Tuesday, 21st August 2018
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Barony of Gaultier Gala Dinner Dance 2017

On Friday the 17th of November Carbally Community Development Project hosted a successful Barony of Gaultier Gala Dinner Dance in the Haven Hotel Dunmore East. It was over thirty years since Carbally Community held a Dinner Dance. On the night a large crowd of over 150 people attended.

Guests sat down for full dinner followed by dancing till late by the Joe Davitt Band and disco till late. All of the committee attend on the night. The Joe Davitt Band was very popular with young and old hitting the dance floor. All the Carbally jivers were in attendance and this led the way for young and old to take to the floor with great enthusiasm. There was also a Monster raffle on the night .

It would not have been possible to have such a wonderful night without the support of local Community and businesses, especially thank you Gaultier Glanbia and Centra Dunmore East for helping with raffle ticket sales. We would also like to thank all our 32 sponsors for the prizes they donated for the raffle, with your continued support we are looking forward to next year. A great night was had by all who attended.

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a Stand Alone Lecture - Hard Times and the Romantic Revolt - at 7:30p.m., Monday 4th December, at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill.

While Dickens is ordinarily considered to be a quintessential Victorian, this lecture will consider his place in literary and intellectual history by reading his seminal novel Hard Times in relation to core aspects of Romantic poetry and Enlightenment thought. Through a series of guided readings we will consider how Dickens engaged with the work of figures such as William Blake in writing a novel which illuminates distinctions between the ideals of the Enlightenment and the aspirations of Romanticism.

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..

Barrack St. Concert Band

Following an atmospheric recital at the Holy Family Church on Sunday last in honour of The Naval Services the Barrack Street Concert Band continue wth a busy progarmme. On the Saturday 9th they play at the Official Opening of Morris DIY and on the 10th they play at Mass in The Sacred Heart Church, The Folly.

Ireland Peace Choir led Taize

Taize led by the Island of Ireland Peace Choir will be held on Friday 1st December at 8pm in the Edmund Rice Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford. All are Welcome to attend.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Dick McCarthy will lead a walk to Mahon Falls area of the Comeraghs next Sunday, 2nd December. Meet at Hypermarket at 10am to carpool. A good level of fitness is required for this walk. Boots are essential, also bring a packed lunch, extra clothes, and rain gear. All details from Dick 0862652768 (by txt).

Team Hope launches ONLINE Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Irish charity Team Hope, has again launched its online Christmas Shoebox Appeal, this year called "IT’S A SIMPLE GESTURE”. You can still help to make a vulnerable child overseas smile with buying an online shoebox for vulnerable children in Kenya. For €15 / £14, Team Hope will buy a meaningful shoebox gift in your name and get it into the hands of a child in Kenya.

"As an Irish charity helping vulnerable children in many places like Kenya, the children we support are amongst the poorest of the poor and a simple shoebox gift with educational and hygiene gifts, can literally mean life and hope” says Niall Barry, Executive Director of Team Hope in Dublin. "It’s a simple gesture” added Niall, "it won’t end poverty tomorrow but it will make a difference immediately, with children able to wash themselves and learn in school for example, as well as having some fun with a small toy”.

Anyone can get involved with our online Christmas Shoebox Appeal – "IT’S A SIMPLE GESTURE”. You can make an immediate difference by donating now, sharing your Christmas to help bring some hope and joy, making a child smile.

It’s a simple gesture, buying a shoebox gift through Team Hope, through their website. Team Hope’s secure online donation system will process your Credit/Debit Card details as well as your email so they can send you a receipt. Really – it’s a simple gesture yet can mean the world to a vulnerable child.

For more about Team Hope’s online Christmas Shoebox Appeal and to donate, please visit teamhope.ie or see their Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/team.hope.ireland/

"IT’S A SIMPLE GESTURE” and you’ll be glad you donated. #itsasimplegesture!

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

Christmas Creative Writing

Workshop for Kids in Tramore

Writer Derbhile Graham will be running a Christmas children’s creative writing workshop at the Coastguard Cultural Centre on Saturday 2 December. The workshop is for 8-12 year olds and it will run for two hours, from 10.30am-12.30pm. Step by step, the children will write their very own story, solving the mystery of who stole Santa’s treasure. The workshop costs €10 per child, and you can book by contacting Derbhile on 087 6959799 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Senior Line national confidential listening service

SeniorLine, the national confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Community Impact Award organised by The Wheel.

SeniorLine with Freefone number 1800, 80 45 91 is open every day of the year from 10am-10pm. Of 10,000+ calls in 2016, 82% found the call ‘useful’ or ‘helpful’. Success is based on an effective listening and empowering model.

The direct impact of SeniorLine is in the practical support offered to thousands of older people each year. The wider impact is becoming ‘the voice of callers’ , representing the needs and concerns of Ireland’s older population, and advocating for them through media, presentations, and to government.

The Wheel invites people to vote for their favourite nominee before December 6. To vote for SeniorLine, click on the link

Fenor Bingo

The next Fenor Bingo will take place on December 1st at Fenor National School. Bus leaves shop Riverstown at 7.15. Great night assured. Hope to see you all there.

Sale of Work; The Fenor Sale of Work takes place on Sunday 3rd December, commencing at 2pm at Fenor National School. Fenor Sale of Work will be a fun filled day, so come early to avoid disappointment and have a wonderful time. On the day we will have the Spinner with many fabulous prizes including Christmas Cakes, toys, hampers, and many other prizes. Add to these will be the Bric n Brac, games, raffles, face painting and refreshments all day. The Raffle will take place for the famous Fenor Hamper value at 1500 euros on the day of the Sale of Work. So keep Sunday 2nd December in your diary.

Open Invitation to Tramore Tidy Town’s AGM

The team behind the award-winning Tramore Tidy Town’s activity have issued an open invitation to the people of Tramore and beyond to the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

The meeting will take place at Tramore GAA Centre on Thursday, November 30th at 7pm.

During the meeting details of the groups, activity and plans for the future of the town will be outlined along with the election of a new committee for 2018.Commenting on the upcoming event, Tramore Tidy Town’s Chairperson Anne Cheasty said, "This meeting is open to everyone, we would be delighted to welcome anyone interested in helping with projects for next year’s competition. Tramore Tidy Towns are always looking for more volunteers to join them. Come along and support your Tidy Towns.”

Tramore Tidy Towns are Bronze medal winners in the National SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


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