Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

A Knight’s Tale

Cllr John Hearne pictured alongside Paddy when speaking at the unveiling of the new sign outside the graveyard during his tenure as Metropolitan Mayor last year. Photo: Noel Browne.
Paddy Houlihan from Ballybeg is maintaining and promoting an almost forgotten site of significant historic interest – the Knights Templar Graveyard, Kilbarry. AN IMPORTANT piece of Waterford’s history and heritage is being preserved and promoted thanks to the Trojan efforts of one local man and his granddaughter. In a fantastic display of community spirit and pride [...]

Fitness for All

Peter Kirwan: “It’s not just about adding years to your life, but adding life to your years.”
A range of innovative local classes are helping older people to get active, proving that age is no barrier to keeping fit. WITH January now behind us, the novelty of New Year’s fitness regimes may be starting to wane for some. Everyone can encounter difficulty in maintaining motivation levels, but the prospect of ‘getting fit’ [...]

Honouring a GAA stalwart

Noel O’Sullivan was the recipient of the Jack Furlong Award at The Local Bar Waterford GAA Awards. Pictured is Pat Flynn, Secretary Co. GAA Board presenting the award to Noel. Included are Paddy Joe Ryan, Chairman Co. GAA Board and Molly Gough, The Local Bar, Sponsors.  Photo: Sean Byrne.
Noel O’Sullivan was recently given a special presentation in recognition of his distinguished service to the GAA. NOEL O’Sullivan is a familiar face to many Waterford GAA fans. Noel’s illustrious involvement with the GAA has taken on various guises down through the years, including as a player, referee and steward. In recognition of his many years of distinguished [...]

A Community on Alert

Sgt Alan Kissane speaking in Ballyduff Community Centre.
Numerous groups throughout the locality are striving to prevent instances of criminal activity within their own communities. One of the most active such groups met in Ballyduff Community Centre last week. CRIME, and particularly rural crime, has once again been under the spotlight both locally and nationally in recent times. There are many groups throughout the [...]

Farewell to Faha’s Friend

Mary, a big sports fan, pictured supporting the Déise.
LAST week the small community of Faha outside Kilmacthomas mourned the death of one of its oldest and longest residents.Each community has its own individual people who define that particular area and, in the case of Faha, Mary Flynn was certainly one of its stars. Having grown up in the area, I am fortunate to [...]

All Aboard for Issy’s Tours

A group of happy participants on board for ‘Issy’s Tours’
All aboard for Issy’s tours LOCAL woman Issy Kennedy is aiming to spread some happiness and create new friendships through ‘Issy’s Tours’. Issy worked as a travel agent in Waterford for many years and has extensive experience of organising and planning excursions. As part of her new initiative, she recently staged her first trip which was hugely [...]

Copper Coast communities collaborate

Members of Stradbally Tidy Towns proudly displaying their accolades.
WATERFORD’S Copper Coast has undoubtedly been one of Ireland’s hidden gems for many years. However, the profile of the area has thankfully increased and gained national recognition in recent times. This has been helped in no small part by the efforts of many different communities which have now come together as part of the Copper Coast Forum. Several [...]

Mother on a Mission

Mari Carmen Postigo is calling for greater services for local children with dyslexia and has established the Waterford Dyslexia Group
Mari Carmen Postigo recently established the Waterford Dyslexia Group and is striving to raise awareness of the condition and obtain greater services for local children. DYSLEXIA is a specific learning difficulty which makes it hard for some people to learn to read, write and spell correctly. It’s estimated that around one in ten Irish people have a [...]

Quarter of a million visitors to Greenway since opening

New survey reveals extent of amenity’s success ALMOST a quarter of a million people have used the Waterford Greenway since its official opening last March. Impressive findings from an extensive survey on the Waterford Greenway have revealed the huge success of the new amenity. The results of the AECOM Waterford Greenway Intercept Survey, which features responses [...]

Up In The Air

Happier times: Waterford Airport remains without a commercial carrier.
Future of Waterford Airport looks fraught with uncertainty EMERGENCY funding is being sought for Waterford Airport as the future of the Killowen facility remains ‘up in the air’. A memo is to be brought to Cabinet today (Tuesday) seeking emergency funding for the airport which is still without any commercial operator. Waterford Minister of State John Halligan has [...]