Silver Couple, School News and Dr. Martin Centre

Silver Couple
We send our warmest congratulations and best wishes to local couple John and Valarie Carroll, Johnstown who recently celebrated 25 years of wedded bliss. I’m sure that the happy couple enjoyed a nice celebration at home with their sons and daughters. We wish this happy couple many more happy and healthy years to come.


Recent Deaths
We send our deepest sympathy to Mick Morrissey Blacknock on the recent death of his sister Mary. Mary Andrews passed away in Mayday Hospital Croyden. Mary served as a nurse in Coulsdon until her retirement. She is predeceased by her husband Jack. We send our deepest sympathy to her daughter Ria, to Mick and to all the family.
We extend our condolences to Alison Cornwell, Ballyduff West on the recent death of her beloved sister. Beverley Priest(nee Jacob) Milton Keynes and formerly of Dominics Place and Tivoli Terrace Tramore. She will be sadly missed by her husband Mark, her mother Pauline, brother Anthony, sisters Collette, Alison Fiona and Paula and many more relatives and friends. We hope that Beverley now rests in peace.


School News
We send our deepest sympathy to our wonderful school secretary in Ballyduff N. S Mary Heffernan on the recent death of her mother. The funeral mass of Eileen Hickey took place in The Holy Cross church Tramore followed by burial in Butlerstown cemetery. We pray that she now rests in peace.
Mary Brennan has been a teacher and more recently Vice Principal of Ballyduff NS for many years and has given wonderful commitment and service. We are sad to announce that Mary will retire at Christmas but we all wish her a wonderful retirement full of joy and happiness.
We congratulate our 5th class teacher Mr. Stapleton who will now take on the role of Vice Principal. We wish him every success and happiness in his new role.


Christmas Camp

Coerver Coaching Waterford will host two Christmas soccer camps in Waterford for girls and boys aged 6 to 12. Stradbally AFC will host on December 28th and 29th while Hibernian will play host December 30th and 31st. Online booking is essential as places are limited. To book please log on to

Dr. Martin Centre

The Dr. Martin Centre in Portlaw remains open 3 days a week but unfortunately they are unable to welcome members. They would still like to reassure people that they are available to give help and support in any way they can. They are now available to deliver outside the village so if you need shopping or prescriptions collected or just fancy a chat you can call 051-387111 or 087-4611309. A nice hot fresh dinner can also be delivered daily for just €7.50. Please ring in your before 10.30am each day.