2013 Programme


Saturday 9th March 2013

Gathering Gala Dinner at the Granville with Vanessa Whelan (Voice of Ireland 2012) and Gilbert Meagher (Great great grandson of Thomas Francis Meagher)

EVENT:          The Thomas Francis Meagher Gathering Gala Dinner
WHEN:           Saturday 9th March - 19.30hrs
WHERE:         Granville Hotel.  (Birthplace of Thomas Francis Meagher)
OPEN TO:      General Public Event
TICKETS:       €50 - (Tickets available from The Granville Hotel, Waterford - T: 051-305555)


  • Canapés/Drinks Reception,  4 Course Dinner + Wine
  • Entertainment by Vanessa Whelan
  • Enjoy great evening of entertainment with our Guest of Honour,  Gilbert Meagher, great great grandson of Thomas Francis Meagher.

John Hearne History Lecture

Event : History Lecture
Topic: The life of John Hearne, delivered by Eugene Broderick
Venue: The Parnell Room , The Granville Hotel
Date: The 9th of March at 4pm
Cost: €3 for members of W.A.H.S €5 for non members

Sunday 10th March 2013


WHEN:           Sunday 10th March  -  2.45pm
WHERE:         The Mall, Waterford
OPEN TO:      General Public

  • Music by Barrack St. Band
  • Performance of My City of Music by Children’s choir
  • Military Colour Party Parade with Thomas Francis Meagher fife and drum band
  • Ceremonial Raising of Tricolour with Military Salute
  • Fly Past
  • National Anthem sung by Vanessa Whelan
  • Presentation to the City by Gilbert Meagher
  • Guard of Honour by members Irish Naval Service Reserve
  • Members 69th Regiment New York (Fighting Irish - founded by Thomas Francis Meagher)
  • Attending Naval Ships  - Open to Public
  • Dancing by Mulcahy-Bible School of Irish Dancing
  • Performance from Waterford Male Voice Choir


School Choir Concert

EVENT:          School Choir Concert – Theme ‘Songs of Belonging’
WHEN:           Sunday 10th March  - 13.30hrs
WHERE:         Christ Church Cathedral
COST:             €3 on door.
OPEN TO:      General Public Event

  • De la Salle Choir
  • Christ Church National School Choir
  • Tramore Children’s Choir
  • Newtown School Choir
  • A beautiful range of songs will be performed by the local school Choirs in conjunction with the 1848 Tricolour Celebration.


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