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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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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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