Tag: History of Waterford


Imagine Recap Day 5—Bonnets, Bands, Banter and Books

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.


Spraypainting, Sea Shanties, Single Launches and Folk Singing…Sessions to Check Out on the Final Day of the Imagine Arts Festival

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!


Imagine Day 4: Headbanging in the Gateway—Where Moonlight Benjamin Rocked the House

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.

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Imagine Day 5: Booze, Blaas and Banter—What Better Way to Start Your Day!

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!


Imagine Festival: Viking Triangle Tours and Indie Classics—A Full Calendar of Talent on Day 2

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.

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Imagine Day 3: The World’s Oldest Organisation…and Ireland’s Best-Kept Secret

There’s lots to look forward to on Day 3 of Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival. Learn about Freemasonry—one of the world’s oldest traditional and fraternal organisations in a tour of the Masonic Lodge. Find out about the history of the People’s Park and Courthouse and make sure to see Susan O’ Neill—Ireland’s best-kept secret….for now.