Deise Diaries

Waterford.FYI gets chatting to the people of Waterford. Get to know what makes our locals tick and why we should be proud of these humans! Whats on, what’s gone, and what’s been, showcasing the best of our city and county.

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.
The thought of taking up running or re-starting after some time off can be daunting, but slow and steady wins the race. Start off with flat, short runs to build up your fitness and your confidence. Here are a few to get you started.
Step back in time to visit this one-of-a-kind Waterford museum with the finest collection of Irish timepieces in the world.
The Waterford Walls Festival is in its ninth year and right now they are looking for walls to paint in the city and county. The festival is on in August, but if you have a wall you think might qualify, contact them today. It's a brilliant way to give your building a professional and cool facelift.
Feeling the need to get out this month to beat the blues, but sick of the thought of eating and drinking after overindulging at Christmas? No worries—there are plenty of other ways to spend an evening out in Waterford. Here’s what’s on this month to get you out of the house and entertained if you’re sticking with a Dry January (or even if you’re not).
Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Cheer yourself up and book a night or two away. Whether your choice of accommodation is a guesthouse, glamping or a luxury hotel, there are options galore and lots to explore in West Waterford. Here are five to check out. Book today and have something to look forward to.
If you're feeling a big sluggish after Christmas, a little trip to the Greenway or a spin out to one of our fabulous beaches should get you back on track. No time like the present!
There’s nothing like a long, brisk walk on Stephen’s Day to brush off the cobwebs from the day before. Whether it’s a mountain hike, a stroll by the river, a cliff walk or a beach amble, the options in Waterford are endless. Below are a few to consider. Grab your rain gear, use the Christmas Day leftovers to make a picnic and get out into the Great Outdoors to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.
Brace the cold this Christmas Day and head to the sea for a quick dip…or if you’re really brave, an actual swim! The temperatures, in and out of the water, may be cold, but you won’t regret it. It’s the perfect way to set you up for the rest of the day. Here are 10 local swimming spots ideal for the daring.
Time flies! We're heading into the last three days of Winterval's 10th year, and what a festival it has been. But it's not over just yet...make the most of the final days by heading to the main stage on O'Connell Street for free live music to keep you entertained while you sup on a comforting mulled wine.
In our second instalment of Sarah Bowie's sketches, she depicts a typical scene in a local shop. Sarah moved to Waterford from Dublin and loves sketching scenes she observes in the shops and on the streets. Check out her sketch today, entitled "Christmas decorations that could change your life!"
Have a Merry Christmas with these eight classic festive cocktails. Nothing beats a fine mulled wine or a hot port during the season to be jolly. Get the shaker out and enjoy one of these fine tipples.
Well! We bet you've been wondering why you've been seeing a certain pair of viking-looking characters around town lately. Well, we're here to officially re-introduce you to Vicky and Willie aka Yer'Wan and Yer'Man - the official mascots of Waterford.FYI!
Sarah Bowie is a self-confessed Watcher. Even as a kid, she was fascinated by things like people queueing at bus stops, or the little old ladies going for tea after mass. Since moving to Waterford, Sarah has been busy documenting the locals, trying to do justice to their character and wit. Her sketch here depicts Christmas in Waterford--a typical scene!
If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas for her, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are 10 independent Waterford stores you should hit while out shopping for your better half this holiday season.
Forget about the stress of shopping for kids’ toys and clothes at the big stores and make your experience more enjoyable while also keeping it local. Here are some fantastic ideas for toys and clothes for the little ones this Christmas, all found in Waterford’s great selection of independent shops and with some of the products created by super talented local crafts people.