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Booze, Blaas and Banter

DATE
Sat 29 October
TIME
9:00 AM
VENUE
Jordan’s Bar
TICKETS
FREE
DATE
Sat 29 October
TIME
9:00 AM
VENUE
Jordan’s Bar
TICKETS
FREE

The miscellany of Booze, Blaas ‘N’ Banter will feature a feast of short local maritime, labour and social history talks will be infused with music, poetry and song by many of Waterford’s favourite poets, musicians and singers.

Ulysses, Joyce and Jordan’s – Paul O’Brien

On the hundredth anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Paul O’Brien will offer a friendly guide to getting stuck in to Joyce’s great novel. Ulysses has a reputation for being hard to read, but for all that, it is a very funny book, full of Joyce’s good humour.

Paul O’Brien, a regular at this event will, hopefully, enthuse you to take the plunge into what is perhaps the greatest novel of the twentieth century.

Priyangee Guha 

Priyangee is a human rights lawyer and celebrant from India who processes her trauma with cakes and comedy.  Debuting in Waterford, join Priyangee to learn about their adventure in a new continent during a pandemic, and get an insight into her unique processing system.  Pri was a Funny Women Semifinalist 2022 and is delighted to share her comedy with you all. 

Priyangee Guha 

Remembering Joseph Cretzan, Glassmaker Extraordinare – David Cretzan

After 15 long years of research and hard work I can finally confirm the book on my Dad’s life is in the making: Master of Masters – The Life of Josef Cretzan. I have never been more excited and proud to tell the story of his amazing and often very sad life. I never ever thought 17 years ago when we were moving house and I came across a treasure trove belonging to my Dad that it would lead to this. In that box was an array of pictures, documents, heartbreaking letters and a story of a life I knew very little about.
 
Two years later for my 40th birthday, I started my journey of retracing his life. It took me back to his birthplace, a very small village in Northern Romania, to a small glass factory in the snow-covered hills of Putna on the border with Ukraine.
 
The book details Josef Cretzan’s journey from Romania, through Europe and his experience as a soldier during World War 2. Following the war he was separated from his father and younger siblings who were trapped in the Russian controlled zone of Germany. In 1950 an advertisement in a German newspaper seeking experienced glassworkers for a glass factory in Waterford resulted in his arrival to Waterford in 1951 and the book details the contribution he made to glassblowing in Waterford and the wider community in the city.

Rescuing Teresa Deevy from Obscurity – Ciara Ní Chonchubhair

Ciara is a primary school teacher, writer and life celebrant from Waterford. Ciara speaks Gaeilge and loves to perform through the medium of Irish. She has spent the last year travelling the far corners of Ireland marrying people from all walks of life and so has hung up her poetry boots for a while. She is delighted to be back in Jordan’s performing for Booze, Blaas and Banters. 
Ciara Ní Chonchubhair

The Wreck of Jeneilska – Elaine Power (Dunmore East)

Elaine Power was born and bred in Dunmore East. Some of her earliest memories are of living over the family pub “Power’s” locally known as “The Butcher’s” experiencing the comings and goings of the local and visiting seafaring community.

In 2003 she was lured to sea by the RTE show Cabin Fever an 8-week-long reality TV show involving 10 competitors sailing on a gaff-rigged schooner around Ireland for a winner takes all 100,000 first prize. Billed as a cross between Big Brother and Survivor on a ship, Love Island it wasn’t!

Shipwrecked on Tory Island on Friday the 13th June after 10 days at sea, this ship of fools became the TV hit of the summer of 2003….

Dervla Murphy – A Life Well Travelled – Frieda Ryan

T F Meagher’s Return to Waterford– Joe Falvey

Dungaree Baird – Protestant Radical and Trade Union Leader and Waterford – Dr. Emmet O’Connor

Lawless Lightermen on the Waterford Coast – Andrew Doherty

A tribute to the memory of the late Liam Cahill – Eoghan Royanne

Dervla Murphy – A Life Well Travelled – Frieda Ryan

T F Meagher’s Return to Waterford– Joe Falvey

Dungaree Baird – Protestant Radical and Trade Union Leader and Waterford – Dr. Emmet O’Connor

Lawless Lightermen on the Waterford Coast – Andrew Doherty

A tribute to the memory of the late Liam Cahill – Eoghan Royanne

The Wreck of Jeneilska – Elaine Power (Dunmore East)

An oil painting, a half length portrait of a young man wearing a black coat and cravat.
Reginald's Tower, 1840 J Newman