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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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Pride of place at local GAA club

Pride of place at  local GAA club

Pride of place at local GAA club

Kilmacthomas will play host to a Mock Wedding Weekend Extravaganza this weekend – a Kilmacthomas GAA Club Development Fundraiser A fundraiser with a difference will be held in Kilmacthomas this weekend to raise funds for the future development of the local GAA club. The picturesque Waterford village will play host to...
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Dealing with Dyslexia

Dealing with Dyslexia

Dealing with Dyslexia

The Waterford Dyslexia Group is striving to raise awareness of dyslexia and to help those living with the learning difficulty. Last week was European Dyslexia Awareness Week which aimed to raise awareness of dyslexia and the experiences of those affected by it.Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty affecting the...
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Butlerstown revisits memory lane

Butlerstown revisits memory lane

Butlerstown revisits memory lane

‘Butlerstown Revisited’ is the latest publication produced by Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) and was launched in the Fr Rufus Halley Centre last week. The latest book from the industrious Meitheal Staire Butlerstown (Butlerstown History Group) was launched last Friday night at the Fr Rufus...
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Choir members on a High

Choir members on a High

Choir members on a High

The High Hopes Choir in Waterford is seeking new members and currently have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline In 2014, the High Hopes Choir was formed by Ireland’s world-renowned conductor, David Brophy.He set out to help people who are homeless change their lives through music.The choir was initially...
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Waterford wows in fantastic Fenagh

Waterford wows  in fantastic Fenagh

Waterford wows in fantastic Fenagh

Waterford was well represented at the 88th National Ploughing Championships which were held at Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow last week. The 88th National Ploughing Championships took place last week from September 17th to 19th at Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow.Waterford was once again well represented at...
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Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

Tramore’s Trojan Tidy Towns

Tramore is hoping to maintain and even improve its success in the SuperValu Tidy Towns competition, the results of which will be announced shortly. Each September, communities throughout Waterford wait with bated breath ahead of the announcement of the SuperValu Tidy Towns results.For five years in a row, Tramore has...
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A new era for the Holy Ghost

A new era for  the Holy Ghost

A new era for the Holy Ghost

Steeped in history, the Holy Ghost Residential Home is now entering a new era of care for the elderly in Waterford. THE Holy Ghost Residential Home is among the oldest charitable institutions in Waterford City still carrying out the intentions of its founders.On August 15th 1545, James Henry Walsh received a charter...
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Twinkle toes Jim

Twinkle toes Jim

Jim McManus (99) has attracted global media attention at the world’s largest tango competition in Argentina. Twinkle toes Jim McManus attracted global media attention throughout the past week as he competed at the world’s largest tango competition in Argentina.Dressed in a white jacket, black trousers and tie, the...
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Filipino fun in Waterford

Filipino fun in Waterford

Members of the vibrant Waterford-Filipino Irish Community are proud to call Waterford their home and regularly organise and participate in a variety of events. There are almost 200 Filipinos living in Waterford City and its environs. The majority work in the medical sector within the locality as nurses and health...
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Farmers fight back

Farmers fight back

Farmers fight back

Newly elected President of the ICSA, Fenor man Edmond Phelan, says farming is under attack as a result of climate change, the rise in veganism and excessive profiteering. Additionally, the industry is threatened by the controversial Mercusor deal and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Waterford man Edmond Phelan was...
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