
Yay! It’s Friday and there is loads in store for the weekend thanks to Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival. Find out more about the city, its history and culture, art scene, literature talent and rocking music. There’s fun for all ages…so don’t miss out.
Day 2 Recap: The festival kicked off with a walking tour of Waterford’s Viking Triangle…quickly followed by an entertaining talk about Waterford’s social history in the Reg. Then on the Gallery of Art on O’Connell street to be awed by some wonderful young musical and artistic talent…and much more. It was all go on the second day of the Imagine Arts Festival.