Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

Investing in our Estuary

Michael Fortune standing next to the River Suir at Cheekpoint where he has lived all his life. Photo: Noel Browne.
Local fishermen are highlighting the need for an assessment of the Waterford Estuary to be carried out in order to preserve and promote the area’s assets Recent episodes of RTÉ’s ‘Nationwide’ brilliantly highlighted the beauty and potential of our Three Sister rivers – The Barrow, The Nore and The Suir. Local fishermen here in [...]

Magnificent Marie

Stella Mackey, Marie Cummins and Bernadette Myler-Driscoll pictured promoting the Parkinson's Association of Ireland, Waterford and South East Branch, Fundraising Ball in 2018. Photo: Noel Browne.
Well-known local woman Marie Cummins reflects on her many years of fundraising for various causes after her recent decision to step back from fundraising activities Marie Cummins recently announced that she was stepping back from fundraising activities for family reasons.Although Marie had already stepped back from her many activities with Waterford Hospice, she had still been [...]

Community collaboration in picturesque Piltown

The cast of ‘The General’. Cahill: Niall Bergin; Noel: Aidan Falconer; Frances: Shannon Keever (missing from photo); Tina: Sarah Dunleavy (missing from photo); Inspector Kenny: Val Treacy. Film Producer – Michelle O’ Shea
‘Piltown Does the Oskars’ is being staged at the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny as a fundraiser for the new Pil River Park and Playground and the parish’s three national schools. PICTURESQUE Piltown is certainly punching above its weight in terms of community spirit, pride of place and entrepreneurial activities.Boasting several remarkable achievements, Piltown is a [...]

Communities on alert

Newly elected TD Matt Shanahan.
Community Alert groups across Waterford are striving to prevent crime in their local areas. DFBA (Dunhill, Fenor, Boatstrand, Annestown) Community Alert Group held its AGM last week. COMMUNITY Alert groups perform an important role throughout Ireland including here in Waterford and the surrounding areas.There has been a noticeable increase in the activities of Community [...]

Girl power

Margaret Julian and Cathriona English pictured at one of the events organised by Mna na Déise to highlight the CervicalCheck scandal.
Mna na Déise Women’s Health Group is a Women’s Health Information Community Group in Waterford Members of a local group are striving to support and empower women in relation to the issue of healthcare. Mna na Déise Women’s Health Group was founded two years ago in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal which shocked the [...]

Forty years of Portlaw Musical Society

Cast members in the 2019 production of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’.
Portlaw Musical Society celebrates 40 consecutive shows this week with its production of ‘Cinderella’ All of the glitz and glam associated with Panto season will once again descend on Portlaw this week.The productions staged by the Portlaw Musical Society have become not-to-be-missed spectacles which appeal to people of all ages in The Tannery Town and [...]

New development officially opened at the Holy Ghost

Denise Walsh, Assistant Manager and Bridget Roche, Nurse Manager.
A €3.6m refurbishment and modernisation programme has been completed at the Holy Ghost Residential Home The latest chapter in the illustrious history of the Holy Ghost Residential Home was marked last week.Minister of State for Older People Jim Daly performed the official opening of a €3.6 million refurbishment and modernisation programme on Wednesday last January [...]

A community full of surprises

Dungarvan’s ‘Surprise Surprise’ started as a small idea but has grown to become a much bigger movement which is making a real difference within the local community A Dungarvan based group is attracting acclaim for its quest to spread positivity and kindness throughout the local area. ‘Surprise Surprise’ started as an idea to provide Christmas [...]

Striding Ahead in the Anne Valley

A yoga session on the Anne Valley Walk last summer.
The committee responsible for the creation of the beautiful Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill were recently honoured with a prestigious local award and are keen to make even further progress in 2020 VISITORS and locals alike are taking note of the many wonderful walking routes which we are fortunate to possess here in beautiful County Waterford. [...]

Remembering The Missing Postman

Pictured L-R: Leo Griffin, Brian Griffin, Laura Griffin, Donal O’Rielly, Bridie Griffin, Willie Griffin and Breda Griffin.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the disappearance of postman Larry Griffin, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the old post office in Kilmacthomas on December 27th. Christmas 2019 marked 90 years since the disappearance of Kilmacthomas postman Larry Griffin. On Christmas Day 1929, Larry, who had served as a solider in the British army [...]