The condition of the North Wharf, one of those problems which shows no sign of abating any time soon, has once more been called into question by Deputy Mayor Jason Murphy and Irish Times Editor Kevin O’Sullivan. Just days after the final remnants of the 2011 Tall Ships poster was finally removed, Deputy Mayor Murphy said [...]
HE Bilberry Goat Heritage Trust is pleading with the people of Waterford to help save the famous Bilberry goats. As reported in The Munster Express in June, concerns have been expressed over alleged attempts to privatise the Bilberry Goat Herd. The famous goats, which live on Bilberry Hill overlooking the city, have been looked after by the [...]
Independent TD John Halligan has welcomed assurances that a new €1.75 million CT scanner which has been lying idle at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) for several months will be operational by November. The scanner was funded through a donation from the Waterford City and County Infirmary Trust late last year and was launched by then Health [...]
Stephen Morrissey has just reached 50 years’ service at Flahavan’s in Kilmacthomas and the firm held a special celebration in his honour. Local man Stephen was aged just 13 years back then and had just finished primary school. From Ballahussa, Newtown, Kilmacthomas, Stephen is the son of Patrick and Alice Morrissey and was the oldest of seven, [...]
A BUILDING in Waterford (yet to be confirmed) will be one of hundreds around the world that will be lit up on the night of 7th October to raise awareness of Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare, chronic pain condition affecting the face that makes it excruciatingly painful to chew, brush one’s teeth, talk – or even [...]
World Taekwon-Do Championships The World Taekwon-Do Championships took place in Rome from Wednesday 23rd July-27th July. Four members of the 21 person team were from the Waterford ITF Taekwon-Do Centre, Ballinakill which is run by Neil Franks, 7th Degree Master. They competed in the following events, Zara Caulfield-O’Dwyer (Sparring, Patters and Special Techniques) Christine Franks, (Sparring and [...]
Waterford 1100 Talks Alfie Hale entertained his fans old and new at the latest talk in the Waterford 1100 series earlier this month at the Medieval Museum. He gave a great insight into his family, Waterford and the world of professional soccer. Hale spoke about growing up in Dominic Place and Ard na Gréine, jumping over the wall [...]
The Waterford team who took part in the annual Jim Power U-14 Inter – County Football Tournament recently in Bushy Park, Dungarvan sponsored by the Power Family, Kilmacthomas in conjunction with County Bord na nÓg. Photo: Rory Wyley.
September is here, the kids are back to school and the South East Run for Life is less than a month away. The annual 10 mile run, which takes place on Sunday, October 5th, is a week earlier this year, so that means a week less for training and a week less for fundraising. The [...]
he first adult championship up for decision this year was played on Saturday last against Roanmore and Ferrybank. Both of these clubs have only entered the Junior championship relatively recently so it was encouraging to see these teams compete for the County title. The two teams knew each other fairly well over recent times as they had [...]
This year’s Imagine Arts Festival will feature three exhibitions in one space – the Port of Waterford Building – featuring legendary UK cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, filmmaker Paul Boger and ceramicist Katie Gaudig. Scarfe has had many exhibitions of his work worldwide, including New York, Osaka, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Germany and London, and more [...]
Editor of The Irish Times Kevin O Sullivan joined director Ollie Breslin and his team to unveil the programme at the Imagine Arts Festival launch last Thursday night at the newly refurbished St Patrick’s Gateway Church. As the Viking city celebrates the 1100th year of its’ foundation, a veritable smorgasbord of arts experiences [...]
iam Murphy – Into The Woods Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods is a dense and difficult musical and the David Hennessy Musical and Dramatic Society dealt competently with these demands, despite a space-consuming set made up of stairs and platforms that occupied more than half the playing area. This was essentially a youth production and I [...]
For One Night Only On Fri 10th of October all roads will lead to The Sacred Heart Church The Folly for the incredible Waterford City Massed Bands Charity Concert. The Massed Bands literally raise the roof every year when over one hundred musicians come together from Waterford’s established Bands such as The Barrack Street Concert Band, [...]
Fancy learning how to create amazing things with paper? Kathleen Power will show you how it’s done at Ferrybank Library at a series of free classes which start at 11am on Wednesday, 6th August and run for three weeks. Please note these classes are for adults only.
The Waterford Festival of Architecture (WFA) is a festival which supports architects and works towards enhancing the understanding and appreciation of architecture among the wider community, including creative practitioners of other artistic disciplines. It produces a high quality programme of events that maximise its unique status in Ireland as the only festival of architecture outside [...]
Hopeful noises about the long-mooted Michael Street development have been re-iterated by Minister of State and Waterford TD Paudie Coffey. In a statement issued on Wednesday last, Minister Coffey expressed his hope that the redevelopment of the inner city “will proceed in the near future so that jobs can be created in the heart of Waterford city”. Stated [...]
A total of 1100 farmers in County Waterford will be in receipt of payments totalling €2.2 million via the 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, out of a total national pot of €149 million. Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska on Wednesday last, Minister of State Paudie Coffey described the payments as “extremely important” to farmers [...]
A new report by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with DoneDeal has shown that new car sales in Waterford have increased by 33.9 per cent for the first half of 2014.
Is the message getting through – that high personal taxes discourage people to work harder, or to work overtime? That they can encourage emigration, especially of the most mobile cohort – the 15 to 24-year-olds who have the least financial obligations or ties? We’ll know on October 14th what the Minister for Finance really thinks [...]
CALLS for clarity on the wind energy policy of Waterford City & County Council were made at the September meeting of the Comeragh District last week. Fianna Fáil Councillor Mary Butler raised the issue, inquiring about the Council’s current policy on the issue. “I’m very conscious that I can’t discuss any individual case, but at the moment [...]