Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

On a mission in Belarus

Volunteers pictured with hospital residents and staff.
A group of local volunteers recently travelled to Belarus as part of a hugely successful charity initiative and are already planning their next trip In September this year, a group of enthusiastic volunteers from the local area travelled to Belarus to embark on their latest charitable project. Portlaw men Michael ‘Noddy’ Jacob and Mick O’Hara were [...]

A ‘giant step’ for Men’s Sheds in Waterford

Des Hodge of Déise Men’s Shed proudly showcasing his creations.
Men’s Sheds from across Waterford participated in a showcase event at the Butler Community Centre last week A showcase event for Men’s Sheds in Waterford took place on Wednesday of last week at the Butler Community Centre in St. John’s Park.In attendance were members of Men’s Sheds from across Waterford and the keynote speaker was Enda [...]

Back in the groove with Billy

Service users from Brook House presented Billy O’Sullivan with a framed photo of boxing star Katie Taylor as a token of gratitude. Billy is pictured receiving the gift from Nicholas O’Neill.
Local gym owner and kickboxing coach Billy O’Sullivan is striving to help people with little or no experience of fitness training as well as service users from Waterford’s Brook House As part of Waterford Mental Health Association’s recent awareness week, an open coffee morning was held at the Brook House facility on the Cork Road, [...]

Remembering the past and promoting a bright future

Colorful invitations have been created by the group in advance of the commemoration event on Wednesday November 27th. Back: Helena Coleman and Margaret White. Front: Anne Fitzgerald, Yvonne Murtagh and Aileen Griffin.
The talented and enthusiastic members of Kilmacthomas Women’s Group are commemorating 100 years since the closure of the Kilmacthomas Union Workhouse Members of Kilmacthomas Women’s Group are busily preparing for a special event aimed at commemorating an important piece of County Waterford’s history. The group was established in September 2017 with support from the Community [...]

Fingers crossed for Foróige

Pictured with the 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. Photo: Dan McGrath.
White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism has been nominated in the Small Organisation Section of the Charity Impact Awards 2019. WHITE Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism is a progressive and innovative club, based at White Strand, Abbeyside, which is providing a valuable service to local [...]

A trip down Memory Lane

Eileen Brennan, Mayor John Pratt and Chloe Power.
The official launch of the Waterford Intergenerational Group’s booklet entitled ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ took place recently at the Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex, Manor St., Waterford. (header across right page) ‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty,” Henry Ford once said. ‘Anyone who keeps learning stays young. [...]

Pride of place at local GAA club

The Kilmacthomas victorious 1985 hurling team.
Kilmacthomas will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend Extravaganza this weekend – a Kilmacthomas GAA Club Development Fundraiser A fundraiser with a difference will be held in Kilmacthomas this weekend to raise funds for the future development of the local GAA club. The picturesque Waterford village will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend [...]

Dealing with Dyslexia

The Waterford Dyslexia Group’s classes/workshops take place at Newtown School each Wednesday from 5pm-7pm.
The Waterford Dyslexia Group is striving to raise awareness of dyslexia and to help those living with the learning difficulty. Last week was European Dyslexia Awareness Week which aimed to raise awareness of dyslexia and the experiences of those affected by it.Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading [...]

Butlerstown revisits memory lane

Peter Griffin, Mary Butler TD and Pakie O'Brien
‘Butlerstown Revisited’ is the latest publication produced by Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) and was launched in the Fr Rufus Halley Centre last week. The latest book from the industrious Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) was launched last Friday night at the Fr Rufus Halley Centre. In attendance were members of the local [...]

Choir members on a High

Des and Mona Manahan on stage at All Together Now
The High Hopes Choir in Waterford is seeking new members and currently have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline In 2014, the High Hopes Choir was formed by Ireland’s world-renowned conductor, David Brophy.He set out to help people who are homeless change their lives through music.The choir was initially made up of people [...]