Thursday, 25th August 2016
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Very successful visit to Tramore by High Delegation from Japan

On Sunday, August 21st, a high level Japanese delegation visited Lafcadio Hearn Japanese gardens in Tramore. The delegation was led Mr. Masataka Matsuura , Mayor of Matsue City, Japan, a city with a population of over 200,000.

The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens is Ireland’s major memorial to this almost forgotten son Lafcadio Hearn, whose Japanese name, Koizumi Yakumo, is as familiar in Japan today as the names Yeats and Joyce are in Ireland. Matsue, Japan is the place most loved by the writer who lived there in the early 1890’s having spent his childhood summers in Tramore.

The visiting Japanese party comprised of: Masataka Matsuura, Mayor of Matsue; Katsutarÿ Yamamoto, Matsue City Council Chairman; Masaki Fujihara, Matsue City Secretariat and Official Publications Division Head; Satomi Miyazako, Matsue City International Tourism Division Head; Tomoo Arima, Matsue City Tourism Division International Exchange Head.

The delegation was greeted by Councillor Eddie Mulligan, representing the Mayor of Waterford, and members of Tramore Development Trust and... Read more »»

Very successful visit to Tramore by High Delegation from Japan

Very successful visit to Tramore by High Delegation from Japan

Ireland’s biggest Graffiti Art Festival is BACK!

Ireland’s biggest Graffiti Art Festival is BACK!

Waterford Walls 2016 announces event schedule and artists

We can’t guarantee sun this summer but we can guarantee the city will SHINE!

- 40 murals planned over 4 days

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Heritage Week: Heritage Council and WIT to make Magdalene archives searchable online

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) researchers have been awarded funding which will allow them to make archives donated to WIT by Justice for Magdalenes (JFM, now JFM Research/JFMR) fully searchable online.The archive at WIT is under the management of

Dr Jennifer Yeager, Principal Investigator of the Waterford Memories Project, and Kieran Cronin, Developmental Librarian at WIT Libraries.

The data contained in the JFMR Archive represents a comprehensive collection of papers... Read more »»


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    Olympic-sized QuestionsWith the head of the Olympic Committee of Ireland in jail on allegations of being involved in a ticket touting scam, it seems that the Irish participation in this year's Rio Olympics has just gone from bad to worse. The scenes from his arrest were almost like something out of a Keystone Cops farce with the police having to go to two separate rooms in the hotel where Pat Hickey was staying. At the first room the police went to Mr. Hickey's wife informed police that her husband had …

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