Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Ger Lawton’s round-up from Waterford people on social media


Lisa Keane (@lisakeaneart) is a brilliant local artist who has a special affiliation with this newspaper as she has painted the front cover of our Christmas annual – Festive Star – for the last number of years. See her latest Waterford creation above. She tweeted this week, “My first painting of 2022! A view of Lombard Street. #waterfordart #waterfordcity #localart.”




Paul Martin (@PaulieM80) had an interesting link to television and the Covid pandemic this week. Not wishing to offend any fans of Brendan O’Carroll, I’m just going to leave this here… “Covid-19 is a punishment for Mrs Browne’s Boys”.



@VinnyOBrien_ is a great man for local history and he had a great insight into this week in Waterford in 1970. “January 1970, 52 years ago to the date (January 6). Schools were closed, factories workforce were down 17% from normal capacity. The Flu outbreak continued to take its toll on industry and transport in Waterford that week.”



While Róisín de Buitléar (@RdeBuitlear) marked the passing of a long term Tramore resident and legend of Waterford Glass, Heinz Plattner, who died recently. “One of our great Masters of the Glass has left us this week. Heinz Plattner came to Ireland from Germany as a young 17 year old apprentice to work at the Waterford Glass company under the direction of Miroslav Havel, and Charles Bacik in 1953. #waterfordcrystal #irishglass.” May he rest in peace.



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