Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Get Brewing and Host a Coffee Morning for Waterford Hospice

Representatives of hospice and homecare services from Waterford Hospice gathered at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross to launch Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s and called on the people of Ireland to host a coffee morning on Thursday 14th September to help raise vital funds for their local hospice and homecare service.

Presentation Convent Class of 1977

Graduation Reunion 1977 - 2017. A graduation reunion dinner will take place on Saturday 18th November 2017 at The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, The Mall, Waterford. All past pupils from both primary and post-primary level are invited to The Tower Hotel for an evening of reminiscing and laughter.

The event costs E30 commencing at 7:30 p.m. with a wine reception followed by dinner. A non-refundable deposit of E5.00 is required to secure a booking with the balance due by 11th November 2017. Further information can be had by contacting Maureen on 087-9652370 or Kathleen on 086-3478382.

Grandparents pilgrimage to Knock

National Annual Pilgrimage September 10th 2017, Knock Shrine 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin - Ballina School Choir - Dana sings 'Our Lady of Knock'.

Déise Doll’s Day

Waterford Bloggers will present "Deise Dolls Day" on the 30th of September. Proceeds of the event will be going to local charity Pieta house. This is the first event that's open to the public get your gal pals and come along.

Event will feature: Make up demos; A Style Segment; Hair extension demo; Skin care talk. There will be goody bags for all who attend and lots of amazing prizes!

Tickets are €10 - €5 redeemable in the Waterford health park and €5 directly to Pieta house .

We also have raffles and a balloon release on the day all going towards Pieta house .

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Autumn at Access I.T.

We are very excited about our Autumn Timetable:

We have everything from Beginners to Advance Computer courses for all ages.

FREE Beginners Computer lessons. We are delighted to be running the Digital Skill for Citizens programme again this term. Starting 4th September and runs for 5 lessons. Cost: FREE. Call for other ongoing dates.

ECDL runs Wednesday Mornings 9.30 to 12.30pm or Monday evenings 6.30 to 9pm Cost: €495.00, instalment plan available.

We have our popular after school ECDL for Teens Thursday evenings 4.30 to 6.30pm, starting 28th September. €10 per lesson plus test fees. See our Website for a full list of all our courses at or call us on 051-374849 for more detail.

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

Edmund Rice Active Retirement

Next meeting Thursday Sept 7th @ 2.30 Edmund Rice centre.

Remaining Payment for Trip to Cahir and balance of Holiday to Athlone needs to be paid.

Details from secretary 0868989248.

Comeragh Active Retirement

The next meeting of the Comeragh Active Retirement will take place on Wednesday the 13th September at the Woodlands Hotel at 2pm. Hope all our members had a great summer. Subscriptions will be collected for our yoga classes.

Events at St Patricks Gateway

Our fundraising concert in aid of our Building Fund is today 30th August at 7:30 p.m.. A night full of poetry reading and music by volunteer artists.. Tickets are €5. Come along and support the centre.

Our indoor Car Boot Sale returns on Saturday 9th September from 11 am to 3 p.m.

Tables are €10 and if interested please contact the centre on 051-843589 or emailing us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edmond Rice Choral Society

I Hope all members enjoyed your Summer break and are looking forward to returning on 7th September at 7pm for another Year of music and fun. Our Musical Director Catherine Power has arranged a full Programme. We sing for pleasure and the pleasure of others. New Members are welcome to join us. We meet every Thursday in The Edmond Rice Center Barrack St at 7pm.

If you would like to join us Please contact Claire at 086 1091799.

GIY Tramore - Making the most of your harvest

As all gardeners know, it tends to be a feast or a famine in the vegetable garden. At this time of the year there is a good chance that some of the crops will produce a generous surplus which can be saved in various ways to fill out the winter larder. GIY Tramore September meeting will look at the best methods of preserving and storing produce.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday, 13th September at 7.30pm in Ocean View House, Tramore. The meeting is open to all, with or without growing experience. It is an ideal environment in which to learn how to get started or to get advice and support if you’re already growing some of your own food. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 086-3695252.

Network upgrades in Waterford and Leitrim promote improved water conservation and quality

Leading SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has been selected by Irish Water to upgrade its telemetry networks in Waterford and Leitrim, in a deal valued in excess of €1m.

The upgrade plays a significant role in the battle against ‘unaccounted for water’, giving Irish Water greater monitoring capability and control over the water distribution network in those counties. Increased automation and more granular visibility into water flows, pressure and quality provides early warning alerts to network bursts and improves the quality of supply for customers.

Compass writers

Compass Writers resume their meetings on Monday, September 11th at a new venue, the City Arms in High Street. The group is open to writers of all abilities in the fields of poetry, short stories, novels and essays who are over the age of 18. The meeting begins at 7.30. Further details from Fintan at 086 321 5773.

Bilingual event/Irish Circle

Culture Night Waterford

Parnell Room, Granville Hotel, 22th September at 7.00pm

A lecture by Emma Verling about her husband Martin.He was a biology teacher. He wrote four books on folklore, “Fort Broc”, “Bearrach Mná ag caint”, “Mioscais na gCumar”, agus “leabhair Mhaidhc Dháith”. Martin loved painting, photography and mountaineering. He died in 2007. 8.30pm. Music Session with Shane Breathnach.

Improve your skills at PR, News Journalism and Communications in CCN, Dungarvan

The Certificate in News Journalism evening course in Coláiste Chathail Naofa (CCN), Youghal Rd., Dungarvan is very attractive to those who want to enhance their CVs by adding a skill which is highly valued, particularly by smaller companies. The course commencing on Tuesday September 26, is also great for those who are self employed and those who work in a voluntary capacity within the community who want to learn how to generate publicity and interest” explains course tutor Joan Clancy. Suitable for beginners there is an optional exam on week 10, equivalent to QQI L5 certified by the Irish Academy of Public Relations. The course fee is €125 + €95 optional exam fee. People who are in receipt of Social Welfare and OAPs are entitled to a 20% reduction of course fee where documentation is produced. A letter or stamped enrolment form will count as evidence.


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