Archive for the ‘Tramore’ Category

Keeping an eco-friendly eye on Tramore

The Tramore Eco Group is striving to heighten awareness about the beauty and diversity of Tramore’s ecological environment MEMBERS of Tramore Eco Group have made a significant contribution to promoting and preserving their local environment since the group was established. Its aim is to heighten awareness about the beauty and diversity of Tramore’s ecological [...]

Tramore mourns for Kieran Hayes

The late Kieran Hayes, whose Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 21st.
Tramore remains in shock following the sudden death of Kieran Hayes of Ballycarnane Woods, just over a week before Christmas. The Holy Cross Church in Tramore was packed to capacity on Friday last (December 21st) as family, friends, fellow students, basketball colleagues, neighbours and the general public paid their respects.Chief Celebrant Father Shane O Neill spoke [...]

Board slammed for “scurrilous” remarks about Tramore people

Unhappy: Cllr Joe Conway
Eoghan Dalton reports A Tramore Councillor was left “drowning in despair” at An Bord Pleanála for its handling of an oral hearing involving a house in the town, into which the Council is attempting a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) said the board had failed to ensure that the contributions from the property [...]

Tramore’s ‘Elf & Safety’ Santa Clause

Aoife and Shauna were delighted to meet and shake hands with Santa Sweeper Joe Fitzgerald after school at Tramore's Holy Cross. However, Joe will not be decked out in his traditional red this Festive Season.
IN A bizarre case of ‘Elf and Safety’ gone mad, a local Council worker has been instructed to refrain from wearing his popular festive attire. Local authority worker Joe Fitzgerald has become a familiar sight in Tramore as he travels around the town in his road sweeper wearing his festive outfit each year. However, Tramore’s popular [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tramore Landmark to Receive Makeover

Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford City & County Council has announced it is to address the dereliction problems at the Old Railway Station in Tramore. Work is to start in the coming weeks, with an initial €100,000 being budgeted to fund the contract.The news has been warmly welcomed by Cllr Joe Conway (Ind), who said: “This [...]

Tramore Hotel is Reduced to Ashes

The building is now unsafe, according to Gardaí. 		| Photo: Jim O'Sullivan
Gardaí are putting significant resources to identify arsonists believed to have a started a fire on the site of the vacant Tramore Hotel on Strand Street. The fire started after 5.30pm on Saturday last but it is believed that a few youths had been in the area between 4 and 5 pm. House to house enquiries are [...]

Councillors Vote for Action on Grand Hotel

Eoghan Dalton Reports Tramore’s “rat infested” Grand Hotel may yet be revived, after Councillors voted overwhelmingly to do its best to restore the derelict building. It means the hotel may now become the subject of a compulsory purchase order as elected and non-elected members alike expressed frustration with the Cork based owners. Following the decision by Councillors, Director [...]

Organisers hail the best “Prom Fest” yet

Huge crowds flocked to Tramore for last weekend's Prom Festival.  	| Photo: Jim O'Sullivan
Last weekend marked the fifth staging of the Tramore Promenade Festival and the organisers believe it was the best yet staged with great crowds attending on both days. A fly-by took place during the Emergency Services event held at the opening of the festival, which has been moved from the traditional Friday evening start to Saturday [...]