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Filipino fun in Waterford

Don Karim and Lora Pangilinan-Kiram wearing Philippine National Costume.
Members of the vibrant Waterford-Filipino Irish Community are proud to call Waterford their home and regularly organise and participate in a variety of events. There are almost 200 Filipinos living in Waterford City and its environs. The majority work in the medical sector within the locality as nurses and health care assistants for example. Handiego [...]

Farmers fight back

Edmond Phelan speaking after being elected President of the ICSA.
Newly elected President of the ICSA, Fenor man Edmond Phelan, says farming is under attack as a result of climate change, the rise in veganism and excessive profiteering. Additionally, the industry is threatened by the controversial Mercusor deal and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Waterford man Edmond Phelan was recently elected President of the Irish Cattle [...]

Women on a Mission

Michael Sullivan pictured with ladies from Déise Women’s Shed - Mna na Déise Dungarvan and Portlaw Women’s Group at Clodiagh House.
The newly formed Déise Women’s Shed – Mna na Déise Dungarvan has already proved to be a resounding success. Members recently visited the Portlaw Women’s Group and are now focused on seeking a home to call their own. WHILE the concept of a Men’s Shed is already very well established, the idea of a Women’s Shed [...]

A garden oasis in the heart of Waterford

Group pictured amongst the overgrown vegetation before work began at the site.
Men’s Shed members are coming together to create a garden space in Waterford’s Cultural Quarter. Included are members of the Community Men’s Shed which aims to help refugees integrate into Waterford life. Waterford’s O’Connell Street is in the process of being transformed thanks to the ongoing plans for the development of the city’s Cultural Quarter. [...]

Parkinson’s positivity

Michael Power (holding Smovey rings) pictured with his daughter Caroline.
An innovative course in Waterford is transforming the lives of people with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. An innovative course designed to help people living with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions is generating huge benefits for local participants. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which is caused by a loss of a chemical called dopamine.Everyone loses [...]

All hands on deck in Kilmac

Students from St Declan’s Community College Kyra Reilly, Kelvin Kiely, Casey Mullhearne and Heather Ridgard pictured planting apple trees with Acting Principal Elaine Murray and Pierce Casey and Margaret Whelan of Kilmacthomas Tidy Towns.
Heartened by the success of the Waterford Greenway, locals in Kilmacthomas are making a concerted effort to bid for Tidy Towns glory IT’S OFTEN said that a rising tide lifts all boats and there is perhaps no better example of this than the transformation which is taking place in the picturesque village of Kilmacthomas. Since [...]

Proactive Piltown

Gerri Hickey presenting Minister Michael Ring with a hamper of locally produced products during his visit to Piltown. Photo: Joe Cashin
The enterprising village of Piltown is basking in the glow of successful community projects PICTURESQUE Piltown is certainly punching above its weight in terms of community spirit, pride of place and entrepreneurial activities. Although the village was bypassed in 2002 with the opening of the upgraded N24, Piltown has managed to retain a vibrant atmosphere combined [...]

A warm welcome at the Déise Dementia Café

Group pictured enjoying tea and coffee at the Déise Dementia Café at St John’s College, The Folly.
The Déise Dementia Café is staged at The Hub Café at St John’s College, The Folly on the first Friday of every month.A CAFÉ with a difference is proving to be a very welcome and beneficial addition to Waterford. The Déise Dementia Café is a warm and inviting place to sit, chat, relax and enjoy [...]

Life changing MS diagnosis hasn’t stopped Waterford woman

Karen Doyle
When Passage East woman, Karen Doyle, started to experience tingly down the left side of her face and ear, she explained it away as being part of working in a call centre and having to use a headset during the course of her work. Around the same time the avid walker started to notice [...]

Community collaboration for Tidy Towns bid

Members of the newly formed Waterford City Tidy Towns Committee pictured before visiting city centre businesses with their Tidy Towns business charter. L-R: Nuala Browne, George Kehoe, Nora Widger, Michael Garland and Angela Jackman.
A newly created Waterford City Tidy Towns Committee is working towards achieving ambitious goals and aims to encourage community collaboration (header across top of right page) MANY hands make light work is an adage which is being put into practice by a newly formed Waterford City Tidy Towns committee.Areas across County Waterford have enjoyed an illustrious [...]