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Booze Blaas n' Banter


Booze Blaas n' Banter

Date :

Saturday 26th October




Jordan's Bar,

on Waterford's Quay's




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This annual homage to early house docker's taverns has established itself as a popular highlight of the Imagine Festival. In fact the idea has now spread to two other cities in Ireland who are now doing their own version of this event.


Short local labour, maritime and social history talks are interspersed with music, poetry and song. This makes for a fun packed early morning gig where gaiety is a civil duty.


Complimentary Waterford Blaa's with fillings plus tea and coffee are available throughout, whilst beers can be purchased from the bar.


This event is sponsored annually by the Waterford Council of Trade Unions.


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  • Remembering Sean Dunne:   By Poet Thomas Mc Carthy

"... sharing student dig’s, wild nights in the Thirsty Scholar, The Swan & Cygnet, The Phoenix Bar and the night clubs of Cork City, along with all night partying and endless discussions and debates on literature, politics, religion, women and the meaning of life ..."

  • The First Glass Factory Militant:   By John M Hearne

  • From Bunmahon to Butte  -  Irish Immigrant Labour in an Age of  Revolution:   By Dr. Brian Kelly

  • Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg and the Beats - A Suirside State of Mind:  By Dave Lordan

  • Dockers -  The Days of our Lives:  By Dermot Power

  • Why Didn't They Eat Fish? -  Joshua Strangman and An Gorta Mór:  By Joe Falvey

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