Sunday, 23rd September 2018
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Edmund Rice Active Retirement

Our first meeting of 2018 will take place on Thursday January 4th @ 2.30.

We will be going for Afternoon Tea to Vintage Tearooms on Wednesday January 17th @ 2.30. Cost e20. Our trip to Northern Ireland will take place on Monday April 9th-13th 4 nights. Total cost €379. Deposit e50 secures place. Further information from MAY 0868989248.

Happy New Year to all members and families.

Comeragh Mountaineering

Helen O’Keeffe will lead a walk to the Mahon Valley area of the Comeraghs next Sunday 7th January. Boots essential, food, hot drink, water extra clothes and rain gear, meet at Hypermarket at 10 am.

Tramore’s Ciorcal Comhrá

Tramore's flourishing Ciorcal Comhrá is taking a break for Christmas. We are a friendly group and our ethos is to converse through Irish. We will be meeting again in January so if you would like to join us, come along to Tramore Library, on a Thursday evening (after we reconvene) and you will find us there from 7pm to 8pm. The atmosphere at the Ciorcal is very relaxed so if you have a cúpla focal and would like a chance to use it, you will be in your element with the caint, craic is comhrá. Do come along agus beidh fáilte an domhan romhat! It is completely saor in aisce to join us and if you would like more information, please call Tramore Library on (076) 110 2594. Bí linn agus Nollaig shona!

Ferrybank Library

As tradition dictates, the New Year is all about New Year Resolutions, new year, new adventures – a new you.

Challenge yourself to learn a new language, ie Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Thai, etc…

Did you know that you could learn Pirate Language? Interested?......check out our library website for further details.

Don’t fancy learning a new language?…..then how about doing a FREE online course which is available to members of the library, courses such as Office Skills, Pet & Animal Care, Psychology, Web Development and lots, lots more to choose from. Check out Universal Class on our website for further details and to register.

A HUGE thank you to all our loyal patrons for your valued support and continued use of Ferrybank Library.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 and we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year!

Call-Out for Brides to Be for new series of RTE2’s Say Yes to the Dress

Say Yes to The Dress Ireland is returning to RTÉ2 for a second series and Franc is on the search nationwide for brides-to-be!

Cameras will follow brides and their entourage through bridal salon, stocked with over 3,000 dresses from all over the world, as they try to find the wedding dress of their dreams.

We will watch the drama unfold as Franc and the consultants attempt to find common ground with the bride's entourage - from the opinionated mums to the best friends who are all convinced that they know best!

We want to hear from all brides: those with big and small budgets, who are traditional and non-traditional, those who’ve already searched high and low and those who are only beginning.

Young, old, short or tall – if you’re searching for the ultimate gown and would love to find one while being filmed, then Say Yes to the Dress Ireland wants you to get in touch.

All you need to do is click on the link below and apply.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barnardos Launches Unwanted Gift Appeal

It’s practically a Christmas tradition – unwrapping presents on Christmas morning to find out that you have been given more than you need! Luckily, whether it’s a jumper that’s two sizes too small, a book that’s already sitting on your shelf at home or another scented candle, there’s a home for it in a Barnardos shop.

Barnardos has seven shops around the country, located in Carlow, Cork, Wexford and Dublin (Rathmines, Clondalkin, Kilbarrack and Dun Laoghaire). You can drop unwanted gifts into any one of the shops, safe in the knowledge that its sale will make someone else happy and at the same time raise money for Barnardos’ work.

The children’s charity works with more than 14,100 children and families across its 40 centres nationwide, and campaigns for the rights of all children in Ireland.

If you wish to donate any unwanted gifts this year, you will find your nearest shop and its opening hours here.

Speaking today, Bernadette Harrington, Barnardos, said "We’ve all received a Christmas gift at one time or another that we could do without. But don’t forget – whatever that gift is, it might be just what someone else is looking for! In Barnardos shops we sell everything from clothes, shoes and accessories, to household goods, children’s toys, art and books – all supporting our work with children and families around the country. Why not get your New Year off to a good start by donating your unwanted Christmas gifts?”

There is something for everyone in Barnardos shops and donations of unwanted gifts, big or small, are always welcome!

Waterford’s first dedicated Parkinson’s

Exercise Classes at Edmund Rice Centre

Waterford 1st dedicated Parkinson’s exercises classes will begin on Tuesday 16th January 2018 in Edmund Rice Centre Waterford at 11am. Join and learn how smovey exercise and wellness tool, that is vibration therapy helps to reduce anxiety and stress, increase mobility, improve balance & coordination, increase circulation, improve digestion system, reduce pain in the body, strengthen core stability and more. smovey was invented by Johanna Salzwimmer, an Austrian Tennis player who developed Parkinson’s. He realised the vibrations that are created through movement via the handle of the Smovey rings through the reflex zones in the palms of your hands give brilliant benefits and also reduces the symptoms of illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s, and arthritis.

Classes will run for 6 weeks, cost €50 per six classes or €10 per class.

FREE tester class with Irene Treacy, Ireland’s first smovey coach and PD warrior instructor will take a place on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 11am.

Please join us for a cup of tea after the taster class and meet other people in the same situation. This has great social benefits and we can all help and encourage each other and work towards making a positive improvement together.

Those that sign up for the 6 week course on the 9th will be given a free assessment and their progress monitored and reordered.

All people with Parkinson’s and friends welcome. For more information please contact Irene 085 8525766, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit


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