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Annual Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Annual Dominican Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine - Sunday 8th October 2017. Bus will depart O'Connell street (Beside the Church) at 7am. Tickets on sale in St. Saviours Dominican Church, Bridge St. at €25.00

Ferrybank Library

Parents! Would you like to improve your cúpla focal and help your children tackle their Irish homework with confidence? Join our Irish tutor Micheál in Ferrybank Library for a weekly morning class. Classes will begin on Thursday 28th September at 11:45am This is a FREE class. Register your interest today, phone 051 897200

FREE Declutter Talk - If you would like to break free from the overwhelm of clutter so that you can enjoy a simpler, happier life then this FREE Declutter talk is for you. The talk will cover a variety of practical wardrobe and home decluttering information, tips and guidelines on organisation, storage and lifestyle as well as uniquely-specialised and essential area of decluttering mindset, challenges and benefits. Date : Tuesday 10th October 2017. Time: 2:30pm. Venue: Ferrybank Library [051 897200]. Spaces are limited, in order to avoid disappointment, reserve your place ASAP

Storytime for Toddlers - Join us in Ferrybank Library for toddler storytime on Thursday mornings from 10:00 – 10:30am. Bring your little ones to enjoy stories, rhymes and colouring fun!!

Lectio Divina

Reflections on the Sunday Gospels to deepen your knowledge of the Word of God in the weekly Liturgy

"There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us in His Word and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit. It is what we call lectio divina" - Pope Francis

Facilitated by the Sisters of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill, Waterford every Wednesday night, 7.30 p.m. Donation: Eu5 including light refreshments. All are welcome.

Waterford GardenPlant Society

On Wednesday next 4th October, the society will hold the first of it’s Winter lectures at the new tim eof 7.30pm. We are hooured to have Mr. Matthew Jebb, the Director of the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin, Dublin attending. He will deliver a lecture entitled "A view from the Palmhouse" which was recently restored to it’s former glory.

Members: Free. Non members: €5.

All lectures are held in St. Benildus Hall, next to the Church. Please note the new start tim eof all Winter lectures will by 7.30pm

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a Stand Alone Lecture, Wuthering Heights at 7:30 p.m., Monday 2nd October, at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill

Wuthering Heights is widely and justifiably considered to be one of the truly canonical works of English literature, being the enduring subject of both popular and academic acclaim. Following a brief introduction that will situate the novel in relation to its biographical and socio-cultural contexts, this lecture will consider how Emily Brontë’s masterpiece can be evaluated in relation to the history of ideas with specific reference to its probing insights into the enigmatic nature of love and the darker instincts of human psychology.

No prior knowledge of philosophy is required. For further information, please visit our Facebook page (Philosophia Waterford) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Access I.T.

Enrol Today for 10 hours FREE Computer Training with Access I.T. FREE Beginners Computer lessons. We are delighted to be running the Digital Skill for Citizens programme again this term. Starting Sept/Oct. Cost: FREE. Call for other ongoing dates.

Other courses include: Flexi ECDL runs Wednesday Mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm or Monday evenings 6.30pm to 9pm. Join whenever suits you. 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 http://www.accessit.ie or call us on 051-374849 for more detail. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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

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 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 events on Wednesday 27th Sept at 15.30, Wednesday 4th Oct at 18.30 and Monday 9th Oct at 18.30, please contact Nicola on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 051-595895.

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 . Further information from http://www.wildflowerdiaries.com

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Do you enjoy singing?

Do you enjoy singing? Have you ever thought of singing with a choir? The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Waterford’s Holy Trinity Choir invites you to join them for a Choral Experience Workshop on Saturday 30th September from 10.30am-1.30pm. Try the choir for a workshop and see if it’s for you! If you would like to participate cotact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 051 875166. Advance booking is essential.

Slievekeale active retirement association

Our next meeting is on Tuesday the 3rd of October at 2.30pm in the Waterford health park. €25 for Christmas dinner will be collected at this meeting.

Cnoc Bui active Retired

Next meeting takes place on October 4th at The Woodlands Hotel at 2pm. Speaker and activities arranged.

Money for Christmas lunch at Waterford Castle will be taken at this Meeting. Those attending please have 32Euro in envelope with your details. This function is strictly for members only.

Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange

The Waterford Cultural & Language Exchange are continuing their French film showing this Autumn with Le Corniaud (The Sucker) (sub-titled)' In Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery Tues 26 September 2017 at 6.30p.m.

The story is a ridiciulously funny crime story about a guy (Bourvil) who just left home for the holidays when he gets hit by a car (owned by De Funes). De Funes settles the case by providing Bourvil with a brand new Cadillac to continue his holiday to Italy. Of course Bourvil does not know that he is now smuggling gold, heroin and a giant diamond hidden in that Cadillac. The coupling of actors Louis de Funes and Bourvil is ace, the locations are beautiful (France and Italy during summer) and the fun is enormous.

Contribution €12 /Students €6 (wine and canapes included prior to film). Bookings can be made by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by text to Jane at 087 2594081.

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Tramore’s popular Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) will resume on September 28th, in Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is very relaxed. If you have a cúpla focal and would like a chance to use it, you will be in your element. On the other hand, if you enjoy just listening, you will love the caint, craic is comhrá, as Gaeilge. Do come along agus beidh fáilte romhat! It's saor in aisce. If you would like more information, please call Tramore Library on (076) 110 2594. Bí linn!

Comeragh mountaineering club

Denis Cullen will lead a moderate walk on Sunday next 24th September, to the Coumshingaun. BOOTS essential, food, hot drink, gloves, hat and winter clothes suitable for walking advised. Meet at Hypermarket, Morgan Street, Waterford at 10am. All details 086 2652768 (txt).


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