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A community full of surprises

A community full of surprises

Dungarvan’s ‘Surprise Surprise’ started as a small idea but has grown to become a much bigger movement which is making a real difference within the local community A Dungarvan based group is attracting acclaim for its quest to spread positivity and kindness throughout the local area. ‘Surprise Surprise’ started as an...
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Striding Ahead in the Anne Valley

Striding Ahead in the Anne Valley

The committee responsible for the creation of the beautiful Anne Valley Walk in Dunhill were recently honoured with a prestigious local award and are keen to make even further progress in 2020 VISITORS and locals alike are taking note of the many wonderful walking routes which we are fortunate to possess here in...
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Remembering The Missing Postman

Remembering The Missing Postman

To mark the 90th anniversary of the disappearance of postman Larry Griffin, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the old post office in Kilmacthomas on December 27th. Christmas 2019 marked 90 years since the disappearance of Kilmacthomas postman Larry Griffin. On Christmas Day 1929, Larry, who had served as a...
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Vibrant local communities

Vibrant local communities

Throughout 2019, I was delighted to feature interesting and inspiring stories from communities across Waterford city and county in this column. Many remarkable individuals and groups are contributing to their local area in a variety of ways. Here’s a brief recap of some of those who I have been fortunate enough to...
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Women of the Workhouse

Women of the Workhouse

Women of the Workhouse

The Kilmacthomas Women’s Group, who meet regularly in the Kilmacthomas Union Workhouse, have admirably commemorated the lives of those who spent time in this historic building Since the official opening of the Waterford Greenway, the Kilmacthomas Workhouse area has been transformed and its current use is a far cry...
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On a mission in Belarus

On a mission in Belarus

On a mission in Belarus

A group of local volunteers recently travelled to Belarus as part of a hugely successful charity initiative and are already planning their next trip In September this year, a group of enthusiastic volunteers from the local area travelled to Belarus to embark on their latest charitable project. Portlaw men Michael...
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Back in the groove with Billy

Back in the groove with Billy

Local gym owner and kickboxing coach Billy O’Sullivan is striving to help people with little or no experience of fitness training as well as service users from Waterford’s Brook House As part of Waterford Mental Health Association’s recent awareness week, an open coffee morning was held at the Brook House facility on...
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Fingers crossed for Foróige

Fingers crossed for Foróige

Fingers crossed for Foróige

White Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism has been nominated in the Small Organisation Section of the Charity Impact Awards 2019. WHITE Strand Foróige Youth Club for Children with High Functioning Autism is a progressive and innovative club, based at White Strand, Abbeyside, which is...
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A trip down Memory Lane

A trip down Memory Lane

A trip down Memory Lane

The official launch of the Waterford Intergenerational Group’s booklet entitled ‘A Trip Down Memory Lane’ took place recently at the Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex, Manor St., Waterford. (header across right page) ‘Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty,” Henry Ford once said....
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