Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Tramore scores well nationally on household income

Tramore Beach
recent CSO report showed how Tramore town is doing well nationally in terms of income, and leads the south-east. The Waterford seaside town stands at 19 in Ireland for income for towns larger than 10,000 population, excluding main cities, such as Waterford. It also comes up as number one in south east Ireland narrowly [...]

Are you the next Barony of Gaultier Rose?

2018 Winner Shauna Fitzgerald
t’s past midsummer’s day now and it’s hard not to notice the beautiful floral displays that adorn almost every garden at the moment. But now it’s time to plan ahead to the summer’s end and to the early autumn when our favourite florets appear, The Gaultier Roses. The Carbally Community Development Project will hold the third [...]

Standoff over CBS sport hall

A group shot from a recent kids' blitz in the hall. The club coaches over 200 children and intends on entering mixed teams in the Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 Leagues as the children currently at Primary School level progress. The club is also canvassing interest in establishing a women’s senior team.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A SPORTS club in Tramore has sprung into action over fears that the hall will be demolished and the site sold to a property developer. Tramore Basketball Club was recently told by the old CBS hall’s owners, the Edmund Rice Schools’ Trust (ERST) that it must sign a rolling one-month agreement or face eviction, [...]

Tramore’s Prom Fest cancelled

Last year’s Prom Fest was hailed as the best yet held. Alas, it now looks set to be the event’s final staging.	| Photo: Jim O’Sullivan
Caitlin Reddie Reports The cancellation of the Tramore Promenade Festival (Prom Fest) has been met with considerable local disappointment. The festival, first held in 2014, had become a welcome to Tramore’s summer entertainment schedule. Events Team Chairperson Helen Young has claimed the Festival is unlikely to be revived “for the foreseeable future, largely because of insurance [...]

Suir Blueway creates new tourist potential for South Tipperary

Daniel Keating Reports A wealth of history, heritage and culture running largely parallel to much of the N24 between Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir is now open to cyclists and hikers alike. Nestled along the north bank of the River Suir lies the €5.6 million Blueway, a 53-kilometre trail stretching from Carrick to Cahir, key points in [...]

Tramore set for bus boost

Shaking on it: Tramore Councillor, Joe Conway, exchanges a cordial handshake with Minister Shane Ross after their meeting in Dublin.
Eoghan Dalton Reports The Bus Éireann service for Riverstown in Tramore is to improve thanks to the return of evening services. It will be part of the summer timetable which will also see a move to a permanent operation of double-decker buses by the end of June, according to Cllr Joe Conway (Ind). There will be [...]

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 [...]

Uncertainty over future of Kilmeaden Village Centre

An uncertain future: Kilmeaden Village Centre.
A LEVEL of uncertainty continues to surround the future of a prominent site in Kilmeaden village. The future of the Kilmeaden Village Centre has been an ongoing cause of concern for many in the locality in recent years due to its increasingly unsightly appearance and a lack of commercial activity.The centre was once a bustling community [...]

‘The Last Post’ in Passage

Ann Carey locks the door of the Passage East Post Office for the final time following its closure on Friday last. Photos: Noel Browne.
ANOTHER chapter in the history of Passage East ended on Friday last with the closure of the village’s post office. Ann Carey, postmistress for almost 30 years, was joined by family and friends as she retired shortly after 5pm on March 1st. Despite inclement weather conditions, a large contingent of well-wishers from Passage East and the surrounding [...]

Canaries chirping out Ballyduff way!

The togetherness of the Dawn Players cast has been reflected in the both the fun and commitment they've demonstrated on stage over the years.
The Dawn Players drama group, which has literally kept the show on the road in Ballyduff Lower and Kilmeaden for many a long winter’s night, is currently entering the home stretch of rehearsals for their latest production. And one suspects their 2019 play will have audiences rolling in the aisles once more! From Wednesday, January 30th [...]