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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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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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