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The late Nicky Whelan — a tribute from Kill GAA Club

The late Nicky Whelan (front, third from left) lines out on goal for Kill in the victorious county junior hurling final of 1966
An already traumatic year for the Kill GAA family was magnified by the recent sad death of our President and one of our greatest clubmen, Nicky Whelan, who passed away peacefully at home in his native Carrigphilip on Monday, November 26th.Born in 1938, Nicky went to school in Kill, on foot, with some of his [...]

Kilkenny Greenway will be link in regional chain

The success of the Waterford Greenway is the yardstick by which other similar projects in the region will be measured by
The proposed 22-kilometre Kilkenny Greenway, which will connect Waterford to New Ross and link into the Waterford Greenway, is a clear demonstration of Kilkenny County Council’s commitment to regional development. That was the message emphasised at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting in Ferrybank, where it was confirmed to Councillors that a [...]

Ferrybank playground “is a dream come true”

A preliminary layout plan for the Ferrybank Neighbourhood Park, which was presented to Kilkenny County Council by Cunnane Stratton Reynolds (of Cork) last month.
Construction of the long-awaited playground in Ferrybank is set to begin in mid-Spring, with Kilkenny County Council hopeful that the facility will be open early next summer. Detailing the specifics of the playground at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting in Ferrybank, Council Landscape Architect Claire Goodwin described the pending works as the first phase [...]

Glanbia to Clear Kilmeaden Site

GLANBIA’S decision to commence works at its site in Kilmeaden has been warmly welcomed, 14 years after cheese production ceased at the plant. “We are working on a master plan proposal for the future phased development of our 64 acres of zoned land at Kilmeaden,” said Glanbia’s Paddy O’Keeffe, “and we hope to present this [...]

Tramore town centre gets €1.35m from URDF pot

Eoghan Dalton Reports Tramore has received €1.35 million from the Government’s Urban Development and Regeneration Fund (URDF). The money will go towards the town centre and will include a partial pedestrianisation of Main Street, new roundabouts and a new one-way system.It was welcomed by local Councillors Joe Conway and Blaise Hannigan (both Ind). Cllr Hannigan said [...]

Concerns Persist Over Kilmacthomas Fire Station

Kilmacthomas Fire Station.
CONCERNS persist in relation to staffing issues at Kilmacthomas fire service which have not yet been resolved. There has been ongoing controversy and growing anger in Mid County Waterford over the constraints being placed on the local fire service due to staffing levels. At the October Comeragh District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, [...]

Facing Down the Dealers

A second public meeting in relation to drug dealing in Carrick-on-Suir will be held on Thursday evening.
Carrick-on-Suir campaigner determined to stay the course An activist will not be swayed by intimidation from alleged drug pushers in Carrick-on-Suir, days before a second public meeting is held to discuss the threat posed by habitual public drug dealing in the town.Speaking to The Munster Express, Eddie Reade said he felt moved to call a [...]

Waterford Owed Almost €1.2m in “Emma” funding

Damage Caused by Storm Callum in the Prom, Tramore
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford is still owed €1.155 million from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government over damage caused by Storm Emma earlier this year. It was revealed at last Thursday’s meeting of the City and County Council in Dungarvan that the money had been refused because it had not been deemed eligible under the [...]

New Ross Piano Festival Preview

Anne-Marie McDermott makes her New Ross Piano Festival this week.
St Mary’s Church in New Ross will be the focus of activity for this weekend’s New Ross Piano Festival with national and international pianists taking to the platform. On Friday evening, the main classical concerts begin. All of the musicians are big names and have played all over the world. Anne-Marie McDermott [...]

Call for Greenway Link to Portlaw Re-iterated

A LOCAL Councillor has reiterated his call for the Waterford Greenway to be extended to Portlaw. Cllr Declan Clune (SF) says extending the Greenway to the Tannery Town is “crucial” for economic development. In July of this year, the Government announced a €53m fund to develop and enhance Greenways in Ireland. The plan focuses on [...]