Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Waterford Crystal reunion for Flattcutters at Katty Barry’s

Frankie "Frenchie" O’Reilly and Larry Phelan are organising a Rheintour/Flattcutting night out for the former flattcutters and flattcutting managers in Katty Barry’s pub off the Mall on Friday night February 16th. Trad musicians courtesy of Larry and anybody who worked in the Rheintour/ Flattcutting is more than welcome on the night to engage with all their former work colleagues on past experiences and stories of their former years working in Waterford Crystal.

Special Fenor Valentine's Bingo

A Special Fenor Valentine's Bingo will take place on Friday 16th February at Fenor National School commencing at 8pm. Bus will leave Shop at Riverstown at 7.15. Come along for a great night with plenty of surprises.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

John Haberlan will lead a walk to the Coumshingaun area of The Comeraghs next Sunday 18th Febuary. Boots essential, food, hot drink, water, extra clothes, rain gear, hat and gloves advised. A good level of stamina is required for this walk. Meet at the Hypermarket, Morgan Street, Waterford at 10am. All details from Dick on 086 2652768.

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Tramore’s well-established Ciorcal Cómhra (Irish conversation group) is meeting again on Thursday, at Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is very relaxed. If you have a cúpla focal and would like a chance to use it, you will love the caint, craic is comhrá, as Gaeilge. Do come along agus beidh fáilte romhat! If you would like more information, please call Tramore Library on 0761 10 2594. It's saor in aisce. Bí linn!

Bee Keeping course for beginners

Bee keeping course for beginners will take place on Saturday 21st April and Saturday 5th May 2018. For further details please contact: Maurice Brady (Secretary) on 087 9093032 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FREE Lasting Health Talk

Are you on a health and fitness journey this year but finding it hard to keep on track at the minute? You are invited to join Sarah Ryan of Lasting Health in Ferrybank Library on Wednesday February 28th at 6.30pm for a talk on keeping you motivated in your healthy eating plan. Get all the advice and tips you need to help you reach your goals! This FREE talk is part of the national initiative "Healthy Ireland at your Library". Under this programme libraries have been given funding from the Dept of Health for new books, new eBooks & eAudio-books and events all related to health and well-being. Why not visit Ferrybank Library and see how we can help your make some healthy lifestyle changes. FREE parking. 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.

Chair & Gentle Yoga at House of Yoga

Another year older. Are you feeling flexible, strong, energetic and relaxed as you age? Or are you feeling stiffer, weaker, more tired and tense with every year? Would you like to take up an activity that addresses these issues and is simple and easy to practice? Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga enjoyed from the comfort and safety of a chair. You get a wonderful all over stretch while sitting in your chair or standing next to it. No need to get down on the floor, let the chair do the work. Chair Yoga is particularly suitable for anyone with limited mobility. A 6 week Chair Yoga course starts Friday 16th Feb at 11:45am. 6 Classes €50. Booking essential. A 6 week Gentle Yoga course starts Friday 16th Feb at 10:30am. 6 Classes €50. Booking essential. Contact Margaret 051 582838.

First Aid demonstration on dealing with

Children and infants injuries and illness

Wednesday 21st of February 7-9 at 20 Lombard Street (side of Tower Hotel). Topics covered : CPR, Choking, Sprains strains, Bleeding, Astma, Allergic reaction, recovery position, burns and fevers. Places are limited please message or call Maria on 0871534600.

Pathways to Employment course starts

The Pathways to Employment course starts on the 19th February in Waterford Women’s Centre. This exciting new course is funded by the WWETB (Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board) for women of 18 years and upwards and in receipt of a social welfare payment. It offers an alternative learning experience and is delivered in a relaxed fun way using active learning methods, with input from participants welcomed and encouraged. Work experience in different areas will be supported and supervised to increase employment progression options. QQI Level 4 accreditation will be provided. Progression onto further education and training will also be supported.

For further 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 Regional Gardening Club

Waterford Regional Gardening Club -Thursday 15th March at 8.00pm in the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St, Waterford. a talk by Tanguy De Toulgoet of Dunmore Country School, Durrow, Co. Laois. Tanguy will introduce us to different plants & techniques that originate in France which he uses successfully in his organically managed potager-style kitchen garden, where he gives food growing and cookery courses. Tanguy is an exceptionally talented Horticulturist & former Head gardener of Castle Durrow and Clondeglass the ‘private paradise’ of Dermot O’Neill, Gardener, Writer & Editor of Garden Heaven magazine . Non Members welcome €5.00pp Refreshments & Raffle to follow. Contact Noreen 086-4083419.

Free Dunmore East guided walk

Free guided walk with historian Ray McGrath will take place on Saturday 24th February at 10am. This walk is part of the Healthy Ireland program of events happening in Waterford Libraries. For more information http://www.waterfordlibraries.ie

Waterford Treasures - Three Museums in the Viking Triangle

Has the pleasure of introducing Dr Michael Kennedy who will present; ‘Exploring a Century of Irish foreign policy’

Dr Michael Kennedy is an authority on Irish foreign policy. He received his PhD from University College, Dublin in 1994. He is a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, a Research Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin, and Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University.

Dr Kennedy is co-editor of the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, volumes I to X and the author and editor of a wide range of books and articles on Irish diplomatic history including: Ireland, the United Nations and the Congo (2014); Guarding Neutral Ireland (2008); and Ireland and the League of Nations, 1919-1946 (1996). Booking is highly recommended!

Only €5 for this exciting talk and all proceeds go towards the Museum acquisition and conservation fund. Contact the reception at the Medieval Museum or the Bishop's Palace, phone 0761 10 2501 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your tickets. This event is generously sponsored by the Granville Hotel.

Alzheimer Society (Waterford Branch)

Are you caring for a spouse, parent or relative who has Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

If so, you might be interested in coming to meet other people who find themselves in a similar position.

The Carer’s Club will have the next meeting on Wednesday February 21st from 7.30-9.00 pm

Please come along to have a chat and a cuppa in an informal setting at:

Pine Grove Day Care Centre, Passage Road, Waterford.

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