Saturday, 23rd June 2018
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Cill Barra Sports Centre

Cill Barra Sports Centre are open Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm. We have great affordable memberships available to suit everyone: 12 month membership €160; 6 month membership €100; 3 months membership €65; Pay as you go only €3.50. We also offer a range of classes HIIT, Kettlebells, TRX, Over 55s circuit.

For more information call us on 051-350800 or find us on Facebook.

Morning Prayer Group, Prayer and Praise

A Morning Prayer Group - Prayer and Praise- takes place every Thursday in the Parish Centre attached to St. Joseph’s and St. Benildus Church, shortly after the 10.30 a.m. mass. The session lasts approximately one hour. All are welcome.

Further enquiries can be made at the Parish Centre by ringing: 051 – 878 977.

Beekeeping course for beginners

Beekeeping course for beginners two Saturdays 8th April and 15th April 2017 at Kilmacow Community Hall. Contact: 087/9093032

Struggling With Your Sleep?

Too much, or too little, Animo TV want to hear from you!

Are you always tired, but find yourself awake all night? Can you exist on hardly any sleep? Is your child having sleeping problems that you just can’t seem to solve? Is your partner’s chronic snoring keeping you awake all night… every night? Are you a shift-worker who struggles to catch up on sleep? Or would you like to take part in a fascinating sleep experiment?

“Awake – The Science of Sleep” is a new documentary for RTÉ One, which takes a snapshot of our sleeping patterns as a nation. From new parents to shift workers – we want to represent all of the issues people have with their sleep.

If you think you have an undiagnosed problem or want help from Irelands top sleep experts please get in touch!

If you would like to participate in this series, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and contact details for more information.

Cheshire Annual Fundraising Table Quiz 2017

Waterford Cheshire will be holding its Annual Fundraising Table Quiz in its premises on John's Hill, Waterford on Tuesday, 28th March commencing at 8pm sharp. There will be refreshments and a superb selection of homemade cakes available. A table of four costs €20 (teams can register on the night) and those who are unfortunate enough to be unable to come on the night are invited to support the event by dropping off a spot prize instead for our raffle, during office hours. It's a really enjoyable night of fun and laughter and we hope to see you there. We would especially like to see teams from years gone by as well as new teams to join us on the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated very much. Further details at: (086-8801860) or

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Mass for deceased members of Southend Utd

On the 19th of March at 10.15am a Mass for deceased members of Southend United will take place in the Fransiscan Church (Friary). This is to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of the club, which was formed on the 22nd March in South Parade, Waterford. A function will be organised in October to commemorate the occasion.

Lenten Prayer

A Lenten Prayer around the Cross (base on Taize service) will be offered at Saint John’s Church, Parnell Street, on Wednesday 15th March at 7pm. All are welcome.

Support Person needed

Sage – Support and Advocacy Service are now recruiting for volunteers in a “Support Person” role. The role of a Support Person can include; Helping people transition to a Nursing Home from a Hospital setting; Linking people with the services that they need; Befriending, PHN, Social Worker etc.; Raise awareness of Sage and the service we provide in local communities; Helping to build circles of support around the person who may need support

Sage will be holding a series of coffee meetings throughout 2017 regionally to introduce Sage and the Services we provide, and to explain more about the Support Person volunteer role. The next coffee meeting will be held in The Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford on the 30th March from 5.30pm.

Irish language and culture day at WIT

Irish Language and Culture Day will be celebrated at WIT on Thursday 16 March including a presentation from Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.

This year WIT is joining in the festivities by hosting an Irish Language and Culture Day on Thursday 16 March. The day begins with a much anticipated presentation by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on the life and history of St Patrick.

Following this, local historian and Waterford expert, Joe Falvey, will give a talk on the Irish language heritage of local Waterford place-names. The Irish language students of WIT have prepared an exciting traditional lunchtime concert and this is one not to be missed as it also features harpist, poet and singer, Kate Chadbourne, live from Boston.

The day will be rounded up with a special poetry workshop with WIT student and well-known poet, Carmel Cummins. Participants can also take the time to visit the art exhibition of WIT Irish language and business student, Jasmine Smyth. Lecturer in the Irish language at WIT Dr Séamus Ó Diollúin, said “We are delighted to be holding this event at WIT. It is an appropriate celebration of both our national culture and our national feast day. We look forward to welcoming visitors to WIT on the 16th. Bígí linn don lá speisialta seo.”

All the events will take place in the main WIT Auditorium on the Cork Road Campus.

Samaritans Table Quiz

There is a Table Quiz on behalf of Waterford Samaritans on 24th March at 8 pm in The Cove Bar, Dunmore Road, Waterford. €20 for table of 4. Raffle and spot prizes on the night. All monies raised will go directly into the services provided by Waterford Samaritans at their 16 Beau Street Centre.

Butlerstown ICA Guild

The Guild had a poignant talk on Monday 13th February from Ruth Murray a quilter with Hearts Creations in Butlerstown on the Bonnets Project which was set up in memory of 304 women convicts from Waterford who were transported to Tasmania in the 17 - 18th Century. Each bonnet was embroidered with the woman’s name and the name of the transportation ship and they are part of a bigger project called Roses from the Heart which started in Tasmania. We were given the details of age and occupation of the women we were remembering as well as the reason for their sentencing. It was going back on a time in history which was very harsh and a lot of discussion took place at the meetings. The bonnets are now part of the exhibition in the Central Library in Waterford. A talk in the Granville Hotel on March 14th at 8pm by the founder of the project, Dr Christina Henri from Tasmania, was special.

Heal Your Life 2017 MindBodySpirit Workshop

1- day workshop presented on Saturday 1st April 10am-5.00pm. Venue: Cheshire Home, John’s Hill, Waterford

This workshop is based on the philosophy of positive living & self-healing by Louise L. Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life. The aim of the workshop is to help you find balance in your life. Learn the benefits of visualization and affirmations and take time to experience meditation and relaxation. Tune into your own inner wisdom.

FACILITATOR : Mary Fitzgerald M. Ed ARCHTI

Advise early booking as places are limited. Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 087-2269217.

Annual Paddy Kiely Darts

Kilmacow Darts Club will host the Annual Paddy Kiely Darts Competition on Easter Saturday, April 15th at 5pm sharp in The Foxes Den, Kilmacow.Women’s and Men’s competitions, €10 entry. Sponsored by L.D.C. Darts. Contact 051 885313.

Waterford Area Girl Guides

The Waterford Area Girl Guides are looking for volunteers to help with a number of groups across the city. Irish Girl Guides is a uniquely youth driven, active and dynamic organisation, offering a varied and exciting programme for girls aged 5 – 30 this is a great way to make new friends and learn new skills. For more information contact Natalie on 085 1725358.


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