Fundraiser for 11th Waterford Film Festival


Waterford Film FestivalThis year marks the 11th Annual Event of the the festival! Since 2007 we have screened 500 films from local, national and international filmmakers.


The festival has supported writers with it's screenplay competition, in which the winners have received financial support and access to filming equipment and editing facilities with our partners at FilmLab. The value of the awards that we have given to filmmakers & writers since 2007 with Filmlab is over €30,000.


The festival has given many filmmakers their films first outing in which in many cases those films went onto screen in major film festivals around the World.


Since the foundation of the festival, thousands of people from across Ireland, UK, Europe and USA have attended the festival over the year's and many local business and hotels have financially benefited from the event.


We currently raising funds for the festival and for new progrmmes for filmmakers and writers. Check out our fundraiser at

Concert: Billy O’Brien & Friends


Waterford Music Billy OBrien


Highly talented young Waterford pianist Billy O’Brien will be joined by Siobhan Doyle - Violin, Marian Power - Violin, Philip Keegan, viola, tenorand Yseult Cooper Stockdale, cello for a concert of delightful summer classics that are bound to wow just about everyone.


These are highly talented and successful young players with a proud Waterford connection. Billy is from Butlerstown, while Marian is the daughter of well-known Waterford musician and teacher Catherine Power. Siobhan Doyle’s dad Seamus is a Waterford man who plays Double Bass with the National Concert Orchestra. Philip spent his summer holidays at Dunmore East.


The concert programme will include some really popular and beautiful classics such as The Swan for cello and piano by CamileSaint Saens, Frederic Chopin’s stirring Heroic Polonaise for piano, Salut d'Amour for piano and violin by Edward Elgar, songs by Richard Strauss and Vaughan Williams, and Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet.


Billy O’Brien has spent the last year doing post-graduate studies in performance at the Paris Conservatoire of Music with the Russian pianist. Two years ago he was a finalist in the Dublin International Piano Competition and last August he gave a stunning performance of Gerswhin's Rhapsody in Blue with the National Concert Orchestra.


The programme will include the premiere of Waterford composer Ben Hanlon's Piano Quintet No.1.

Waterford Walls - The Wall of Fame


WaterfordWalls2017Help our city and get involved in the 2017 Waterford Walls by sponsoring a brick and promote your business or project in The Wall of Fame.



  • Prime position located in the middle of O’Connell Street in Waterford City
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You can buy as many bricks as you want. The more bricks you buy the bigger the area would be to display your logo.


Once you sponsor your bricks you can submit your logo/graphic and it would be printed in high quality on to vinyl and fixed to the wall until all the bricks are covered.


The Wall of Fame will also have an online version where the logo or graphic you submit will be linked to your website, Facebook, Twitter  or url of your choice.


How much is your contribution?

Each Brick is 10x5cm and you can buy as many as you need to make sure you get the best results promoting your business.


1 brick 10x5cm is €100 but we have organised a discount scheme for you. If you need a bigger area, just talk to us!


Num of bricks Price Discount
1 brick 10x5cm €100  
2 bricks 20x10cm €190 5% Discount
4 Bricks 40x20cm €340 10% Discount
6 Bricks 60x30cm €510 15% Discount
8 bricks 80x40cm €640 20% Discount
10 bricks 100x50cm €750 25% Discount
12 bricks 120x60cm €840 30% Discount


To invest in the project go to or contact Edel at 087 7624397 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please note: when you participate in this first edition of The Wall of Fame you will have first refusal for 2018.


Waterford Walls Walking Tour on Thursday, 29th June. Meet at the Parlour Vintage Tearooms at 4.30pm for a cuppa before the Walking Tour.

WLR Waterford Viking Marathon


Waterford Viking Marathon


The 6th annual Waterford Viking Marathon will take place on Saturday June 24th. We anticipate the event will attract up to 3,000 participants and we hope it will, yet again, provide a boost to local retailers and accommodation providers.


Following a review of the route this year the 26.2 mile course has been finalised. When planning we endeavour to showcase the city’s attractions as much as we can and we also consider terrain, disruption to traffic and traders, likely wind direction etc. We are delighted this year to be able to include many of the top local landmarks in the city, Rice Bridge, the Thomas Frances Maher Bridge and the Waterford Greenway as well as the facilities in the new WIT Arena.


The route, which you can view on our website,, will travel through the City and down the Quay before crossing Rice Bridge and travelling down to the Toll Bridge. The runners will make their way on to the Greenway, with the help of a temporary ramp, and then travel along the greenway to the back of Mount Congreve. From here they will travel up to the Cork Road and onwards to Paddy Browns Road, through Lismore Park and on to Carrickperrish.


The half marathon runners leave us here and the fulls (c.500 runners and fairly spread out at this stage) will take a right up Knockhouse to Gracedieu, Summerhill and down to Bilberry and back on to the Greenway. They will do another loop up from Mount Congreve again and (instead of a right up by Knockhouse again) they will head back to the finish at WIT Arena.


With a full traffic management plan in place and with the assistance of the 20 Gardai and over 100 stewards we hope to try keep traffic disruption to a minimum.



We appreciate your cooperation on the day and hope that your business will not be inconvenienced in any way.


Any queries please contact Race Director, Joe Cawley on 086 2320795.

New Winterval Committee takes the reins!


Winterval committee 1


Former Chief Executive of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Nick Donnelly, has been announced as Chair of Winterval, Ireland’s Favourite Christmas Festival.


The quintessential yuletide festival will return for its sixth season from November 17th to December 23rd. It is intended that this year’s event will take on board more Waterford City stakeholders with the committee including voluntary representatives from Waterford’s corporate and business sectors and Waterford City and County Council.


Now in its sixth year, Winterval has garnered a reputation as one of the leading Christmas festivals in the country. The new Festival Chair, along with Festival Director Lisa Grant, are determined to build on that status.


According to Nick Donnelly there are changes planned for the festival and that starts with a new committee made up of local stakeholders.  “The previous Winterval committee created a Christmas festival that the city can be proud of. This year we will build on that festival model and, in particular, on the events that worked well in the past along with making some exciting changes to the programme.”


“We will also continue to focus on local engagement and that is why we have enlisted voluntary committee members from Waterford’s business community, including representatives from Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Purple Flag Waterford and Waterford Business Group. Working closely with local stakeholders is vital to ensure we are all invested in Winterval and share the same vision for this enchanting event.”


“Delivering a festival of this scale over six weekends with almost thirty events is a considerable task. However, with the backing of Waterford City and County Council, invaluable input from Waterford businesses, generous funding from corporate sponsors and the support of the community, we are confident that Winterval 2017 will be a magical experience for everyone.”


Eric O’Brien, CEO of Rapid Cabs and Chair of Waterford’s Purple Flag said, “We are delighted to see that plans for Winterval include more engagement with the hospitality sector. Many would like to see the festival offerings extended into the evening, when Waterford, aglow with Christmas lights and illuminations looks spectacular.  Families and children are well catered for throughout the days and early evenings of the festival, while the “young at heart” will be able to enjoy a night-time Winterval experience.”


Details of the festival will be provided at its programme launch in September and while it will retain many of the traditional themes that proved popular in the past it is important to refresh the event with some new faces and new favourites.

Young Performer Series at the House of Waterford Crystal



The Shout Out Wall - A Unique Street Art Event


Waterford Walls Shoutout 1

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