Friday, 19th December 2014
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A medieval festive market tradition resumes at Winterval

A medieval tradition is being reinstated in the medieval City of Waterford as Ireland’s oldest City is set to host a giant festive market for the Winterval Festival. Waterford is maintaining a tradition established back in medieval times when end-of-year markets sprung up as social gatherings where people could enjoy a little excess before the onset of bitter weather.

The City’s old Squares and pedestrian streets in the heart of the old City will be lined with 60 decorated log cabins specially built for the festival will host an offering of the very best quality and range of goods in food, craft, wooden traditional toys and gifts throughout the Winterval festival, which runs up to December 23.

Take a stroll through the aromas and tastes of festive food and the very best of the country’s artisan producers. Some of what is on offer includes locally produced pulled Pork or Honey Roast Bacon served in a traditional Waterford Blaa by local butchery Jack Molloy. The Spinnaker Bar and Restaurant will help visitors fight the seasonal chill with lamb burgers, their signature Dunmore East Chowder or a serving of local Fish & Chips. David Crawford and his team from Café Frite will delight with their signature hamburger and Belgian Fries.

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A medieval festive market tradition resumes at Winterval

A medieval festive market tradition resumes at Winterval

A "plane" and simple solution to overcome the fear of flying!

A "plane" and simple solution to overcome the fear of flying!

European Aviation College, a new Waterford based aviation training college, to provide "fear of flying" courses to combat aviophobia.

You’ve booked your summer holiday flight or you have to attend a business meeting in the UK and all you feel is... Read more »»

Conway confirms cabinet to approve Crystal package

The Government was on the point of signing off on a proposed package of measures for Waterford Crystal pensioners as Waterford Today was going to print this week.

The measures will now have to be agreed on by the Waterford Crystal Pension Scheme members.

Ciara Conway told Waterford Today: “This has been a long time coming and it has taken a lot of work from all sides to get to this point.

"It’s now up to the former workers to look at the package of measures that has been negotiated. Obviously, we hope that people will... Read more »»

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