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A walk within Waterford

A walk within Waterford

A walk within Waterford

The limited easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions means more of us can now embark on wonderful Waterford walks   Kieran Foley Undoubtedly, the Covid-19 pandemic has focused minds on the simple things which we can no longer take for granted. The benefits of exercising, both physical and psychological, have never been...
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Daffodil Day with a difference

Daffodil Day with a difference

Daffodil Day with a difference

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day fundraiser takes place on Friday March 26th Kieran Foley The Irish Cancer Society is urging people in Waterford to get behind a very different Daffodil Day this year. The charity’s much loved flagship fundraiser is unable to take place in its traditional format with...
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Echoes of the past at Durrow

Echoes of the past at Durrow

Echoes of the past at Durrow

Kieran Foley The centenary of a major historical event at Durrow has highlighted the potential for further developing this popular location on the Waterford Greenway Last Wednesday marked the 100th anniversary of the Durrow Engagement which was an escalation of the War of Independence and one of the first engagements...
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Aiding Grozovo

Aiding Grozovo

Aiding Grozovo

Kieran Foley In 2020, for the first time in 23 years, volunteers with a local charity were unable to embark on their twice-yearly trips to Belarus 2020 brought many traditional rituals to a shuddering halt. Numerous events and activities which had been annual fixtures were either postponed or cancelled. One such...
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Investing in our Estuary

Investing in our Estuary

Local fishermen are highlighting the need for an assessment of the Waterford Estuary to be carried out in order to preserve and promote the area’s assets Recent episodes of RTÉ’s ‘Nationwide’ brilliantly highlighted the beauty and potential of our Three Sister rivers – The Barrow, The Nore and The Suir. Local...
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Magnificent Marie

Magnificent Marie

Well-known local woman Marie Cummins reflects on her many years of fundraising for various causes after her recent decision to step back from fundraising activities Marie Cummins recently announced that she was stepping back from fundraising activities for family reasons.Although Marie had already stepped back from...
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Communities on alert

Communities on alert

Community Alert groups across Waterford are striving to prevent crime in their local areas. DFBA (Dunhill, Fenor, Boatstrand, Annestown) Community Alert Group held its AGM last week. COMMUNITY Alert groups perform an important role throughout Ireland including here in Waterford and the surrounding areas.There has...
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Girl power

Girl power

Mna na Déise Women’s Health Group is a Women’s Health Information Community Group in Waterford Members of a local group are striving to support and empower women in relation to the issue of healthcare. Mna na Déise Women’s Health Group was founded two years ago in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal which...
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