Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Kilmeaden Post Office to Close

Eoghan Dalton Reports Despite a lengthy campaign to keep going, it’s been confirmed Kilmeaden Post Office is to close this summer. Its postmaster made the decision after discovering the office doesn’t fall under the criteria for a funding scheme designed to save Ireland’s rural post offices. The scheme, as set out by the Minister for Communications, will [...]

Teen Entrepreneurs in Student Enterprise Final

Deise Publications from CBS Dungarvan will compete in the Senior Category.
Some 23,600 students from 480 Irish secondary schools take part in Student Enterprise Programme through the Local Enterprise Offices every year, bringing the world of business into the classroom. Some of the county’s most enterprising teenagers are ‘counting down’ to the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on Wednesday, May 2nd in Croke Park. Starting every September, students [...]

Ballybeg leisure village is “ideal”

Eoghan Dalton Reports Plans for a massive leisure centre in Ballybeg have been welcomed as the ideal development for the community by local Councillors. Cllr Jason Murphy (FF) is based in the area and says the multi-use leisure village would bring upwards of 200 jobs. He told members that the land had “raised a number of challenges [...]

Comeragh Path Project has “not been abandoned”

The Mahon Falls flowing through Crough Woods in the Comeragh Mountains.  							| Photo: Noel Browne
A Comeragh Mountain walkway proposed to link Crough Woods to the Mahon Falls has not been abandoned, according to Waterford City & County Council. The Council stated its intention in response to a series of questions put to it by RTE’s Damien Tiernan following An Bord Pleanála’s January 29th that the project was not exempted development, [...]

Omega Three at Coastguard Cultural Centre March 23rd

Omega Three return to Tramore's Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd.
Following a short break from their hectic schedule, Omega Three will return to Tramore’s Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday, March 23rd for a Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) event. As always, their visit promises an evening of lively music and merriment which leaves you with a smile on your face and a happy tune in your [...]

Laura Dreams of Her Day at the Dome!

Michelle Heffernan Reports Introducing The Munster Express 2018 Waterford Rose Candidate Laura Kiersey This year, The Munster Express has the pleasure of sponsoring Laura Kiersey, an exceptional 25-year-old who has happily declared her candidacy for the 2018 Rose of Tralee International Festival. This year over 18 girls from Waterford City and County are competing to be selected [...]

Community Campus Opens at Carrickpherish

Pictured at the Campus were Noleen Osborne, Mary Conway and Katherine Collins.
CARRICKPHIERISH Community Campus, a €15m development which includes two schools, a library and a sports hub, has been officially opened. The impressive new facility was opened by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring on Friday last. “This magnificent state-of-the-art new community campus facility is unique in that it is an innovative partnership approach to [...]

Tramore Coped Well With Storm Emma

The Tramore sandhills, as they've seldom been photographed.	| Photo: Noel Browne
Tramore experienced its worst snows since 1963 and while there were some falls on ice reported, thankfully no serious injuries were recorded as the vast majority of residents stayed indoors and heeded Government advice. Supermarkets closed in the town on Thursday and Friday last, before re-opening on Saturday, with all outlets recording massive business in the [...]

Further Fears over Tramore Secondary School Places

Fenor NS student Lucy Hutchinson.
FEARS have reignited amongst concerned parents in relation to securing places at a local secondary school. Fenor National School has traditionally served as a feeder school for Ardscoil na Mara in Tramore (which replaced the CBS and Stella Maris secondary schools). However, the family of one 11-year-old living in Tramore received a letter to say she has [...]

Ship to Shore:Pat Heffernan on Life as a Port Pilot

A Pilot Boat leading a vessel into the Waterford Estuary, with the Hook Lighthouse in the background: Photo by Tomás Sullivan
Michelle Heffernan Reports “It’s a dangerous job, and it definitely requires a lot of skill,” said Pat Heffernan, succinctly summarising his role as a Port of Waterford Pilot. As a harbour pilot, more simply referred to as ‘Pilot’, Pat has the immense responsibility of manoeuvring all ships entering Waterford waters safely into port, using his detailed [...]