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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 [...]

Waterford wows in fantastic Fenagh

Reailtin Hayes (6) from Waterford impressed judges in the competition for the Brightest Boots.
Waterford was well represented at the 88th National Ploughing Championships which were held at Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow last week. The 88th National Ploughing Championships took place last week from September 17th to 19th at Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow.Waterford was once again well represented at this gargantuan event which generates some mind-boggling statistics each year.This year’s [...]

Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

The beautiful murals created by Lisa Murphy on The Prom.
Tramore is hoping to maintain and even improve its success in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition, the results of which will be announced shortly. Each September, communities throughout Waterford wait with bated breath ahead of the announcement of the SuperValu Tidy Towns results.For five years in a row, Tramore has been awarded a well-earned bronze medal. [...]

A new era for the Holy Ghost

Bridget Roche and Catherine Carew pictured with Gerry Cullen.
Steeped in history, the Holy Ghost Residential Home is now entering a new era of care for the elderly in Waterford. THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is among the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders.On August 15th 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter from King Henry [...]

Kirsten’s year is a blooming success

Kirsten pictured before an appearance on ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’ on RTÉ One.
Since being crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee, South Kilkenny native Kirsten Mate Maher has enjoyed a whirlwind year. Since being crowned the 2018 International Rose of Tralee last August, Kirsten Mate Maher has enjoyed a whirlwind year. A proud South Kilkenny woman from Bigwood, Mullinavat, her win as the Waterford Rose brought delight [...]

Twinkle toes Jim

Jim received a rapturous round of applause from fellow participants and audience members.
Jim McManus (99) has attracted global media attention at the world’s largest tango competition in Argentina. Twinkle toes Jim McManus attracted global media attention throughout the past week as he competed at the world’s largest tango competition in Argentina.Dressed in a white jacket, black trousers and tie, the 99-year-old wowed audience members as he glided across [...]

Filipino fun in Waterford

Don Karim and Lora Pangilinan-Kiram wearing Philippine National Costume.
Members of the vibrant Waterford-Filipino Irish Community are proud to call Waterford their home and regularly organise and participate in a variety of events. There are almost 200 Filipinos living in Waterford City and its environs. The majority work in the medical sector within the locality as nurses and health care assistants for example. Handiego [...]

Farmers fight back

Edmond Phelan speaking after being elected President of the ICSA.
Newly elected President of the ICSA, Fenor man Edmond Phelan, says farming is under attack as a result of climate change, the rise in veganism and excessive profiteering. Additionally, the industry is threatened by the controversial Mercusor deal and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Waterford man Edmond Phelan was recently elected President of the Irish Cattle [...]