Saturday, 23rd June 2018
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Overeaters anonymous

Do you have a problem with food? Have you been worried about the way you eat? Have you tried numerous Diet's and plans to deal with your problem with food. Without success? You are not alone anymore Overeaters anonymous offers you the solution. OA is not a diet club there are no weigh in no dues or fees for member's. OA is a twelve step fellowship of men and women who are recovering from compulsive eating, anoxeria, bulimia,food addiction and obesity.

For more information about OA meetings phone 08940781865 or go to

Gaultier Active Retirement Group

Meeting of Gaultier Active Retirement Group on Tuesday 14th February at 2pm in Woodstown Residental and activity centre.Please bring membership money. Guest speaker Anthony Phelan from Advance Physio Waterford. New members very welcome

New Year, New Your, New Skills

Access I.T. - New computer courses starting in Jan/Feb 2017 include beginners, ECDL course available day and evenings. For those of you who have bought Tablets or Ipads and would like help with setting it up or learn how to unlock it’s fun potential, why not try a one-2-one lesson or one of Tablet courses? Due to demand we will be running a Introduction to Moodle to help students upload and edit assignments already handed in. Learn how to stay on top of assignments deadlines using the calendar.

For further information on these or any of our computer courses please do not hesitate to contact us at 051-590873 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Access I.T. CLG is a not for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford. You can follow us on Facebook and twitter or download our free app from the app store.

Tramore Hospice coffee morning

The next Hospice Coffee Morning in aid of Tramore Hospice Support Group will be held on Thursday 9th February next at 11.00 am. The generosity of the O'Shea family in the past is very much appreciated. This is a fantastic venue and the hospitality shown to all is heart warming. We can look forward to a great morning of tea coffee goodies and chat.

A raffle will also be held for a great range of prizes.

Introduction to Mindfulness for teenagers

Space waterford in conjunction with Waterford Mindfulness will hold an Introduction to Mindfulness for teenagers Workshop at St Bridgets family resource centre, Lower Yellow road, on Thursday 9th November from 7 to 9pm.

It will focus on exam pressures and stresses of everyday life which teenagers face, and hopefully will give some tips on how to ease stress. Remember we cant stop the waves but we can teach ourselves how to surf. The cost is €5 per teenager and €7 for family. Hope to see you all on the 9th

Any queries contact annmarie on 087 3850264

Tramore I.C.A. Notes

Our next meeting is this Wednesday 8 February at 8pm sharp, as always at Tramore House. Our guest speaker is Anthony Phelan of ‘Advanced Physio’ on the Dunmore Road. Anthony specialises in back pain and I’m sure many of us have aches and pains so his talk will be very beneficial. Perhaps you have a friend who would enjoy the evening as well, if so why not invite them along?

We send our congratulations to Phyllis McGovern of Butlerstown Guild for her winning brown bread, and in case you didn’t know it is for sale in all Aldi’s so if you haven’t tried it already, now you can!

Our Federation AGM is at the Park Hotel Dungarvan on Saturday 18 February. As we all enjoyed lunch there last year we thought we would do the same again this year. Names will be taken at our meeting. The three course lunch starts promptly at 12.30, followed by the meeting at 2.30. Tea and scones will be available during the afternoon.

Also at the Federation meeting the Gem Pack competition for a 9inch (23cm) round cherry cake, not iced, will be judged, prior to the national final at An Grianan. If you wish to participate the closing date is Friday10th.

On Monday 20 February the Table Quiz takes place at Crottys, Leamybrien at 7.30. It is for teams of three please, so a fun night for you all. All arrangements for the above we can discuss at our meeting

The Waterford Sports Partnership walks are now complete and the new Durrow Greenway is a must if you haven’t already been there. Make it your plan for 2017!

Don’t forget Aqua Aerobics at Spashworld, and maybe try the Yoga classes in Riverstown as well. All our various craft classes are ongoing, so do join us to learn or share new skills! If you are looking to make new friends or to re-visit the ICA, why not come along to our meetings? You will receive a warm and friendly welcome, so join us for a cup of tea and a chat, there are outings to places of interest, shopping at the outlet villages, also a variety of crafts, fun activities, and social evenings. We really look forward to seeing you!

Waterford Intellectual Disability Association AGM

The Waterford Intellectual Disability Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in the main building of the Edmund Rice Centre, Barrack St, Waterford on Tuesday February 28th at 7.30pm.

WIDA is funded by the HSE and provides residential services for adults with an intellectual disability, respite services for adults and children, adult day centres at Spring Garden in Cherrymount and a training programme for adults at our new centre in Killure Manor, St Johns Park. We also provide a community inclusion service from the Edmund Rice Centre as well as supporting adults working in the community.

The adults and children that avail of our services are drawn from the city and county as well as south Kilkenny and south Tipperary. Despite the extremely difficult economic situation we have striven to maintain a high level of quality in all our services. The next few years will be very important for the future of intellectual disability services and we need to ensure we continue to enhance our existing services and develop new ones in order to provide opportunities and quality support for people with an intellectual disability while continuing to promote greater inclusion in our community.

We would encourage families who avail of our services as well as those who feel they can be of help to our organisation to attend. Please note there are parking facilities at the Edmund Rice Centre with access from the Convent Hill entrance only.

Ferrybank Library

Valentine’s Day - Send a Valentine Card to Ferrybank Library and tell us ‘Why You Love Your library’. The most creative entry will win a prize. Open to adults and children alike. Closing date for entries is Saturday 11th February 2017

Junior Book Club - Afterschool Book Club which is open to 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Enjoy a fun time discussing your favourite books with other like minded students. Starts Tuesday 7th March @ 3:30pm and thereafter the first Tuesday of each month. If you would like to register, please contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 or just come along on the day. All welcome!

English Conversation Class – Are you looking to improve your English? If so, we have an informal class just for you – join in English Conversation; Practice Speaking in English; Learn about your Local Community; etc... If you are interested in taking part in this class or would like to help out in any way, please come along to Ferrybank Library on Tuesday mornings from 10:00am. All are welcome.

Exhibition Space Available - If you would like to exhibit Crafts, Painting, Photographs etc... contact the library on 051 897200 to discuss.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Bernie Stubbs will lead a moderate walk to the Comeraghs next Sunday 12th Febuary. Boots essential, food, hot drink, hat, gloves and rain gear advised also advised. Meet at Hypermarket to car pool. All details from Dick 086 2652768 (txt).

Fundraising fashion show at The Tower Hotel

Waterford Musical Society will host a fundraising fashion show at The Tower Hotel on Thursday March 2nd at 8pm. All proceeds will help fund their upcoming production of "Man of La Mancha" at the Theatre Royal.

This now annual event was sold out last year to a capacity crowd of 300. Tickets are €10 and in high demand as always, so get yours early.

Showcasing this year are: Red Lane Boutique, The Hanger, Tony Roche Menswear, The Shoe Centre,Tommy Hilfiger, Benetton, Pamela Scott, All About Eve, Carraig Donn, MotherCare and Pinky (Teens).

Doors open at 7.30pm for this free seating event. Goody Bags compliments of Mulligans Pharmacy, will be given on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are now available from any committee member or through the WMS Facebook page.


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