Sunshine and bluegrass draw record crowds to the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Under blue skies, the village of Dunmore East was the picture-perfect backdrop to the 25thDunmore East Bluegrass Festival, the four-day festival of free banjo pickin’, foot tappin’ mandolin’ pluckin’, barnstormin’, step dancin’ fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ bluegrass, Americana, country and roots sessions. Now in its twenty fifth year, the festival attracts some of the biggest … Continued

Dunmore’s Haven Hotel celebrates a half century

Paul, Sharon, Jean and Jason Kelly of the Haven Hotel The Kelly family has cause for celebration this year, as it commemorates fifty years of running one of Waterford’s most iconic hotels, Dunmore East’s Haven Hotel. Purchased by Jean and the late John Kelly in the spring of 1964, the hotel has become a favourite … Continued

Musical Royalty to headline Dunmore Bluegrass Festival

Mary Jean Lewis and the Low Men will perform over the three day Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and fans can expect Mary Jean’s trademark enthusiasm, energy and excitement, synonymous with an entertainer who is just coming into her own. However behind that fresh vitality comes decades of experience.  Her first proving ground as a teenage … Continued

Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival line up complete!

After 18 years of banjo pickin’, mandolin’ pluckin’, step dancin’, fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions in the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East – 2013 promises an even more jam packed, foot tappin’, barnstormin’ weekend for the 19th Guinness International Bluegrass Festival. The line up is complete and the countdown has begun to this … Continued

19th Guinness International Bluegrass Festival makes welcome return to Dunmore East

Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a musical treat as the Guinness International Bluegrass Festival returns to the South East this summer. Now in its 19thyear, the festival takes place in Dunmore East, the picturesque Co. Waterford seaside village from August 22nd to August 25th and the festival organisers … Continued

Dunmore East set to “Ready Steady…..Fish”

The line up for one of Dunmore East’s favourite festivals is complete and professional and amateur cooks will be donning their Chef’s hats for the Dunmore East Food Festival which takes place from June 25th to June 27th. Waterford’s most picturesque fishing village will enjoy a jam-packed weekend of family fun, festivities and fish when … Continued