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Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Denis Cullen will lead a walk to Mt. Leinster next Sunday 4th Febuary. Meet at the Hypermarket, Morgan Street, at 10am. Boots Essential! Food, hot drink, hat, gloves, rain gear suitable for winter walking advised. All further details from Dick on 086-2652768.

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.


- 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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parent & Toddlers at Ferrybank Library

A Parent and Toddler Group meets every Thursday morning in Ferrybank Library @ 10:00am. It is an informal group which provides an opportunity for young children and their parents/carers to meet and have a chat. It’s a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in your area.

While these were traditionally aimed at mothers/fathers, they are now aimed at childminders, grandparents and other guardians. Come along any Thursday morning and join in with the group!!

FREE online magazines: You can check out an unlimited number of magazines and keep them in your account for as long as you wish. You can read them on your computer, tablet or smartphone through the RBdigital Magazines app which you will need to download first. You can access this FREE library member service via the library’s 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.

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.

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a STAND-ALONE LECTURE - The Primacy of the Aesthetic: An Intertextual Reading of Schopenhauer and Beckett - at 7:30pm on Monday 5th February, at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill, Waterford.

Beckett’s passionate interest in the philosophy of Schopenhauer is one of the most salient examples of the fascinating links between the history of ideas and the world of the arts. In October 2017, Dr. Anthony Barron – the founder of The Waterford Philosophical Society – published Against Reason: Schopenhauer, Beckett and the Aesthetics of Irreducibility, a work that offers a comprehensive exploration of Beckett’s engagement with Schopenhauer’s thought. Heralded as being "ground-breaking," "deeply learned" and "masterful" by some of the most distinguished names in Beckett Studies, such as Matthew Feldman, Erik Tonning, and Dirk van Hulle, Against Reason examines how Beckett’s critical and creative writings were affected by the insights that he had gained from his sustained reading of Schopenhauer’s work.

In this talk Dr. Barron will evaluate the significance of Schopenhauer’s writings for Beckett’s art.

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..

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.

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

FREE Beginners’ Computer Classes

Get your name in for Access I.T.’s FREE Beginners’ Computer Classes!

Access I.T. is offering FREE Digital Skills for Citizens courses, consisting of 5 free lessons. This course demonstrates how to use search engines and websites, Skype, Government Services, how to conduct everyday online transaction, and use of online Applications. (Apps)

This FREE course is suitable for complete beginners who wish to learn how to use the internet and also caters for those who have some experience and wish to brush up on their skills. Please call for ongoing dates.

See our Website for a full list of all our courses at or call us on 051-374849 for more detail.

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Access I.T. CLG is a non for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford.

Ireland Peace Choir Taize

Taize led by the Island of Ireland Peace Choir will be held on Friday 2nd February at 8pm in the Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford. All are Welcome to attend.

Waterford Men’s Shed

The Waterford Men’s Shed exhibition of dog sculptures will be launched by the Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr. Pat Nugent on Wednesday 31st January at 6pm in the main foyer of Waterford Central Library, Lady Lane.

Members from the Waterford Men’s Shed attended an Arts & Craft Course facilitated by tutor, Susan Enticknap with the WWETB Community Education programme in the Adult Education Centre on Ozanam Street. This exhibition is the work they produced from this course and will be on display in the main foyer of Central Library from 31st January to 9th February 2018.

The Waterford Men’s Shed is an organisation for all to enjoy, with a means of providing a communal environment where people can gather and learn new skills or pass on skills learned. Their motto is "we work shoulder to shoulder, not face to face". As a group, they have completed courses in computer skills, cooking, arts and crafts. Literally they will try anything!

They are based in Frances Court, Larchville and new members are always welcome. Why not drop in for a cup of tea!

Medugorje Healing Mass

The above Mass will be held on Wednesday 31st January in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refeshments after Mass.

Contact Maura at 051 376552 / 085 7022103.

All are welcome.


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