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HOME SWEET HOME Thomas Gallagher home after 66 day hospital battle with Covid-19

Covid-19 has created much fear in the community, but the story of the recovery of  local man Thomas Gallagher has generated much needed optimism. After spending 66 days in hospital he finally got home last week and was cheered leaving the hospital. Thomas was enthusiastic in his praise for the hospital staff and nurses and in particular [...]

European recovery plan is worth billions to Ireland

by Gerard Kiely, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Ireland Since the corona virus pandemic struck, Ireland and the EU have taken unprecedented measures to protect lives and livelihoods. The EU supported national efforts to tackle the health crisis and cushion the impact of the massive economic hit. It freed up every available euro in [...]

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Paddy celebrates 99th birthday

A special occasion was celebrated at Dunabbey House, Dungarvan last week when resident Paddy Mooney turned 99. Born in Dunabrattin, Annestown on May 4th 1921, Paddy was aged eight before he started school because of ill health. However, health problems certainly didn’t hold him back as he went on to enjoy an accomplished life. Still hale and hearty, [...]

Waterford County Museum republishes Famine Book

Originally published in 1996, the book “Desperate Haven” is the definitive study to date of the Great Famine and its effects in the towns and villages of West Waterford. This long out of print and much sought-after volume was the product of more than 5 years of research by Dungarvan Museum Society (now Waterford County [...]


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Trish Flanagan:

Our hero in Waterford thank you Tony
for all the years you gave to us.
You are the best.

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Rainbow Hall To Riches – A Dylan Moran Story

Like many, Dylan is convinced the future of Waterford boxing lies in safe hands with brother Mason (12). Jordan Norris The world of boxing is a very lonely one. It’s cruel, tough and not for the faint hearted. This was known to Dylan Moran all his life, but never more so than on June 28th last. 10-0 professionally, [...]


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Thomas Ahern Named Among World Rugby’s Top Prodigies

Jordan Norris Ardmore man Thomas Ahern has been named among world rugby’s top prodigies in a list released this week which ranks the top 50 U-20 stars in the world. Ahern, who plays for Munster Academy and stands at 6’9 – comes in at 15th on the list following a spate of outstanding performances for Ireland of [...]

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Déise display battling qualities despite defeat

Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s second defeat in the National Hurling League while not unexpected showed again the battling qualities of this new look Waterford side.Liam Cahill and his management team opted for nine changes from the narrow defeat to Tipperary for the trip to Limerick. They rolled the dice somewhat safe in the knowledge that win [...]

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All Quiet on the GAA Scene

Thomas Keane The G.A.A. is set to experience its biggest headache in its 136 year history after it was forced to suspend all playing and training activities until March 29 at the earliest due to the Coronavirus. For the G.A.A. to face periods where no games are played is not a new thing. In the past we [...]

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“He (Griffin) does that in training all of the time”. Alan Reynolds

When Shane Griffin scored the stoppage time winner Alan Reynolds jumped higher than he had ever jumped before. The Blues manager had pulled a rabbit out of his hat and needless to say the Tramore native was in great spirits when he spoke after the match. “We were on the front foot and put them under [...]

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New contract for Jayson Molumby

Brighton and Hove Albion have handed a new three-and-a-half contract to the Cappoquin born midfielder. The new deal will keep him at the club until June 2023. The Republic of Ireland captain joined the club in 2016 and made his first-team debut in a League Cup game against Barnet in 2017. He then played in the [...]

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The Isolation Organisation Challenge!

https://www.glitterball.ie/ The world has become a very different place since my last article, who’d have thought I’d be writing this, and you’d be reading this in isolation? Like the song says “It’s a mad world”! Nevertheless, life goes on and there are always positives to be taken from a bad situation. In this case there are [...]

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The Munster Bookshelf with Mary Crowley

As we slip into summer during these unusual times with changed routines, there is an abundance of online courses and resources available to keep us mentally challenged.   The Munster Bookshelf, is as always, delighted to share a varied selection of recommended reads for all ages. My first featured Author has written not one, but two [...]

Birthday tributes to Mary Allen (90)

Warm birthday tributes have been sent to Waterford native Mary Allen – a stalwart of the Irish community in London. Mary (née Aulsberry), a native of Kilmeaden and resident in Camden, London celebrates her 90th birthday this Wednesday, May 13th. Mary emigrated to the UK in 1948. Arriving in England on 5th May, she began work on [...]

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Winthrop Engineering rebrands as Weltec Engineering

The rebranding of Weltec (formerly Winthrop Engineering) will help the company confirm its position as a leading engineering and process contractor. Darragh Martin, Marketing Manager, Weltec writes what the rebrand means for its clients. This year has been an important year for Waterford-headquartered Weltec. A recent name change for the firm will help it set out [...]


What is a Foot Health Practitioner?

It’s not really a term we are used to hearing, but a Foot Health Practitioner is a person qualified in looking after routine foot ailments. We are fully qualified in taking care of your nails, corns, callused skin as well carrying out ongoing treatment plans for ingrown toenails and fungal infections. We believe Foot Health [...]

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Rapid Cabs marks 21 years

On March 5th Rapid Cabs celebrated its 21st anniversary in business. Just about the time people started talking about the millennium bug the O’Brien family in Waterford had more important things on their minds.It was 1999, they had just changed their name from City Cabs to Rapid Cabs, had five taxi drivers and while they had [...]

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Serial Entrepreneur Louise Grubb launches new podcast series

A brand new podcast series has been launched in Ireland, ‘The Business of Science’ shares insights, career journeys, the start-up phase and behind the scenes from one of Ireland’s most successful business sectors.The multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur Louise Grubb hosts the new series where she meets some of the key people behind Ireland’s global success in [...]

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Property Partners lands in Waterford City

Property Partners Phelan Herterich has officially opened its new office in the heart of Waterford city. Deirdre Phelan, a long-established and highly regarded estate agent in the city, has joined forces with Barry Herterich who already has a successful Property Partners practice in Tramore. Deirdre has an outstanding record in sales together with a strong background [...]

SPANISH TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS SAY ‘OLÉ’ TO IRELAND

Spanish travel professionals say ‘Olé’ to Waterford

A leading Spanish tour operator, Catai, and some of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Waterford – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The travel professionals were here to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do here for Spanish holidaymakers. Some of the highlights from their action-packed itinerary [...]

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'Shake Skin' by the brilliant Waterford band Kodakid. They have been chosen by Hot Press magazine as one of the finalists in The Big Break competition. Visit www.hotpress.com to cast your vote for them.