Thursday, 20th September 2018
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book of the week

The Team that Klopp built

By Shane Clancy

A new exciting book by local man Shane Clancy. An in-depth look back over Liverpool's 2017/18 season under Jurgen Klopp, taken game-by-game. The perfect opportunity to relive the journey as The Reds went from early-season struggles to becoming unstoppable on the road to Kiev. Look back over the events of one of the most entertaining seasons in recent Liverpool Football Club history - the highs, the lows, the goals, the saves. It's all here. Written by Shane Clancy, in partnership with and edited by Daniel Rhodes. Get your kindle edition now online.

tv show of the week

Lords & Ladles

RTÉ One, Sundays 6.30pm

Once again, three of Ireland's top chefs, Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio and Paul Flynn, will invade the stately homes of Ireland to recreate the grand feasts that their great kitchens once prepared and give the audience a peep behind the doors of some of the grandest stately private homes and reveal the families who have lived there. Each week the Chefs arrive at a Great Irish Country House to recreate a grand dinner from its history. First, they Draw Lots for the division of labour one will gather the ingredients, one will cook, and one will get to dine with the house's owners.

film of the week

On Chesil Beach

Out Now

It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. We first encounter Florence and Edward, a young couple in their early twenties, on their wedding day. Now on their honeymoon their conversation becomes more tense and awkward, as the prospect of consummating their marriage approaches. Finally, an argument breaks out between them. Florence storms from the room and out of the hotel, Edward pursues her, and their row continues on Chesil Beach.

challenge of the week

gluten free blaa challenge

The Candied Hazelnut, 11 O'Connell Street

Tel: 051 876583

The Candied Hazelnut are running a competition inviting bakers to undertake the challenge of making a light floury blaa without a strong wheat flour. They must be made with only gluten-free, plant based and peanut free ingredients. Entries will be judged by an expert panel at The Candied Hazelnut on Friday July 7th at 19:30. The Candied Hazelnut will add the rolls to its menu as the BFF (bap free from). The prize for the winner is one-year membership in The Candied Hazelnut Supper Club. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 086 832 4780.

exhibition of the week


Waterford Central Library

Tuesday 26th June

As part of it's nationwide tour this exhibition visits Waterford on Tuesday June 26th until July 19th 2018. Memorabilia will include car stickers, mugs, rate cards, QSL cards, photographs, magazines, newspaper clippings and audio excerpts from stations including WLR, Suirside and Crystal Sound Radio and DCR. You'll even be able to view a pirate radio transmitter built for the writer Pat McCabe's very own pirate station Radio Butty. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

festival of the week

Konnect Festival

Tramore Racecourse June 23

This new one day event, with 3 areas and over 20 acts ranging from Techno to house to Disco and back aims to Konnect all corners of the dance scene and it will be the first time the promoters RePublik & Industry Entertainment? will come together. With 13 years of hosting some memorable club events in Waterford, RePublik have built up a nationwide reputation for top quality events down the years. And now working with Industry Entertainment who will bring some vital experience in hosting large festival style events. Tickets will be available on the day. For more info check out

Play of the week

Little Women

Friday 22nd June, Curraghmore House, Portlaw

Hundreds are expected to pack a picnic and head for the stunning 2,500 acre Portlaw venue and join Chapterhouse as four sisters – Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy – tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America. It's the latest event on the packed Waterford Garden Trail programme. Those attending are welcome to bring along camp chairs, picnic tables and blankets. Fresh strawberries will be on sale at the event. Tickets: Adults €20, Children €10, Family €50 available from / 051 855038 or on the gate.

event of the week

creative waterford

cruinniu na nog 2018

Friday 22nd - Saturday 23rd June

Two days of FREE childrens' events of culture and creativity, will take place at venues all over Waterford City and County, with painting, crafs, magic, science, theatre, puppets, marbling, dance, ceramics, mosaic teddy's sleepover and so much more. There will be something for all age groups and all the events are free of charge! For full listing and contact details go to

gig of the week

"Against the Current"

Friday 29th June, 9pm, Waterford Vinyl players club @Henry Downes

Calling all Punks, New Wave, Goths, New Romantics, Metalheads, Indies etc This month's Waterford Vinyl Players Association gig welcomes the people behind the project "Against the Current" which is if any of you do not know is a project on Waterford Sub Cultures from 1979 to 1996. You can bring your memorabilia in from 8pm, and your items will be recorded and scanned for the project. Bring any old pics, posters, ticket stubs or any memorabilia on the various Sub Cultures. Further info from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Letters to the Editor

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    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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