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WHAT'S ON  -> HISTORICAL -> BOOZE, BLAA'S & BANTER

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“BOOZE, BLAA'S & BANTER”

Event:

“BOOZE, BLAA'S & BANTER 2018”

Date :

Saturday 27th October

Time:

9:00am

Venue:

Jordan's American Bar,

on Waterford's Quay's

Admission:

FREE EVENT

 

The early morning craic and whimsy is a homage to the early house dockside taverns of bygone years. Local bakers, butchers and fishmongers supply the complimentary breakfast Waterford delicacy, known as the blaa, which is available all morning alongside complimentary tea and coffee.

This year’s talks include  'Tides N' Tales' by local writer and historian, Andrew Doherty, who will regale us with stories from his life growing up alongside the river Suir. Historian and author, John Molyneux, on the 50th anniversary of 1968, will recall the student and young workers uprisings of that momentous year in a talk titled ''The Fire Last Time'.

James Doherty, local historian, writer and raconteur, will speak on the history of smuggling in the Waterford Harbour area and along the Deise coast, in a talk titled ' Contraband Capers'.

Other talks will include 'The Abbey Rebels,' 100 years on from Votes for Women ' and' The Me Too Generation'.

The talks will be interspersed with music, song and poetry by Waterford's finest musicians, singers and poets.

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