Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

One Moment in Time

Bernadette at the tomb of Henry Denny at Abbey Church Graveyard, Ferrybank.
‘Moments in Time with Bernadette’ is an inspiring and uplifting attempt by a local woman to showcase Waterford in all its glory and to promote an air of positivity and a ‘can do’ attitude. ‘Moments in Time with Bernadette’ is an inspiring and uplifting attempt by a local woman to showcase Waterford in all its glory [...]

Community collaboration in Carbally

Participants in the 2018 Barony of Gaultier Rose Festival pictured outside The Spinnaker, Dunmore East
The activities of the Carbally Community Development Project are continuing to have a hugely positive impact in the local community. A LOCAL community is showcasing pride of place at its best through a variety of different activities. The Carbally Community Development Project has become an integral part of life in this pocket of East [...]

Friends of the community

Déise Men’s Shed built and donated a bench to the Friends of St. John’s River for use on the St. John’s River Walkway. L-R: John Deveraux (FSJ), Joe Walsh (DMS), Jackie Fletcher (DMS), Cllr Breda Brennan (FSJ), Willie Moore (DMS) and Leo Barnes (FSJ). Bernard Sheehan (FSJ) provided the transport but was unavailable for the photo.
The Friends of St John’s River voluntary group are continuing their admirable efforts in promoting and preserving the area in and around St John’s River, Kilbarry A GROUP of proactive citizens are showcasing community spirit and volunteerism at its best through their efforts in improving a local amenity. The Friends of St John’s River [...]

Time to Tango

Jim attributes his longevity to a good diet and leading an active lifestyle.
A fundraising campaign is underway to ensure 99-year-old Jim McManus can travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina to dance the tango for his 100th birthday. STILL an enthusiastic dancer at 99 years of age, Jim McManus is a wonderful example of how leading an active lifestyle can bring about many benefits.Jim, who celebrated [...]

At one with nature

The sand art depiction of James Robert Love created as part of the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I.
Artist Sean Corcoran is making waves with his impressive sand art creations throughout Waterford and beyond WATERFORD’S Sean Corcoran is renowned for his magnificent sand art creations and has certainly earned quite a reputation. His home is situated at Tankardstown, Bonmahon at what is one of the most scenic locations along the Copper Coast and, arguably, [...]

A Waterford War Hero

Tom Snr and Tom Jnr.
TOM McGrath, the Waterford man who escaped a German prisoner-of-war camp during the Second World War, was honoured at a ceremony in Dublin before Christmas. A remarkable chapter in the life of this Waterford man, who was born in Portlaw in 1904, was discovered by his son Tom Jnr who, until two years ago, had [...]

At the heart of the community

The Sacred Heart Centre on Lady Lane
Throughout 2018 I was delighted to feature interesting and inspiring stories from communities across Waterford city and county in this column.Many remarkable individuals and groups are contributing to their local area in a variety of ways. Here’s a brief recap of some of those who I have been fortunate enough to feature this year…looking forward [...]

A Scouting Swim

Tents pitched outside Annestown House by the 35th Waterford Copper Coast Scout Group.
The Michael Power Memorial Swim takes place at Kilmurrin Cove on Christmas Day and is being held in aid of the 35th Waterford Copper Coast Scout Group. IT’S CHRISTMAS morning and, for many, the only movement made is to reach for the remote control. However, for many other hardy souls, the thrill of participating in a [...]

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 [...]