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Waterford is part of Ireland’s Ancient East and is situated in the South East. Filled with historic sites and lush green river valleys, stunning coastline and a vibrant city, this website will help you to plan your visit, from how to get here and what things to do. There’s lots of accommodation options including hotels, self catering and B&B’s. We can also help you choose how best to spend your time, from attractions, festivals, interesting places to visit, great restaurants, shopping and night life.

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7th October, 2016 - 9th October, 2016 (To Be Confirmed...)

A walking festival in the Comeragh Mountains, offering a range of walks over the weekend to suit all abilities and interests.

Walks are lead by local guides giving the festival a special feeling of community. Take the opportunity to overnight and experience. Take the opportunity to avail of special weekend accommodation packages, including eating the best of local produce and a visit to the local pubs.

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Nire Valley Walking Festival
7th October, 2016 - 9th October, 2016

t: +353 (0)87 753 9276
e: comeragh2@gmail.com
w: nirevalley.com

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The Waterford Festival of Architecture (WFA) is a festival which supports architects and works towards enhancing the understanding and appreciation of architecture among the wider community, including creative practitioners of other artistic disciplines. It produces a high quality programme of events that maximise its unique status in Ireland as the only festival of architecture outside of the capital. 

With an exciting expanded six-day programme of events to engage local and regional public and specialist audiences, the festival promotes the importance of architecture as an artistic practice. In 2015 our theme is “Origins” will celebrate the life of the City through the built environment and encourage the public to engage with the city and its catchment area on a more intimate level, with events tours and walks exploring different aspects the theme in the city and county

Through a family and schools programme, specialist lectures and talks, workshops and exhibitions, the Waterford Festival of Architecture continues to grow its profile and audiences by delivering a programme that aims to engage the public with the built environment. 

Awareness of architecture as an art form is central to the festival.  Through these creative collaborations, the festival can demonstrate the necessity for and contributions of, architecture in our daily lives. 

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Waterford Festival of Architecture
13th October, 2016 - 18rd October, 2016

w: www.wfa.ie

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The "John Dwyer Trad Weekend" is named after the great fiddle player from Castletownbere, West Cork. A true living legend of Traditional music John was awarded the coveted "TG4 composer of the year award" in 2010. The festival honours John Dwyer, a native of Cork but resident in nearby New Ross for many years. In 2012, he released his debut CD entitled "The Dursey Sound" and was launched it as part of the inaugural "John Dwyer Trad Weekend".

John Dwyer has contributed greatly to the music scene in Waterford city for many years now encouraging and teaching younger musicians and playing and performing locally.

John Dwyer himself performs at the trad festival and also accompanies musicians in a session or concert. The John Dwyer Trad Weekend includes concerts, sessions in pubs, workshops and good craic is guaranteed. This is a festival not to be missed for lovers of trad music.

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Contact Information

www.imagineartsfestival.com

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