Freddie Laffan on work, family & Portlaw’s panto

“THERE is nothing like a dame,” so Rodgers and Hammerstein told us in their popular musical, ‘South Pacific’. But at this of time of year in Portlaw, those readying themselves for the annual pantomime have a slightly different dame in...

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Well Said: Michael Ryan on music, Mosney and good company

“I CAN’T play the spoons now on account of the arthritis,” says Michael Ryan, holding out his left hand as one of the kitchen staff turns on the radio at Lady Lane House. The strains of ‘Besame Mucho’ waft across...

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Putting in the Magic this Christmas

  ON the home stretch to Christmas, Carole York, visionary behind Westown-based ‘Putting in the Magic’ Pony Sanctuary has been...

Monday, 23/12/19 - 1:00pm Read More

MUM’S THE WORD: December Birthdays

  Aideen Glynn’s weekly column as published in the Waterford News & Star Well! magazine   A DECEMBER birthday can...

Thursday, 19/12/19 - 11:01am Read More

GREEN FINGERS: Dreaming of a white Christmas

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   EVERYTHING stops dead when we have heavy wind...

Thursday, 19/12/19 - 10:52am Read More

CHEF DARIO CAVALIERE: A festive treat for Christmas Eve

  Chef Dario Cavaliere writes a weekly food column for the Waterford News & Star   ALWAYS a favourite at...

Thursday, 19/12/19 - 10:47am Read More

View from the Blue – There’s something about Christmas

In the last View from the Blue for 2019 – which was split into two parts (both reproduced here), Darren...

Wednesday, 18/12/19 - 9:53am Read More

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...

Tuesday, 10/12/19 - 1:46pm Read More

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,...

Tuesday, 10/12/19 - 12:13pm Read More

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