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Four decades as a diabetic

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who is a Type 1 diabetic, was pictured wearing a glucose monitoring at an event during the visit of US President Donal Trump in July.
Local diabetes campaigner Liz Murphy marked 40 years as a diabetic on Tuesday December 4th. She recalls the challenges she faced after her diagnosis and details her ongoing quest for greater services for diabetics here in Waterford WATERFORD woman Liz Murphy marked 40 years as a diabetic on Tuesday December 4th – a day [...]

Miracle of Baby Adam

A happy family: the Waszkiewicz family are reunited in Tramore after a harrowing time.
Baby Adam Waszkiewicz has returned to Tramore from London after undergoing experimental heart surgery. CHRISTMAS 2018 will be extra special for one Tramore family who have been through more than most families will ever have to endure. Adam Waszkiewicz was born in May 2017 – however his first 18 months have been anything [...]

Living an Active Life with COPD

Members of the Waterford COPD Support Group exercising during a recent meeting.
Living an active life with COPD The huge benefits of exercise are being highlighted as part of World COPD Day on Wednesday November 21st. COPD Support Ireland has announced a new community-based exercise programme for people with COPD in Waterford. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a major cause of death and disability and mainly [...]

A Trip Through the Trenches

Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.
Memories of a 2016 trip to Flanders and the Somme flooded back as Ireland and the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War on Sunday last. IRELAND and the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War on Sunday. Regardless of how many hours [...]

Celebrating the Golden Years

Babs Murphy, Peg Tebay and Bernie Murphy pictured at a past staging of the Golden Years Festival.
The Golden Years Festival, organised by the Sacred Heart Active Retirement Group, takes place in The Tower Hotel, Waterford from November 12th – 14th. The popular Golden Years Festival takes place in Waterford next week, with hundreds of visitors from across Ireland expected to descend on the city. This annual festival is open to members of different [...]

A Wonderful Woodland Walk

The cascading River Mahon.
Waterford City & County Council is currently considering plans by the Comeragh Community Development Group to extend the beautiful Crough Wood walkway to Mahon Bridge. PLANS are well underway to extend a beautiful County Waterford walkway which will further increase the area’s tourism offering. Crough Wood is a tranquil retreat nestled beneath the Comeragh Mountains.The [...]

Care and Compassion at Pieta House South East

Clinical support staff Jenny Moloney, Laura Spillane and Sylvia Malone with Olive Ruane.
Pieta House South East has been open in Waterford for just over two years and has dealt with more than 350 clients so far this year. PIETA House provides freely accessible, professional, confidential services to people who are in suicidal crisis, those who are self-harming, and people who have been bereaved by suicide. This week marks [...]

Responding Within the Community

Nicky Butler of Kilmacthomas CFR speaking at the unveiling of the new AED outside D.Kirwan/Mulhearne (Danny’s) on the village’s Main Street. Also pictured are Ger Barron and Dolores Mulhearne.
A new automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed by the Kilmacthomas Cardiac First Responder (CFR) Scheme on the village’s Main Street. CARDIAC First Responder (CFR) schemes perform a hugely important role in communities throughout Ireland, fighting sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular disease. The importance of CFR volunteers is clearly evident when you consider that 10,000 [...]

A Community Supporting Solas

Solas Centre Manager Tracy McDaid and Collette Quinlan, Client Services and member of the original Capital Development Committee.
The hugely successful and popular Run and Walk for Life in aid of the Solas Cancer Support Centre is celebrating 10 years and takes place in the city this Sunday October 14th. THIS year marks the 10th anniversary of the Run and Walk for Life which will take place this Sunday 14th October. Runners and [...]

Lady of the Grotto

Mary O’Carroll (92) pictured at the Ferrybank Grotto which she has lovingly tended to for many years.
Ferrybank’s much loved Grotto, which is dedicated to Our Lady, is lovingly tended to by a local 92-year-old lady in what is a great example of community spirit and pride of place. FOR Ferrybank residents, and many in the wider area, the well-known Grotto in Rockenham is a much loved focal point within the community. [...]