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24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters headline this year's Festival.
After 23 years of banjo pickin’, mandolin’ pluckin’, step dancin’, fiddle playin’, double bass clawin’ sessions in the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East, 2018 promises an even more jam packed, foot tappin’, barnstormin’ weekend for the 24th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival.Still proving as alluring as ever for top music acts, some of the industry’s [...]

Tramore Hotel is Reduced to Ashes

The building is now unsafe, according to Gardaí. 		| Photo: Jim O'Sullivan
Gardaí are putting significant resources to identify arsonists believed to have a started a fire on the site of the vacant Tramore Hotel on Strand Street. The fire started after 5.30pm on Saturday last but it is believed that a few youths had been in the area between 4 and 5 pm. House to house enquiries are [...]

Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

Cllr Eamon Aylward (Chair of Kilkenny County Council) chaired last Thursday night’s meeting and is pictured with Fianna Fáil Deputies John McGuinness and Bobby Aylward.
Sean Maher and Dermot Keys Report Rural communities in Waterford and Kilkenny are coming to terms with further post office closures, as the axe set to swing on both the Kilmeaden and Ballinamult branches, with services set to cease in Mullinavat tomorrow (Wednesday), August 8th. Kilmeaden’s Postmaster made the decision to close having discovered the local [...]

Launch of “The Enterprising Community” in Dunhill

A section of the large crowd in attendance at the event.
A SPECIAL celebratory event to mark the 25tfh anniversary of the foundation of DFBA (Dunhill, Fenor, Boatstrand and Annestown) Community Enterprises Ltd., and to celebrate the launch of ‘The Enterprising Community’ by Dr Senan Cooke, took place in at the Dunhill Ecopark on Monday July 16th. The book has been inspired by 25 years of community [...]

Hopes for Investment at Former Cheese Factory Site

Cllr Davy Daniels
ATTEMPTS are ongoing to bring the former Kilmeaden cheese factory site back into use. It’s believed the site, which is still in the ownership of Glanbia, is the subject of interest from investors. However, IDA Ireland says it is awaiting communication from Glanbia with regard to plans which would enable the agency to actively market the [...]

Councillors Vote for Action on Grand Hotel

Eoghan Dalton Reports Tramore’s “rat infested” Grand Hotel may yet be revived, after Councillors voted overwhelmingly to do its best to restore the derelict building. It means the hotel may now become the subject of a compulsory purchase order as elected and non-elected members alike expressed frustration with the Cork based owners. Following the decision by Councillors, Director [...]

Organisers hail the best “Prom Fest” yet

Huge crowds flocked to Tramore for last weekend's Prom Festival.  	| Photo: Jim O'Sullivan
Last weekend marked the fifth staging of the Tramore Promenade Festival and the organisers believe it was the best yet staged with great crowds attending on both days. A fly-by took place during the Emergency Services event held at the opening of the festival, which has been moved from the traditional Friday evening start to Saturday [...]

TCR FM Goes Off the Air

TRAMORE Community Radio (TCRfm) is to cease broadcasting. In a statement posted online on Friday last, a spokesperson for TCRfm said: “Due to serious ongoing issues, it has been decided that the station will have to close from today. On behalf of the Board and staff we would like to thank everyone who has been a [...]

Southern Ambition

Councillors Call for South quay Rebirth Eoghan Dalton Reports The local authority has been called on to match its ambitions for the North Quays with a green space on the South Quays, transforming the car parks into a unique attraction. Cllr Jason Murphy (FF) believes the “green lung” would be an ideal way to link the old and [...]

Outer Ring Road for Dunmore Proposed

Sinn Féin Councillor Pat Fitzgerald.
Eoghan Dalton Reports An outer ring road has been proposed for Dunmore East. Speaking at last Thursday’s plenary meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald (SF) said it would allow the area’s burgeoning tourist offering to thrive side by side with its port. Continuing, Cllr Fitzgerald noted that “there’s been a big increase [...]