Saturday, September 30, 2017

R O A D W O R K S . . .


Remedial work all around the local roundabout has been going on for weeks
and is now nearing completion.
Here a gentleman is using an angle-grinder.


Simultaneously in the background is this vehicle cruising non-stop around the perimeter,
spraying water (?) and sweeping (?) the area to keep down the dust.
This very expensive project may well be a complete waste of money,
as while the work was in progress,
people were parking on the edge of the roundabout centre itself,
outside the many 'bollards' in front of the Centra
and outside the bollards between the entrance and exit areas!
Not alone that, drivers were still taking a chance coming down Talbot Terrace,
and driving anti-clockwise around the roundabout to park at the Main St. side of the Centra.
Better still, while one driver (A) was coming up Main St., a driver (B)  coming from the William St. side waited for driver (A) to move on to the roundabout until he (B) could go down the wrong side in order to park at the far end of the Centra car-park.
Driver (A) realised what (B) was up to and didn't budge,
resulting in driver (B) having to continue up Factory Road!
It's all happening most days!!!
It will be all so easier now for these drivers to continue doing the same
when all the bollards are gone.
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT IS CERTAIN TO HAPPEN!

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Saturday, Oct. 21st:

My predictions are already taking place.
Maybe the Centra people should widen their front door and allow parking inside! 



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Coffee Morning 2017


A Coffee Morning in aid of the
Waterford Home Care Nursing Service
will take place at the
Fountain Centre, Portlaw,
on Thursday next, September 14th.
Doors open 10.00 am till late.
Please come along and support this worthy cause!

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Addendum 18 Sept. 2017:

Some contributors at the event



L to R: Biddy Hanlon (one of the organisers), Mary Coe and Eileen Maher.



Eileen Long and and grand-daughter.


Eileen's grand-daughter, Ellie Mae Long.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Curraghmore Harvest August 2017


Making the most of the good weather at Curraghmore
before the forecast torrential rain comes
this evening and tonight (Sept 2nd and 3rd).

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“Smoke hangs like haze over harvested fields,
The gold of stubble, the brown of turned earth
And you walk under the red light of fall
The scent of fallen apples, the dust of threshed grain
The sharp, gentle chill of fall.
Here as we move into the shadows of autumn

- author unknown