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A fitting farewell to Brendan Bowyer

A fitting farewell to Brendan Bowyer

A fitting farewell to Brendan Bowyer

And so, there we all were, gathered together in the heart of the old city. On a warm August day, the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity was packed to overflowing. Everybody knew that Brendan Bowyer had died in Las Vegas over two years ago. We’d heard the news. But, for many, the reality didn’t sink in until they saw...
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A rescue reunion  

A rescue reunion  

A rescue reunion  

The 65th anniversary of a dramatic rescue involving a Waterford man occurred this week A very special reunion took place in County Donegal recently involving a Waterford man who is hugely thankful for the gift of life. Seamus O’Rourke (87), originally from Sallypark and now residing on Leamy Street, spent the summer...
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Hopes for summer tourism surge

Hopes for summer tourism surge

Hopes for summer tourism surge

Cruise ships return but Déise still seeking surge The much-anticipated summer tourism bonanza has yet to materialise according to local stakeholders in the industry who said this week that the record revenue figures of last year will not be achieved again. Founding member of Waterford Business Group, Michael Garland,...
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Councillors adopt Development Plan

Councillors adopt Development Plan

Councillors adopt Development Plan

Councillors adopted the Waterford City & County Development Plan 2022 to 2028 at a special meeting last week. The Development Plan was adopted at a meeting held in the Civic Offices in Dungarvan on Tuesday last. Cllr Mary Roche (Ind) paid tribute to staff in the Council’s Planning department for “a good day’s...
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City set for Viking Marathon

City set for Viking Marathon

City set for Viking Marathon

Sunday June 26th will see Waterford play host to our 10th annual WLR Waterford Viking Marathon. Organisers and participants are very excited to return to a live event while continuing the option to participate in a virtual marathon if preferred from June 24th to June 27th. Runners will begin their full, half and...
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