Tuesday, 30th September 2014
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Wild For The Comeraghs!

5,000 Attend Sell-Out Comeraghs Wild Festival

Locals and visitors alike were proved to be "Wild" about the Comeraghs last weekend with 5,000 attendees enjoying book-out walks, movies, workshops, music and storytelling events at the second Comeraghs Wild Festival. The fine weather showcased the Comeraghs in their full glory and festival goers clearly appreciated that 60% of the Comeraghs Wild events were free.

For many, the highlight of the weekend was the Harvest Moon Walk. The event, which was booked to capacity several days before the festival, saw 200 people climb 400 metres to Lake Coumshingaun on Saturday night where they enjoyed a poignant performance by Rigout productions of Lackendara Jim: The hermit of the Comeragh Mountains. The combination of music, lighting, great acting, fine weather and a most unique setting made the evening one to remember as many also opted to overnight in the mountains while storytelling continued around the campfire.

The Guided Sunset Walk to the summit cairn on Farbreaga Mountain, the Industrial Heritage Walk in Portlaw, Wildlife Walk in Crough Wood, Bronze Age Looped Walk in the Nire Valley and Glacial Heritage Walk in Rathgormack were also brimming with eager attendees. Elsewhere, fans of ‘Big Houses’ revelled in... Read more »»

Wild For The Comeraghs!

Wild For The Comeraghs!

Global Corporation acquires Waterford based Spin Out Feedhenry

Global Corporation acquires Waterford based Spin Out Feedhenry

Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn, President of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) welcomed the announcement that a leading global corporation has acquired FeedHenry. FeedHenry, a spin out of WIT’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) (Read more »»

Commemoration of the brave people from the South East

Commemoration of the brave people from the South East who served in the Great War held at WIT

On Monday 15 September, representatives from all five counties in the South East of Ireland came together at WIT’s O’Connell Bianconi Nurse Education building to remember the people from the region who served in World War I. At the ceremony, a commemorative plaque, ’The Great War Memorial’, was unveiled, listing a representative sample of the names of the men and women from all over the South East who served in the Great War, including Nurse Mary O’Connell Bianconi MM, after whom... Read more »»

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    Doom Time'We are running out of time to save the world.' That statement by Mary Robinson just ahead of a UN climate change conference this week is a pretty dramatic not to say drastic assessment of the position of the challenges that we all face when it comes to the issue of climate change. We are all very well aware of just how important the issue of climate change is and how what we do now will have a serious impact on just how able we are to live a sustainable life going on into the future. We know the …

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