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Waterford 1100 Birthday - Ireland's Oldest City

Date
Jan 01 2014 - Dec 31 2014
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Address

Various Venues, Waterford City, Waterford, Republic of Ireland
E: waterford1100@waterfordcity.ie

In 2014, Waterford City will celebrate 1100 years since its foundation by Vikings in 914 AD. To celebrate this significant birthday, Ireland's Oldest City has prepared a series of cultural activities and specials events.

In 2014, Waterford City will celebrate 1100 years since its foundation by Vikings in 914 AD. To celebrate this significant birthday, Ireland's Oldest City has prepared a series of cultural activities and specials events. See website for details of this months listing of events.

Waterford 1100 Birthday began with a spectacular quayside event entitled 'Vadrarfjordr!' on the 4th of January involving lots of fire and marauding Vikings, the city is also planning a major two day midsummer festival on the 21 & 22 June, when Waterford will be teeming with historical themes such as medieval fares and Norman Knights. Added to that, Waterford already has a full calendar of exciting festivals throughout the year, including Spraoi, Harvest, and Winterval.

Other activities underway to mark Waterford 1100 include the making of a Time Capsule, containing the photographs of almost 7,000 school children – the Waterford Treasures of the future. The Waterford 1100 Time Capsule will remain sealed and on view in the Viking Triangle until 2064.

Some of the Events taking place late summer and autumn during Waterford very special 1100 Birthday.!!

Mythical Maze:
The Summer Reading Challenge 2014! Children from 4-11 years: Beginning July 1st- contact 051 849975 for further details or drop into any of the Waterford Libraries.

Waterford Treasures – Three Museums in the Viking Triangle:
Now until 4th September:
Waterford Treasures will be the only venue in the Republic of Ireland to host an exhibition of stunning Polish Medieval Jewellery.

Architects, Artists and Armymen - Roberts Exhibition: August - November.
An exhibition celebrating 300 years of the Roberts family in Waterford. check website http://www.waterfordtreasures.com/

Waterford Harvest Festival:
The Harvest Festival takes place in Waterford on the weekend of the 12th to 14th September 2014.

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championship: 21 to 26 September

Imagine Arts Festival, - 16th October to 26th October 2014 Celebrate the Imagine festival of ARTS…..

Waterford Film Festival: 7 to 9 November.

The Golden Years Festival:10, 11 & 12 November

Winterval: 22 November - 23 December 2014
The Winterval Christmas Festival will take over the heart of the medieval city. If it’s entertaining you are looking - Look no further..

Check the website for more details about the above festivals and lots more taking place during this year.