Waterford Marine Search and Rescue gets a facelift!

Waterford Marine Search and Rescue Service (WMSARS) an invaluable resource in Waterford City and County, has been responsible for saving over 120 lives since its establishment in 2010. The service provides a 24/7, 365 days a year search, rescue and recovery service, with almost 50 volunteers giving their time selflessly and risking their own lives. … Continued


Waterford Harvest Festival thrills the crowds and the taste buds!

For three days, the Waterford Harvest Festival brought a smorgasbord of wonderful food, tantalising aromas, vibrant colour and great live music to the streets of Waterford city. Some blustery winds and intermittent showers didn’t deter the huge crowds who came to the Viking Triangle, Ballybricken and the city centre to taste the best of local … Continued


UPMC sponsors U.S. GAA team’s trip to Ireland

The Pittsburgh Celtics gaelic football squad have been touring Ireland for the past week playing matches and soaking up the atmosphere in the build up to the All Ireland Final. This tour was co-sponsored by UPMC International in recognition of the club’s success in the U.S. UPMC International is part of the world-renowned healthcare system … Continued


UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre Welcomes Chinese Nursing Delegation

A delegation of 21 qualified nurses from China recently visited Waterford and spent time at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Whitfield Clinic. The visit included a tour of the advanced radiation therapy centre and an overview of the multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. “Even though everyone’s cancer journey is different, education and knowledge are key … Continued


Waterford’s Theatre Royal to sample a Taste of Beckett

Theatre goers in the South East have the opportunity this summer to see two brand new productions of short works by Ireland’s Nobel Prize Winning author, Samuel Beckett in the evocative surroundings of Waterford’s Theatre Royal. Ben Barnes, Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal will direct Waterford’s Carrie Crowley in Footfalls and Arthur Riordan in … Continued


New Winterval Committee takes the reins!

Former Chief Executive of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Nick Donnelly, has been announced as Chair of Winterval, Ireland’s Favourite Christmas Festival. The quintessential yuletide festival will return for its sixth season from November 17th to December 23rd. It is intended that this year’s event will take on board more Waterford City stakeholders with the committee … Continued


Whitfield nurses travel to Vietnam for ‘Operation Walk’

Two Orthopaedic nurses from Whitfield will travel to Vietnam this month to take part in the first non-U.S. ‘Operation Walk’, where they will assist in over 60 hip and knee replacements performed by an all Irish team of over 50 medical experts. Helen Shanahan and Mary Lou Walsh have been fundraising for a number of … Continued


South Eastern practitioners attend successful GP Study Day

Whitfield Clinic recently hosted the latest in a series of General Practitioner Study Days. The day featured a wide and varied programme of talks by Whitfield consultants in their respective practices and specialties and was very well attended by GP’s from the south east region. Over the course of the day Mr. Gareth Higgins, Consultant … Continued


‘Lazygirl’ from Tramore reaches National Student Enterprise Final

Lazygirl is a product and business created by Ardscoil Na Mara student, Caitlin Roche who won the Waterford Student Enterprise Award. It is a fake tan remover that works in just five minutes. It doesn’t exfoliate or damage the human skin as it is a cream and not a scrub.   The Waterford Student Enterprise … Continued


Norwegian and Swedish business students pay enterprising visit to Waterford

Over 60 Norwegian and Swedish students and teachers marched in Waterford City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as part of an enterprise visit to Waterford on the invitation of the Local Enterprise Office. The students (18-19 years olds) are studying a three year entrepreneurship program, this is the student’s third and last year and the Irish … Continued