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New interactive visitor experience unveiled at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

H.E. the Japanese Ambassador, Mitsuru Kitano pictured with Agnes Alyward, Tramore Development Trust and Sonomi Leslie at the unveiling of the new interactive visitor experience at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore.
Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Education and Skills, John Halligan, T.D. unveiled a new and enhanced visitor experience at the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, on Friday last, following Fáilte Ireland investment of €73,000. The enhancements at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, which [...]

Strong local support on show for the Haven

Members of the large group which gathered outside Thursday’s Council meeting at City Hall to show support for The Haven Hotel, Dunmore East.
Eoghan Dalton Reports As many as 100 people turned out for a demonstration outside City Hall in support of a Dunmore East hotel last week.The ‘Save the Haven’ gathering organised by the Friends of Dunmore East group was a show of solidarity with the Kelly family who own the Haven Hotel. The protest came about after the [...]

Stradbally finally gets gold after Tidy Towns blunder

Members of Stradbally Tidy Towns pictured during a recent clean-up in the village.
Stradbally, County Waterford is celebrating attaining a gold medal in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition – a medal which was initially incorrectly awarded to Stradbally, County Laois. The results of the 2019 competition were revealed last week at The Helix in Dublin, with Glaslough in County Monaghan taking the overall top award. Lismore was named as [...]

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Dereliction problems holding Tramore back – Conway

Cllr Joe Conway has pointed to the “grim hulks” on Post Office Lane as an example of the town’s dereliction issue.
Eoghan Dalton Reports A number of derelict properties in Tramore have been singled out as a weight preventing the town from growing. Cllr Joe Conway (Ind) maintains that as Waterford’s largest town, Tramore should be ideally placed to benefit from any economic resurgence but instead its development is held back by idle properties. “Over the last [...]

Music of the highest calibre in New Ross

New Ross Piano Festival gives a unique opportunity to the audience in the South East to hear artists who normally play in the bigger cities and concert halls of the world. For example, this year one of its guest pianists is Matan Porat, who recently played in distinguished venues including Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, [...]

Access to Natural World needs to be in balance with Habitat Conservation

Grace O’Sullivan exploring the Comeragh Mountains
Senator & MEP Grace O’ Sullivan I don’t need to convince people in this neck of the woods, of the beauty of the Comeragh Mountains. Even if you have never ventured up close to this magnificent resource on our doorstep, you’ll have seen the range in all its glory as one of the highlight views of [...]

Tramore Races a huge success with numbers up

Celebrity judges Aoife Walsh and Brent Pope with Teresanne O'Reilly. Photos: Patrick Browne.
The Tramore Races was blessed with the weather this year and, despite some unpredictable weather  forecasts, thousands attended the races over the 4 day August festival.Owen Byrne told the Munster  Express on Sunday that  overall attendances were up at least 10 per cent from 18,000 last year to over 20,000 this year.Online ticket sales, a [...]

Tramore Races a huge success with numbers up

The Tramore Races was blessed with the weather this year and, despite some unpredictable weather forecasts, thousands attended the races over the 4 day August festival. Owen Byrne told the Munster Express on Sunday that overall attendances were up at least 10 per cent from 18,000 last year to over 20,000 this year. [...]

Grand Hotel set for court date

The Grand Hotel, Tramore
Eoghan Dalton Reports The owners of Tramore’s Grand Hotel have a date in court with the local authority. The hotel, which has lain vacant since 2014, has been at the centre of a standoff since the owners had a derelict sites notice served on them by Waterford City and County Council (WCCC). The notice had been served last [...]