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Battle Continues to Save Local Post Office

Cllr. John O’Leary speaking at the meeting, with Mary Butler TD and Declan Finn.
A group of concerned locals attended a meeting in Ballyduff Community Centre last week as the battle to save Kilmeaden Post Office continues CONCERNED locals once again attended a specially convened meeting in Ballyduff last week to discuss the threat surrounding their local post office. The Kilmeaden Post Office deals with customers from throughout a wide [...]

30 Years of Waterford Hospice

An artist's impression of the new Primary Care Unit at UHW (the Dunmore Wing). The project consists of three floors of wards above a floor for Palliative Care Day services and a dedicated 20 Bed Palliative Care (Hospice) ward.
Waterford Hospice is 30 years in existence this year. As work on the long awaited Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of UHW continues, four stalwarts of Waterford Hospice reflect on all that has been achieved to date. SINCE its foundation in 1988, Waterford Hospice has provided a hugely important service to the people of [...]

Five Years of Company

Kay Forristal and Chris Everett pictured with the birthday cake marking five years of the Waterford Company Club
Waterford’s Company Club is celebrating five years in existence and founder Kay Forristal hopes that the initiative will spread nationwide. MEMBERS of the Waterford Company Club celebrated the fifth anniversary of its foundation with a special celebratory event at Waterford Golf Club recently. The brainchild of Kay Forristal from Ferrybank, The Company Club has proven [...]

10 Years Supporting Solas

Sinead Aherne who availed of the services offered at the Solas Centre.
The Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life 2018 was launched last week and celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. (header across right page) The Solas Cancer Support Centre Run and Walk for Life celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Since its inception, the event, which is the largest fundraising event on the Solas Centre [...]

Festival Fun on the Copper Coast

The beautiful Tankardstown area near Bonmahon on the Copper Coast.
When you consider we possess such gems as the Comeragh Mountains, Coumshingaun, Lismore, and Dunmore East to name but a few, you realise that Waterford is without doubt a special place.Out of all of our many scenic gems, my personal favourite is the ruggedly beautiful Copper Coast area. Stretching from Tramore to Dungarvan, the entire area [...]

Greenway Panto Fun at Gealach Gorm Theatre

Denise Cheasty (Tinderbell) and Jack Walshe (Granny).
A fantastic pantomime set on the Waterford Greenway was recently staged at the impressive Gealach Gorm Theatre in Kill village. The intimate arts venue has become a most welcome addition to rural Mid County Waterford. The Gealach Gorm Theatre at the Kill Community Centre in County Waterford has become a hugely popular arts venue. However, succeeding [...]

Proactive with Parkinsons

Participating in exercises during a gathering of the Parkinson’s Association Waterford Branch at Waterford Cheshire.
Although living with Parkinson’s can be difficult, many people continue to lead active, fulfilling lives. The local Parkinson’s Association branch is striving to highlight how simple measures can contribute to improving the lifestyles of people living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which is caused by a loss of a chemical called dopamine. Everyone [...]

Life in Your Years

Stan and Bernadette pictured in the TCR FM studios on Queen Street, Tramore.
Stan Philips (80) reached the finals of the eir Silver Surfer Awards which were held in Dublin last week. Stan is aiming to inspire all older people to reach their full potential and to make the most of life. STAN Philips is an 80-year-old who certainly isn’t living up to any stereotypes. [...]

Déise leads the way on dyspraxia

An open day was recently held at the WIT Sports Arena to promote a new group for those with dyspraxia aged between five and 18. It’s hoped this pilot project can be replicated in other counties in the future. DEVELOPMENTAL Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a common disorder affecting gross and [...]

A Colossal Cycling Challenge

Participants in last year’s Four Munster Airports Challenge pictured outside the Bunratty Castle Hotel.
Members of the Portlaw Village Wheelers will embark on the Four Munster Airports Challenge this month in aid of local charity Touching Hearts. (header across right page) A GROUP of 25 enthusiastic cyclists will embark on a mammoth challenge this month. The Four Munster Airports Challenge is a novel initiative organised by the Portlaw Village Wheelers [...]