TrueOutput's December Picks

Monthly Picks

29th November 2019
by John Gavin

Cover image: TrueOutput's December Picks

For our December picks we head to the south east to soak up what little sunlight there is to be found on the island... TrueOutput: have put together their recommendations for things to see and do this month in their home patch of Waterford as well as nationwide. Plus a playlist!


Waterford Gallery of Art — WGOA

Brand new home for the municipal collection with masters like Mainie Jellett, Louis le Brocquy and Paul Henry. Open: Thursdays and Fridays.

Exhibition at 44 The Quay Waterford

Pop-Up Art Exhibition - Over a hundred local artists original art works on sale

Surface Matters

Design & Crafts Council Ireland's Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020.

Until 24 February 2020


A major retrospective of the work of acclaimed British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman


Exhibition in the RHA. Until January 2020. 

Olafur Eliasson 

Catch the last days of ‘In real Life’ Tate London. Until 5 January 2020


An antidote to Christmas jingles. Enjoy.

TrueOutput: 20 tracks for 100 Archive — December 2019

If you need to stock up on vinyl in Waterford:

Dive Records — Vinyl heaven & gigs too.

RePublik present Kettama at Factory, Waterford - Friday 20th December

The ‘Wizard’, Detroit Godfather, Jeff Mills, coming in February

Mango is a Berlin based collective and club night coming to Waterford — 21st December

DJ Eddie Galavan will deliver an immersive sound experience responding to the unique architecture of the 13th century building - Kilkenny this December. 


Desert Island discs 

Thom Yorke


How to See - David Salle

A series of reflections on how artists think when they make their work.

Flights - Olga Tokarczuk

An uncategorisable mixture of 116 short pieces varying in length from a single sentence to over 30 pages. Man Booker Prize winner 2018.

The Beastie Boys Book - Beastie Boys

Tales of NYC in the 80’s to superstardom.


Jago: A Life Underwater - A documentary about an 80-year-old hunter diver, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Togian Islands of Indonesia.

TopBoy: Season 2

Life, death, fam, food & peas.

You Were Never Really Here

Intense with dark themes of our times.

Spiral - BBC 4

French Murder investigation series.


Learn about stuff.

The Neon Demon

A psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.


Nip out to the Seagull Bakery for the finest sourdough, pastries and coffee, walk it off on the dunes in Tramore, or the cliff walk in Dunmore East, then fish n’ chips from the East Pier food truck in the harbour. If you're still peckish try sushi or bentos at Kyoto.

Serious about your coffee try Arch or Trade.

The Vic Pub - Reckless Chef (Tramore Town)

Nice pub, nice pints and great food in a pop up style Vietnamese food stall out back

Mezze (Tramore Town)

New Middle Eastern cafe

Shop local for craft, gifts & food:


Finders Keepers 

Ardkeen Quality Foodstores has the best Christmas foodie goods and gifts

December Lineup of events, workshops and markets at Hen's Teeth, Dublin.


You don't have to visit them all in one evening, but if you did start in the south.

Phil Grimes > Grady’s Yard > Jordans > Geoffs > Tullys > Downses > An Uisce Beatha

Photo: Comeragh Mountains, Waterford — Leon Murphy @ TrueOutput:

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