Monday, 20th October 2014
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Perpetual tribute to Anna Manahan unveiled at Waterford Treasures

A perpetual tribute to Anna Manahan has been added into the permanent exhibition of Waterford Treasures The Bishop’s Palace and was unveiled on Saturday 11th October, a collaboration between Anna’s niece Dr Denise Manahan-Vaughan and Waterford Treasures.

The evening was a celebration of Anna Manahan 1924-2009, her life and her work. A nostalgic tribute to Anna in words and pictures given by her niece was very moving and the Waterford playwright Jim Nolan also shared some of his memories. Present in the audience were the Friends of Waterford Treasures and Manahan family members as well as people from the theatre world including the renowned director Barry Cassin. Anna’s assistant and family friend Anthony Bolger travelled from London.

Anna was born into a local theatrical family. Her career began when she was spotted by the legendary Irish impresarios and theatre directors Mícheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards.

In 1957, she played Serafina in the first Irish production of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo and, with other members of the cast, achieved notoriety when arrested for the possession of a condom on stage! John B. Keane wrote Big Maggie for her and Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane was written with her in mind. She starred... Read more »»

Perpetual tribute to Anna Manahan unveiled at Waterford Treasures

Perpetual tribute to Anna Manahan unveiled at Waterford Treasures

Imagine a Parade of Light

Imagine a Parade of Light

Another first for Imagine with the ‘Parade of Light’ with Willow Lanterns made by school children under the assistance of local visual artists. This type of parade happens all over the world and in some countries marks the declining light of the winter... Read more »»

Homeowners and small businesses advised to be vigilant

Homeowners are advised to be vigilant against opportunistic thieves and burglers as burglaries continue to be reported to Waterford Gardaí. Items taken included jewellery, TV, I-Phone as well as bottles of spirts. In a number of cases entry was gained by forcing windows open and houses in Ferrybank, Grange Heights and Ard na Greine in the city were the victims.

Local businesses have also been targeted with a bus company in the city reporting that an employee received a blow to the head while they were cleaning coaches in the yard. On turning around discovered two masked men. The... Read more »»


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