Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
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ISPCC Volunteers needed

The ISPCC is now recruiting for Waterford-based volunteers for its Childline services.

If you have good communications skills, & are a good listener; then volunteering with the ISPCC could be for you!

We are looking for volunteers to give 2-4 hours of their time a week, for a minimum of two years; in return the ISPCC will provide comprehensive training, support and supervision.

To book your place on one of our information evenings (14th & 21st June ) please contact Nicola on 051-595895 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Former Green Party TD and Leader to address Tramore GIY

Trevor Sargent is a man of many parts – former TD and leader of the Green Party, author of a much-acclaimed book on growing food in a small garden, gardening blogger and currently about to be ordained as a deacon in the Church of Ireland.

On Wednesday 14th June, he and his wife Áine will give a presentation to GIY Tramore on their adventures in gardening. From a small but very productive suburban garden in Balbriggan, Trevor and Áine moved in 2013 to a three-acre site in Tacumshin, Co Wexford, where they faced the challenge of transforming a rather wild and neglected ‘blank canvas' into a diverse organic horticultural holding. The story of this journey will form the basis of their presentation to GIY Tramore.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday, 14th June at 7.30pm in the Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, and is free for anyone to attend.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 086-3695252.

Summer at Access I.T.

There are still places available on our very popular Summer Kids and Teens computer club

The Matrix Teen Club for 10 - 14 year olds.

Monday 24th to 28th July, 10am to 12.30pm. Cost €50.00.

New Date added:

Monday 14th to 18th August, 10am to 12.30pm. Cost €50.00.

If you are interested in any of our clubs call: 051-374849

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Access I.T. CLG is a non for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford.

Anam Cara Parent Evening

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its monthly meeting for bereaved parents on Monday 19th of June from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

The meeting offers parents a safe and comfortable setting where they can connect with other bereaved parents who will understand the depth of their loss and grief.

A bereaved mother speaking about the benefits of Anam Cara meetings said: "Nothing is normal after the death of a child and it never will be again. Anam Cara helps. People may say that after, for example, two years you should just be able to pull up your socks and get on with it, but life is not like that when you lose a child. There is no timeline for getting over grief, it's a continuous, daily thing. I would encourage any bereaved parents to come along. I know that anything that is unknown is often really scary, however, it's important people know there is no pressure or onus on anyone to talk at the meetings, just being there can help."

Anam Cara CEO Sharon Vard stressed that this event is open to all bereaved parents "regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not."

Anam Cara have also produced an Information Pack for bereaved parents containing seven booklets on topics such as A Dad's Grief, Coping with Sudden Death and Supporting My Family. Likewise, a series of short videos with testimonies from bereaved parents who attend the Anam Cara groups can be viewed at anamcara.ie/videos. For more information or to order a free copy of the Information Pack, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring their Information Line on 085 2888 888.

Ferrybank Library

Be a Summer Star! – not long to go now! Our summer reading challenge for children gets underway from July 4th. The popular Summer Stars Reading Adventure is back in Kilkenny Libraries this summer. Check out Binky and Zoink at your local Ferrybank library and join in the fun during Summer 2017

Summer Stars is a FREE programme, open to all children. Each child who registers for the programme at their local library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer. Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress and the Summer Stars Reward Stamp will be added to their card at the library for each book read. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. At the end of the programme, all children who have completed the challenge will be invited to attend a comedy show in the Ormonde Hotel staring Joe Rooney and Kevin Gildea. More information including recommended reads for children and tips for reading with children available from the following website.


Let's get this summer off to a great start!

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

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

John Foley will lead a walk to the Comeraghs next Sunday 18th June. Meet at Hypermarket at 10am. Please bring food and hot drink, rain gear. Also important for this walk is a good level of stamina and BOOTS are ESSENTIAL. All details from Dick, 086-2652768.

Tramore I.C.A. Notes

A big thank you must go to Irene Treacy and colleagues for their demonstration and fascinating insight into the Austrian ‘Smovey'. We in-undated them with questions and several members were treated to a massage! Wishing you all the very best in your venture!

Our last meeting before the summer break is as usual at Tramore House on Wednesday 14 June at 8pm. We are very lucky to have Mary Carberry of Tramore Library as our speaker this month. Mary will be updating us on the new library services now available here in Tramore. As always the committee will provide our annual strawberry tea, an occasion not to be missed, so why not come and join us!

Please don't forget to pay your membership fees. There will be a raffle for the half scholarships to An Grianan which is great if you are thinking of attending one of the many classes, plus you are not insured if you are not a fully paid up member!

The various Guilds had a really lovely time at Tourin House on the Blackwater river, Cappoquin. The ladies of the house took us on a tour of the gardens and the visit concluded with afternoon tea. Even the weather held off for us which made it all the more enjoyable.

We are still keeping our keep fit regime with Aerobics at Splashworld, yoga on Wednesday mornings with Richa at 10-11, bowling at Williamstown on Thursday evenings 7-8. Plus there are various walks and cycling trips happening. If you prefer, our craft classes are also ongoing on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 till 12. So do join us to learn or share new skills, and have some fun as well!

So if you are looking to make new friends why not come along to our meetings? You will receive a warm and friendly welcome, come and 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. You may have skills, and new ideas that can be passed on to others. We really look forward to seeing you if not this meeting when we reconvene on 13September. Wishing you all a brilliant summer!


Letters to the Editor


    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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