Tuesday, 25th April 2017
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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.

Sacred Heart Scouts Group 50th Anniversary

Calling all former scouts from 15th/25th Sacred Heart Group

The 15th/25th Sacred Heart Scouts Group are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Sunday, 2nd July at 2pm in their Den, located opposite St. Patrick's Hospital. If you are a former scout from our group, it would be wonderful to see you and your family there. We are also writing a book celebrating our 50 years of scouting. We are very keen to include stories, photos or trips down memory lane that you may have. Do you have any memories that you would like to share with us for the book and/or social media? You can contact us via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or through our Facebook page (Sacred Heart Scout Group).

Deise Active Retirement Association

Hello all! Our next meeting is in the Woodlands Hotel on Thursday, 13th April, at 11a.m, and we expect to have an

Workers’ Party Easter Commemoration

The Workers’ Party Annual Easter Commemoration will be held at the Republican Memorial on Green Street, Waterford, on Easter Sunday 16th April at 12pm. The proceedings will be chaired by Davy Walsh and will comprise of the following: Chairman’s opening address; reading of the 1916 Proclamation; laying of the wreath; oration delivered by Adam McCarthy, Workers' Party Cork; lament played by a piper; National Anthem; and the Chairman’s closing remarks. All are welcome to attend.

Medugorje Healing Mass

The above Mass will be held on Wednesday the 19th of April 2017, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford, starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass. Celebrant: Fr. R. Walsh. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refreshments after Mass.Contact Maura at 051-376552/ 085-7022103. All are welcome.

Ferrybank Library

Storytime for children 4-7 yrs will take place in Ferrybank library on Tuesday 18th April from 11-12pm. All welcome

An introduction to Oil Painting for Adults with Liz Mcguire taking place over four Wednesdays. April 19th and April 26th, May 3rd and 10th, from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Spaces limited so early booking is advisable. Ring Ferrybank library to book. 051 897200.

If you have any queries, please contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Easter Writing Camp for Children

WriteWords is running a creative writing camp for 8-12 year olds from Tuesday 18-Friday 21 April, which will give children the opportunity to be the hero of their own story.

During the camp, children will learn the techniques of storytelling and tap into their own storytelling power. ‘Children are instinctive storytellers,’ says author Derbhile Graham of WriteWords, who will be running the camp. ‘They have no fear. They just throw the words down onto the page, and they have wonderful imaginations.’ The children will create wacky characters, travel to strange lands and take off on exciting adventures. By the end of the camp, they’ll have created their very own story. The camp is ideal for bookworms, artists, dreamers, divas, rebels and any child who loves to express themselves. The camp is being held at the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre and will run from 10am-12pm each day. The camp costs €60 per child, with concessions for two children or more. To book, contact Derbhile on 087 6959799 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Waterford Treasures Evening Talk 2017 - 10th of April 2017

The Proclamation of 1916: 'the title deed of the nation’. Monday the 10th of April @7:30 pm in the Garden Room, Medieval Museum, Viking Triangle, Waterford.

Dr Eugene Broderick taught history and served as Principal in the Mercy School Waterford. He completed MA and PhD degrees in history at UCC. He has written and lectured extensively on various aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish history. His most recent book, a biography of the Waterfordian John J Hearne architect of the Irish constitution and Ireland's first Ambassador to the USA, will be launched at a conference in Waterford Treasures on the 30th of June and the 1st of July marking the 80th anniversary of the constitution and honouring Hearne.

Tickets are only €5 per person and are available in advance from the Bishop's Palace reception, or phone 0761 10 2650, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the door on the day. It is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tramore I.C.A. Notes

Firstly we must thank Emma for entertaining us last month during our St Patricks day celebrations, everyone’s feet were certainly tapping to her beautiful violin performance. Many thanks indeed and hope you will come again!

Our next meeting is the AGM and takes place on Wednesday 12 April at 8pm in Tramore House. For the evening we are extremely fortunate to have Darren Hutchinson, Retail Manager and cruise ship expert at Strand Travel as our speaker, so if you have always wanted to go on a cruise, maybe dreams can come true! Unfortunately we were unable to finalise a new committee last month so will be looking for your assistance yet again. So do try and join us, don’t forget there’s always tea and scones for supper!

A few dates for your diary: As everyone was so delighted with the outing Molly Casey arranged last year she has kindly organised a tour of Tourin house and gardens, between Lismore and Cappoquin, on Saturday 27 May. The next Federation meeting is on Wednesday 31 May at Crottys, and the An Grianan Garden party on Friday 7 July. We are still attending Aerobics at Splashworld, yoga on Wednesday mornings with Richa at 10-11, and bowling at Williamstown on Thursday evenings 7-8. Our various craft classes are also ongoing. So do join us to learn or share new skills, and have some fun as well! For anyone looking to make new friends 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.

Easter Special Fenor Bingo

Easter Special Fenor Bingo on Friday 21st April in Fenor National School Hall at 8pm. Free bus from Riverstown Shop leaving at 7.15pm. This will be a great night with lots of prizes to be won. Tell your friends and come along and support an enjoyable night.

Litter Picking at Ballyscanlon Woods on Saturday 15th April at 10am. All helpers young and old are asked to help. We will meet at the quarry on the Lower Road.

Comeragh Mountaineering club

Paddy Scanlon will lead a moderate walk to Crotty’s Rock on Sunday next 16th April. Meet at Hypermarket at 10am. Boots essential, food, hot drink, hat, gloves, extra clothes, suitable for winter walking advised. All details from Dick 086 2652768.

Feast of Diving Mercy

This years Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated in St. Paul's Church, Lisduggan, Waterford on Sunday April 23rd. The chief celebrant will be Rev. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan Bishop of Waterford and Lismore assisted by Fr. Pat Fitzgerald PP and Fr. Sean De Leas. Join in the celebrations of this great Feast as we mark twenty six years of unbroken celebrations of Divine Mercy Sunday in St. Paul's Church.

1.30pm: Adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament.

3pm: Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Holy Mass

Blessing with 1st class relic of St. Faustina. We appeal for priests to join us to concelebrate and help administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Music ministry - Ben Brown and the Divine Mercy choir. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy novena can be made at any time, but Our Lord especially wished that it be made beginning Good Friday in preparation for the Feast of His Mercy, which should be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.

Bingo Night at Cheshire Home

Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill are holding a Bingo night, Friday, 14th April (Good Friday), starting at 8pm sharp. All welcome, books, €6, sheets €2 each. Refreshment and goodies available FREE! Hope you can make it?

CODA (codependents anonymous)

Relationship difficulties? Self - Partners - Family - Work Self help Group offering a Twelve Step Recovery Programme. Meeting every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Sacred Heart Community Centre, Richardsons Meadow, Old Tramore Road Waterford. Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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