Monday, 20th August 2018
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Condolences to Nolan family

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. Tommy Nolan and the family of the late Kostka Nolan, Ballybeg whose regretted death took place last. A lovely lady who originally hailed from New Ross, Kostka had bravely fought serious illness for the past ten years. Following Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday last her burial took place in the adjoining Kilbarry cemetery. There was a large and representative cortege at the removal and burial.

Diabetes Ireland at Tramore

Diabetes Ireland will be at Supervalu, Tramore, Co. Waterford on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm (lunch 1pm-2pm).

We will offer free screening, education, risk assessment and literature to the general public. We also welcome people with an existing diagnosis for information.

The screening test is completed within a few minutes and the result is available immediately.

You are welcome to pop by to our stand on the day or call 021 4274229 for further information

Wreath Laying Ceremony

A wreath laying ceremony will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the Dungarvan WW1 Memorial Wall, beside Johns Castle, Dungarvan. This ceremony is being organized by the Waterford Branch of The Royal British Legion, to remember the men and women from Waterford City and County who fell in the Great War.

Everyone is welcome to attend, relatives of those named on the wall are invited to lay a wreath in their memory.

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 http://www.frcolmobrienmemorialcycle.com or our Facebook page Fr Colm O'Brien Memorial Cycle.

Dog in the Library!

Heather from Dog's Trust will make her annual visit to Ferrybank Library on Wednesday 8th August @ 11am. Come along to meet Heather & her dog Ted and learn all about safety around dogs or have any of your questions answered . Suitable for all ages, dog owners or those thinking acquiring a pet. Free Event. All Welcome.

Open Minds Summer Season Talks

A Talk entitled "Happy & Healthy Mind & Body (Nutritional Talk)" will take palce on Saturday 4th August, 2pm at The Marina Hotel, Waterford.

Introducing Andy Smith who is a Nutritional Health Consultant with a passion for preparing and sharing food.

Andy is a qualified Nutritionist and has numerous other qualifications in the area of natural health, energy healing and alternative medicine.

His philosophy is based on a simple, natural and common sense approach to health. He seeks to encourage and inspire those around him to awaken within themselves their own capacity for health-full living.

For more than 20 years Andy has immersed himself in finding answers to living Healthfully. His knowledge of Natural Health, Healing and Nutrition is something that he is keen to share. He has a deep desire to reach out and assist people in living a more healthy and fulfilled life with joy and passion. Andy has studied with many great teachers around the world and has learned through extensive reading, attending courses, seminars and workshops. His education is on-going. 10 Euros at the door. All Welcome!

Upcoming talks include: 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

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a STAND-ALONE LECTURE - Sophocles' Oedipus the King at 7:30 p.m., Monday 6th August, at Waterford Cheshire, John's Hill, Waterford.

This lecture will commence by considering the role of drama in ancient Greece. It will then consider Sophocles's rise to prominence and his development as a tragedian before moving to an extended analysis of Oedipus the King. The presiding focus of this talk will be upon the role of Fate and the question of responsibility in relation to the character of Oedipus. By way of conclusion, we will consider the enduring legacy of Oedipus the King and its influence upon a number of eminent thinkers, ranging from Aristotle to Freud.

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..

Creative Writing Camp for Kids in Tramore

Write Words 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.

Super Table Quiz Night

The Irish Hospice Foundation are holding a major Table Quiz Night in Tramore GAA Centre on Friday 10th August at 8.30pm. Sponsored by the very successful Tramroe Company, Total Precision. A table of four players will be 30. A juge raffle adn auction will take place on the night and complimentary finger food and light refreshments will be provided. Full details on this very large fundraising night will apear in next week's issue.

Annual Gerry Rush Memorial Coffee Morning.

It is that glorious time of year again for our Coffee Morning at the Guillamene. The committee have very generously offered to host this annual event in aid of Waterford Hospice in memory of our very dear friend Gerry Rush.

It will be held on Sunday 5th August at 10.30am.

As usual your kind donations of edible treats and yummy goodies will be gratefully accepted.

This is a wonderful location for the coffee morning 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.

Bring along a rug or sun chair for your comfort and enjoy a very sociable morning.

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