Archive for the ‘Kilmacthomas’ Category

Community campaigner enters local election race

A PROMINENT Mid County Waterford community activist is set to run as an Independent candidate in the upcoming local elections.Ann Troy from Ballyogarty, Kilmacthomas was to the fore during the high profile 2017 campaign to halt plans to construct giant wind turbines in the areas of Bonmahon, Stradbally and Ballylaneen. She says she will be a [...]

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council’s Director of Housing has said there may be hope for a housing development in Kilmacthomas,with the local authority investigating a site in the fast-growing town.Ivan Grimes told Councillors at 2018’s final Comeragh District meeting that there is asite, but it is “complicated by the fact that there appears to be a [...]

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, [...]

Kilmac Fire Service Unable to Respond to Main Street Accident

Kilmacthomas Fire Station was unable to respond to a road traffic outside Bank of Ireland on the village’s Main Street – located just metres away from the Fire Station.
DUE to ongoing staffing issues, a County Waterford fire service was unable to respond to a road traffic accident which occurred just metres away from the local fire station. On Saturday night September 8th a serious road traffic incident took place outside Bank of Ireland on the Main Street in Kilmacthomas. As Kilmacthomas Fire Station was [...]

Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Cllr Eamon Aylward (Chair of Kilkenny County Council) chaired last Thursday night’s meeting and is pictured with Fianna Fáil Deputies John McGuinness and Bobby Aylward.
Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]

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 [...]

Locals query why met masts are still standing near Kilmac

In August, BSB Community Energy Ltd announced that it wouldn't proceed with its “current proposal” to erect giant wind turbines in the area of Bonmahon, Ballylaneen and Stradbally.
ONCERNED locals have queried why two wind/met masts are remaining in place near Kilmacthomas despite a decision to scrap a controversial wind farm proposal. In August, BSB Community Energy Ltd. announced that it would not proceed with its “current proposal” to erect giant wind turbines in the area of Bonmahon, Ballylaneen and Stradbally. However, Waterford City & [...]

All-Ireland U 21 Hurling Champions visit St Declan’s Community College

Megan Kelly, Robbie Flynn, DJ Foran, Kate Foley, William Hahessy and Megan Raher at St Declan's Community College on their recent visit with the U 21 All Ireland Hurling Cup.
On Friday 21st October, D.J Foran, Robbie Flynn and William Hahessy brought the All Ireland Hurling Under 21 Cup to St. Declan’s Community College. It was a great opportunity for the school to acknowledge this fantastic achievement. Two of the panel, D.J and Robbie, are past pupils of the school, so it was fitting [...]

Vince Power’s pub campaign in London

Vince Power, the well-known rock music entrepreneur from Kilmacthomas, is currently battling to keep the Kensington Park Hotel bar open in Ladbroke Grove in West London. Speaking to Dave Fanning on RTE Radio One, Vince said he is trying to save it from developers who want to take it over in a month’s time and change [...]

Kilmacthomas 20th Nov

Daniel Kirby, Kilmacthomas pictured with parents Michael and Noleen and Joy Hearne at the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny where he was certified in Level 6 Advanced in Agriculture at the Kildalton College graduation night. Photo: Joe Cashin.
Sympathy Sincere sympathy is extended to Kathleen Butler, Brian Foley, Mary Kelly and Breda O’Regan, Kilmacthomas on the death of their brother John Foley, Ard Glós, Ferrybank and late of St. Anne’s Terrace, Kilmacthomas and Cherry Brewery, which sad event took place recently. May he rest in peace. Mass Times Mass times in our parish will change [...]