Guinness Féile na nDéise is a traditional Irish music and culture festival held in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland every May Bank Holiday weekend. It feature's the best that Waterford has to offer in terms of top quality traditional musicians and dancers and also diverse range of street entertainment and exhibitions. Since the foundation of the festival in 1995 performers and musical groups from all over Ireland and Europe have performed at Féile na nDéise. Dungarvan is a thriving, seaside market town nestled beneath the Knockmealdown Mountains, situated beside Dungarvan Harbour where the River Colligan broadens and enters the sea.
Festival of the Sea an alternating biennial festival, the Irish launch was in 2005, linking County Waterford's Dunmore East, Passage East, Cheekpoint and Ring and County Wexford's Ballyhack, Duncannon, Kilmore Quay, Fethard-on-Sea & Hook Head with the different communities of the Cape Shore and Irish Loop on the island of Newfoundland.Festival of the Sea links and celebrates the people and cultures of coastal communities of the south-east of Ireland and south-east Newfoundland/Labrador.
Once a year in August music pilgrims come from all over the world to the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival to listen to authentic bluegrass music. Bands play to ecstatic crowds, spread out comfortably at 6 venues, both indoors and outdoors. There also fine dining, sunbathing, swimming, dancing and jamming all day and night - a Bluegrass picker's paradise. A full programme will be available at the pubs and hotels prior to the start of the festival.
Lismore Castle Arts is housed in the once-derelict West wing of Lismore Castle and hosts one major exhibition per year. Our dynamic programme of tours, annual series of workshops and regular arts related events are some of the many benefits offered to visitors, friends and the local community. Lismore Castle Arts is committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art. We seek to create greater opportunities for people to experience visual art of international significance in the South and South East of Ireland. Visitors are also invited to stroll through the beautiful Gardens at Lismore Castle and enjoy several pieces of contemporary sculpture that have been installed on permanent display
The Nire Walking Festival takes place in October, just follow the route of the Nire River in County Waterford as it tumbles down through the valley from high in the Comeragh Mountains. Walks of all grades to suit all walkers come and enjoy the sights.
Welcome to the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford. Sean Kelly was one of the finest Irish cyclists that Europe has ever seen and it was in the beautiful County Waterford in the South East of Ireland that he learned that craft. Now, in paying tribute to the name of Sean Kelly, County Waterford invites you to pedal the hills and valleys where Kelly’s bike once flashed over the cobbles. As part of the overall event, there are three different routes of varying degrees of difficulty. The 50 km Kelly Cruise should be accessible to almost everybody who does some regular cycling. The 90 km Kelly Coast is a new route for 2010 taking in Waterford's breathtaking Coast Road and is aimed at the experienced touring cyclist. But the 160km Kelly Comeragh Challenge is only for the very experienced, the very fit, and, maybe even, the foolhardy. It requires guts and ability in abundance – but, the whole event can provide a hell of a challenge for all levels of ability, and, that is what this event is about – participation, fun and sporting challenge
Spraoi is a professional festival and street arts organisation based in Waterford City, Ireland. The company is best known for producing and programming the annual Spraoi Festival which takes over the city centre of Waterford on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, and which now attracts audiences in excess of 80,000 people to the city. The Spraoi Festival concentrates on showcasing top quality national and international street art and world music. Spraoi also produce "Spraoi in the Park", based in Waterford’s People’s Park on the first weekend in July. The highlight of the event is Spraoi’s major production, The Spraoi Parade, now one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated outdoor events of its kind in Ireland. Spraoi also devise and produce high quality spectacle and events for other festivals and events. These productions, both large and small scale, take place in a variety of settings.
The Booley House Show is proud to present the very best of Irish music, song and dance. Resident Seanachaí James Lenane is a well known personality, All-Ireland winner in his field, and is sure to have you laughing as he regales times past. The Booley House also includes the Michael Ryan School of Irish Dance, which encompass a wonderful range of original step dancing routines that always generate enthusiastic audience response. A number of former Booley House dancers from this school have continued to have successful careers performing in Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, and other well-known shows. Local Set Dance teachers, Tom Hyland and Ciara Dunne, will have their dancers doing Irish sets, often exciting audience members to dance in the aisles. A recent innovation to the show is the introduction of brush dancers, which have proved to be a showstopper. The musicians provide a unique sound performing on traditional instruments, which has been the hallmark of the Booley House since the start. Our musicians include nationally renowned artists Liam Flanagan, Tony Dunne, JJ Cooley, Áine Fitzpatrick, Gerry McKee, David Hyland and others. We are proud to have singers Frances Foley, John Joseph O'Donovan, Sarah O'Mahoney and Ber Browne to complete our cast. As always, you can expect a guest spot or two from an invited artist to ensure the variety and entertainment that epitomises the Booley House.
Tramore August Racing Festival, Waterford is a 4-day August festival (incorporating 3 evening meetings) has everything a summer racing festival should have: sun (usually!), style, exciting racing, along with great craic in the enclosures.
Welcome to the Waterford Harvest Festival 2010; ten mouth watering days of giant food markets, delicious barbeques, picnics, feasts, cookery demonstrations, taste workshops, free outdoor gigs and street parties, craft villages, as well as lots of free fun activities for all the family. Make a date to be in Waterford City for this wonderful celebration of food this September. Experience wonderful sights and smells as you stroll around the stalls. Food producers and growers from 32 counties will display their goods, as well as delicious Irish artisan produce such as smoked fish, cured meats, sauces, pestos, marinades, relishes, dressings, pickles, and smelly cheese of every variety!