Sunday, 23rd April 2017
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Knockboy ICA

Knockboy ica members please take note . Our next meeting has been changed to Thursday April 20th because of holy week. This is our AGM , we would like to see all members attend and a new committee formed.

Southside CBDI Coffee Morning

SHY Centre, St. Johns Park on Wednesday 3rd May, 10am-1pm.

10.30-11.30: Group Reiki - Mary Coady, Ann Martin, Lyndsey McCarthy

11.30-12.30: Coffee & Cake

12.30-1.30: Group Hand Massage - Breda Phelan, Mary Coady, Phyl Coady

12.30-1.30: Group Neck and Shoulder - (Please wear loose comfortable clothing) - Gina Mitman, Matt Sutton, Jackie Owens.

Holistic Treatment €10. All proceeds go to Southside. Enquiries, contact Lyndsey, 087-6394065.

Barony of Gaultier Historical Society

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society is pleased to announce the last of its spring series of talks. This talk will be presented by Liam Murphy. Liam will speak on the subject of “The Life of Bishop Thomas Hussey”.

Bishop Hussey was the Bishop of Waterford from 1797 to his death in Dunmore East in 1802. Liam Murphy was born in Dunmore East and was educated in De La Salle and UCC where he did a B.A.in History and Latin and a H. Dip in Education. Liam launched a book on Bishop Thomas Hussey in Waterford last October. Liam’s talk promises to be a most interesting evening and should be of interest to residents of Dunmore East and its environs.

The venue is the Three Sisters Inn, Dunmore East and the starting time is 8pm on Thursday 20 April. Admission is €5 and all are welcome.

Temple Street appeal

Temple Street Children’s Hospital is asking donors to give their support to National Banana Day, which takes place on Wednesday, April 19th next, by contributing to the purchase of multisensory equipment to be used by the hospital for the treatment of children with certain conditions.

Supported by Fyffes, those wishing to support the campaign can do so by making a €4 donation by texting the word BANANA to 50300.

ODA (codependents anonymous)

Relationship difficulties? Self - Partners - Family - Work Self help Group offering a Twelve Step Recovery Programme. Meeting every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Sacred Heart Community Centre, Richardsons Meadow, Old Tramore Road Waterford. Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Morning Prayer Group, Prayer and Praise

A Morning Prayer Group - Prayer and Praise- takes place every Thursday in the Parish Centre attached to St. Joseph’s and St. Benildus Church, shortly after the 10.30 a.m. mass. The session lasts approximately one hour. All are welcome. Further enquiries can be made at the Parish Centre by ringing: 051 – 878 977.

Sacred Heart Scouts Group 50th Anniversary

Calling all former scouts from 15th/25th Sacred Heart Group.

The 15th/25th Sacred Heart Scouts Group are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Sunday, 2nd July at 2pm in their Den, located opposite St. Patrick's Hospital. If you are a former scout from our group, it would be wonderful to see you and your family there. We are also writing a book celebrating our 50 years of scouting. We are very keen to include stories, photos or trips down memory lane that you may have. Do you have any memories that you would like to share with us for the book and/or social media? You can contact us via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or through our Facebook page (Sacred Heart Scout Group).

Easter Special Fenor Bingo

Easter Special Fenor Bingo on Friday 21st April in Fenor National School Hall at 8pm. Free bus from Riverstown Shop leaving at 7.15pm. This will be a great night with lots of prizes to be won. Tell your friends and come along and support an enjoyable night.

Litter Picking at Ballyscanlon Woods on Saturday 15th April at 10am. All helpers young and old are asked to help. We will meet at the quarry on the Lower Road.

Ferrybank Library

FREE - An introduction to Oil Painting for Adults with Liz McGuire.

Taking place over four Wednesdays - April 19th and April 26th, May 3rd and May 10th, from 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Spaces limited so early booking is advisable. Ring Ferrybank Library for further information and to reserve your place - 051 897200

Spring Into Storytime at your library - storytelling suitable for children 4-7 yrs and will take place at Ferrybank Library on Tuesday 18th April from 11-12pm.

All welcome!

Book Club are reading ‘The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden’ by Jonas Jonasson. Next meeting is Wednesday 26th April @ 5:30pm. New members always welcome!

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a New Lecture Series - Philosophy and Film - commencing 7:30 p.m. Monday 24th April at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill

Films such as The Seventh Seal, Taxi Driver, American Beauty, and The Tree of Life offer profound reflections upon some of the most challenging yet enduring philosophical concepts. This lecture series will explore a variety of thematic correlations between the works of the great philosophers and a wide selection of films from renowned directors such as Bergman, Godard, Tarkovsky, and Malick, thereby revealing how films pose probing philosophical questions.

No prior knowledge of philosophy is required. For further information, please visit our Facebook page (Philosophia Waterford) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Law of Attraction Workshop

This one - day weekend workshop will be held at the Cheshire Home, John’s Hill, Waterford on Saturday May 6th from 10.30am – 4.30pm. This special event will be facilitated by local Heal Your Life facilitator Mary Fitzgerald M. ED, ARCHTI.

The aim of the workshop is to help you live the life you want, attracting abundance and contentment. Experience the benefits and practice of visualization and affirmations. Take time out to meditate and relax. Early booking advised.

For details contact: Mary 087-2269217, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Butlerstown ICA Guild

The guild held its AGM on Monday April 10th in the Rufus Halley Hall. The highlight of the end of year report was the success of Phyllis McGovern in becoming the national winner of the Aldi Brown Bread Competition. A wonderful achievement for the guild is that it was founded 65 years ago and has an unbroken record. Incoming president Mary Cooper was elected with Francisca Faugere as Vice-President. Incoming Secretary is Kathleen O Sullivan.

Other prizewinners through the year included Chris Cleary for embroidery and Kathleen O Sullivan for painting. The guild had a very active year of activities including two open holistic events On Mindfulness with Cecilia Shefflin and a Heal Your Life talk by Mary Fitzgerald. The embroidery of bonnets as part of the Tasmanian Roses from the Heart was a very special project linked internationally. Welcome to new member Lila Rodgers.

St Paul’s Class of 1987 30 Year Reunion

St Paul’s Community College, Waterford (the class of 1987) , we are having a 30 Year school reunion on the 28th April in The Munster Bar, The Mall Waterford. Check out the facebook page (St Pauls College class of 87) for more information or contact Ethel Ryan 086 051 2548.

Waterford student wins top prize in Texaco Art competition

A Waterford student has won a top prize in this year’s 63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition. In the 12-13 years age category, a Special Merit Award was won by 13-years old Eimear Power, from Our Lady Of Mercy Secondary School, Ozanam Street, for her self-portrait work.

Prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in Dublin next month when all of the 126 top prize-winners will be in attendance.

Waterford Humanists

The April meeting of the Waterford Humanist Group will be held on Monday 24th April at 7.30 p.m in the Friends Meeting House, Newtown, Waterford. We will be considering Humanism in other countries – specifically the UK and Germany.

For further information contact Teresa at 086 8776307.

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