Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Sports Clubs targeted for copper during raids

A lock on a gate at the front of the dressing rooms at The Paddock in Portlaw was cut.
Gardaí issue warning following spate of similar incidents LOCAL sports clubs have been advised to closely monitor their facilities following a spate of similar break-ins and thefts. Extensive damage was caused during a New Year’s break-in at a local soccer club which has been described as “an attack on the community”. A break-in at Portlaw United FC [...]

2017 in Review

Walks and cycles along the Waterford Greenway had kicked off in earnest by March: Photo by Noel Browne
Some of the photos from our 2017:Year in Review Supplement in this week’s Munster Express Senior hurling mangers Brian Cody and Derek McGrath lent their support to the “hand on heart” campaign for 24/7 cardiac care For more photos from “2017:A Year in Review” see this week’s print edition of the Munster Express

Festive Photos

The Casey family and friends.
A collection of festive photos from “Christmas Hat & Jumper Day” ArdScoil na Mara, Tramore, The “Christmas Day Swim at Tramore” and the “Michael Power Memorial Christmas Day Swim” For all photos from these events see this week’s edition of the Munster Express

Tramore’s Brian Walsh wins big at Milan Film Festival

From left: Declan Reynolds, writer and actor Brian Walsh and director Jack Conroy on the set of 'The Gaelic Curse'.
Michelle Heffernan Reports Tramore-born writer and actor Brian Walsh has made international headlines again when a film he scripted scooped two awards at the Milan International Filmmakers Festival which ran from November 25th to December 2nd. Brian’s critically acclaimed comedy, ‘The Gaelic Curse’ was awarded Best Comedy as well as Best Supporting Actor at the Red [...]

Councillors call for action against storm “daredevils”

The Guillamene at Tramore pictured during Storm Ophelia. 		| Photo: Noel Browne
WATERFORD Councillors have unanimously supported a motion calling on the Government to make it an offence for people to enter seas or rivers during a Status Red weather warning. The motion also seeks to make it an offence for people to enter seas or rivers when such areas have been closed by either a local Council [...]

Behold, The City Dragon Slayer!

Moe Dunford, the Waterford born actor in 'Vikings', pictured taking a selfie with some Waterford Vikings!
WATERFORD’S record breaking Viking sword, the ‘Dragon Slayer’, has been officially unveiled at its new home in the heart of the Viking Triangle. The 23 metre long creation was unveiled on Friday December 22nd by Mayor of Waterford City & County Cllr Pat Nugent (FG) who was joined by Waterford Minister John Halligan, the Norwegian Ambassador [...]

Public realm upgrade for Tramore

TRAMORE can look forward to public realm upgrades in the New Year with Waterford City & County Council having published a notice regarding long sought after upgrades for the town. These upgrades include new hard surfacing, stone paving, upgraded lighting, new street furniture and landscaping and relate to streets including Main Street, the Square, Broad Street, [...]

Let it Snow Let it Snow

James and Sophie Wall from Carn Glas, Gracedieu.
Waterford Residents Enjoying the Snowfall on Sunday December 10th

Apartment Plan for former Stella Maris School in Tramore

Concerned: Cllr Lola O'Sullivan.
Tramore residents are concerned about a recent planning application for 30 apartments at the former Stella Maris School on the town’s Pond Road. The planning application is dated November 17th and according to the document running on local street signage as well as in newspaper advertising, a five-week period for public submissions as of the aforementioned [...]

New Ross Greenway can be “regional hub”

The development of the New Ross to Waterford Greenway would restore a historic link between town and city
Brendan Keane reports THE PROPOSED Greenway route between Waterford and New Ross will form a major regional hub in terms of the overall greenway tourism infrastructure in the south east, according to a senior figure involved with the project. Director of Services with Wexford County Council, Eamonn Hore, said the new greenway, which will follow the path [...]