Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Outer Ring Road for Dunmore Proposed

Sinn Féin Councillor Pat Fitzgerald.
Eoghan Dalton Reports An outer ring road has been proposed for Dunmore East. Speaking at last Thursday’s plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald (SF) said it would allow the area’s burgeoning tourist offering to thrive side by side with its port. Continuing, Cllr Fitzgerald noted that “there’s been a big increase [...]

The Late Jim Harney: A True Dunhill Colossus

Old friends: pictured at the Tramore Racecourse Centenary celebrations in City Hall in 2012 were the late Jim Harney, the late Eddie Wymberry and the late Joe O'Shea. Mr Harney's Obsequies were celebrated on Saturday last.
We regret to inform readers this week of the death of Jim Harney of Dunhill, who passed away at the Havenwood Retirement Village, Ballygunner on Wednesday last, June 13th. Jim was a colossus of a man in the village of Dunhill, metaphorically speaking. He ran the local bar and shop for decades and was heavily involved [...]

Mid-county projects set to proceed

A 500-metre boardwalk is to be installed at Bonmahon Beach.
Work on a series of outdoor recreation projects across mid-County Waterford are set to proceed as part of Waterford City & County Council’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme. Some €95,000 is to be spent in and around Portlaw in relation to what the Council described this week as heritage, way marking and path enhancements. Work on connecting [...]

The Toll of Suicide

Fr Paschal Moore, who, in the past 20 years, has officiated at over 20 funerals attributed to suicide.  										| Photo: Joe Cashin
One of the South East’s longest serving Parish Priests has spoken of the difficulties he has experienced while ministering in the aftermath of suicide in a largely rural community. Speaking to The Munster Express on Thursday last, Father Paschal Moore described the numbers of those ending their lives by suicide in the parish of Piltown and [...]

Mixed Messages over Social Housing at Tramore School

Justin Collery of the Tramore Community Association.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A campaigner from the Tramore Community Association says a religious organisation is contradicting itself by declaring to be in favour of a social housing development in the old Stella Maris School building, even though it deemed a similar development in Dublin “totally unacceptable”. An application for planning permission to develop the school building into [...]

Kilmeaden Post Office to Close

Eoghan Dalton Reports Despite a lengthy campaign to keep going, it’s been confirmed Kilmeaden Post Office is to close this summer. Its postmaster made the decision after discovering the office doesn’t fall under the criteria for a funding scheme designed to save Ireland’s rural post offices. The scheme, as set out by the Minister for Communications, will [...]

Teen Entrepreneurs in Student Enterprise Final

Deise Publications from CBS Dungarvan will compete in the Senior Category.
Some 23,600 students from 480 Irish secondary schools take part in Student Enterprise Programme through the Local Enterprise Offices every year, bringing the world of business into the classroom. Some of the county’s most enterprising teenagers are ‘counting down’ to the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on Wednesday, May 2nd in Croke Park. Starting every September, students [...]

Ballybeg leisure village is “ideal”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Plans for a massive leisure centre in Ballybeg have been welcomed as the ideal development for the community by local Councillors. Cllr Jason Murphy (FF) is based in the area and says the multi-use leisure village would bring upwards of 200 jobs. He told members that the land had “raised a number of challenges [...]

Comeragh Path Project has “not been abandoned”

The Mahon Falls flowing through Crough Woods in the Comeragh Mountains.  							| Photo: Noel Browne
A Comeragh Mountain walkway proposed to link Crough Woods to the Mahon Falls has not been abandoned, according to Waterford City & County Council. The Council stated its intention in response to a series of questions put to it by RTE’s Damien Tiernan following An Bord Pleanála’s January 29th that the project was not exempted development, [...]

Omega Three at Coastguard Cultural Centre March 23rd

Omega Three return to Tramore's Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd.
Following a short break from their hectic schedule, Omega Three will return to Tramore’s Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd for a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) event. As always, their visit promises an evening of lively music and merriment which leaves you with a smile on your face and a happy tune in your [...]