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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 [...]

Community campaigner enters local election race

A PROMINENT Mid County Waterford community activist is set to run as an Independent candidate in the upcoming local elections.Ann Troy from Ballyogarty, Kilmacthomas was to the fore during the high profile 2017 campaign to halt plans to construct giant wind turbines in the areas of Bonmahon, Stradbally and Ballylaneen. She says she will be a [...]

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas

Hope for housing in Kilmacthomas
Eoghan Dalton Reports Waterford Council’s Director of Housing has said there may be hope for a housing development in Kilmacthomas,with the local authority investigating a site in the fast-growing town.Ivan Grimes told Councillors at 2018’s final Comeragh District meeting that there is asite, but it is “complicated by the fact that there appears to be a [...]

Tramore mourns for Kieran Hayes

The late Kieran Hayes, whose Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday, December 21st.
Tramore remains in shock following the sudden death of Kieran Hayes of Ballycarnane Woods, just over a week before Christmas. The Holy Cross Church in Tramore was packed to capacity on Friday last (December 21st) as family, friends, fellow students, basketball colleagues, neighbours and the general public paid their respects.Chief Celebrant Father Shane O Neill spoke [...]

Board slammed for “scurrilous” remarks about Tramore people

Unhappy: Cllr Joe Conway
Eoghan Dalton reports A Tramore Councillor was left “drowning in despair” at An Bord Pleanála for its handling of an oral hearing involving a house in the town, into which the Council is attempting a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) said the board had failed to ensure that the contributions from the property [...]

Tramore’s ‘Elf & Safety’ Santa Clause

Aoife and Shauna were delighted to meet and shake hands with Santa Sweeper Joe Fitzgerald after school at Tramore's Holy Cross. However, Joe will not be decked out in his traditional red this Festive Season.
IN A bizarre case of ‘Elf and Safety’ gone mad, a local Council worker has been instructed to refrain from wearing his popular festive attire. Local authority worker Joe Fitzgerald has become a familiar sight in Tramore as he travels around the town in his road sweeper wearing his festive outfit each year. However, Tramore’s popular [...]

The late Nicky Whelan — a tribute from Kill GAA Club

The late Nicky Whelan (front, third from left) lines out on goal for Kill in the victorious county junior hurling final of 1966
An already traumatic year for the Kill GAA family was magnified by the recent sad death of our President and one of our greatest clubmen, Nicky Whelan, who passed away peacefully at home in his native Carrigphilip on Monday, November 26th.Born in 1938, Nicky went to school in Kill, on foot, with some of his [...]

Kilkenny Greenway will be link in regional chain

The success of the Waterford Greenway is the yardstick by which other similar projects in the region will be measured by
The proposed 22-kilometre Kilkenny Greenway, which will connect Waterford to New Ross and link into the Waterford Greenway, is a clear demonstration of Kilkenny County Council’s commitment to regional development. That was the message emphasised at last Wednesday’s Piltown Municipal District meeting in Ferrybank, where it was confirmed to Councillors that a [...]