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Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 26th January at 8pm at Fenor National School. Bus will leave shop at Riverstown at 7.15. All are welcome.

New Year, New You at Carrickphierish Library

Whatever your New Year’s Resolution is, Carrickphierish Library has you covered! We are holding a series of free events every Tuesday morning at the start of 2018 to help you kick-start those New Year’s Resolutions.

Carrickphierish Library Branch Manager Melanie Cunningham says “Our New Year, New You program in Carrickphierish Library is a great opportunity for those looking for some inspiration or for anyone perhaps overwhelmed with the amount of information out there for Nutrition, Job Searching, Money Management and Affordable Childcare. We are bringing in expert advisors in each of these fields to provide people with the best information and get them started on their way. This series of talks are free to all, but places are limited so get booking if you are interested!”

This is a free event, open to all for booking, contact Carrickphierish Library on 0761 10 2696.


- Money Management Session with Waterford MABS, Tuesday 30th January at 10.30-11.30am

- Nutrition Workshop with Jemma Kehoe, Carrickphierish Library, 6th February 2018, 11.30-12.30pm

- As always, Every Tuesday morning at 10.30am we have a Meditation Drop in Session held by Michael Dalton, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, this is €5 per session and open to all, just drop in.

Irish Conversation - Tramore's Ciorcal Cómhrá

An Ciorcal Comhrá sa dTrá Mhór (Tramore’s Irish conversation group) will meet again in Tramore Library on Thursday January 25th 2018, from 7pm to 8pm. This popular Ciorcal offers the opportunity to use your cúpla focail in friendly chats and discussions. Equally, you may rest assured that you will find a warm céad mile fáilte awaiting all of those who come along, at all ages and all levels. For more information, please call Tramore Library on (076) 110 2594. Bí linn!

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Dick McCarthy will lead a walk to the Mahon Valley area of the Comeraghs next Sunday 28th Jjanuary. Boots essential, food, hot drink, water, extra clothes, hat, gloves suitable for winter walking advised. A good level of fitness is required for this walk. Further details from Dick on 086 2652768.

Healthy Ireland

Healthy Ireland – Ferrybank Library is taking part in a new national initiative funded by Healthy Ireland.

This programme “Healthy Ireland at your Library” will establish libraries as a valuable source within the community for health information, with a focus on these subject areas:-

- Healthy childhood

- Healthy Eating & Active Living

- Positive Ageing

- Tobacco Free

- Alcohol

- Mental Health

The library will provide a new book stock, e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines on health and wellbeing.

Talks, discussions and workshops will also take place – watch this space for further details or logon to our website For further information contact the library on 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dance Thru The Decades

Dance Thru The Decades with Live DJ Moorhouse playing music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's & 10's Friday 9th February @ St. Patrick's Gateway Centre starts 8pm tickets €10 bookings

CSI: Cycle for Care

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts from Waterford to join him and his daughter Evelyn on the CSI: Cycle for Care in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this June. The duo will lead the way, covering 600km across the stunning landscapes of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy in just 5 days. They will be pedalling for the IHF’s Nurses for Night Care service, which provides care to people in their own homes at the end of life right around the country.

Flights, accommodation and full board are included and full details can be found at or by calling 01 6793188. Registration closes Friday 16 March.

Medugorje Healing Mass

A Medugorje Healing Mass will be held on Wedneday the 31st of January 2018, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass.

Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refreshments after Mass. Contact Maura at 051-376552 / 085-7022103. All are Welcome

P.S. Our pilgrimages this year are on the 20th of June and the 29th of August.

Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange

The Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange will continue their French films programme (with English subtitles) next Wednesday 24th January 2018, 6:30 pm in Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery. Contribution €12 including wine and canapés.

For further information contact: Jane at 087 2594081 or Frances at 087 1500779 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edmund Rice Active Retirement

Please note our AGM is Thursday February 1st in Edmund Rice Heritage Centre Barrack St at 2.30

Please make sure you attend and register for 2018. Lots fun activities planned for 2018.

Deadline Extended by 1 week for community food growing grant applications for Energia Get Ireland Growing funding pool

Community food growing is at the heart of GIY (Grow it Yourself) and, thanks to Energia a fund of €75,000 is available to apply for now.

Due to the phenomenal response to the Energia Get Ireland Growing, the deadline has been extended until the 26th of January. Grants of between €500 and €5,000 are available and will be awarded to 86 community groups across the island of Ireland to energise food growing projects.

Karen O’Donohoe, Campaign Patron and GIY Head of Community Development says, “We are delighted to hear from hundreds of groups eager to apply to the fund. Realising how many groups are interested in the Energia Get Ireland Growing fund we want to make sure everybody gets the opportunity to get his or her application in for this brilliant community-empowering initiative. That’s why we’ve added on a week for groups to get their applications in. But get your skates on! We still need to read all those applications and pick the awardees, so we definitely won’t be extending it any further.”

In 2017, over 600 applications were received, and 85 groups were awarded funding. This year the fund has increased to fund to €75,000, thanks to Energia, and one group will be awarded a €5,000 grant. This prize is in conjunction with the RTE Today Show and the finalists and winners will have the opportunity to sit on the red couch with Maura and Daithi and tell the country about their amazing food growing project. Could it be you?

For anyone applying, the process couldn’t be simpler. Just go to http://www.GIY.IE and fill in a simple application form and telling us about your project. For the Today Show application of €5,000 submit a short video about your project and the people involved. Upload the video to social media and include a link to it in your application form. And don’t forget to tag @EnergiaGIG!

Apply now at

Slievekeale Active Retirement Association

Our next meeting is on Tuesday the 6th of February at 2.30pm in the Waterford Health Park. €40 membership fee will be collected at this meeting. We are now open for new members.


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