Thursday, 24th May 2018
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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Omega Three play in Patrick Street Gateway

Centre on Saturday 5th May 2018 @ 8pm.

For an evening of sublime music from four of Waterford's finest artistes make your way to Patrick Street Gateway this Saturday night. You won't be disappointed but come early - I've got a feeling the "House Full' sign will be on display. Doors: 7.30pm. Show 8pm. Adm. 10 euro

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Saturday May 19th at Theatre Royal

The Dublin City Ramblers have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk, Humour, Wit and foot-tapping music.

Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, Top Ten hits, several Awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland's Number 1 Ballad Group!

They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide, including headlining Milwaukee Irish Fest, Cleveland Irish Fest, Hollywood Irish Fest, Florida Miami Irish Fest, Ft Lauderdale and most USA, Canadian & other fests throughout the Globe! Their music has also taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions.

They have performed at every major venue in Ireland and abroad, Inc. Dublin's National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork's Opera House, London's Royal Albert Hall,

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

John in Heels by Daniel Thomson

Thursday May 17th at Theatre Royal

Phoenix Theatre Co. Directed by Emily McGonagle

Performed by Michael Duffy

John is a man, a man who wears heels, dresses, lingerie John wants to tell you why.

How it has changed him. How, maybe, it might change you?

John in Heels is a powerful monologue about the journey to feel like oneself and not be trapped by notions of normal John has something to share with you, it's simple "Don't dream it, be it"

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: 19/€17 euro concession available from the Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or

Vladimir & Anton 'Songs of the People' Friday May 18th at Theatre Royal

Vladimir & Anton make their eagerly awaited return to the Theatre Royal this May.

Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

A.A.A is back this Bank Holiday Saturday with 3 rooms of great music, 2 cool outdoor smoking areas and YOU, all through the Shortts alley door for the BIGGEST Saturday night Party in the City. The line up for A.A.A is:


Resident Marshal has built up a strong following over the last 12 months with his BIG ROOM mix of both overground and underground dance music. He rocked the

WIT Arena to a crowd of 2,500 last week when playing with Denis Sulta and Ejeca.

He has also been booked for Daytripper 2018 to play alongside Rudimental.


High Definition are a 5 piece band from Waterford who look sharp and play even sharper, with a great 2 hour live set of rock, pop and funk classics. These lads always fill the dancefloor and get Shortts bar rocking and singing along to all the BIG

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Daytripper returns to The Gasworks for its 6th edition on the last weekend of August, with 3 days of music this year from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th. Over the weekend the festival features 6 international acts and 9 Irish acts with music from the 80s, 90s and 00s, right through to current chart acts. And one thing all the acts share this year is their love of a PARTY ! Advance tickets are on sale now at and at No. 21 Off Licence, The Glen.

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST The opening night of Daytripper 2018 features one of the most iconic female groups of all time, Sister Sledge, who dominated the singles chart in the 80s with hit after hit like "He's The Greatest Dancer", "Lost in music", "Thinking of You", "We Are Family", "All American Girls" and "Frankie". To

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Saturday, 6th May

Donegal's Little Hours have announced a string of new shows for Spring 2018 (including a stop off at Shortts in Waterford this May Bank Holiday Saturday), following their sold out headline tour across Ireland & UK and a whirlwind 2017, which included a show stopping set at Electric Picnic. This run of gigs will lead in to the biggest show of their career, when they play the 40,000 capacity RDS Dublin in June with Picture This and Clean Bandit.

Led by vocalist / pianist John Doherty, Little Hours released their number 1 E"Too Much Patience" which received support from Elton John on his Beats 1 Radio show, especially the track 'Water' which has racked up over 3 million plays on Spotify and 600,000+ views on Youtube . Latest track 'Heavy On You' is also receiving massive national radio play

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Dirty Grandpa

Robert De Niro is one of a small number of actors who has managed to prolong his career over a number of decades by branching out into all types of roles.

He has already done comedy quite successfully in 'Analyze This' and here in this film he has returned to a comedic role once again. In it he plays a recently widowed man who is determined to get the most out of what remains of his life. The only hindrance is the fact that his family seem to think they know better about what he should be doing with his life and it isn't running after young co-eds and doing drugs.

In the movie De Niro says to his family that he wants to go to his and his late wife's holiday home in Florida because he feels that he will

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Best selling author Michael Smith, explorer and author Jacki Hill-Murphy and more set for Lismore - Immrama Festival of Travel Writing 2018

Best selling author Michael Smith, explorer and author Jacki Hill-Murphy, award-winning author Rosemary Mahoney and explorer and foreign correspondent Isambard Wilkinson are some of the world-renowned writers who are about to set their compass for Lismore in County Waterford this June 13th to 17th for the sixteenth annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing. The theme of the 2018 festival is 'A Celebration of Exploration'.

One of the keynote speaker's best-selling author Michael Smith will take to the stage in the heritage town of Lismore on Saturday, June 16 at 3 pm. His talk will look at the history of Ireland's Antartic explorers as he will discuss his books on Tom Crean, Ernest Shackleton and other Irish explorers speaking about the

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

ERCS are busy rehearsing for their upcoming concert which will take place in The Large Room City Hall on Friday 11th May at 8pm.

Starring Vanessa Whelan, Dordan, The Kalimbus and Edmond Rice Choral Society and directed by Catherine Power, this promises to be a great night's entertainment for those who enjoy music

Tickets 15euro can be had by members or at The Off Licence Bar, Ballybricken .

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Two new exhibitions will open in Garter Lane Arts Centre on May 4th to launch the Bealtaine Festival programme of events, featuring 30 arts events during the month of May as part of the nationwide celebration of creativity as we age. 'Tell Me' presents a selection of works by three alumni of Waterford Institute of Technology, Adrian McGrath, Nicky Anthony and Paul Hallahan, curated by Sandra Kelly and supported by Artlinks. This exhibition in Garter Lane Arts Centre's Main Gallery will explore the creative journey each artist has undergone to sustain their artistic practice.

Adrian Mc Grath is originally from Co. Laois and graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2012 with a first class honours in visual art. He has since exhibited throughout Ireland, France and Finland and is currently completing his Masters degree in Aalto University in Finland.

Paul Hallahan

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    The Government wants us to vote "yes" in the abortion referendum in order to delete unborn children's right to life and allow abortion on demand in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion campaigners claim that there is no human being yet alive by this point. That's why they think abortion on demand is permissible.They are completely wrong. By 12 weeks the baby in the womb has a beating heart, can swallow and yawn, can kick, stretch and jump, has arms, legs, fingers and toes, has fingernails and hair, h …

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