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Waterford’s Creative Ireland 2017 plan launched at Comeraghs Wild Festival

Waterford is already a creative county and a new blueprint for the future of the sector in the region focuses not just on the arts but on craft, on biodiversity, on research and technology as well as built and natural heritage and will bring communities together to showcase what is best and what is unique about Waterford.

Launching Waterford’s Creative Ireland 2017 plan at Feile at the Falls, an evening featuring music from David Power and Triona Marshall, broadcaster and author, Olivia O’Leary, who read poetry on the night, described the national initiative as “truly inspirational” and looked forward to its implementation at local level.

“There is no greater feeling than when you create something totally new and unique. That needs to be encouraged and nurtured. Waterford Design has been key in supporting companies. This is a county that also has a great tradition of literature, the much missed poet, Sean Dunne; Cappoquin poet, Tom McCarthy, and the cradle of creativity that is Molly Keane’s House.”

The future-looking plan for Waterford includes... Read more »»

Waterford’s Creative Ireland 2017 plan launched at Comeraghs Wild Festival

Waterford’s Creative Ireland 2017 plan launched at Comeraghs Wild Festival

New Sunset Tour Experience launched at world’s oldest working lighthouse

New Sunset Tour Experience launched at world’s oldest working lighthouse

The world’s oldest intact working lighthouse has announced that from mid-July 2017 Hook Lighthouse will offer sunset tours.

Jutting out to sea at the tip of the Hook Peninsula on the... Read more »»

Bookset of the Seasons at Mt. Melleray to be launched

Mount Melleray Abbey on the sunny slopes of Knockmealdown is recognised, to quote Dungarvan poet and songstress, Mai O’Higgins as a ‘Little Heaven of the Mountains’. And so it is, peaceful, quiet, contemplative and, season after season, consistently colourful and inspiring.

Through its mountain terrain, woods, fields, lawns, buildings and the imposing and historic Monastery itself, there is an endless stream of inspiration to be tapped. So much so, that a local photographer has... Read more »»

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