Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

An Epic Oz Adventure

Michael pictured during his trip.
A Waterford man living in Australia recently completed a lifelong aim of travelling extensively through a large part of his adopted country on his beloved Harley Davidson. Michael Foley, originally from Faha, Kilmacthomas, celebrated his 70th birthday last December.Michael left his native Waterford many years ago bound for a new life Down Under where he [...]

War and Peace

Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Joe Kelly has made the project a priority for his tenure.
A Japanese teacher living in Waterford is working with Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Joe Kelly to create a Peace Memorial dedicated to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first cities in the world to suffer a nuclear attack. The memorial will support and highlight Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution which outlaws war as a means of settling [...]

Home to Rome

Jordan and Arthur pictured after some training up and down the Comeragh Mountains.
Arthur Curry and his son Jordan will depart Ballyduff this Saturday August 4th as part of a poignant trip to Rome in memory of his late mother. A LOCAL father and son will embark on a challenging cycle through Europe this week bound for the Eternal City. Arthur Curry and his teenage son Jordan will [...]

Cycling for a Great Cause

Johnny Whelan and Ger Slattery relaxing after the cycle.
A group of cyclists recently travelled from Malin Head in Donegal to Waterford and raised thousands of euro for the Waterford and South Kilkenny branch of MS Ireland. A GROUP of intrepid cyclists embarked on a mammoth cycle from Donegal to Waterford during the June Bank Holiday Weekend. In doing so, they raised almost €15,000 [...]

On a Mission to Misiones

Marian, Bernadette, Des, Liz and Elaine engaging in activities with residents.
Local volunteers recently returned from the province of Misiones in Argentina where they continued the legacy of Fr Liam Hayes at the St Teresa Home in Oberá (header across top of right page) Liam Hayes, a Divine Word Missionary and native of Cappamore, County Limerick started his adult life as a secondary school teacher.However, having [...]

A Community Touches Hearts

Community groups across Waterford are continuing to support the Touching Hearts charity in its quest to raise funds for a new Sacred Heart Centre for children with varying degrees of physical and learning disabilities. IT’S OFTEN said that charity begins at home and the people of Waterford have certainly not been found wanting when it comes [...]

Wooden Wonders

‘The Lady By The River’ which will be located in Windgap, County Kilkenny.
Waterford wood carver John Hayes is continuing to attract significant international attention. He recently returned from the Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championships in Canada and will attend many more international events this year. (header across right page) JOHN Hayes has enjoyed remarkable success since his ‘Angel of Fenor’ masterpiece, located in Fenor graveyard, started to [...]

Councillor’s Cycle of Awareness

Cllr Liam Brazil has once again presented the funds from his successful Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle to the Suicide or Survive (SOS) charity which is providing important services in Waterford. A COUNTY Waterford charity cycle has been praised for generating significant funds for a mental health and suicide awareness charity. The 50k Mental [...]

Revving up your anniversary Bike Run

The popular bike run is in memory of Kenny and Wayne Scanell. This year’s event marks 10 years since the bike run was first staged in memory of Kenny and five years since the event became the Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run in memory of both.
The 2018 Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run takes place in South Kilkenny this Saturday June 23rd. A SPECIAL bike run takes place this weekend in memory of two local brothers. The 2018 Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run, which has proved hugely successful since its inception, will be held this Saturday June 23rd.Kenneth [...]

Battle Continues to Save Local Post Office

Cllr. John O’Leary speaking at the meeting, with Mary Butler TD and Declan Finn.
A group of concerned locals attended a meeting in Ballyduff Community Centre last week as the battle to save Kilmeaden Post Office continues CONCERNED locals once again attended a specially convened meeting in Ballyduff last week to discuss the threat surrounding their local post office. The Kilmeaden Post Office deals with customers from throughout a wide [...]