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Poleberry Residents’ Association

invites you to a coffee morning at the Edmund Rice Youth Community Complex, Manor Street, Waterford on Saturday 12th May from 11 am – 1 pm where there will be music and craic. All Welcome.

Could you give a puppy a loving home for a year before it becomes a Guide or Assistance Dog?

Puppy Raising is a crucial part of Irish Guide Dogs work. Although done on a voluntary basis, it will take time, commitment and love from both you and your family. The end result, however, is a very special dog.

Irish Guide Dogs is urgently looking for volunteer Puppy Raisers in Waterford, particularly in areas near towns as this is important for the pups’ socialisation.

The purpose of Irish Guide Dogs’ Puppy Raising Programme is to develop and care for a puppy from the age of 8 weeks to approximately 12-15 months.

The work will provide the puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a Guide Dog for a visual impaired person or as an Assistance Dog for a family with a child with autism.

As a puppy raiser you will foster and socialise the pup from 8 weeks to 12-14 months. The puppy will sleep in your home and all training equipment and food will be provided by Irish Guide Dogs. You'll also get regular training classes and support from your puppy raising supervisor.

Irish Guide Dogs is specifically looking for people who:

- Live in Waterford

- Have an enclosed garden

- Do not have children under the age of five

- Have an adult at home all day (the pup cannot be left on its own for more than three hours)

- Can commit to a 14-month period of minding a pup in training and attend Irish Guide Dogs’ monthly training sessions.

For a prospective Guide Dog or Assistance Dog, puppy raising is very much an important part of the training and you will be supporting the charity’s essential work for people with vision impairments and children with autism.

To find out more or to apply online, go to http://www.guidedogs.ie or contact our Dog Volunteer Coordinator Eimear Kenneally at 087 9945115 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comeragh Active Retired Association

The next meeting of Comeragh ARA will take place on Wednesday 9th May in the Woodlands Hotel at 2 p.m.

We will be holding our Bealtaine Celebration so dont forget to bring your Art, Poetry, and Creative Writing.

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.

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.

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.

Abbey Road Gardens Ferrybank Open Day

In conjunction with Waterford Garden and Plant Society and in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland at Pine Grove Day Care Centre on Saturday 12th May an Open Day will take place at Abbey Road Gardens, Ferrybank from 11am-3pm. Donations accepted on the day. There will also be a Bric-a-Brac sale and Raffle as well as Tea and Coffee.

Please support this worthy cause.

Annual Trip to Melleray Grotto

Annual Trip to Melleray Grotto, Crowning of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland will take place on Friday 18th May. Leaving The Folly at 6:10pm, Holy Family Church at 6:15pm and St. Paul's Church at 6:30pm. Contact Maura

Brown 085-7022103 or 051-376552. Seat must be booked.

Ferrybank Library

Bealtaine Festival 2018 - May belongs to the Bealtaine Festival, and this year there are over sixty events taking place across Kilkenny County Libraries to mark the Bealtaine Festival which celebrates creativity as we age and the opportunity to learn new skills.

We have some great events lined up at Ferrybank Library.... Deirdre Dowling will give an introductory session to Mindfulness to help focus the mind.

Ann Moylan will facilitate a sing-along music session called "Melodies, Music & Memories which will bring you on a musical journey to revisit memories from times gone past. Finally Amanda Bourke will deliver a introductory workshop on digital photography – get advice and tips from an expert on getting the most out of your digital camera.

For further details of these events, contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ECDL at Access I.T. Computer courses

Access I.T. is now taking names for the NEW ECDL. Funding options are available for this course.

The ECDL is run over 22 weeks one morning or evening per week, with full accreditation for the 7 modules. We are a walk in test centre, can provide Tests only and 1-1 training for the office or home. Call us on 051-374849 for more detail or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free Tea Dance

Sacred Heart Community Action Group will hold a Free Tea Dance on Wednesday 16th May from 2-4pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Centre. Food and entertainment provided, sponsored by Waterford City & County Council. Please contact May Doyle on 086 8989248 for further information.

The Waterford Garden Plant Society

The Society will hold a charity day for Pinegrove Alzheimers Centre, Waterford at Abbey Road Gardens, Ferrybank on Saturday the 12th of May from 11.00a.m - 3:00p.m. Donations E5, includes tea and coffee. Book slae, bric a brac, raffle etc. Please support.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Waterford City branch)

CARER’S CLUB MEETING on Wednesday 16th May 2018, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. A Relaxed Workshop on

Self-Care for Carer’s. Please bring Mat, Blanket, Low Pillow and Wear Loose Clothing for your own Comfort 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.

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