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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

This 6th Annual Easter Bunny Fun Run takes place this Easter Sunday April 1st at the Waterford Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road Waterford in aid of CMRF and the Children's Medical Research Foundation and Crumlin Hospital. 5k and 5 mile routes available for walkers, joggers and the serious runners across the city and county. There are some fantastic prizes to be won sponsored by many local businesses. These include gym memberships for several gyms across the region.

Growing from strength to strength this family fun event will cater for everyone to get involved from those taking part to their supporters, family and friends who turn up. FREE entertainment and refreshments will be available including FREE BBQ, FREE Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and much more. FANCY DRESS IS OPTIONAL but we would highly recommend making the effort for the AWESOME prizes for

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Legacy Irish Cider has been awarded a Gold Medal in the Dublin Craft Cider Cup 2018 at the prestigious Alltech Craft Brews and Fair in Dublin this week. The award-winning cider is made by Liam McDonnell from Dungarvan, County Waterford. Liam is thrilled with the award "We are delighted with this award as it gives recognition for all the hard work and natural cider making practices we use. We are currently testing blends for a new cider which we hope to test market this year."

Legacy Irish Cider is only one year in the market, concentrating last year on the home market of Co. Waterford. Liam plans to have Legacy available this year in Cork, Dublin, Galway and County Wexford. It has been receiving excellent reviews from online food and drink bloggers both at home and abroad.

In April Legacy Irish Cider

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Ireland’s best loved Chef, Neven Maguire, is back on our TV screens with his new series of ‘Neven’s Irish Food Trails’. This series takes Neven through Cavan, Limerick, Dublin, Meath, Wicklow, Wexford, Cork, Kerry, Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny.

This week in the fourth programme Neven travels to Waterford, beginning in the spectacular Comeragh Mountains, where he meets Willie Drohan of Comeragh Mountain Lamb. The pair head out into the mountains to see the herd of Scotch Blackface sheep roaming, and gets educated on how living outdoors in the mountains gives the lamb a unique sweet flavour.

The next stop in County Waterford is Barron’s Bakery, where the traditional Waterford Blaa has been made since 1887. Neven meets Ester Barron, a fourth-generation baker from the Barron family, and gets a lesson on hand-making the famous speciality. He also hears how the Waterford Blaa

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Lighthouse Restaurant offers a beautiful selection of European Cuisine Dishes using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients available. With our creative Head Chef Laurent Berthomier at the helm, everything is possible. From cranberry and apple scones to exquisite wedding cakes, and everything in between. Check us out on Facebook @ Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant for more info.

Dunmore East Holiday and Golf Resort, Dunmore East, Co Waterford.

Tel: 051383151

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Weekly Positive Living & Relaxation Classes

Come along and learn a Simple, Step by Step Approach to living your life with more ease.These classes can help you to reduce stress, create a happier life, have more self-confidence & self-expression, have better mental focus & achieve positive results & feel more relaxed in yourself. Suitable for everyone. Every Wednesday in Edmund Rice Centre, Barrick St. at 7.30pm-8.30pm €15. Facilitated by Carol Martin M.I.H.C.A.(25 years experience).To enquire or book phone Carol: 086 8378119 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak0a399701a56d2032f70a7fb2a1425e1b').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0a399701a56d2032f70a7fb2a1425e1b = 'carolmartin153' + '@'; addy0a399701a56d2032f70a7fb2a1425e1b = addy0a399701a56d2032f70a7fb2a1425e1b + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text0a399701a56d2032f70a7fb2a1425e1b = 'carolmartin153' + '@' +

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Parental Leave

Question

What is parental leave? Can both parents take it?

Answer

Each parent of an eligible child may take up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave from work. Leave can be taken no later than the child’s eighth birthday. However, if your child has a disability or a long-term illness, you can take parental leave up to their 16th birthday. If you adopt a child between the ages of six and eight, you can take leave for that child up to two years after the date of the adoption order. (Your contract of employment may also provide for an extended age limit.)

You can take 18 weeks of leave per child in one continuous period or in two separate blocks of a minimum of six weeks. If taken in two separate blocks, there must be a gap of at least 10 weeks

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones, PhD

Q. If you were somehow able to choose the time of day you were going to be injured, what would be best?

A. during the day B. at night C. it makes no difference.

A. Research points to (A) as the answer, since "wounds seem to heal in half the time if sustained during daytime hours rather than at night," reports "New Scientist" magazine. Nathaniel Hoyle and his colleagues at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, discovered that genes in fibroblast skin cells switch on and off during day-night cycles and that these cells help close wounds once skin has been cut. The team found that, on average, "daytime wounds healed in 17 days, while similar burns sustained at night took 21 days ("Science Translational Medicine").

Q. You might call this the story of a

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Waterford Today weekly horoscopes

Wednesday 14th February - Tuesday 20th March

Aries 21st March-21st April

If you feel like you’ve been wading through sludge as you try to get some momentum going in a work situation, the March 17th arrival of Mars will crank up the pace and put some welly behind your efforts. Where before you may have been thinking you’d never get what was needed done, now success seems not only possible, but quite likely. Big sigh of relief from you, and possible a pat on the back from the higher ups!

Taurus 22nd April-21st May

Your intuition will be boosted this week, and your gut instincts will allow you to read between the lines, and especially get a good handle on what some of your colleagues motivations truly are. An eye opening experience indeed, keep your own counsel, see all, say nowt!

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Newest member Evelyn Fitzmaurice of Efitz Marketing gave her business presentation to the Connect Effect Group on Wednesday 7th March 2018. Evelyn gave an overview of her marketing business and focused on a full marketing campaign of a recent successful case study. Efitz Marketing is a full-service marketing agency based in Waterford which delivers bespoke marketing packages to fit your unique business needs. Connect Effect is a group of local business people who offer market leading products & services whose aim is to foster and facilitate the growth of the members within the group. The group now meets at the new location in the Waterford Crystal Leisure Centre on the Cork Road. Meetings are held each Wednesday morning at 8 am sharp. Guests and new members are welcome.

Efitz Marketing are located in Tramore, Co. Waterford. Phone: 089 4342390 or 051

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

With Breda Gardner Homeopath, lcph, mcos, rgn

Health Therapies Clinic

13 Gladstone Street, Waterford.

Tel: 087 2025753.

Insight Natural Health Clinic

15 Upper Patrick St, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7724429

East meets West (Part 2)

In terms of Western medicine, I have a foot in both the traditional camp and the complementary camp. I trained and worked as a nurse for many years, before a growing disillusionment with some of the practices of modern medicine led me to look for answers elsewhere. It was then that I began to study complementary therapies such as homeopathy and iridology, and I have never looked back since.

Although I remain a great believer in the amazing powers of traditional medicine, I also believe that the way ahead for the future is to combine both the traditional and complementary medicine: the best of both worlds. And in the same way that traditional and complementary

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    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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