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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Internationally acclaimed mentalist/hypnotist Keith Barry is bringing his brand new live show MAGIC MADHOUSE to venues across Ireland over the next few months beginning Thursday, 28th December in Castlebar. MAGIC MADHOUSE will see Keith returning to his magic roots which will bring audiences on a rollercoaster ride of laughter and madness while promising a death defying finale to leave spectators at the edge of their seats.

In this brand new show, Keith will bring never seen before magic illusions to life while delivering his unique blend of comedy, magic, mentalism and hypnotism. MAGIC MADHOUSE will put Keith firmly in charge as all around him descends into mayhem. Do you dare to come along?

Speaking on the tour announcement Keith said: 'I’m very excited to hit the road with my

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Norris’s Bar in Barrack Street recently purchased a unique Christmas gift for their loyal customers - a New Defibrillator!

This was in memory of their dearly missed friend and colleague Chrissie Collins.

Norris's Bar is well known for offering good value to their customers but now they have gone a step further by providing a defibrillator on the premises.

Wouldn't it be great if all pubs followed their example?

After all the life it saves could be yours.

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Just 3 more weekends now to get your groove on before Christmas and no better place than Shortts & The Terrace in the heart of Waterford’s entertainment district at the Apple Market. With the best live bands every night in the Bar and top party DJs on the Terrace, get on down to Shortts this weekend and enjoy the Christmas Party Vibes, doors 11pm.


If it’s a sing along and a bop you’re after, then The Be Sharts are the band for you. They have a set full of rock and pop classics from across the decades and plenty of banter to go with it. Out on the Terrace the Groove DJs will be getting you in weekend mode with their bag of funk, disco and house floor-fillers.



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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

With a strictly 'over 23' door policy, table service and a menu of classic cocktails, wines, beers & spirits, Heery’s Late Lounge is proving to be a very popular late night alternative on John Street.

This weekend features 2 of the best house-disco-funk DJs in the country so come on down and pull up a seat or hit the dancefloor at HEERY'S Late Lounge. Music starts at 10.30pm each night.



Get Down Edits celebrated their 15th Anniversary of playing together in 2017. Daz & Martin now play at high profile festivals all over the World including Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Defected (Croatia) and Ibiza, but have maintained a monthly residency in their home town throughout those 15 years. Heerys is the latest hot spot to host the boys and Daz is flying solo this Friday.




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Wednesday, 6th December 2017


Are there any superlatives left to describe this programme that has been showered with praise since it first started.

Obviously enough any show that has the involvement of Sir David Attenborough is very quickly going to be a must watch series and this one is no different. There have been some qualms in the way that stories and music have been used to humanise the various segments in the documentary but that is just a small overall quibble when it comes to the quality of the series.

What is most surprising about this particular show is the manner in which the various teams have been sent out on the flimsiest of pieces of information to see if things pan out. It was that which got them the footage of the fish that jumped out of the sea to take flying

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

In his debut book, Sunday Times columnist David Quinn looks back at almost 25 years of tumultuous social change in Ireland. He examines the ongoing debates that rage over marriage and the right to life. He analyses the clerical sex abuse scandals, the controversies over the Magdalene laundries, the Tuam mother and baby home and the closing of the Irish embassy to the Holy See.

He looks at Church/State relations and the pontificates of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, among many other things.

Quinn’s thesis is that the last quarter century has amounted to a concerted effort onthe part of many people in Irish society, but especially our leaders, to push God to the margins of public and private life, to effectively try and 'kill’ him.

How We Killed God… and other tales of Modern Ireland is a very different

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Author J. Roberts Jane: Published by A & B : Price e9.99

Hermann Kohler and Jean Louis St. Cyr are somewhat of an odd couple working in Occupied France during the Second World War.

One is from the German side and the other is French yet the two work seamlessly together and have even formed a strong bond of friendship. The two work on 'common crime' in the Occupied territory of France and now they are up against one of their most difficult cases trying to stop a thief who goes by the code name of 'Gypsy'.

The man is actually Dutch by birth but since he was a young boy he has travelled with various Gypsy groups throughout Europe and hence the nickname of the 'Gypsy'.

The man has a wonderful capacity for breaking into safes and making away with everything. His knowledge

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

On Thursday the 14th December at 7.30pm, a wonderful evening of culture, giving, sharing and community spirit, will engulf the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre and Church.

Join the wonderful soprano Donna Roche and tenor Dermot Doyle, for an event that will bring cheer and happiness to all in the run up to Christmas. All proceeds will be donated to Assisi House, and there will also be a Christmas Giving Tree, up and running from December 11th.

You can bring gifts and leave them under the tree, anytime, and in the lead up to Christmas they will be distributed to families around the Parish.

For information on the evening please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak4e0710f9c676a4cb09e13102230c7401').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' +

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Project Music Management is delighted to present Christmas in Benildus 2 on the 20th December in the Parish of St. Joseph and Benildus, Newtown Road.

After the outstanding success of last year, a full house and standing ovation, the second edition of the series promises to bring you more of the same, with some hidden extras. The star studded cast of Niamh Murray, Valerie Leahy, Vanessa Whelan and Dominic McGorian will sing traditional Christmas songs, arias for Messiah, and some popular tunes to bring the Christmas spirit right into the heart of the community. The coming together of people from all around is the positive focus that Project Music Management and St. Joseph and Benildus centre this event on. This positivity is displayed by all the soloists, choirs, individuals involved in this years production. It is a community coming together in

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

On Sunday 3rd December in St. Johns Church, the capacity audience of over 650 people were treated to a very special evening, the complete version of Handel's Messiah. From the moment one entered the church we were brought into a beautiful venue, looking immaculate with the stage and lights, St. Johns never looked so spiritual and engrossing. The line of people attending, stretching from the church door to the local bar area, was a sight to behold, as large scale choral and orchestral works came back to the City of Waterford with a bang, and long overdue. As part of Winterval, Project Music Management and Notable Works brought the City to life, with a chorus just brimming with enthusiasm, musicality and passion. Their singing inspired the soloists Niamh Murray, Sandra Wickham, John Andert and Peter Fristrup to deliver beauty befitting

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Letters to the Editor


    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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