2019: A Year of Books – Part One

THIS week, I start the countdown from tenth place to sixth place of books which I feel are the perfect Christmas gift for loved ones (or yourself!). Each book is different, asks something different of us and appeals to us...

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Noeline Power: Smiling from Slievekeale to Tramore

NOELINE Power is immaculately dressed in a warm shade of mustard, with a wide smile offered, not just to me, but to everyone who walks through the doors of O Shea’s Hotel on the morning we meet. I am told...

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BOOK PROFESSOR COMPETITION!

  The Book Professor at The Book Centre 25 John Roberts Square, Waterford   CHRISTMAS is all about magic. There...

Friday, 06/12/19 - 3:20pm Read More

GREEN FINGERS: Countdown to the festive season

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   WE never seem to have enough Christmas decorations,...

Tuesday, 03/12/19 - 10:20am Read More

MUM’S THE WORD: Living for the weekend

Aideen Glynn’s weekly column as published in the Waterford News & Star Well! magazine   AND so it begins. The...

Tuesday, 03/12/19 - 10:17am Read More

Well Said! Deisemen grateful for a ‘home away from home’

THE INAUGURAL Waterford Men’s Shed Showcase, held at the Butler Centre on Wednesday last, drew members from across the city...

Thursday, 28/11/19 - 7:00pm Read More

The Book Nook with Dymphna Nugent

  Book Review: Akin by Emma Donoghue IT’S hard to read a new novel by Emma Donoghue and not make...

Tuesday, 26/11/19 - 8:30pm Read More

Michael Walsh: From Coventry to Catherine Street

MICHAEL Walsh was born in Passage East, Co Waterford before leaving behind school and family at the young age of...

Tuesday, 26/11/19 - 12:30pm Read More

The Book Nook with Dymphna Nugent

Book Review: A Great Beauty by A. O’Connor IRISH writer A. O’Connor returns with ‘A Great Beauty’, a name which...

Tuesday, 26/11/19 - 11:45am Read More

GREEN FINGERS: Hedging your bets on boundaries

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   IT sometimes comes as a surprise to many...

Tuesday, 26/11/19 - 10:59am Read More

MUM’S THE WORD: Pitch side experts

Aideen Glynn’s weekly column as published in the Waterford News & Star Well! magazine   FAMILIES all over the country...

Tuesday, 26/11/19 - 10:55am Read More

View From The Blue: Jim’s Red Iron Glistens

“GOOD writing excites me, and makes life worth living,” said Harold Pinter. Were the estimable Mr Pinter still among us...

Wednesday, 20/11/19 - 5:00pm Read More

MUM’S THE WORD: Movement 101

Aideen Glynn’s weekly column as published in the Waterford News & Star Well! magazine   THE human body is designed...

Tuesday, 19/11/19 - 11:57am Read More

Well! Said: Noel O’Sullivan on leather, reffing & rail

THE stove is glowing in Noel O’Sullivan’s sitting room as we chat about a life which has taken him from...

Thursday, 14/11/19 - 8:00pm Read More

The Book Nook Review: Expectation by Anna Hope

  EXPECTATION by Anna Hope was described by RTÉ’s Eileen Dunne as “a great holiday read” owing to Hope’s exploration...

Tuesday, 12/11/19 - 10:41am Read More

The Book Nook: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

  LEONARD and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends who gently and unobtrusively try to find their place...

Monday, 04/11/19 - 7:00pm Read More

Well Said! Michael Clarke on work, home & love

“INSIDE each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released,” according to author Robin Moore. Such a sentiment...

Wednesday, 23/10/19 - 12:00pm Read More

VIEW FROM THE GREEN ROOM: Still crazy after all these years

  Pat McEvoy’s weekly reviews as published in the Waterford News & Star   REVIEW: Tommy Tiernan’s ‘Paddy Crazy Horse’...

Friday, 18/10/19 - 6:09pm Read More

#YourFitness: Cold mornings and dark evenings

  weekly column by fitness experts Adam Wright and Jacqui Watson for the Waterford News & Star, in association with...

Friday, 18/10/19 - 6:05pm Read More

GREEN FINGERS: Fruiting plants will add to your garden enjoyment

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   EATING a fruit from a home grown plant...

Friday, 18/10/19 - 6:03pm Read More