Saturday, 18th August 2018
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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 with a busy programme. 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.

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 or see their Facebook Page

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

Ciorcal Comhrá for Tramore

The Ciorcal Comhrá (Irish conversation group) will meet on Thursday, in Tramore Library, from 7pm to 8pm. We are a friendly group of Irish speakers who get together each week to chat as Gaeilge, so if you have a cúpla focal and would like a chance to speak in Gaeilge, do come along. If you have been attending classes and want to keep up your fluency, beidh fáilte romhat freisin! For more information, please call Tramore Library on 0761 10 2594. Bí linn!

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

Power Clan Gathering Committee

Have you a couple of hours a month to spare € Would you like to get involved in helping organise the Power Clan Gathering 2019 (August) € If so, our team would love to have you. Please contact Conan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 087-2157234

All welcome (not just the Powers!)

Ferrybank Library

Christmas Crafts …...FREE workshop - suitable for 7-10 year olds. Wednesday 13th December at 4:00pm. Booking essential.

Christmas Flower Arranging for Adults - FREE Event, Thursday 14th December at 12:00 noon. Booking essential.

12 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge - Read 12 books between 1st and 31st December 2017 and on successful completion you will be entered into a prize draw! Open to individuals, families and groups.

For further details contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

John Foley will lead a walk on Sunday next 10th December. Meet at hypermarket at 10am, BOOTS ESSENTIAL,extra clothes hat and gloves, rain gear, winter walking, good level of fitness required, all details from 086 2652768.

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.

Edmund Rice Active retirement

Next Edmund Rice Active retirement meeting is Thursday 7th 2-4 in Edmund Rice Centre. Balance of e15 payment due for Christmas Meal. Enquiries to May 086-8989248.

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.

Christmas Coffee morning

The next coffee morning in aid of The Tramore Hospice Support Group will be in O'Shea's Hotel at 11.00am on Thursday 7th December next.

This is a great location and we have had some wonderful Coffee Mornings there and the hospitality we have received over the years is very much appreciated.

This will be our Christmas Coffee Morning and we can expect some festive atmosphere and cheer.

We look forward to a great turnout as in past years and of course we will have a raffle for some unusual and exciting prizes.


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