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Mayor Adam Wyse with his mother Michelle, sister Natasha and brothers Jason and Darren.
ATERFORD’S youngest ever Mayor began his tenure last June just two weeks after he had finished his final exams at WIT and barely a month after he had turned the ripe old age of 22. The stylish and affable Fianna Fáil Councillor proved to be a popular ambassador for Waterford during his time as First Citizen [...]

Kilmeaden’s ten years of tractor fun

Young tractor fans were on hand to help with the launch of the 10th Anniversary Kilmeaden Vintage Tractor Club Tractor Run.
ILMEADEN Vintage Tractor Club’s annual Tractor Run celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday July 16th. What started as a one off event has now become a much loved annual fixture and a fundraiser which has, to date, raised more than €40,000. Chairman of Kilmeaden Vintage Tractor Club Pat Fitzgerald explained the origins of this success story which [...]


Waterford’s Metropolitan Mayor Cllr John Hearne. Photo: Mick Wall.
OHN Hearne became the first Sinn Féin Mayor of Waterford in more than 90 years when he assumed the position of Metropolitan Mayor last June. For the popular Sinn Féin Councillor, who was the top vote getter in Waterford in the 2014 local elections, the role became his latest addition to a long list of very [...]

A Leap of Faith

Fr Brian Griffin from Slieverue, who was ordained in 2015, pictured with Bishop Seamus Freeman.
LIEVERUE in South Kilkenny is preparing for a very special occasion this weekend. Rev Liam O’Donovan S.A.C from Nicholastown will be ordained to the priesthood for the Pallottine Fathers at the Church of the Assumption, Slieverue, on Saturday, June 17th at 3.30pm. Although in the Diocese of Ossory, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore Most Rev Alphonsus Cullinan [...]

Battle to save local post offices

Mary Power, postmistress, Kilmacthomas Post Office, speaking at the meeting in the Rainbow Hall. Photo: John Power.
OSTMASTERS and postmistresses from across County Waterford highlighted their concerns for the future of Ireland’s post office network at a specially convened meeting in Kilmacthomas last week. The meeting to address the future of the post office network was hosted by Fianna Fáil TD Mary Butler at the Rainbow Hall in Kilmacthomas last Wednesday evening and [...]

Culture Club

WATERFORD’S O’Connell Street has been under the spotlight recently for a whole variety of reasons. Many feel that the area has been neglected and concerns have been expressed over anti-social behaviour and the overall appearance of the area. Many local business owners have campaigned for changes to the Council’s parking rules in order to attract more people [...]


Participants in the Active Body Active Mind programme pictured in Waterford Warriors Gym with gym owner Gary Walsh. Also included is Brian O’Neill, Youth Sports Development Officer with Waterford Sports Partnership.  Photo: Mick Wall.
he Active Body Active Mind programme is run in collaboration with community based organisations in Waterford including Treo Port Láirge, Youth Reach, the Integration and Support Unit, Job Sampling Initiative, and Waterford Sports Partnership. Participants who complete the 11 week programme gain a Health Related Fitness Level Four Award and a QQI Award in Personal Effectiveness [...]

Calendar showcases Greenway’s beauty

The N25 Bridge at Kilmacthomas.
THE official opening of Waterford’s Greenway will, undoubtedly, be one of the major local news events of 2017. Although this fantastic new amenity has yet to be completed in its entirety, it has already attracted visitors from all over Ireland and beyond. The Greenway has revitalised Mid County Waterford and given a much needed boost to [...]

A special swim for Nadine

The original swimmers pictured at Kilmurrin Cove over 30 years ago.
FOR many hardy souls, the thrill of participating in a Christmas Day swim is as much a part of Christmas Day as eating excessive amounts of festive food. One of the most established Christmas Day swims is the Michael Power Memorial Swim which takes place in Kilmurrin on the beautiful Copper Coast. The origins and development [...]

A city centre sanctuary

Statue to Our Lady of Waterford which is believed to have been placed on the city walls during the 1650 Siege of Waterford
St Saviour’s Dominican Church on Bridge Street offers an oasis of calm and tranquillity within the hustle and bustle of Waterford’s busy streets. The beautiful church has been a place of sanctuary for people from across Waterford, South Kilkenny and beyond for many years. This historic building is an important part of Waterford life, and [...]