Archive for the ‘Foley on File’ Category

An Enterprising Community

Ann Troy with her Mahon Valley Organics range.
Kilmacthomas has been transformed in recent times, with an enterprising and creative atmosphere now prevailing in the Mid County Waterford village. Kilmac is now representing Waterford in a national enterprise competition. (header across right page) It has now almost become a cliché to speak about how the Waterford Greenway has been transformative for [...]

Down to the Shed

The opening of the Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed in Passage had a few surprise visitors to their opening on Friday last when Men’s Shed member Pat O’Neill brought his daughter Danielle Ryan and her new husband Neil Ryan over to the opening before heading to Faithlegg House Hotel. Also included in the wedding party were Imelda O’Neill and Mollie O’Rourke.   Photos: Noel Browne.
Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed was officially opened in Passage East on Friday last. The official opening of Waterford Estuary Men’s Shed took place in Passage East on Friday last.The Shed, which is a welcome addition to this area of East County Waterford, has received huge support from the community and many locals were on hand to [...]

Waterford’s Winning Roses

Kirsten Mate Maher’s victory gave Waterford a third Rose of Tralee title last week. Waterford’s two former winners, Orla Burke (1977) and Brenda Hyland (1983), reflect on their wins and share memories from their reigns. WHEN Kirsten Mate Maher was crowned the 2018 Rose of Tralee last week, many fond memories flooded back for two ladies [...]

Happy Birthday Nellie

Nellie pictured with her daughters Catherine, Helen and Mary.
WELL-KNOWN and popular Faha resident Nellie Casey recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family members.A party was held in her honour at Teach Altranais Charna in County Galway where she now resides and receives loving care and attention. Originally from Aherlow, County Tipperary, Nellie moved to Faha, Kilmacthomas after marrying her husband the late Paddy and [...]

An Epic Oz Adventure

Michael pictured during his trip.
A Waterford man living in Australia recently completed a lifelong aim of travelling extensively through a large part of his adopted country on his beloved Harley Davidson. Michael Foley, originally from Faha, Kilmacthomas, celebrated his 70th birthday last December.Michael left his native Waterford many years ago bound for a new life Down Under where he [...]

War and Peace

Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Joe Kelly has made the project a priority for his tenure.
A Japanese teacher living in Waterford is working with Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Joe Kelly to create a Peace Memorial dedicated to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the first cities in the world to suffer a nuclear attack. The memorial will support and highlight Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution which outlaws war as a means of settling [...]

Home to Rome

Jordan and Arthur pictured after some training up and down the Comeragh Mountains.
Arthur Curry and his son Jordan will depart Ballyduff this Saturday August 4th as part of a poignant trip to Rome in memory of his late mother. A LOCAL father and son will embark on a challenging cycle through Europe this week bound for the Eternal City. Arthur Curry and his teenage son Jordan will [...]

Cycling for a Great Cause

Johnny Whelan and Ger Slattery relaxing after the cycle.
A group of cyclists recently travelled from Malin Head in Donegal to Waterford and raised thousands of euro for the Waterford and South Kilkenny branch of MS Ireland. A GROUP of intrepid cyclists embarked on a mammoth cycle from Donegal to Waterford during the June Bank Holiday Weekend. In doing so, they raised almost €15,000 [...]

On a Mission to Misiones

Marian, Bernadette, Des, Liz and Elaine engaging in activities with residents.
Local volunteers recently returned from the province of Misiones in Argentina where they continued the legacy of Fr Liam Hayes at the St Teresa Home in Oberá (header across top of right page) Liam Hayes, a Divine Word Missionary and native of Cappamore, County Limerick started his adult life as a secondary school teacher.However, having [...]

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 [...]