Saturday, 22nd September 2018
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Canadian Ambassador to visit Lafcadio Gardens

Our next Garden Event will celebrate the penultimate Journey of Lafcadio Hearn across Canada. A visit by Ambassador Kevin Vickers (Canadian Ambassador to Ireland) and Canadian Delegation, will see involve Friendship Ceremony at the Gardens on Friday 27th July at 5.45pm.

There is Free Entry to this event and it will include: Tree Planting, Friendship Ceremony, Speeches, Japanese Martial Art Display and Music. We hope you can attend.

Fenor Bingo

A summer special bingo will take place in Fenor National School on Friday 27th July starting at 8pm. A bus will leave The Shop at Riverstown at 7.15. Great night assured for both young and old. Bring along a friend with you.

Fenor Graveyard Mass took place on Tuesday 17th July. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Shane O'Neill, assisted by Mons O'Mahony and Deacon Brendan Gallagher. A huge crowd attended. The blessings of the Graves took place at the end of mass.

Many thanks to the volunteers for all the work ensuring the village and graveyard looked splendid. Refreshments were provided at Mother McHughs afterwards.

Aware seeking Waterford volunteers

Aware, Ireland's leading organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, is urgently seeking Waterford volunteers for its Support & Self Care Group service in Waterford city and Dungarvan.

Aware relies on the passion and dedication of its volunteers to ensure that the organisation can continue to provide free support services nationwide, essential services that have a profound impact on individuals and families throughout Ireland.

As part of the recruitment process, all volunteers are guided through a series of training sessions to teach them how to respond to various scenarios by allowing clarification, consideration of options and encouraging helpful actions while adhering to Aware's ethos, policies and procedures.

It is important that potential volunteers are compassionate, possess good communication skills, take direction and show enthusiasm and passion for mental health and the work of Aware.

It is also vital that applicants are willing to make a weekly commitment to Aware and participate in ongoing training as required.

For more information on each opportunity, please visit: or phone Aware on 01 6617211.

Community Fun day

Free community family fun day coming up in July. Families and friends are all welcome to attend. Larchville and Lisduggan Residents Association, GAA Field, Manor St. John Friday 27th July 1-4pm.

Parish Walk / Fun Run (4 Miles)

We are holding a Parish Walk/Fun Run on Friday 27th July 2018, which will begin at St. Mary's Church, at 7.00pm.

The purpose is to encourage the whole community to participate and to highlight the World Meeting of Families (Dublin, August 2018).

The event is in aid of Pieta House and the Parish Debt. €12 Single; €20 Family.

Register with Total Timing or through the Parish Office 051 878977.

at 6.15pm on Friday 27th: Ballygunner Scout Hall.

Fr. Colm O'Brien Memorial Cycle

The Fr. Colm O'Brien Memorial Cycle is taking place on Saturday 11th August 2018. This year's nominated charities to benefit from the event are Assisi House Day Care Centre for the Elderly and the Lisa Power Support Fund.

Please support these worthy causes.

Route 1: Leaving St. Peter & Pauls at 11am.

Route 2: Leaving Kingfisher at 12.30 (it was 13.30 last year).

For more information see our website or our Facebook page Fr Colm O'Brien Memorial Cycle.

Open Minds Summer Season Talks

Please come along and support this talk in a wonderful peaceful setting beside the harbour - There will also be a meet up at the bar for all afterwards!

August 04th: Andy Smith (Nutritionist) - 'Happy & Healthy Mind & Body'?

August 11th: Shea Murtagh (Yoga Teacher) - 'Classical Yoga in a Modern World: How we can learn from the past and create a better future now'?

August 18th: Donal J O Leary (Spiritual Teacher) - Health, Freedom, Wisdom and Relationships'?

September 01st: Gemma Hughes (Nutritionist) - 'Healing with Herbs'?

September 08th: Trevor Eivers (Hypnotist) - 10 Healthy Eating Tips / Program your Mind for Health

Annual Mass St. Declan's Well, Toor, Aglish

The annual Mass will take place on Thursday 26th July at 12 noon.

Bus leaves Passage East at 8:45 a.m. via Woodstown, Killea, Dunmore East to Waterford City and Cork Road, stopping to pick up on the way. To book your seat and for more information tel 051-382593.

All are welcome.

Creative Writing Camp for Kids in Tramore

WriteWords Editorial is offering a creative writing camp for children who are thinkers and dreamers, and who would rather hold a pencil than a ball. The camp is happening at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore from 7-9 August (Tuesday-Thursday).

During the camp, the children will make up their own words, create funky characters and travel to strange lands. On the final day, the children will create their very own story, which they will share with their parents. Sessions last from 9.30am to 1pm each day.

The cost of the camp is €60 per child, with concessions for two children or more. If you'd like to book in your budding writer, contact Derbhile at WriteWords Editorial on 087 6959799 or 051 386250. Or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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