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A Community Touches Hearts

Community groups across Waterford are continuing to support the Touching Hearts charity in its quest to raise funds for a new Sacred Heart Centre for children with varying degrees of physical and learning disabilities. IT’S OFTEN said that charity begins at home and the people of Waterford have certainly not been found wanting when it comes [...]

Wooden Wonders

‘The Lady By The River’ which will be located in Windgap, County Kilkenny.
Waterford wood carver John Hayes is continuing to attract significant international attention. He recently returned from the Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championships in Canada and will attend many more international events this year. (header across right page) JOHN Hayes has enjoyed remarkable success since his ‘Angel of Fenor’ masterpiece, located in Fenor graveyard, started to [...]

Councillor’s Cycle of Awareness

Cllr Liam Brazil has once again presented the funds from his successful Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle to the Suicide or Survive (SOS) charity which is providing important services in Waterford. A COUNTY Waterford charity cycle has been praised for generating significant funds for a mental health and suicide awareness charity. The 50k Mental [...]

Revving up your anniversary Bike Run

The popular bike run is in memory of Kenny and Wayne Scanell. This year’s event marks 10 years since the bike run was first staged in memory of Kenny and five years since the event became the Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run in memory of both.
The 2018 Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run takes place in South Kilkenny this Saturday June 23rd. A SPECIAL bike run takes place this weekend in memory of two local brothers. The 2018 Kenneth and Wayne Scannell Memorial Bike Run, which has proved hugely successful since its inception, will be held this Saturday June 23rd.Kenneth [...]

Battle Continues to Save Local Post Office

Cllr. John O’Leary speaking at the meeting, with Mary Butler TD and Declan Finn.
A group of concerned locals attended a meeting in Ballyduff Community Centre last week as the battle to save Kilmeaden Post Office continues CONCERNED locals once again attended a specially convened meeting in Ballyduff last week to discuss the threat surrounding their local post office. The Kilmeaden Post Office deals with customers from throughout a wide [...]

30 Years of Waterford Hospice

An artist's impression of the new Primary Care Unit at UHW (the Dunmore Wing). The project consists of three floors of wards above a floor for Palliative Care Day services and a dedicated 20 Bed Palliative Care (Hospice) ward.
Waterford Hospice is 30 years in existence this year. As work on the long awaited Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of UHW continues, four stalwarts of Waterford Hospice reflect on all that has been achieved to date. SINCE its foundation in 1988, Waterford Hospice has provided a hugely important service to the people of [...]

Festival Fun on the Copper Coast

The beautiful Tankardstown area near Bonmahon on the Copper Coast.
When you consider we possess such gems as the Comeragh Mountains, Coumshingaun, Lismore, and Dunmore East to name but a few, you realise that Waterford is without doubt a special place.Out of all of our many scenic gems, my personal favourite is the ruggedly beautiful Copper Coast area. Stretching from Tramore to Dungarvan, the entire area [...]

Greenway Panto Fun at Gealach Gorm Theatre

Denise Cheasty (Tinderbell) and Jack Walshe (Granny).
A fantastic pantomime set on the Waterford Greenway was recently staged at the impressive Gealach Gorm Theatre in Kill village. The intimate arts venue has become a most welcome addition to rural Mid County Waterford. The Gealach Gorm Theatre at the Kill Community Centre in County Waterford has become a hugely popular arts venue. However, succeeding [...]

Proactive with Parkinsons

Participating in exercises during a gathering of the Parkinson’s Association Waterford Branch at Waterford Cheshire.
Although living with Parkinson’s can be difficult, many people continue to lead active, fulfilling lives. The local Parkinson’s Association branch is striving to highlight how simple measures can contribute to improving the lifestyles of people living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder which is caused by a loss of a chemical called dopamine. Everyone [...]

Life in Your Years

Stan and Bernadette pictured in the TCR FM studios on Queen Street, Tramore.
Stan Philips (80) reached the finals of the eir Silver Surfer Awards which were held in Dublin last week. Stan is aiming to inspire all older people to reach their full potential and to make the most of life. STAN Philips is an 80-year-old who certainly isn’t living up to any stereotypes. [...]