Monday, 21st May 2018
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Tramore Scooter Show 2017

The Waterford Scooter Club are pleased to announce that the Tramore Scooter Show 2017 will be held over the weekend of 7th and 8th July. The Show will be held on Tramore Prom on the Saturday from 12pm.

Two nights of entertainment will be held in O'Sheas Hotel and the bands will be The Fanzines and UK band Mod Revue supported by DJ line up.There will be a Prize Draw and Raffle over the weekend. 

All proceeds will be going to the Waterford Hospice. Please check our events page on Facebook for more info. WSC.

St. Otteran’s, Ballinaneashagh Cemetery Mass

The Annual Mass will take place in Ballinaneashagh Cemetery on Monday, July 10th at 7.30pm. The Principal Celebrant will be Bishop Phonsie Cullinan assisted by local clergy. All are welcome. Please comply with Traffic Regulations and if at all possible approach the cemetery on foot. Please accept the directions and assistance of the voluntary stewards in the cemetery.

Graveyard Masses

The following are the dates for the Graveyard Masses;

Fenor Tuesday 11th July at 7.30pm

Tramore Thursday 13th July at 7.30

Dunhill Tuesday 18th July at 7.30pm

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo will take place on Friday 7th July at Fenor National School. Bus will leave Riverstown shop at 7.15pm. All are welcome.

Fenor Senior Citizen’s outing

The Annual Community Care Summer outing for Senior Citizens will take place on Sunday 23rd July, Leaving Fenor at 9.30 am. This year the outing will start with tea and scones in the Arboretum, Leighlinbridge, then on to the Liffey Valley. It will return to Carroll's in Knocktopher for an evening meal. If interested please contact members of the committee.

Pro Choice Waterford Solidarity Fundraiser, July 7th in Downes Bar

Following on from the involuntary sectioning of a teenager seeking a termination, and with 12 women a day travelling from Ireland to England to access safe abortions, Pro Choice Waterford is holding a Solidarity Event in Henry Downes Bar at 8pm, on Friday 7th of July. If you live in Waterford and are unable to attend rallies in Dublin and Cork, this is your chance. With live music, DJ’s and spoken word performances, all are welcome to attend!

Pro Choice Waterford is also holding a public march on the 22nd of July. The purpose is to call on the government to repeal the 8th Amendment and allow free legal safe, abortion in Ireland. We will also be taking this opportunity to walk in solidarity with the women of Ireland, forced to make this journey. The march begins at 2pm in Ballybricken, at the bandstand, and will continue to Bishops Palace. Come along to show your solidarity to the cause.

For more information, you can contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or check our Facebook page ‘Pro Choice Waterford’.

Launch of SeniorLine Ireland’s only peer

telephone service for older people

SeniorLine is a national confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers, the only such peer service for older people in Ireland, and one of the few worldwide. SeniorLine announces a new Freefone number 1800 80 45 91. The service now takes up to 1,000 calls per month from older people throughout Ireland. SeniorLine has changed its name from Senior Help Line as research indicated that the word ‘help’ can prove a disincentive to those callers who do not perceive they have a problem, and phone for company and conversation. The new name will give a more inclusive message.

Frustrated Residents over Illegal Dumping

A public meeting takes place to address this issue of illegal dumping of rubbish in the inner city, will take place in the Edmund Rice Centre Mulcahy Room at 7pm Thursday 13th Of July.

Residents of the inner-City Mount Sion Avenue and surrounding areas are becoming increasingly frustrated at the persistent occurrences of illegal dumping of rubbish and the apparent silence and inaction on the part of the City Council.

Brendan Byrne who is the Labour Area Representative said, several residents in the area have on several occasions highlighted this ongoing concern to me. Having worked closely and visiting residents I have also witnessed at first hand this very serious matter of illegal dumping of rubbish within a residential area.

The residents have expressed their frustrations with the City Council, explaining that any complaint made appears to be ignored, a trolley laden with rubbish was in situ for five days before anything was done said one resident.

Responding to their concerns, Brendan Byrne has explained the need for education and not procrastination of people or agencies. By fostering a community partnership approach, Gardaí, City Council, Environmental Department, Representatives, and Residents, will build a stronger community leading to better relationships and enhanced communication and vigilance.

A meeting has been organised by Brendan Byrne Area Representative, all residents of the area are invited to attend and have their concerns aired, in attendance will be Crime Prevention Officer and a Representative of the Environmental Department. (awaiting reply).

Meeting takes place in the Edmund Rice Centre Mulcahy Room at 7pm Thursday 13th Of July.

The objective of the meeting is to build stronger community relationships to address this issue of illegal dumping of rubbish, said Brendan Byrne.

Coffee Morning

On Thursday 6th July at 10.30am at St. Andrew’s Church in Dunmore East, a Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy Sale will take place. All are welcome.

I.T. Camp at Access I.T.

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

The Matrix Club for 11 - 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.

Two Camps funning in August age 8 – 11 and 11 to 14 year olds

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.

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Ferrybank Library

Photographic Exhibition - Heritage Week 2017 is all about Wildlife and Nature.

To celebrate, we are asking all budding photographers to take your best wildlife/nature photograph and submit it to Ferrybank Library. There will be a prize for the most creative entry The competition is open to ages 10 years to 17 years. Closing Date: 8th August 2017.

Summer Stars Reading Adventure – On Your Mark.....Get Ready....GO!

Today starts the beginning of the ever popular summer reading adventure in Ferrybank Library! Come into the library, register and pick up your starter pack. This is a free programme open to all primary school children. Taking part is easy. Each child who registers in the library joins in the fun of reading lots of exciting books during the summer. Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Adventure Card to record their progress. There will be fun rewards and activities along the way and at the end of the programme, all children who have completed the adventure will receive a medal and a certificate and will be invited to attend an awards event in September.


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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