Opinion

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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Playing the Blues and killing cancer

Playing the Blues and killing cancer

Looking at this band photograph you could be excused for saying there was nothing too unusual about the middle-aged guy blowing up a storm with his harmonica. You would be wrong. As well as being a red-hot player with the US Checkpoint group, James Allison is also a Nobel Prize winner in medicine for his pioneering...
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