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Spraoi Fills Streets With Glee Again!

The Spraoi Festival was suitably superb, as the fine Bank Holiday weather aided and abetted the sterling effort of TV Honan’s team of volunteers, in addition to the outstanding and varied level of skilled street performers. We met TV while watching the dance set by the Traces Dance Ensemble on Gladstone Street, where participants with [...]

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Ferrybank Housing Reshuffle?

Residents claim they’ve had to make way for refugees RESIDENTS in Ferrybank claim they have been forced to leave their homes in order to provide accommodation for other families. A number of residents in a Ferrybank estate say they were issued with a notice to terminate their lease.They claim their landlord sold their homes to [...]

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Parking Without Planning

Eoghan Dalton Reports A car park that was opened in the city centre without planning permission is being operated “with impunity” according to Waterford City & County Council. The Apple Market Car Park, run by Dublin-based I Páirc, was refused by the local authority and an appeal has been lodged to An Bord Pleanála. However, it has been [...]

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All Together Now Showcases Deise Gem to Gig-Goers

“Curraghmore is very much a little world on its own, sealed off from outsiders by its woods and hills, and by its ten-mile ring of its own demesne wall.” So read the opening lines of an essay penned by Mark Girouard for the February 14th, 1963 edition of ‘Country Life’. Fifty-five years later, it’s fair to [...]

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Post Office Closures a Source of Rural Gloom

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 [...]

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Alva Pearson

Lyrath Estate is delighted to announce the return of Alva Pearson as Group Sales & Marketing Director for Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. A Wicklow native, Alva has lived in County Kilkenny now for 13 years, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this new role. Having previously held the position of Sales & [...]