Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

Fingers crossed for Foróige

Pictured with the banner designed for the White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism are club volunteers along with Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Clothilde Mignot, Designer. Photo: Dan McGrath.
White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism has been nominated in the Small Organisation Section of the Charity Impact Awards 2019. WHITE Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism is a progressive and innovative club, based at White Strand, Abbeyside, which is providing a valuable service to local [...]

A trip down Memory Lane

Eileen Brennan, Mayor John Pratt and Chloe Power.
The official launch of the Waterford Intergenerational Group’s booklet entitled ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ took place recently at the Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex, Manor St., Waterford. (header across right page) ‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty,” Henry Ford once said. ‘Anyone who keeps learning stays young. [...]

Pride of place at local GAA club

The Kilmacthomas victorious 1985 hurling team.
Kilmacthomas will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend Extravaganza this weekend – a Kilmacthomas GAA Club Development Fundraiser A fundraiser with a difference will be held in Kilmacthomas this weekend to raise funds for the future development of the local GAA club. The picturesque Waterford village will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend [...]

Dealing with Dyslexia

The Waterford Dyslexia Group’s classes/workshops take place at Newtown School each Wednesday from 5pm-7pm.
The Waterford Dyslexia Group is striving to raise awareness of dyslexia and to help those living with the learning difficulty. Last week was European Dyslexia Awareness Week which aimed to raise awareness of dyslexia and the experiences of those affected by it.Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading [...]

Butlerstown revisits memory lane

Peter Griffin, Mary Butler TD and Pakie O'Brien
‘Butlerstown Revisited’ is the latest publication produced by Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) and was launched in the Fr Rufus Halley Centre last week. The latest book from the industrious Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) was launched last Friday night at the Fr Rufus Halley Centre. In attendance were members of the local [...]

Choir members on a High

Des and Mona Manahan on stage at All Together Now
The High Hopes Choir in Waterford is seeking new members and currently have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline In 2014, the High Hopes Choir was formed by Ireland’s world-renowned conductor, David Brophy.He set out to help people who are homeless change their lives through music.The choir was initially made up of people [...]

Waterford wows in fantastic Fenagh

Reailtin Hayes (6) from Waterford impressed judges in the competition for the Brightest Boots.
Waterford was well represented at the 88th National Ploughing Championships which were held at Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow last week. The 88th National Ploughing Championships took place last week from September 17th to 19th at Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow.Waterford was once again well represented at this gargantuan event which generates some mind-boggling statistics each year.This year’s [...]

Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

The beautiful murals created by Lisa Murphy on The Prom.
Tramore is hoping to maintain and even improve its success in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition, the results of which will be announced shortly. Each September, communities throughout Waterford wait with bated breath ahead of the announcement of the SuperValu Tidy Towns results.For five years in a row, Tramore has been awarded a well-earned bronze medal. [...]

A new era for the Holy Ghost

Bridget Roche and Catherine Carew pictured with Gerry Cullen.
Steeped in history, the Holy Ghost Residential Home is now entering a new era of care for the elderly in Waterford. THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is among the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders.On August 15th 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter from King Henry [...]

Kirsten’s year is a blooming success

Kirsten pictured before an appearance on ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’ on RTÉ One.
Since being crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee, South Kilkenny native Kirsten Mate Maher has enjoyed a whirlwind year. Since being crowned the 2018 International Rose of Tralee last August, Kirsten Mate Maher has enjoyed a whirlwind year. A proud South Kilkenny woman from Bigwood, Mullinavat, her win as the Waterford Rose brought delight [...]