Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Wreath Laying Ceremony

Sunday 27th August 3 pm at Dungarvan WW1 Memorial Wall

A wreath laying ceremony will be held on Sunday 27th August 2017 at the Dungarvan WW1 Memorial Wall, beside Johns Castle, Dungarvan. This ceremony is being organized by the Waterford Branch of The Royal British Legion, to remember the 1200 men and women from Waterford City and County who fell in the Great War.

Everyone is welcome to attend, Relatives of those named on the wall are invited to lay a wreath in their memory.

Fenor Bingo

The next Fenor Bingo takes place on August 4th at Fenor National School at 8pm. Bus will leave shop at Riverstown at 7.15. Great night assured. Come and enjoy.

Table Quiz

St. Andrew’s Church, Dunmore East are holding their Annual Table Quiz at Powers Pub, Dunmore Thursday 3 August at 8.30pm Table of 4 people €20. Great Raffle prizes.

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society present a Stand Alone Lecture: The Varieties of Religious Experience at 7:30 p.m., Monday 7th August, at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill

William James is widely renowned as a pivotal figure in Western intellectual history. His fascination with the subjective experiences of religious belief inspired his detailed explorations of the psychological consequences of faith. Eschewing traditional concerns with the metaphysical aspects of religious doctrines, James evaluated the purely personal implications of belief. While focussing on The Varieties of Religious Experience, this lecture will examine a number of James’s writings in an attempt to contextualise James’s overall contribution to the history of ideas.

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

South Kilkenny bee keepers at the Iverk Show

South Kilkenny bee keepers will have a stand at the Iverk Show on 26th August. We would be delighted to see you there. Information will be available bee keeping and you will have an opportunity to see a demonstration hive of bees.

Labour Party Cheekpoint clinic

The Labour Party Monthly Clinic will held in the Reading Rooms, Cheekpoint on Saturday 5th August at 11 a.m. attended by Jack Walsh P.C., Local Area Representative. All are welcome.

Upcoming Public Engagement Meeting

Against the Current: A History of Waterford’s Countercultural Movements, 1979-1996

Following the remarkable attendance and overwhelming enthusiasm witnessed at last week’s ‘Against the Current’ meeting in Downes’s pub, which explored the origins and influence of Waterford’s Ska, Mods, Scooter and associated scenes, we are now organising a similar event that will be held on Friday of the upcoming Spraoi weekend (4th August).

This gathering will focus on the early years of the underground dance movements in Waterford, wherein we will turn our attention to those who attended Tasty, Can’t Stop, and Man Fridays events. Following an introductory talk by Dano and Anthony, an extended discussion session will enable participants to share their memories of the nights that proved most seminal for them. Those who wish to bring along memorabilia are warmly encouraged to do so and will be afforded full recognition in due course. This event is open to anyone who is eager to become acquainted with the history of some of Waterford's most legendary clubs. Taking place in The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms and featuring images and music that defined our movements, this get-together will commence at 21:00.

Comeragh Wilds at Portlaw

Community Resource Hub

Portlaw Community Resource Hub a joint initiative by St Brigids Family & Community Centre and Tusla Child & Family Agency collaborated on July 15th with the Comeragh Wilds Festival to bring an evening of ‘Sounds of O Shea’ to the Community of Portlaw.

On the evening the community were entertained by Portlaw Pipe Band, Portlaw Irish Dancers and DJ John O Shea, along with the live entertainment Facepainting, birds of prey, foroige, Portlaw allotment group, Portlaw Heritage Centre and a very kind visit by two Alpacas and a pet goat brought great entertainment with something for everyone to enjoy. A BBQ hosted by Fogartys kept everyone fed and ensured that the crowd stayed late into the evening.

The very successful event was Portlaw Community Resource Hub first collaboration with the Comeragh Wilds festival which saw a variety of events in different locations take place over the weekend.

Portlaw Community Resource Hub would like to thank everyone who played a part in organising such a great evening and we look forward to working with Alan Walsh, Comeragh Wilds Organiser in making it bigger and better for 2018.

bigger and better for 2018.

Fairbrook House Summer Concert in the Gardens on August 12

For twelve years Fairbrook House Gardens and Museum, KIlmeaden is organising a SUMMER CONCERT in the garden with good weather on the lawn enclosed by the fruit and wisteria walk and in case of rain it will be indoors in the museum surrounded by the unique figurative art. Every year different music . Performances from Ireland and abroad like opera, chansons, portuguese fado, Irish traditional, just to mention a few. During the interval on the terrace people are getting served a glass with bubbles and some nibbles, they can stroll around the garden and have a view in the museum with unique art. A different program before and after interval. This year’s program starts with light jazzy and classical songs by Donna Roche accompanied on piano after the interval gypsy jazz with PARIS SWING quartet. To suit a bigger audience we have two concerts. Afternoon concert 1 pm – 3 pm and Evening concert 5 pm – 7 pm. For bookings and info: 051 384657 0858131448

Beat Guinness World Record

Petmania, the Irish chain of pet stores have marked their 10th Birthday with a successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Biggest Cake for Dogs. The existing record was set in 2011 to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton weighing in at 68.45kgs. Petmania comfortably beat the record with a cake that was 100% edible by dogs, setting a new record of 91.8kg.

Petmania’s birthday cake was presented, and distributed, as the centre piece to a party for dogs at their flagship store in Kilkenny City on Saturday afternoon. The cake was portioned into 450 slices and given to the dogs that came along

Third Annual Islamic Cultural Exhibition

Discover Islam Ireland in collaboration with Tawheed Centre Waterford will host the 3rd Islamic Cultural Exhibition at The Granville Hotel Waterford.

The event is held to give visitors a greater understanding of the teachings of Islam, to correct misconceptions about the religion and for a chance to meet and interact with the local Muslim community.

Last year around 400 people attended this event. Information boards were well placed around the perimeter of the hall and offered visitors the chance to learn more about Islam like Five Pillars of Islam, Women right in Islam.

Free gift bags, henna painting, face painting, and names written in Arabic calligraphy are available.

Speakers on the day include Waterford Mayor Seán Reinhardt, Sheikh Abdur-Raheem McCarthy Imam of Tawheed


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