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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

The deadline for nominations for Family Carers Ireland CarePlus 'Carer of the Year' awards is extended to the 28th of September 2018.

Family Carers Ireland need your help to identify these Carers.

The 'Carer of the Year' awards recognises Carers for the extraordinary hard work and dedication involved in caring for their loved ones every day.

'Carer of the Year' are available online at http://www.familycarers.ie, from Family Carers Ireland resource centres, CarePlus Pharmacies or via the

Freephone Careline 1800 24 07 24.

http://www.familycarers.ie / http://www.careplus.ie

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

KBC Bank Ireland, Ireland's digital first bank, will host a dedicated Home Series event in Waterford on Saturday the 8th of September for prospective house hunters and buyers. Designed with house buyers in mind, it will feature extended opening hours on the day from 10am-5pm, expert advice from KBC mortgage advisors and talks from industry experts.

Amber Young, Waterford KBC Hub Manager said: "At KBC, we like to help people make a decision that's right for them. The event will have expert advice from KBC advisors as well as local estate agents, solicitors, and interior consultants along with goody bags and nibbles. "

"Not only are we providing prospective house hunters with expert advice and information but from September 3rd, we are also offering some of the most competitive fixed mortgage rates on the market. The July rate reduction, will mean that

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

A Popup Art Fair takes place on September Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th in the Ardmore Suite of The Tower Hotel Waterford .

The Fair will feature original affordable artworks, prints and sculptures on view and for sale as well as a series of short art talks and live art demonstrations.

Admission is free and all are very welcome to call in, meet with the artists and view the works. Works by The River Barn Artists Group, Liz McGuire, Felix Faulkner, Michelle Colfer, A Power and Ludmila Korol Modern Art are just some of the artists featured at this 2 day event. Further information available on facebook.com/art2wow Event Page facebook.com/art2wow popup art fair or text 087 798 26 26.

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

The Fun for Life 2018 takes place on Sunday, 14th October in the People's Park, Waterford from 12.30-3.30. It's guaranteed to be a jam packed family fun day and all for a great cause, the Solas Cancer Support Centre.

Waterford Credit Union are excited to be sponsoring Fun for Life 2018 on the 10th anniversary of the Run & Walk for Life.

There is a full programme of events on the day including the Waterford Credit Union family fun zone, treasure hunt, bouncy castles, kids art area, fun drums, human gyroscope, national reptile zoo along with a farmer's market and much more. The People's Park will also be home to the finish line of the Run & Walk for Life 2018 and BEAT fm will be broadcasting live from

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Waterford Ballet Academy students had great fun dancing two performances of Lia Fail, The Stone of Destiny at the Theatre Royal recently.

The dancers also performed pieces of classical ballet repertoire and a new contemporary work, all created and choreographed by the Academy's principal, Margaret Hunter.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to making the show such a success.

Now entering its 27th year, Waterford Ballet Academy is run by principal, Margaret Hunter, Dip. LCDD (London College of Dance & Drama), full member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, International Dance Teachers'Association and the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.

Waterford Ballet Academy offers professional dance training in Waterford City and Tramore and is now welcoming current and new students for another exciting year.

Both senior and junior students have appeared on RTE in recent years and some of the younger dancers are

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

The Excellence in Local Government Awards are held annually in conjunction with Chambers Ireland and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. Mayor Kelly said 'its very gratifying that Waterford City & County Council has been nominated for an award this year and hopefully we will win it. All our staff and councillors work hard to serve the people of Waterford'. The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards which are supported by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government, gives local authorities the opportunity to showcase very innovative work they do in making our communities better places in which to live and work in. Mayor Kelly concluded 'Waterford City & County Council has been nominated in the Supporting Tourism section for the King of the Vikings the World's First Viking Virtual Reality Adventure. This is

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

GastroGays @ Walsh's Bakehouse

Having spent 6 weeks in Sweden earlier this year, the GastroGays, Russell James Alford and Patrick Hanlon, will tie in Waterford's over 1,000 year old Viking heritage with Scandinavian influence into a very special lunch event. Expect a showcase of Scandinavian cuisine with a Waterford twist, discover new dishes and new flavours, all using the best of local Waterford produce, and championing the mighty blaa, along with all of Walsh's bakehouses' products.

There'll be recipe demo's, followed by a Viking feast, served family style on communal tables. Some of the dishes you might expect include gravadlax (cured salmon), smorrebrod (open sandwiches), soppa, meatballs. Patrick and Russell, with Walsh's Bakehouse, might even attempt to make a "semblaa", a combination of the traditional Swedish bun,

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

IT was back to normality, of sorts, on Monday morning for the 2018 Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher as she returned to work in the popular Redlane Boutique in Tramore, Co. Waterford. But it wasn't a regular Monday morning by any stretch of the imagination.

A mayoral reception was held at the store to welcome Kirsten home and to congratulate her on a wonderful achievement and on how beautifully she represented herself, her family and her county on the night.

The first Waterford Rose to win the title in 59 years, compliments flooded social media for the Mullinavat native has been kept busy since her win at press and photo calls.

Unfortuneately her wish to keep the issue of her mixed

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

Water Babies Ireland's leading baby and toddler swim school, is launching its Autumn term next week and to celebrate the award winning swimming school is hosting FREE taster classes this week in Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford and Wexford.

In Waterford the free class takes place on Friday 24th August - WIDA Killure Manor. Suitable for babies over six weeks

If you would like to come along to one of Water Babies taster classes, please contact Water Babies via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloake0f95ffdc400b1a71b039f0aedb9626d').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye0f95ffdc400b1a71b039f0aedb9626d = 'monkeymonkey' + '@'; addye0f95ffdc400b1a71b039f0aedb9626d = addye0f95ffdc400b1a71b039f0aedb9626d + 'waterbabies' + '.' + 'ie'; var addy_texte0f95ffdc400b1a71b039f0aedb9626d = 'monkeymonkey' + '@' + 'waterbabies' + '.' + 'ie';document.getElementById('cloake0f95ffdc400b1a71b039f0aedb9626d').innerHTML +=

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

College hopefuls who are re-assessing which computing course they wish to pursue or where they want to study will be pleased to discover the BSc (Hons) in the Internet of Things is taking applications.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), which offered its Internet of Things degree for the first time in 2015 has re-opened applications to the course.

It is one of three courses WIT has added to the CAO's Available Places list for September 2018 entry.

Prospective students can find out more about applying for the Internet of Things, Arts, and Tourism courses at http://www.wit.ie/availableplaces.

Students who have accepted an offer to WIT can find out all about what to expect as first year students at the website http://start.wit.ie.

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