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Annual Cemetery Mass

'The Annual Cemetery Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner, on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 7.30pm’.

Fenor Bingo

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Fenor Bingo will take on Friday 15th June at Fenor National School at 8pm. Bus will leave shop at Riverstown at 7.15pm. Great night assured, come and enjoy. Dates for your Diary; Dunhill Graveyard Mass will take place Tuesday 10th July and. Fenor Graveyard Mass will take place on Tuesday 17th July, Both at 7.30 pm.

Samaritans seek volunteers

The increased demand for our service means that Samaritans Waterford & Southeast are always looking for new volunteers. If this is something that would interest you we would love to hear from you. Please join us for an Information Meeting on Saturday 09/06/18 at 4 pm at Samaritans Centre, 16 Beau Street, Waterford (off Catherine Street). If possible please confirm attendance on 085 201 7917 (please leave a message) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest. Samaritans offer emotional support to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives by phone, text or face to face contact at their Centre in Waterford.

Cemetery Masses

The Annual Masses in the following Cemeteries are coming up. Killea, Dunmore East this evening Wednesday June 14th at 7.30 p.m. Crooke, Passage East Tuesday June 19th at 7.30pm.

Tramore Hospice coffee morning

The next coffee morning in 2018 in aid of The Tramore Hospice Support Group will be in The Banyan Restaurant at 11.00am on Thursday 14th June. This is a convenient location for us and we are delighted to accept their kind invitation to avail of their hospitality. We are looking forward to a very sociable Coffee Morning and we can expect a great atmosphere there to continue the fundraising this year for Waterford Hospice. We look forward to a great turnout and of course we will have a raffle for some unusual and exciting prizes.

Puppet Show

A FREE Puppet Show "Goldilocks & the Three Bears" takes place at Ferrybank Library Don’t miss the opportunity to see a puppet show by renowned puppeteer Miriam Lambert at Ferrybank Library on Saturday June 23rd at 11.00am – 11.45am. Miriam will bring the story of "Goldilocks & the Three Bears" to life in her original two-tier puppet booth with the help of her signature characters "Peek" and "Book". Fun and laughter guaranteed! Suitable for 4-7 year olds. To book a place for your little one phone 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Waterford Philosophical Society

Bloomsday Celebrations - Commencing 6.30 p.m., 16th June, at the Vintage Parlour Tea Rooms. Reading Ulysses: A Guide for the Perplexed. This lecture will outline some of the ways in which Joyce’s epic novel can be approached by first–time readers. While the general biographical and literary contexts of Ulysses will be discussed, close readings of key passages from the text will also be provided. Live performances of songs that are mentioned within the novel will feature during intervals in the night’s proceedings. This talk will conclude with an extended question and answer session in which participants will be encouraged to speak about aspects of Ulysses that are of most interest to them. No prior knowledge of Ulysses is required. For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Facebook page (Philosophia Waterford).

Text Alert system for Dunmore East area

A new Text Alert System is presently being set-up in the Sub District of Dunmore East. This area includes Dunmore East, Killea, Coxtown, Creadan, Ballymacaw, Brownstown, Faloon, Ballake and Clohernagh. Over the coming Summer months, a Sub District of Dunmore East Text Alert Committee Member will call to homes in these areas to advise on how the Text Alert System operates and will seek your support for this initiative. Please be aware all of the Text Alert Committee Members calling to homes in these areas will produce Photo ID.

Thank You!

The organisesr of Waterford City Africa Day Celebrations, June 3rd, 2018 wish to say a big 'thank you’ to all our sponsors for Africa Day Celebrations last Sunday: 4Star Pizza, St. Patricks Methodist Church, St. Patricks Gateway Centre, local African country associations - Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe - and all the individuals who made cash and in kind contributions. We are very grateful for your support.

Mount Melleray family day

The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore in anticipation of World Meeting of Families is hosting a Diocesan Fun Day on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm at Mount Melleray Abbey. The purpose of the event is to celebrate family life...to reflect on the importance of family in our lives and to celebrate the Joy of Love. We are calling all sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers & sisters to join us on Sunday, June 24th for a picnic and activities. We will have music, face painting, a bouncy castle & an obstacle course, kite making, treasure hunts, arts & crafts, tours of the Abbey, prayer service, candle ritual, and much, much more. This is a free event and there is something for everyone of all ages. People can bring a picnic or there will be food, coffee and tea available for purchase.

UHW make Finals at Hospital Awards

The Pharmacy Department from University Hospital Waterford have been shortlisted as a finalist in the following categories, Innovation and Service Development Award 2018 and Medisource Hospital Pharmacy Technician of the Year 2018 (Deirdre Sharp Senior Pharmacy Technician) at the upcoming Hospital Professional Awards 2018. This year’s awards have drawn a record number of entries and competition is sure to be fierce as HPN’s panel of expert, independent judges sit down to select the winners. Full details of the awards are available at http://www.hospitalprofessionalawards.ie

Share a spec-tacular selfie

THIS is the last chance for Waterford’s most striking specs wearers to show off their style and be in with a chance of winning €12,000 cash. To enter Specsavers’ annual competition, simply wear your glasses with pride and share your best selfie via the Spectacle Wearer of the Year website and you could be mingling with celebrities at the star-studded awards evening in London. Garvan Mulligan store director at Specsavers in Waterford says: 'This is the last chance for people in Waterford to showcase their specs appeal to the whole country. We’re encouraging glasses wearers to upload a selfie at loveglasses.specsavers.ie/ today. It couldn’t be easier.’ For each entry made €1 will be donated to the National Council for the Blind, Ireland. To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at https://loveglasses.specsavers.ie/. Deadline for entries is Sunday, 01 July 2018.

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