Friday, 1st August 2014
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Free Spraoi Raises Spirits

Waterford is set for a spirit-raising fiesta this coming weekend as Spraoi Festival presents artists from: Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Belgium, France, New Zealand, U.S.A., England and Sierra Leone. Thousands of visitors are expected as hundreds of individual performances transform the city centre into an imaginative wonderland. To The Waters and the Wild, this year’s festival parade, is the biggest individual arts event in Ireland this summer. It headlines the festival on Sunday night at 9.30 p.m. Garter Lane Arts Centre presents the popular SprOg Festival for children during Spraoi and it offers families an opportunity to sample an exciting programme of arts and science activities. For programme details and updates see:

Free Spraoi Raises Spirits

Free Spraoi Raises Spirits

Calls to local Samaritans jump 20% in 2 years

Calls to local Samaritans jump 20% in 2 years

Calls to the local branch of the Samaritans have increased by almost one fifth in the last two years, newly released figures show.

The Waterford and South East Branch of the listening organisation received almost 20,000 calls during 2013, making it... Read more »»

Waterford man killed in climbing accident in France

A well known Waterford man and experienced climber, Colm Ennis aged 37, Lismore Park was tragically killed with another man in a fall from the 4,013m-high Dent du Géant in the Mont Blanc massif range in France. The second man was from Clonmel and is named as Peter Britton (55). Both were very experienced climbers and were founder members of the Rathgormack climbing club in the Comeragh Mountains.

Mr. Ennis was human resources manager at Amazon’s customer service centre in Cork, while Mr. Britton who was married with children, and originally from Roscrea, worked as an engineer with... Read more »»


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    Making HayWhile the weather in Ireland is never a predictable thing the recent spell of very good weather that we have been experiencing has to be considered to be great for everyone. Of course we are not really used to having good weather, even in the summer, but it is a matter of making the most of it when it happens. We are very lucky here in Waterford in so far as we have great natural amenities on our doorstep which ensure that we can have a really good time when we have the good weather to truly e …

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