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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 [...]

Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise

The audience pictured at the Citizen’s Dialogue event at Dunhill Ecopark last week. Photos: Tina Schley.
‘Revitalising Rural Ireland – Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise’ was the theme of an EU Citizens’ Dialogue event staged at Dunhill Ecopark last week RURAL Ireland and the opportunities presented by social enterprise were discussed at a special event in Dunhill last week. ‘Revitalising Rural Ireland: Empowering Communities through Social Enterprise’ was the title of [...]

IWA opens new Waterford centre

Eileen O’Mahony (President, IWA), Caroline Lacey (Service Manager, IWA), Rosemary Keogh (CEO, IWA) and Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr Declan Doocey.
The Irish Wheelchair Association’s new resource and outreach centre at the Cleaboy Business Park has been officially opened A NEW home for the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) in Waterford has been officially opened.Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Cllr Declan Doocey joined Rosemary Keogh, CEO of the Irish Wheelchair Association, to officially open the organisation’s [...]

Care & Repair returns to Waterford

Mayor of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr.Declan Doocey pictured with Elaine Dunne, Chairperson, Ian Lennon, Care & Repair, Project Manager, Carol Fitzgerald, Noel Kelly and Mary McGuinness,  Age Action volunteers and Richie Grant, CEO, Waterford Area Partnership.  Photos: Noel Browne.
The Care & Repair Programme, a free small odd job service for older people, was recently re-launched in Waterford. WATERFORD Area Partnership is once again offering the Care & Repair Programme in Waterford in association with Age Action, Ireland’s leading charity for older people.The free small odd job service for older people is operated by [...]

A warm welcome at Déise Day Centre

Volunteers Eddie Moore and Ger Wyley bring Hilda Riordan and Margaret O’Connor for a spin on a trishaw.
Déise Day Centre won the Mayor’s award at the 2018 Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) Community & Voluntary Awards and will represent Waterford at the IPB Pride of Place Awards Déise Day Centre won the prestigious Mayor’s award at the 2018 Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) Community & Voluntary Awards held last November. The Centre [...]

Keeping an eco-friendly eye on Tramore

The Tramore Eco Group is striving to heighten awareness about the beauty and diversity of Tramore’s ecological environment MEMBERS of Tramore Eco Group have made a significant contribution to promoting and preserving their local environment since the group was established. Its aim is to heighten awareness about the beauty and diversity of Tramore’s ecological [...]

Foróige fun at White Strand

Pictured with the new banner designed for the White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism are club volunteers along with Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Clothilde Mignot, Designer. Photos: Dan McGrath.
White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism has marked one year in existence with a special birthday party (header across top of right page) WHITE Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism recently celebrated one year in existence. This progressive and innovative club, which is based at White Strand, Abbeyside, [...]

A ‘can do’ attitude in Dunhill

The Anne Valley Walk has proven a huge success. Photo: Noel Browne.
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development visited Dunhill last week to hear about the impressive developments which have taken place within the local community MANY visitors, including politicians, senior civil servants and members of different community groups, have come to Dunhill in recent years to discuss issues relating to job creation, and [...]