Thursday, 20th September 2018
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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.

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;

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Bobby Power will lead a walk to the Mahon Valley area of the Comeraghs next Sunday 15th April. BOOTS essential, food, water, hot, drink, hat, gloves, and rain gear, good level of stamina required. Meet at 10 am at Hypermarket. All details Dick 086-2652768.

*GIY Tramore – Invasive Species*

The subject of invasive species –insects and plants that have a harmful effect on our native environment – is the topic for the next meeting of GIY Tramore, which takes place next Wednesday, 11th April, at 7.30pm in Ocean View House, Tramore. So if you have encountered the dreaded New Zealand flat worm or the harlequin ladybird in your garden, or if you want to learn how to recognise them, then this meeting is for you.

All are welcome and further information is available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 086-3695252.

Ferrybank Library – Upcoming Events

Abair as Gaeilge é - If you are thinking about improving your cúpla focal don’t forget that the excellent Irish language teacher Mícheál O Máirtín will return to Ferrybank Library in April for another session of classes. These classes welcome people with all abilities – those who are new to the language or those who wish to refresh their knowledge. Ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their cúpla focal or those who wish to be more confident in helping their children with their Irish homework. Classes start in Ferrybank Library on Thursday 12th April at 11:45am For further information contact 051 897200

Green Gardening - Now that Spring is here (hopefully) it’s time to get out in the garden. Before you start, come and hear Ciaran from Irish Wildlife Trust give advice on how to protect our native biodiversity by making some simple changes to how we garden. Learn how to turn your garden into a wildlife-friendly habitat. Free. All adults welcome. Come along at 4pm this Wednesday 11th March.

Spring Into Storytime – Ferrybank Library will have regular storytime on Saturday mornings for children and parents/carers to celebrate the importance of families reading together and sharing stories. Starting on Saturday 7th April at 11:00am . FREE

A Talk on Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Waterford Branch of Arthritis Ireland invites you to a talk on Rheumatoid Arthritis with guest speaker Dr. Claire Sheehy,

Consultant Rheumatologist at UHW, on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in The Edmund Rice Centre (Ship Room), Barrack Street. All welcome. Admission Free.

Major Fundraising Event

Tickets are now for sale in aid of funds for Samaritans Waterford. "Diverse Brass" is a Brass Band that will perform at a concert on Friday April 20th in St John’s Church, Parnell Street, Waterford under the musical directorship of Mr Liam Walsh. The band is comprised of brass players, most of whom are members of established Bands, (both Brass and Concert Bands) in the South East Region. Also taking part in this concert will be The Bealtaine Choir, WIT Concert Strings and Waterford Male Voice Choir. Waterford Samaritans, who offer emotional support to their callers, are a 100% voluntary organisation (with no paid staff) and can be contacted free 24/7, 365 days a year by phone, text or face to face contact at their centre at 16 Beau Street, Waterford by individuals who are suicidal or experiencing difficulties in life. Concert tickets can be reserved on 089 247 7565 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. admission on the door on the night. Monster raffle on the night.

10,000 parents supported in 10 years

Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is asking people to consider running on its behalf in this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on June 3rd. The Anam Cara team will be commemorating ten years, during which the organisation has supported almost 10,000 bereaved mothers and fathers throughout Ireland.

Anam Cara brings together bereaved parents and their families to support each other – through monthly meetings, information evenings with guest speakers, family days and remembrance events.

They are calling on women who are planning to run to consider doing so on behalf of Anam Cara in memory of a special loved one.

If interested, please contact Anam Cara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01 404 5378 for your fundraising pack and details of the pre- and post-run rendezvous. All funds raised through this event will be used to support bereaved parents at the ten Anam Cara groups nationwide.

Knock Pilgrimage

Due to a prohibitively steep increase in the cost of a train, there will not be a Waterford and Lismore Knock Pilgrimage by rail this year. The organising committee are attempting to arrange alternative Bus transport and notices will be placed in Church Porches/ Newsletters later this month.

Waterford asked to 'Go Bananas’ in support of Temple Street Children’s hospital

As part of its support for the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – banana importers Fyffes is hosting National Banana Day which takes place on Wednesday April 18th next.

Parents and budding little chefs throughout the county are invited by Fyffes to put their culinary talents to work, all in support of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Those taking part are asked to create their own banana-inspired dishes and recipe suggestions that, in turn, can be posted on Fyffes own social media pages, with winning creations to feature also on a pop-up kitchen menu being created for the occasion.

Those wishing to support Temple Street with a €4 donation can do so also by texting the word BANANA to 50300 of which a minimum €3.25 will go directly to the Hospital.

Waterford Philosphical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a Guest Lecture - Making Sense of the Greek Myths - at 7:30 p.m., Monday 16th April, at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill

This lecture, which will be delivered by Professor Anne Jordan (Emeritus Professor at WIT, and honorary professor at Tula State University in Russia), will discuss the purposes and uses of myth through an examination of the mythic stories found in early western and middle eastern societies, with an emphasis on some major Greek myths. Details of these stories can be found in Stephen Fry’s recent best-selling book Mythos.

No prior knowledge of this lecture topic 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..

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 20th April at Fenor National School at 8pm. Bus will leave Riverstown Shop at 7.15. Great night assured. Bring along a friend and enjoy the craic.


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