Thursday, 17th August 2017
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Indoor Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick's Street Waterford have an Indoor Car Boot Sale on Saturday 12th August from 10 am to 2 pm. Tables are €10, but are limited. If interested please contact St Patrick's Gateway Centre on 051-843589 or email@ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Enjoy Sheila Flitton's solo play Beezie, here at St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick's Street, Waterford on Friday 18th August at 7 p.m. Tickets are €5 in aid of Inistioge Puppy Rescue and are available either at St Patrick's Gateway Centre or Deise Animal Sanctuary Charity Shop on the Quay in Waterford.

Ferrybank Library

Computer Classes - Age Action Computer Classes resume on Wednesday 6th September at 10:30am for five weeks.

This programme delivers one-to-one training on computers, tablets, laptops and smart phones to people over the age of 55.

If you would like to be included in these classes, please contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 for further details.

Spaces limited – early booking advisable.

Summer Reading Adventure - We are half way through the reading adventure at this stage. Well done to all those participating! At present, the four national schools leading the reading adventure are Glenmore, Slieverue, Ballyfacey and Mullinavat! There is still time for all the other schools to make a ‘mad dash’ and catch the leaders! Best of Luck!

Summer Fun continues at Access I.T.

We still have a few places in our Kids and Teens Computer Camps starting 14th to 18th August, 10am to 12.30pm. Cost: €50.00. Call to book on Tel: 051-374849

http://www.accessit.ie Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access IT is a non for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford.

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.

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 on 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.

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 http://www.fairbrook-house.com

Waterford Healing Arts Trust seeks Music Co-ordinator

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is seeking to recruit a Music Co-ordinator/ Administration Assistant to co-ordinate their Healing Sounds and Iontas Arts and Mental Health programmes.

WHAT is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme and brings arts experiences to the bedside of patients at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) and other healthcare settings. Music is at the heart of the work of WHAT and this is a great opportunity for a person interested in music to gain valuable experience in this growing area. Further details are available from http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com Applicants must be eligible for Community Employment. The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 17 August at 4pm.

The role of the Music Co-ordinator/Administration Assistant involves working with and supporting the WHAT panel of musicians who deliver the Healing Sounds programme at UHW and the Iontas Arts and Mental Health programme at a number of settings in the wider Waterford community. Speaking about the role, Alan Browne, who has been the Music Co-ordinator at WHAT for the last three years, says “It has been a hugely rewarding experience working with professional musicians and witnessing firsthand the benefits of bringing live music into various healthcare settings. I myself am also now training to work as a musician in healthcare settings, which is an opportunity that came about as a result of my role with WHAT so, on many levels, this has been a fantastic experience and one I would recommend to anyone”.

Claire Meaney, Acting Arts Director of WHAT, adds “The Music Co-ordinator is an important member of the team at WHAT. There is a mountain of evidence attesting to the positive impact music has on wellbeing, so we are constantly seeking to increase and improve the music initiatives we can offer patients at UHW and in the community healthcare settings where we work. This is a very rewarding role and it’s important that we get the right person for the job. If anyone would like to have a chat about the role before applying, we would be delighted to hear from them”.

Established in 1993, WHAT provides opportunities for patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings to experience the benefit of music. WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website http://www.artsandhealth.ie

An evening of music in Piltown

'An Evening of Music is being held in Piltown Community Centre on Thurs August 17th at 8 pm. It will feature 'Three Tenors' star - Dominic McGorian with Guest Brazilian Tenor, Sandro Machado, Traditional singer - Eileen Dunne. Waterford Tenor - John McManus. Soprano - Carol McCarthy. Baritone - John Drohan. Pianist & Composer - Marian Ingoldsby. Dulcet Soprano Trio Waterford & Trinity Gospel Choir. Tickets €10 incl refreshments . They are now available from: Dan 085-7492934 or Gerri 087-2191808. This is a Piltown Community Enterprise event.'

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    School CostsAlthough we are still just at the start of August many parents will already be figuring out exactly how much they will have to hand over for their children to go back to school. The children's charity Barnardo's have just compiled a report saying that for a primary school child the figure will hit nearly 400 euro while a secondary school child will have to have roughly 750 euro paid out to ensure that they have everything that they need. And of course these figures are just for going back to …

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