Monday, 22nd January 2018
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Coffee morning for Samaritans

Coffee Morning - A Sunday of music with Bealtaine Library Choir Waterford in aid of Waterford and South East Samaritans will take place in The Granary, Hanover Street, Waterford on Sunday 17th December at 12 pm. There will be a raffle on the day with great prizes to be won. Price €5 includes refreshments. All proceeds will go to Waterford Samaritans to help raise awareness of the service they provide to the Community. Waterford and South East Samaritans Freephone 116 123.

Carbally Community Development Project Christmas Events 2017

The Carbally Community Development Project has a number of activities that are ongoing between now and Christmas.

The Ballymacaw Baby & Toddler Group; Come along to our baby and toddler group running every Monday during term time. Meet up for some adult conversation while the little ones play. Fun and games for the kids, tea and coffee for the grown ups! Everyone welcome: babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, childminders. Cost is €2 per family. We have two dates left before Christmas; they are Monday 11th and Monday 18th starting at 11 o’clock on both mornings.

Youth Club; Carbally Clowns Youth Club runs every Monday in the community centre for youngsters from 11yrs+. It costs €2 per person, so come along and join in the craic. There are two dates remaining before Christmas, Monday 11th and Monday 18th starting at 19.30 both evenings.

Art & Craft Class; We are running art and craft classes for kids from 7yrs - 14yrs on Wednesdays in the Carbally community centre. Classes cost €10 per week - family discount available. All materials supplied - old clothes are advised!!! For further info or bookings contact Michelle 0868557041 or Anna Marie 087 7760509.

Nativity Play; It’s that time of the year again when we rehearse and perform our Christmas play, the Nativity. The play will be performed at our Christmas party on Sunday the 17th of December at 3. Hope to see you there! Contact Michelle if you would like to take part.

Fenor notes

Fenor Bingo Christmas Special will take place on Friday 15th December at Fenor National School starting at 8pm. Cash prizes, Christmas gifts and toys to be won on the night. A great night out for the family. Bus will leave Tramore at 7.15 from the shop at Riverstown. Come and enjoy the Christmas Spirit.

Fenor Sale of Work ; The results of the Fenor 1500 Hamper is Jimmy Flynn, Fenor,

2nd Prize Mini Hamper; Abi O'Shea, Fenor

3rd Prize: Ham, Katie Geoghegan, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare

4th Prize: turkey, Dereck O'Sullivan, Tramore

5th Prize: Christmas Cake, Ann St. Ledger, New Ross

6th Prize: Bottle whiskey, Patsy O'Brien, Dunhill

7th Prize: Fruit Hamper, Kevin Burns, Dunhill

8th Prize: Bottle of Sherry, Tom Hurley, Tramore

9th Prize: Tin Biscuits, Ilmars Kaleys, Clonea Power

10th Prize: Box of chocolates, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Butlerstown

The Gate Hamper,

1st Prize Food Hamper, Kyle Burns, Kilfarrissey

2nd Prize box of biscuits, Veronica Weldon, Tramore

3rd Prize Box of chocolates, Martin Curran, Fenor

Community Care Raffle:

1st prize, A ton of Firewood, Naomi Flynn, Dunhill

2nd prize, Box of biscuits, Tina Schley

3rd prize, Box of chocolates, Maura Allen, Fenor,

The Committee of the Fenor Sale of Work would like to thank all our patrons and the business community for their continued support in making our annual Sale of Work a success and we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Christmas Carol Service presented by the children of Fenor National School will take place on Wednesday 20th December in the Church in Fenor.

Christmas Ceremonies for the Parish of Dunhill and Fenor

December 18th Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Holy Cross Church, Tramore

Saturday 23rd December Fenor at 6pm

Sunday 24th December Dunhill at 9.30am

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December Dunhill at 7pm

Christmas Day

Deise Active Retirement Association

Hello all! Our December meeting will take place in the Woodlands Hotel on Thursday, 14th. We’ll have a free raffle for a few little prizes to celebrate the season, so come along- you might win something! And a very happy Christmas to those who can’t come; we’ll see you in 2018.

Carols for our times

Carols for our times led by the Island of Ireland Peace Choir will be held on Friday 22nd December at 8pm in the Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford. All are welcome to attend.

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Our Ciorcal Comhrá is a friendly group and we meet weekly to converse in the Irish language. We have had a great year in 2017 with lots of interesting discussions, while we were ag caint as Gaeilge lena chéile. If you would like to join us, tar isteach into Tramore Library, on a Thursday evening and you will find us there from 7pm to 8pm. The atmosphere at the Ciorcal is very relaxed so má tá tú líofa or have a cúpla focal and would like a chance to use it, you will be in your element with the caint, craic is comhrá, as Gaeilge. Do come along agus beidh fáilte an domhan romhat! It is saor in aisce. If you would like more information, please call, Tramore Library on (076) 110 2594 - or of course, you can just turn up on the night! . Bí linn!

Medugorje Healing Mass

The above Mass will be held on Wednesday the 20th of December 2017, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St, Waterford starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm, followed by The Holy Mass.

Celebrant; Fr Richard Walsh. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refreshments after Mass Contact: Maura at 051376552 or 085 7022103. All are welcome.

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

Power Clan Gathering Committee

Have you a couple of hours a month to spare € Would you like to get involved in helping organise the Power Clan Gathering 2019 (August) € If so, our team would love to have you. Please contact Conan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087-2157234

All welcome (not just the Powers!)

Senior Line national confidential listening service

SeniorLine, the national confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Community Impact Award organised by The Wheel.

SeniorLine with Freefone number 1800, 80 45 91 is open every day of the year from 10am-10pm. Of 10,000+ calls in 2016, 82% found the call ‘useful’ or ‘helpful’. Success is based on an effective listening and empowering model.

The direct impact of SeniorLine is in the practical support offered to thousands of older people each year. The wider impact is becoming ‘the voice of callers’ , representing the needs and concerns of Ireland’s older population, and advocating for them through media, presentations, and to government.

The Wheel invites people to vote for their favourite nominee before December 6. To vote for SeniorLine, click on the link.

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