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Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Kieran Foley The new home of The Helping Hand voluntary service was officially opened in Waterford on Friday last, May 13th. The service began operating from a stall near the brewery on The Quay in 2015 before the use of St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre was secured. The service continued to operate from here for a number...
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Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Polina Gribanova from Belarus has been visiting Waterford since she was aged nine, thanks to Chernobyl Aid Ireland and the Dunphy family in Dunhill. Now, she has made the Déise her permanent home Kieran Foley In January 2017, I reported on the story of Polina Gribanova from Belarus who has been visiting Waterford...
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Clonea Power’s community hub

Clonea Power’s community hub

Clonea Power’s community hub

Kieran Foley The picturesque village of Clonea Power, situated at the foothills of the majestic Comeragh Mountains, is unquestionably one of County Waterford’s hidden gems. A landmark building within this charming village was recently renovated and the end result is testament to the determination and enterprising...
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A special gift from aunt to nephew

A special gift from aunt to nephew

A special gift from aunt to nephew

Kieran Foley Organ Donor Awareness Week takes place this week until April 30th. There are currently around 600 people in Ireland waiting for a heart, lung, liver, kidney or pancreas transplant. Organ Donor Awareness Week is normally the flagship fundraising event for the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) but, as most of...
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A Greenway vision realised

A Greenway vision realised

A Greenway vision realised

It’s now five years since the Waterford Greenway was officially opened – but the path to success wasn’t smooth as members of the voluntary Déise Greenway Group know only too well . Last week marked five years since the official opening of the wonderful Waterford Greenway. Saturday March 25th 2017 was a glorious day...
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Transforming South Kilkenny

Transforming South Kilkenny

Transforming South Kilkenny

PICTURESQUE  Piltown is certainly punching above its weight in terms of community spirit, pride of place and entrepreneurial activities. Although the village was bypassed in 2002 with the opening of the upgraded N24, Piltown has managed to retain a vibrant atmosphere combined with a quaint charm. Boasting a number of...
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Kilmeaden’s Story of Rail

Kilmeaden’s Story of Rail

Kilmeaden’s Story of Rail

One of the major success stories of tourism in County Waterford is the Waterford Suir Valley Railway (WSVR) in Kilmeaden. WSVR is a voluntary, community heritage project with charitable status and has been in operation for more than 20 years. The attraction has featured prominently in both national and international...
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Dunmore’s Christmas crafters

Dunmore’s Christmas crafters

Dunmore’s Christmas crafters

Kieran Foley Looking for a Christmas gift with a difference? Then make your way to the impressive Christmas Craft Fair located in the picturesque setting of The Haven Hotel in Dunmore East. Since opening on Sunday November 28th, a large marquee containing stalls featuring locally crafted products has been attracting...
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