Tuesday, 18th September 2018
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Overeaters Anonymous

Do you have a problem with food? Have you been worried about the way you eat? Have you tried numerous Diets and plans to deal with your problem with food. Overeaters Anonymous offers you the solution. OA is not a diet club there are no weigh in no dues or fees for members. OA is a twelve step fellowship of men and women who are recovering from compulsive eating, anoxeria, bulimia, food addiction and obesity. For more information about the OA meetings phone 08940781865 or go to http://www.overeatersannoymous.ie

Presentation Convent Class of 1977

Tickets are now available for the Presentation Convent Class of 1977 reunion which will take place on Saturday 18th. November 2017 at the Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, The Mall, Waterford. The event which costs €30.00 will begin with a wine reception at 7.30 p.m. followed by dinner. All primary and post-primary past pupils are invited to attend and to facilitate the distribution of tickets the organising group will be in attendance at the Tower Hotel on Wednesday 18th. October 2017 from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Further information can be had from Maureen at 087-9652370 or Kathleen 0863478382 or Facebook Presentation Convent Class of 1977 Reunion.

New Yoga Studio open in Lismore Park

Have you been thinking of trying yoga and looking to explore it’s many benefits? A new yoga studio has opened in the Lismore Park area of town in the former ‘A Cut Above’ Hair Salon.

With lots of classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners, hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, hot yoga and meditation classes starting soon, for further information visit http://www.anajaliyogawaterford.com,

Tel: 087 3589141 by text or visit them on facebook.

Singers/musicians wanted

Singers and musicians wanted for local Gospel Choir. Tel 086 0897535.

Déise Active Retirement Association

Hello, all! Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 9th November in the Woodlands Hotel at 11a.m. If you have not yet paid for the Christmas lunch, which will be on 29th November, please bring €35 to the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you!

Éigse Sliabh Rua Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Éigse Sliabh Rua will open at the Rhu Glenn hotel on Friday November 10th. Rev. Brian Griffin will open the 40th Éigse at 8.00 pm. After the official launch of Éigse the premier of a new film featuring numerous local people and places will take place. The film, which concentrates on the local and oral history of the locality, is entitled ‘Slieverue: A social History’.

Saturday, November 11th will see the annual children’s tour which this year will visit Irish Agricultural History Museum at Johnstown Castle.

On Sunday, November 12th Éigse will visit the new interactive experience in Waterford "The King of the Vikings" at 12.50.

Dr. Eugene Broderick will speak to Éigse on Tuesday, November 14th at the John O’Donovan centre in the village of Slieverue at 8.00 pm. Eugene will lecture on the eventful year 1917 and the events of that year that changed 20th century Irish history. "All has changed, changed utterly".

Mr. Raymond McGrath will speak at Éigse on Thursday, November 16th, also at the John O’Donovan centre at 8.00 pm. His theme is "Maritime history from St Brendan to the Coningbeg".

Éigse closes on November 19th with the usual much anticipated musical evening at the Rhu Glen featuring the return of ‘Sionnach’ who played at the first Éigse in 1978. The newly formed Slieverue group ‘Simply Singing’ will also perform.

More information at http://www.slieverue .com

Tramore I.C.A. Notes

Firstly thank you to Anthony Phelan our guest speaker last month. His talk about Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease was most enlightening. He is hoping to return in the spring with another specialized subject.

Our next meeting takes place at Tramore House on Wednesday 8 November at 8pm sharp! November is our ‘International month’ and we have persuaded Agnes Cosontos to come along and talk to us about life and customs in Hungary. Apart from holidays, there must be a huge amount we don’t know about her country, so an extremely interesting evening to look forward to. Perhaps you have a friend who would enjoy this as well, if so why not invite them along?

If you still haven’t paid your membership fees, remember you are not insured if you are not fully paid up!

Our fitness regime continues with Water Aerobics at Splashworld, Yoga in Riverstown on Wednesday mornings at noon. Cycling trips are still ongoing along the Greenway, bowling in Williamstown, and hopefully Pitch and Putt will be a new activity for you to enjoy. IPad and computer training is taking place in various library’s if you’re interested. Our various craft classes happen on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10 till12. Hopefully something for everyone!

So if you are looking to make new friends why not come along to our meetings? You will receive a warm and friendly welcome, join us for a cup of tea and a chat, there are outings to places of interest, shopping at the outlet villages, a variety of crafts, fun activities, also social evenings. You may have skills, and new ideas that can be passed on to others.. We really look forward to seeing you.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

John Haberlin will lead a walk to the Boolas area of the Comeraghs next Sunday 12th November. Meet at the Hypermarket at 10 am. BOOTS ESSENTIAL. Food and hot drink, extra clothes and rain gear advised. All details from Dick on 086 2652768.

Afternoon Tea Dance

An afternoon tea dance in aid of St. Joseph’s Care Home (Little Sisters of the Poor), Ferrybank Waterford will take place on Sunday 12th November 2017 from 3 – 6pm in The Rhu Glen, Country Club Hotel, Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny. Music by Gerry Walsh. Admission €10.00pp. All proceeds go towards Patients’ Medical Equipment. For enquiries, contact Yvonne on 086-8394747.

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Following the Hallowe'en break, Tramore’s well-established Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) will meet again on Thursday evening, in Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. The atmosphere is very relaxed so 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 an domhan romhat! It is saor in aisce! If you would like more information, please call Tramore Library on (076) 110 2594. Bí linn!

Irish Wildlife Trust Walk

On Sunday 12th November, an Irish Wildlife Trush Walk will take place on Tramore Strand, meeting at the Surf Club on the Promenade at 1.30pm. Car sharing ffrom Miller’s Marsh in Waterford at 1pm. All are welcome. Contact: 087-6452732 or 051-370385.


Letters to the Editor

  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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