Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

Responding Within the Community

Nicky Butler of Kilmacthomas CFR speaking at the unveiling of the new AED outside D.Kirwan/Mulhearne (Danny’s) on the village’s Main Street. Also pictured are Ger Barron and Dolores Mulhearne.
A new automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed by the Kilmacthomas Cardiac First Responder (CFR) Scheme on the village’s Main Street. CARDIAC First Responder (CFR) schemes perform a hugely important role in communities throughout Ireland, fighting sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular disease. The importance of CFR volunteers is clearly evident when you consider that 10,000 [...]

A Community Supporting Solas

Solas Centre Manager Tracy McDaid and Collette Quinlan, Client Services and member of the original Capital Development Committee.
The hugely successful and popular Run and Walk for Life in aid of the Solas Cancer Support Centre is celebrating 10 years and takes place in the city this Sunday October 14th. THIS year marks the 10th anniversary of the Run and Walk for Life which will take place this Sunday 14th October. Runners and [...]

Lady of the Grotto

Mary O’Carroll (92) pictured at the Ferrybank Grotto which she has lovingly tended to for many years.
Ferrybank’s much loved Grotto, which is dedicated to Our Lady, is lovingly tended to by a local 92-year-old lady in what is a great example of community spirit and pride of place. FOR Ferrybank residents, and many in the wider area, the well-known Grotto in Rockenham is a much loved focal point within the community. [...]

Deise at the Ploughing

The team from UPMC Whitfield pictured at the National Ploughing Championships with Rose of Tralee 2018 Kirsten Mate Maher
There was strong Waterford interest once again this year at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, County Offaly. IT’S one of the largest outdoor events in Europe and generates some mind boggling statistics each year.The 87th National Ploughing Championships took place once again last week in Screggan, County Offaly.Unsurprisingly, the carnage caused by Storm [...]

Local Parkinson’s Branch Aiming to Raise Profile

Branch members pictured during Yoga class at Waterford Cheshire under the guidance of Saffron Giles-Murray, Saffron Yoga.
A fundraising event for the Parkinson’s Association Waterford and South East branch takes place on Saturday October 6th at the Woodlands Hotel featuring music from Ronan Collins and his band and Gina and the Champions Although living with Parkinson’s can be difficult, many people continue to lead active, fulfilling lives. The local Parkinson’s Association branch [...]

An Enterprising Community

Ann Troy with her Mahon Valley Organics range.
Kilmacthomas has been transformed in recent times, with an enterprising and creative atmosphere now prevailing in the Mid County Waterford village. Kilmac is now representing Waterford in a national enterprise competition. (header across right page) It has now almost become a cliché to speak about how the Waterford Greenway has been transformative for [...]

Down to the Shed

The opening of the Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed in Passage had a few surprise visitors to their opening on Friday last when Men’s Shed member Pat O’Neill brought his daughter Danielle Ryan and her new husband Neil Ryan over to the opening before heading to Faithlegg House Hotel. Also included in the wedding party were Imelda O’Neill and Mollie O’Rourke.   Photos: Noel Browne.
Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed was officially opened in Passage East on Friday last. The official opening of Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed took place in Passage East on Friday last.The Shed, which is a welcome addition to this area of East County Waterford, has received huge support from the community and many locals were on hand to [...]

Waterford’s Winning Roses

Kirsten Mate Maher’s victory gave Waterford a third Rose of Tralee title last week. Waterford’s two former winners, Orla Burke (1977) and Brenda Hyland (1983), reflect on their wins and share memories from their reigns. WHEN Kirsten Mate Maher was crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee last week, many fond memories flooded back for two ladies [...]

Happy Birthday Nellie

Nellie pictured with her daughters Catherine, Helen and Mary.
WELL-KNOWN and popular Faha resident Nellie Casey recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family members.A party was held in her honour at Teach Altranais Charna in County Galway where she now resides and receives loving care and attention. Originally from Aherlow, County Tipperary, Nellie moved to Faha, Kilmacthomas after marrying her husband the late Paddy and [...]

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 [...]