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A warm welcome at Déise Day Centre

Volunteers Eddie Moore and Ger Wyley bring Hilda Riordan and Margaret O’Connor for a spin on a trishaw.
Déise Day Centre won the Mayor’s award at the 2018 Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) Community & Voluntary Awards and will represent Waterford at the IPB Pride of Place Awards Déise Day Centre won the prestigious Mayor’s award at the 2018 Waterford Public Participation Network (PPN) Community & Voluntary Awards held last November. The Centre [...]

Keeping an eco-friendly eye on Tramore

The Tramore Eco Group is striving to heighten awareness about the beauty and diversity of Tramore’s ecological environment MEMBERS of Tramore Eco Group have made a significant contribution to promoting and preserving their local environment since the group was established. Its aim is to heighten awareness about the beauty and diversity of Tramore’s ecological [...]

Foróige fun at White Strand

Pictured with the new banner designed for the White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism are club volunteers along with Cllr Damien Geoghegan and Clothilde Mignot, Designer. Photos: Dan McGrath.
White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism has marked one year in existence with a special birthday party (header across top of right page) WHITE Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism recently celebrated one year in existence. This progressive and innovative club, which is based at White Strand, Abbeyside, [...]

A ‘can do’ attitude in Dunhill

The Anne Valley Walk has proven a huge success. Photo: Noel Browne.
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Rural and Community Development visited Dunhill last week to hear about the impressive developments which have taken place within the local community MANY visitors, including politicians, senior civil servants and members of different community groups, have come to Dunhill in recent years to discuss issues relating to job creation, and [...]

Organ donation and the gift of life

Organ donation  and the gift of life
The Irish Kidney Association’s Organ Donor Awareness Week takes place from March 30th – April 6th. SINCE its foundation in 1978, the Irish Kidney Association has been raising awareness of organ donation and encouraging people to consider becoming an organ donor. The primary role of the Irish Kidney Association is to support patients with [...]

Five years of waiting

Willie, Jennifer and Mary pictured with fellow campaigners ahead of January’s march.
Since early April 2014, the personal stories associated with the lack of 24/7 cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) have consistently been highlighted. However, the quest to obtain this crucial service continues. HALF a decade, five years, more than 1,800 days. An enormous amount of water has passed under the bridge since deficiencies in cardiac [...]

Time to dig deep for Daffodil Day

Des Daunt (Chair of Waterford Daffodil Day Committee) and Averil Power (CEO of Irish Cancer Society).
The Irish Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Day takes place on Friday March 22nd. Volunteers in Waterford launched their campaign last week at the Waterford Health Park DAFFODIL Day, which is supported by Boots Ireland, takes place on Friday March 22nd and funds the Irish Cancer Society’s vital services for cancer patients and their families nationwide.Local [...]

Local charity brings opportunities to Uganda

Ursula pictured with Uganda children.
‘Opportunity Knox’, which was founded by Harry and Ursula Knox, is continuing to have a hugely positive impact in a Ugandan village. ALTHOUGH they are thousands of miles apart, a village in South Kilkenny and an African village are developing close links. Kilmacow and the village of Tiira in Uganda are becoming closely intertwined thanks to the [...]

The plight of Passage

Thomas Connors, Philip Gunnip and Tommy "Tucker" Burke next to the fishing boats lying idle in Passage East. Photos: Noel Browne.
The decline in its fishing industry has presented a dramatic change for communities along the Waterford Estuary PICTURESQUE Passage East is undoubtedly one of the many jewels in Waterford’s elaborate crown. Unfortunately, Passage has faced many of the issues which are replicated in rural communities throughout Ireland.However, Passage’s plight has been compounded by the decimation [...]

Support in the Déise Circle

Pictured are National Learning Network Staff Members Majella O’Grady, Kitty Galvin Hennessy, Maria Griffin, Ailish O’Brien, Claire Harper, Amanda Fox and Margaret Walsh.
The newly established Déise Circle Support Group is aimed at providing support to families, partners and friends of adults with autism. Déise Circle Support Group is a new support group for families, partners and friends of adults with autism. Rather than focusing on the individual themselves, the idea behind the establishment of the group [...]