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Viking Hotel Karen DolleryWe would like to welcome our new General Manager, Karen Dollery, who recently joined our wonderful team at the Viking Hotel Waterford.

Karen comes into the role with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry. Karen’s working life began in Dooly’s Hotel, a hugely successful wedding venue in Birr, as front office manager. After 7-years in Birr, Karen moved to the Talbot Hotel Wexford for 3-years, working for Bert Allen and Des Petitt as Deputy GM, before making the move to Stillorgan Park Hotel in Dublin, for the Petitt family.

In Stillorgan, Karen led the Guest Relations Department and progressed to Deputy GM, and was involved in all aspects of the operations, including the successful transition to a Failte Ireland 4-star hotel.
In 2005, Karen joined the Quality Hotel Waterford under the Choice Hotels brand, which was later rebranded in 2006 as the Waterford Marina Hotel formally the Lyne Group, since 2016 owned by John Kajani; JMK-Group.

Throughout her time in the industry, Karen took up a variety of roles across front of house, including Deputy GM and finally GM. Karen has always been known as ‘a people person, and likes to treat those she meets as part of the family’.

We are delighted to welcome Karen to the Viking Hotel Waterford, part of the PREM Group, and know her wealth of experience and expertise leaves our customers in great hands. “I moved to the PREM Group in 2020 after working in Waterford for over 15 years. I am looking forward to working with the team in the Viking Hotel Waterford, aiming to enhance our already excellent guest relations, make new friends in this particularly difficult time, and face these challenges together.

Theatre Royal Celine Byrne

Celine Byrne & Guests
Sings of Hope & Inspiration

Coming out of lockdown Celine provides a night of uplifting and inspirational music Accompanied by Dearbhla Brosnan on piano, Lynda O’ Connor on violin, Ailbhe McDonagh on Cello.  

Celine Byrne is an Irish Soprano who’s compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim of audiences and critics across the opera world. 

A performer of fine lyrical quality and a touching actor, Byrne made her operatic début as Mimi, in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of La Bohéme. In the four seasons that have followed, her reputation and the demand for her tonal beauty and has seen her perform extensively throughout Europe as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico. 

Noted for the ease with which she manages to combine power and confidence with delicate and heartfelt intensity, Byrne’s velvety, elegant soprano has marked her out for stunning performances as Agathe (Der Freischütz), Mimi (La Bohéme), Rusalka (Rusalka), and most recently Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly with the Moscow State Opera. 

Friday 2nd October 

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €29 from Box Office,051 874 402 or

Theatre Royal Mack Fleetwood

Mack Fleetwood

Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup FLEETWOOD MAC, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling band that still tour today. 

MACK FLEETWOOD bewitch their audience with authentic renditions of all your favourite classic FLEETWOOD MAC hits. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through each song.

MACK FLEETWOOD deliver their professional spellbinding show with energy and verve. They are selling out major music venues, enthralling crowds and receiving rave reviews wherever they go.  

Book early to be sure not to miss this opportunity for a truly brilliant time with one of the best tribute bands ever. 

Never Break The Chain 

Saturday 10th October  

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €23 from Box Office,051 874 402 or 


Enerpower Elgin EnergyEnerpower were delighted to work with Elgin Energy to install the first bifacial module ( double-sided solar panel) test site in the Republic of Ireland.

The new solar technology has been installed on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny. Bifacial modules produce electricity from both sides of the panel by harnessing energy from sunlight on the front of the panel and the reflected rays from the surface below, in this case grass.

The bifacial test site was delivered by Elgin Energy in partnership with world leading panel manufacturer, LONGi, and global inverter manufacturer, SolarEdge. The modules and associated equipment were installed by Irish renewable company Enerpower.

Each panel will be monitored individually using SolarEdge’s optimizers and monitoring software. The research project will examine the production profile of bifacial panels in Ireland and conduct a direct comparison of energy output from monofacial (one-sided) and bifacial panels. Based on research carried out in other markets, bifacial panels have been reported to provide an uplift of 5-10% in comparison to monofacial panels.

Speaking about the innovative test site, Ronan Kilduff, Managing Director at Elgin Energy said: “We are very excited to launch this local research project in collaboration with LONGi and SolarEdge. This test site is the first of its kind in Ireland and will provide data that will help to inform the Irish solar industry and our development across Ireland and the UK.”

Recently substantial progress has been made in the Irish solar industry with the first auction of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) being successfully completed in July. Provisional results show that 63 solar projects / 800 megawatts (MW) were successful, included in that were two of Elgin Energy’s projects. Installation of RESS solar projects are estimated to begin from Q4 2021 onwards.

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At LCE we will help keep your PHECC FAR training valid. Book in before 31st October on the FAR Refresher course and our PHECC Registered Trainer will go over in detail all that is required to keep your certification.

The FAR Refresher course is given over two days and all Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Training dates with LCE are – Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th October 2020.

To book your place visit our website or if you have any questions please call Karen on 051 364 344.

Musgrave MarketPlace Christmas Hampers 2020

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Find the perfect Christmas gift at Musgrave MarketPlace!

We are here to support you this Christmas with a huge range of gifts and hamper solutions available directly from our branches or online, with a nationwide delivery service available. We will all be celebrating slightly differently this year so our range of exclusive hampers and gift sets are the perfect way to show your gratitude to colleagues, staff, family and friends.

Discover our fantastic range of gifting options to suit all budgets, from €14 to €175. Our options include exclusive Christmas hamper and gift packs featuring speciality wines, spirits, biscuits and cakes.

To make gifting easy, and contactless, this Christmas, we have a dedicated team across our branches to support you with your requirements (see brochure above), or for more information e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We’re there when you need us.

Solas Run Walk for Life 2020This year has been unprecedented for all businesses and with some teams working remotely has created a very new working environment.

In response to this changed landscape the Solas Cancer Support Centre’s Run & Walk for Life is a virtual event and this might be a great opportunity for your business and team to be involved.

The event takes place over the weekend of 9th to 11th October and participants can choose their own distance, route and day. This year there is an easy on-line registration system with the iconic orange t shirts are being posted directly to participants. 

Companies may like to plan a specific team building event over the weekend such as:

  • Wear orange to work on Friday 9th October – a great chance to get behind the Solas Run and Walk for Life and promote the event within your company.
  • What about arranging a relay with your team taking part in a designated location and allocating specific time slots to your team.
  • Or how about aiming for a target distance to be covered by the whole team over the weekend – a companywide challenge for employees to participate remotely choosing their own distance, 5k, 10K, 21K and being added to a total target.

We hope that Waterford and beyond will #GoOrange for Solas on the weekend of October 9th and help to fund services in 2021.

If you have any queries or would like further details, please contact:

Ann Marie Power

Communications and Fundraising Co-Ordinator

Solas Cancer Support Centre



Tel: 051 304604

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Theatre Royal Red Brick

Red Brick and Time In The Shade

After kicking off their World Domination (or Back to the Day Job!) tour in Downes last February, Red Brick return to their home town when they share the stage in a double bill with Time in the Shade.

Formed in 1983, Time In The Shade were one of the highlights on the local music scene with their unique, polished sound and beautifully-played brand of original music, penned by the legend that was Mick Plus Power. The highlight for Time In The Shade was the release of ‘Out There’ in 1995, an album of real quality consisting of nine original songs all in the classic Time In The Shade style, reminiscent of bands such as Prefab Sprout and Love And Money and written by the hugely talented Mick Plus. However the band went their separate ways shortly after the release of the album and its potential, sadly, was never realised. 

After a couple of reunions over the years, the band decided to reform at the start of 2015 and played gigs at the Spraoi and Imagine festivals but 2016 tragically saw the short illness and passing of Mick Plus, bass player, songwriter, sound engineer, producer and all round music legend. An incredible tribute night followed, after which the band thought it would be a shame to let the music written by such a talent to die with him, so the band recruited a new bass player and added a female vocalist to the line-up. For this gig, you will hear a mix of songs from ‘Out There’ with additional material being aired for the first time in many years. 

With influences from David Bowie to Talking Heads, Roxy Music to The Clash, Red Brick certainly know how to entertain a crowd and abide by the unwritten rule of rock’n’roll to send everyone home with a spring in their step and a tune or two rattling around their heads. 

Friday 25th September

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €16 from Box Office,051 874 402 or 

Theatre Royal Side by Side

Tara Ann Byrne Presents SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. Stephen Sondheim has been the leading composer of musical theatre for the past fifty years. His work is timeless. Now, with this award-winning revue of his work, some of the most lush, unforgettable songs from this musical theatre master are presented in one magical evening. Minimal sets and costumes, a small but incredibly talented cast and one piano allows the brilliant songs to shine.

Saturday 26th September

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €25 from Box Office,051 874 402 or 

 Theatre Royal Crowman

CROWMAN ….by playwright Katie Holly and performed by Jon Kenny

Jon plays Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. After a dear friend passing, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons. The play is at times poignant and tragic yet also has a warmth and humor as Jon slips seamlessly in and out of the many uproariously funny characters. The people he depicts are surreal but tinged with tragedy and Jon plays each with his amazing ability of character acting and hilarious humor.

Thursday 1st October

Starts @ 8 p.m. Tickets: €21 from Box Office,051 874 402 or

Enerpower Lidl

Waterford Company, Enerpower are delighted to have secured €1 million contract with Lidl for the installation of Solar Panels on a further 10 stores in Ireland over the next 12 months.

Last year Enerpower worked with Lidl on installing Ireland’s largest roof top solar array at their National distribution centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Owen Power, Managing Director of Enerpower said: “We are delighted to be working with Lidl again to grow and enhance their solar energy capabilities, reducing their carbon footprint, generating significant cost savings and contributing positively to Ireland’s sustainability agenda.”  Read more below.

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