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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

After an adventurous weekend of Skydiving over the sunny blue skies of Waterford Airport over €11,000 was fundraised by local daredevils by plummeting to earth at 200km/h. Skydive Ireland spent the weekend at the local airport and was joined by local daredevil 21 year old Kirsty Fahey who fundraised €2,000 for Waterford Regional Hospital. Fellow local daredevil Ollie Keohan who organised a group Charity Skydive fundraised €8,500 for S.E.R.T South East Radiotherapy and Tyron Bell collected €468 for Waterford S.P.C.A.

In all over 160 participants leaped out of the skies between the 7th to the 9th June. Most of the skydiving was done in aid of raising funds for charity. Participants joined from all over the south east and came together and made the best of our summer heat wave and sunny blue skies.

Managing Director of Skydive Ireland, David Byrnes said;

Almost

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Art & Drama Camp in the Viking Triangle

The school summer holidays have arrived and this means it's time for Little Red Kettle's Summer Camp! The company has put together a fantastic week-long programme with fun activities from arts and crafts to drama and games. Kids will work together in groups alongside the Red Kettle team, and will combine their skills and talents to create a fantastic final project fusing art and performance. There's something for everyone, catering to two age groups: 5 - 8 and 9 – 13 year olds. As they say, Little Red Kettle is "where imagination begins".

Beginning Monday 29th of July until the 2nd of August, this feast of activities is being held in Red Kettle's fantastic new premises in Central Hall, Parade Quay in the

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Our Ciorcal Cómhra (Irish conversation group) in Tramore will break for the summer holidays on Thursday when we will celebrate our past year together with some light refreshments agus cómhra . The Ciorcal has a very friendly, open atmosphere

and plans to meet again as usual, from September on every Thursday evening, from 7pm to 8pm, in Tramore library . Remember, if you have a cúpla focail and you would like the chance to use it, the Ciorcal is the place to be for craic, caint is cómhra. Please feel free to come along and join us! For more information, please call Tracy at Tramore Library on 051 381479. Bígí linn!

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Wind down your weekend in style with the Beachcombers this Sunday at Masons Bar this truly amazing act will transform you from reality that is life for a while and bring you on a musical journey with their unique and upbeat sound your in for musical treat for the senses catch the lads Sunday 30th June live @ Masons Bar 11pm.

On Friday 12th of July, Dignity Bar on John Street will be celebrating 5 years of business and they are celebrating in style with a live P.A performance from former X Factor winner Shayne Ward.

Shayne Ward is no stranger to people after winning the second series of The X Factor and his debut single "That's My Goal" is the 3rd fastest selling single of all time. He has sold over 3 million records worldwide and had number one albums. Since

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Waterford's hotly anticipated new 3 day music festival, Daytripper, is ready to rock the Deise this weekend, with a host of national and international acts arriving in the city to entertain music lovers from all over the South East and beyond.

Imelda May (Friday), Madness (Saturday) and

The Coronas (Sunday) are the big draws, but there are 24 great live acts in total over the weekend including Waterford's finest (see stage times below). The site is being built in Bolton Street as we go to press with 2 stages, sound systems, lights, bars, food outlets and funfair to give you the full festival experience. There will be a box office at the site entrance each day and tickets can be purchased on the way in.

If you prefer to have a ticket in your

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

waterfordfilmforall and Garter Lane Arts Centre presents

Lincoln (12A)

Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.

With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come

Lincoln returns to the big screen in Garter Lane Cinema on Sunday, June 30th at 7.30pm.

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

July 11th sees the official launch of AVENUE, Waterford's inaugural arts venue festival celebrating the wealth & diversity of arts spaces which define the character of the arts in the city. The series of events will feature a wide variety of great artists from across the country including Gerry Davis, Erin De Burca, Patrick Cahill & many more. The festival is led by the City's main arts venues (Garter Lane, Hive Emerging, Greyfriars, Index Gallery, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Vulcan Box & SOMA) as well as being supported by a growing number of alternative arts spaces.

The festival will transform the whole of Waterford into an exhibition space, encouraging its inhabitants & visitors to explore the entire city while taking in the abundance of exhibitions, events & performances on offer.

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is delighted to announce that Roscommon born musician Sharon Moore will perform at Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) on Wednesday 26th June at 1:30pm as part of WHAT's Healing Sounds music programme.

Sharon Moore began her music career as a teenager playing gigs in her hometown of Roscommon with various local bands. As a keen guitarist and singer, Sharon moved to the south east to complete her music degree in the Waterford Institute of Technology, majoring in voice and performance. Following this Sharon received an MA in music therapy at the University of Limerick.

Sharon has been playing and teaching African drumming for over ten years and has experience in a variety of different singing and drumming techniques from all over the world including West Africa, New Zealand and Native America. She is currently a singer and

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

On the 27th July, Christ Church Cathedral is hosting a workshop for total beginners in Writing for Children and Young Adults for those who have a dream to try out and develop their creative writing skills.

Many of us think we would like to write books for children, but why do we never put pen to paper? This one day workshop will introduce the art of writing for children and you will go home with some new ideas to kick start your own writing career. No experience is necessary, just a passion for trying something new, and perhaps finding a new career or skill for yourself! You will finish the day inspired and energised and bursting with new ideas and confidence.

This exciting one-day workshop is designed for anyone who wants to write for children or young adults. The day will be

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Saturday the 29th of June welcomes Yacht rock for their debut gig on The Terrace at Shortts Live Music Venue, Yachtrock (Alan Coady, Shaun Whelan and Gavin Boyce Yachtrock have been pioneering electro/disco fusion with re-edits, funk, soul and house, with a big party atmosphere. Over time they have put on their Yachtrock parties in numerous venues around Waterford to full houses and great reviews. Imagine Studio 54, Miami Vice, Kraftwerk and Chaka Khan then you're getting on the right track.

Local DJ/producer and Shelter resident Gavin Boyce is on fire at the moment in the studio working with JT Donaldson and Chez Daimer, among others. His latest remix of Waterford band Solar Taxi's 'In Your Skin' under the guise of Untaken City is gaining huge popularity in the clubs as well as his own new track 'Music Owns You', all

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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