Thursday, 22nd March 2018
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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Author M.J. Lee : Published by HQ : Price 3 euro

It is Shanghai in 1923 and the city is controlled by three foreign powers, the French, the Americans and the British. One morning a body is discovered floating on a sandbar in the middle of a river in the British settlement and it is quite clear that the woman has been murdered considering that the entire bottom part of her body has been ravaged and most of it is missing.

The detective ordered onto the case is a Russian man called Inspector Danilov, a man who does his job well but isn't too keen on making friends with others in the department. His junior on the case is called Strachan who had a Scottish father and a Chinese mother.

Most of his time is spent being barked at by Danilov as the

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th March

You are cordially invited to the wackiest, funniest wedding of the year.

South Armagh farmer's wife, Vera, is thrilled that her son, Seamus, is getting hitched, but - surprise, surprise - not everything is going to plan.

A riotous rabble of larger-than-life (yet strangely familiar) characters will be joining Seamus and his blushing bride for a shindig that's slosh-a-block with drink all fuelled by the 'Winebulance'; a booze-mobile filled to the brim with cheap supermarket wine and is always ready to provide the lashings of liquid refreshment needed at any decent wedding.

Ireland's greatest wedding band 'Keep 'er Lit', have arrived to provide a tune or two on the dancefloor.

Other special guests include the Bridesmaids; the Yummy Mummies; the Grannies; local farmers Pat and Eamon and the irrepressible 30-somethings- Nuala and Noleen - always on the look-out for

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

The Eigse Players bring their latest production ‘Who’s D’Daddy, written by Valerie Sweeney to St Mary’s Hall Slieverue for three nights from Thursday 1st March to Saturday 3rd March starting at 8.00pm. A hilarious comedy set on a small farm holding in Kilkenny, it is a follow up to last year’s play ‘Where’s the Missus’, which ended in a triple marriage proposal. However for the three love struck couples Mary Mulgrew (Marley Irish) and Ted Slattery (Paddy Drennan), Maria Hannigan (Norma Caples) and Michael Mulgrew (Michael Shalloe) and Anna Walsh (Angela O’Dwyer) and Mossie Relihan (PJ Irish) the path of love is far from smooth with side-splitting consequences. The play also features Joan Aylward, Clare Smith, Bridget Waters, Kelley Meagher, Oonagh Harney, Breda Tobin, Karl O’Sullivan and Kieran Barry and is produced by James Rockett. Will they make it safely

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Edmond Rice Choral Society are busy rehearsing and delighted to Participating in Waterford Choirs singing for local Hospice Organised by our Musical director Catherine Power.

Also taking Part St Johns Parish Choir, St.Ursulas School Choir,Dordan , Mount Sion Secondary School Choir , Edmond Rice Choral Society, Newtown School Chamber Choir Intonations And Combined Parishes Choir MC, Mary O’Neill WLR FM

This Promises to be a great night of music

It will take place at St. John’s Church Parnell St.on 2nd March at 8pm.

No admission charge, but a collection will take place after the concert.

All in aid of Waterford of Waterford Hospice.

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

A big thank you to all schools who entered the recent ‘Have A Heart’ Art competition.

We got a great response from local and regional schools - We added these cards to the 1500+ cards collected at the 'Have A Heart' protest and all were sent to Taoiseach Varadkar in time for Valentines day.

We know that all your hard work in making personal cards to the Taoiseach has left him in no doubt that the South East will not continue to accept the ongoing lack of 24/7 cardiac care in this region.

The 3 outright winners (see above) chosen from the hundreds of cards entered to the 'Have A Heart' Cards Competition are Eve Murphy (11 yrs) St. John of God School NS, Waterford Georgia Ni Mhurchu (10 yrs) Gael Scoil Portlairge (Name Withheld) (7yr) St. Beacons National School - Mullinavat, Co.

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

present the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland ‘At Face Value’

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to host ‘At Face Value’, an exhibition of the National Self Portrait Collection curated by the Waterford Young Arts Critics in partnership with the

University of Limerick and 'Borderland / Memento', a joint exhibition by Susanne Wawra & Joseph Heffernan. The exhibitions will open at 6pm on Friday, February 23rd 2018 with live music and an Open Mic session from 6.30pm led by the Waterford Young Arts Critics.

Waterford Young Arts Critics is a youth arts collective which supports young people from 13- 17 years of age with an interest in the arts to participate in and contribute to the cultural life of Waterford and the wider South East region by supporting their development as future cultural leaders. Since the establishment of the Waterford Young Arts

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Thetatre Royal Friday 16th February

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs from the course of her extensive career.

Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey.

An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

Strats @ 8pm: Tickets €19 available from the box office / 051 874402 or online @

Someone to watch over me

GALWAY theatre group ‘Decadent Theatre’ bring their stunning production of Frank McGuinness’s Some One Who’ll Watch Over Me to Garter Lane this coming March 14 & 15. This is a timeless Irish classic, by one of our most celebrated writers – and it’s been getting rave reviews up and down the

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

IF you have never seen Chess the Musical, then you’re in for a treat this March 1-3 at Garter Lane. Produced by Deise Musical Society, the story of a love triangle between two chess grandmasters - one American, one Russian - and a woman serving as a manager to one of the players but falling in love with the other was written by Abba Legends Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Elton John’s lyricist Tim Rice.

Directed by Patrick Kerwick, with choreography by Izzy Carr and sound and lighting by Craig Cunningham, Chess the Musical is well worth a viewing this March.

The West End production of the show begins with the American World Champion, Frederick "Freddie" Trumper arriving with his second, Florence Vassy, who wants him to tone down his behaviour. Trumper is opposed by Russian challenger Anatoly Sergievsky. After a series

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Theatre Royal on Saturday 17th February

Bam! Pow! Biff! Shazam!

They are back in the ring for a glittering bout of knock-out, body slamming comedy gold.

They dance like a butterfly and sing like a bee, they’ll have you flat out on the matt with laughter, they will literally punch you right in the kisser with their gloves of gags and gaiety. Who?

The Nualas! What? Their new show Glam Slam! Where? At a reputable entertainment outlet near you. Don’t miss this slug fest of musical genius from Ireland’s First Ladies of Comedy.

"I laughed until I cried."

"I laughed until my face hurt."

"I have never laughed so much. An absolutely brilliant show."

(Real quotes from real people who actually saw the show. Fair play to them.)

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €20.00 / €18.00 conc. available from the box office / Tel: 051 874402 or online @

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Wednesday 24th February at Theatre Royal

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in the company of some of Ireland’s finest musicians. ‘My Funny Valentine' celebrates some of the world’s best loved songs and melodies.

Hear jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and unforgettable numbers from stage & screen performed by Ireland’s foremost trumpet player Niall O’Sullivan.

Following their recent sold out Irish and US shows, Niall will be joined on stage with his band and vocalists Shóna & Simon Morgan to perform works from his three #1 selling albums including the timeless Moon River, the Godfather, Stardust, Libertango, and of course, My Funny Valentine.

O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet’ THE IRISH TIMES

‘Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish’ IRISH EXAMINER

‘The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime’ EVENING ECHO

‘O’Sullivan’s performance tells a story with every note’ GOLDENPLEC


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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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