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Fenor Bingo Easter Special

Fenor Bingo Easter Special will take place on Friday April 6th at Fenor National School Hall at 8pm. Bus will leave Riverstown at 7.15pm. A great night is assured. Don't miss it.

Edmund Rice A.R.A

Edmund Rice Active Retirement Association will hold their next meeting on the 5th April in the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack street time 2.30, 4.30.

Weekly Positive Living & Relaxation Classes

Come along and learn a Simple, Step by Step Approach to living your life with more ease.These classes can help you to reduce stress, create a happier life, have more self-confidence & self-expression, have better mental focus & achieve positive results & feel more relaxed in yourself. Suitable for everyone. Every Wednesday in Edmund Rice Centre, Barrick St. at 7.30pm-8.30pm €15. Facilitated by Carol Martin M.I.H.C.A.(25 years experience).To enquire or book phone Carol: 086 8378119 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Country Market in Olaf Hall

Waterford Country Market is open in St. Olaf’s hall, behind City square, every Friday between 8am and 3pm. Come in and buy home made bread, cakes, and now gluten-free products. Also seasonal fruit and vegetables, ready made meals and a large range of crafts. Have a tea or coffee and snack from our coffee stall and relax for a chat with your friends.

Everything is reasonably priced and delicious.

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.

Volunteers needed

St Brigids Family & Community Centre are looking for Volunteers to support the delivery of the Rainbows Programme.

Rainbows is a programme which supports children following a significant loss in their lives from bereavement or loss through parental separation and divorce.

All applicants will be subject to Interview and Garda Vetting process and will need to be available to attend 4 days of training. Successful applicants may only deliver the programme under St Brigids guidance and within St Brigids centre. If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact Carmel on 051-375261.

CIPD Southeast Upcoming Event

We're excited to announce our next CIPD Southeast event April 18th @ 7.30am - Woodlands Hotel, Waterford.

'FITCEO - 6 Ingredients of Effective Strategic Wellbeing'

Guest Speaker: Jim Kirwan, Creator of #GetAmericaMoving, employee wellbeing speaker, coach, consultant and author of #TheeXerciseFactor

Special thanks to our sponsor Morgan McKinley.

See more information and registration details here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/fitceo-6-ingredients-of-effective-strategic-wellbeing-cipd-south-east-region-event-tickets-43927924605?

Free blood pressure check in Carbally

Community Centre

A free blood pressure check will take place in Carbally community centre on Monday 16th April from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Irish Heart mobile unit. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. For more information on blood presssure speak to our National Heart and Stroke Helpline nurses on Freephone 1800 25 25 50 or visit their website; http://www.irishheart.ie

The Alzheimer Society (Waterford city branch)

CARER’S CLUB MEETING

On Wednesday 11th April 2018 from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.

Niamh Cullen from Nolan Farrell & Goff will speak on Topic:Enduring power of Attorney and will answer any questions on the night. At Pine Grove Day Care Centre, Passage Road, Waterford

For Further information please contact Pine Grove Day Care Centre, Passage Road, Waterford Tel: 051 - 856831 Fax: 051 - 852450 . e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Feast of Divine Mercy in St. Pauls Church

Join with us as we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 8 in St. Pauls Church, Lisduggan, Waterford. We will join in spirit and link up with groups gathering in Rome (led by Our Holy Father, Pope Francis in Poland) and other major venues worldwide.

This year we will celebrate 27 years of unbroken celebrations of t his Feast. Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament from 2 to 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Reconciliation Holy Mass. Blessing with first class Relic of Saint Faustina. Chief celebrant is Rev. Fr. Pat Fitzgerald, P.P. Appeal for Priests to join to concelebrate and help to administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Music Ministry by Ben Browne with Divine Mercy Choir.

2018 Supervalu Tidy Towns Competition calls on County Waterford to get involved

County Waterford committees invited to participate as competition marks its 60th anniversary

The 2018 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is now open for entries following the launch of the competition on Wednesday, 28th March 2018, in the TidyTowns Grove in the Phoenix Park.

Now in its 60th year, the competition is administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development and is sponsored by SuperValu. Over the lifetime of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, generations of TidyTowns volunteers up and down the country have worked to improve the appearance of their locality and make their town or village more attractive for residents and visitors alike.

Speaking at the launch, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu said, "This year is an important milestone for SuperValu TidyTowns as it marks the 60th anniversary of the competition. Reaching this landmark is a remarkable achievement both for the competition and the TidyTowns committees who have worked tirelessly over the year to enhance their towns and villages.”

This year’s competition will also see the addition of the Schools Award, an initiative run by SuperValu that aims to encourage schools in communities across the country to get involved with their local TidyTowns committee and play a part in building better communities. The award aims to encourage greater youth involvement with TidyTowns initiatives, and primary or secondary schools that showcase a significant contribution to their local community are invited to enter this year for the first time.

The closing date for receipt of entries for this year’s competitions is 23rd May 2018. Entry forms for the SuperValu TidyTowns competition can be obtained from the TidyTowns Unit in the Department of Rural and Community Development – phone (076 100 6912) or by visiting http://www.tidytowns.ie or http://www.supervalu.ie. For entry to the Special Competitions please download your entry form at http://www.tidytowns.ie.

Volunteers across Ireland who want to get involved or set up a TidyTowns Committee can find more information at: http://www.supervalu.ie/real-people/sponsorship/tidytowns/how-to-get-involved

Tramore Residents Voice Fears on Knockanduff Road

Residents of the new housing estate of Cluain Lárach in Tramore have voiced fears about the lack of safe road infrastructure linking their homes to the town. The new development, with planning permission for up to 150 units in the first three phases, has seen increased traffic volumes on the Knockanduff Road, but with no upgrade made to street lighting or footpaths along a 250m stretch connecting the estate to the Tramore Ring Rd.

Green Party representative for Tramore, Marc Ó Cathasaigh, has been speaking with residents in an effort to have their concerns addressed. "The people living here in Cluain Lárach feel trapped into their cars. Parents don’t feel as though they can let their children walk or cycle to school, as there’s no safe infrastructure built for them. Despite being located so close to town, home-owners are feeling isolated and cut off.”

"The Knockanduff Road is a country road never intended for the traffic volumes now using it. Nobody could feel safe walking on the side of the road at busy times, especially if weather conditions are poor. I’ll be raising this issue with Waterford Council to seek a solution before an accident occurs.”

Green Party Senator Grace O’Sullivan, herself a Tramore native, agrees that the situation needs to be addressed. "Tramore is a growing town, but that growth needs to be properly planned. Safe infrastructure, footpaths and cycle lanes, needs to be rolled out before developments are built, not after. For a whole host of reasons, from childhood obesity to transport emissions, we need to be encouraging people to use active travel. We need to plan well to make walking and cycling the safe and logical choice for both children and adults.”

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