Monday, 11th December 2017
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Dunhill Squash Club Open Night

Dunhill Squash club are holding an open night on Friday 6th October from 7.00-9.30pm in Dunhill Squash Club for people who would like to start playing squash or who wish to get back playing again. Everyone is welcome. We'll be holding an exhibition game or two and you'll get a chance to try out this great game. Please bring court shoes if you’re interested. If you just want to watch and get some information on our club set-up, we'll provide you with some tea!

Comeragh Mountaineering club

Brian Jacob will lead a moderate walk to the Comeraghs next Sunday 8th October. Boots essential, food, hot drink, hat, gloves, rain gear advised. Meet at Hypermarket to car pool.

All details from Dick 086 2652768 (by txt).

Tower Toastmasters

Tower Toastmasters will be holding their next meeting in the Glenmore room of the Tower Hotel on Tuesday 10TH October at 8pm sharp. Toastmasters provides a welcoming and supportive opportunity to improve confidence , leadership skills and of course public speaking. All new members most welcome. Further information 086 8582899.

Taize with Peace Choir

Taize led by the Island of Ireland Peace Choir will be held on Friday 6th October at 8pm in the Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford. All are Welcome to attend.

Comeragh active retirement

The next meeting of the Comeragh Active Retirement will take Place on Wednesday the 11th October in the Woodland Hotel at 2pm.

Overeaters Anonymous

Do you have a problem with food? Have you been worried about the way you eat?Have you tried numerous Diets and plans to deal with your problem with food. Overeaters Anonymous offers you the solution. OA is not a diet club there are no weigh in no dues or fees for members. OA is a twelve step fellowship of men and women who are recovering from compulsive eating, anoxeria, bulimia, food addiction and obesity. For more information about the OA meetings phone 08940781865 or go to http://www.overeatersannoymous.ie

Déise Active Retirement Association

Hello all! Our next meeting is on Thursday, 12th October, in the Woodlands Hotel, and includes a speaker who will tell you about insulating your house, and the grants available for the work. Those of you who couldn't get to the September meeting may be interested to hear about our Donegal trip. We were very well looked after by our coach driver, Brian McGinley, who brought us to beautiful Glenveagh National Park and its historic Castle, and over the border to Derry where we saw many reminders of Bloody Sunday, and where some people walked the famous Walls and the Peace Bridge. Brian also showed us the magnificent scenery of his native county, of which he is obviously very proud and very knowledgeable, and as a bonus, every bedroom had a view over the bay. All in all, we had a wonderful time, and eagerly look forward to the next holiday!

Samaritans Table Quiz

There is a table quiz on behalf of Waterford Samaritans in The Cove Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford on Friday 5th October at 8.30 pm. Table of 4 - €20. Raffle for spot prizes on the night. All proceeds will go to Waterford Samaritans to continue the great work they do in the community.

Irish Conversation - Tramore's Ciorcal Comhrá

Thursday evening is the established time for Tramore's popular Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) which will meet again in Tramore library, from 7pm to 8pm. The Ciorcal has a friendly atmosphere with a céad mile fáilte to all who come along, so whether you would like to join in with the comhrá or whether you prefer to listen, you are more than welcome to join us! It's saor in aisce and for more information, please call Tramore Library on (076) 110 2594. Bí linn!

Coningbeg and Formby

Commemoration stories and image collection day

Waterford City and County Council will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the loss of the SS Coningbeg and SS Formby on 15th and 16th December. As part of this event we would like to invite members of the public to share their stories and images for use in the commemorations.

The Archivist will be available in the foyer of the Theatre Royal on Saturday 7th October 10am-2 and 2pm-4pm if you would like to bring in any images or artefacts that you would like to contribute to the exhibition to be scanned or photographed. If you are unable to attend the collection day then please contact the Archivist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0761 10 2144.

Health & Wellbeing Programme

Waterford’s Women Centre will run the above programme from September - June (continuous intake throughout the year). Tuesday & Wednesday mornings at Waterford Women’s Centre, 74/76 Manor Street. This program aims to provide a springboard to health and wellbeing through:

- Working together in a supportive way

- Taking personal responsibility for ourselves

- Exploring the impact of our life choices

- Unlearn negative patterns

- Form new habits for health

- Identify goals for positive change

Waterford’s Women Centre is an ACCESS 2000 Company Limited by Guarantee. If you’re interested in taking part please call 051 351918 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lead Into Employment

Would you like to explore options in education, training and employment in an informal and supportive learning environment?

- Build your confidence

- Make new friends

- Identify new skills and build on existing skills

- ‘Learn by doing’ in a supportive learning environment

- Identify and remove barriers to your progression

- Develop an achievable progression plan

The Women’s Centre can also offer work experiences to participants in a number of areas. Waterford’s Women Centre is an ACCESS 2000 Company Limited by Guarantee. Telephone: 051 351918. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call in to Waterford Women’s Centre, 74/76 Manor Street for more information.

Pathways to Employment,

Local training initiative, Sepember - June (20 hours per week) for women aged 18 years and upwards.

Would you like to:

- Explore education, training & employment options

- ‘Learn by doing’ in a relaxed enjoyable supportive environment

- Build your confidence

- Identify achievable goals to employment

- Be part of a creative and fun group

For futher information please contact: Waterford Women’s Centre, 74/76 Manor St. Waterford. Telephone: 051 351918 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Waterford’s Women Centre is an ACCESS 2000 Company Limited by Guarantee.

Annual Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Annual Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine - Sunday 8th October 2017. Bus will depart O'Connell street (Beside the Church) at 7am. Tickets on sale in St. Saviours Dominican Church, Bridge St. at €25.00.

Lectio Divina

Reflections on the Sunday Gospels to deepen your knowledge of the Word of God in the weekly Liturgy

"There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in His Word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina" - Pope Francis Facilitated by the Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford every Wednesday night, 7.30 p.m. Donation: Eu5 including light refreshments. All are welcome.

Presentation Convent Class of 1977

Graduation Reunion 1977 - 2017. A graduation reunion dinner will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, The Mall, Waterford. All past pupils from both primary and post-primary level are invited to The Tower Hotel for an evening of reminiscing and laughter. The event costs E30 commencing at 7:30 p.m. with a wine reception followed by dinner. A non-refundable deposit of E5.00 is required to secure a booking with the balance due by 11th November 2017. Further information can be had by contacting Maureen on 087-9652370 or Kathleen on 086-3478382.

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