Tuesday, 24th April 2018
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Waterford Garden Plant Society

The next lecture of the above society will be held on Wednesday 4th April when Gerry Harford of the Potting Shed, Camolin will speak on "Treasured Items" - a selection of favourite plants and why they have become firm favourites.

Non-members welcome. Meetings are held at 7.30pm in St. Benildus Hall next to the Church. For information on the Society please phone Margaret on 087 2209026 or George on 051 851558.

Fenor Bingo Easter Special

Fenor Bingo Easter Special will take place on Friday Arpil 6th at Fenor National School Hall at 8pm. Bus will leave Riverstown at 7.15pm. A great night is assured. Don't miss it.

The Company Club

The Company Club would like to invite you to a night of music and craic on Wednesday night in the Roanmore Centre. Music on the night is by Soundwave 9 - 11pm. Why sit in when you can dance the night away and meet new friends.

Comeragh Mountaineering Club

Brian Jacob will lead a walk to The Boolas area of The Comeraghs next Sunday 1st April. BOOTS essential, food, water, hot drink, hat, gloves and rain gear advised. A good level of stamina is required for this walk. Meet at 10am at The Hypermarket. All details from Dick 086-2652768.Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents, A Stand Alone Lecture - Samuel Beckett’s Endgame - at 7:30 p.m., Monday 2nd April, at Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill

Permeated by dark humour, Endgame is a play that exemplifies Beckett’s mastery of tragicomedy. Following an extensive introduction that will situate the play in relation to key events in Beckett’s personal life, this lecture will proceed by considering how Endgame can be read in relation to the philosophical ideas that intrigued him from the outset of his authorial career.

No prior knowledge of this lecture topic 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..

Edmund Rice A.R.A

Edmund Rice Active Retirement Association will hold their next meeting on the 5th April in the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack street time 2.30, 4.30.

Easter at Ferrybank Library

Looking for things to do and places to visit with your children during the Easter Holidays? Don’t forget a trip to Ferrybank Library! If you are not yet a member, it is free to join! Pick out some great reads together to share here in the library or take home to enjoy.

Spring into Storytime- Ferrybank Library will run free story time sessions for children and parents/carers to celebrate the importance of families reading together and sharing stories. Join us on Saturday 7th of April at 11.00am for some story time fun. Get recommendations for some great picture books to share with your little ones.

Free Gymboree Session- Join Audrey for another entertaining Gymboree session at Ferrybank library on Thursday, 5th April at 10.30am – 11.30-am. This is a FREE music and movement workshop for toddlers and young children under 6yrs. Booking is recommended as these sessions are very popular, phone 051 897200 to book a place today!

Free talk - Easter Floral Arranging- Anna Griffin returns to Ferrybank Library for another floral arranging session on Wednesday March 28th at 3.30pm. Pick up some top tips for your own Easter Floral Arrangement. The pieces created on the day will be raffled off amongst all attendees! All are welcome to attend.

Weekly Positive Living & Relaxation Classes

Come along and learn a Simple, Step by Step Approach to living your life with more ease.These classes can help you to reduce stress, create a happier life, have more self-confidence & self-expression, have better mental focus & achieve positive results & feel more relaxed in yourself. Suitable for everyone. Every Wednesday in Edmund Rice Centre, Barrick St. at 7.30pm-8.30pm €15. Facilitated by Carol Martin M.I.H.C.A.(25 years experience).To enquire or book phone Carol: 086 8378119 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Country Market in Olaf Hall

Waterford Country Market is open in St. Olaf’s hall, behind City square, every Friday between 8am and 3pm. Come in and buy home made bread, cakes, and now gluten-free products. Also seasonal fruit and vegetables, ready made meals and a large range of crafts. Have a tea or coffee and snack from our coffee stall and relax for a chat with your friends.

Everything is reasonably priced and delicious.

Bee Keeping course for beginners

Bee keeping course for beginners will take place on Saturday 21st April and Saturday 5th May 2018. For further details please contact: Maurice Brady (Secretary) on 087 9093032 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paddy Kiely Memorial Darts Competition

Kilmacow Darts Club presents the Annual Paddy Kiely Memorial competition in The Foxes Den, Kilmacow, on Easter Saturday 31st March at 5pm sharp. Men’s and women’s competitions. €10 entry. Tel 051 885313. Kindly sponsored by L.D.C. Darts.

Volunteers needed

St Brigids Family & Community Centre are looking for Volunteers to support the delivery of the Rainbows Programme.

Rainbows is a programme which supports children following a significant loss in their lives from bereavement or loss through parental separation and divorce.

All applicants will be subject to Interview and Garda Vetting process and will need to be available to attend 4 days of training. Successful applicants may only deliver the programme under St Brigids guidance and within St Brigids centre. If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact Carmel on 051-375261.

Medugorje Healing Mass

Will be held on Wednesday the 28th of March in The Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford. Starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30p.m., followed by Holy Mass. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light refreshments served after Mass. Contact Maura: 051-376552 / 085-7022103. All are welcome. (Pilgrimage to Medugorje will take place this year on the 29th of August)

Friends of University Hospital Waterford Easter Fair

The Friends of University Hospital Waterford will hold an Easter Fair on Thursday 29th March in the Foyer of University Hospital Waterford (by kind permission of hospital management) from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.

There will be Hot Cross Buns, Cakes, Easter Gifts and many other attractions and also a raffle.

Your support would be most welcome as all monies raised go to support Patient Comforts in the Hospital.

CIPD Southeast Upcoming Event

We're excited to announce our next CIPD Southeast event April 18th @ 7.30am - Woodlands Hotel, Waterford.

'FITCEO - 6 Ingredients of Effective Strategic Wellbeing'

Guest Speaker: Jim Kirwan, Creator of #GetAmericaMoving, employee wellbeing speaker, coach, consultant and author of #TheeXerciseFactor

Special thanks to our sponsor Morgan McKinley.

See more information and registration details here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/fitceo-6-ingredients-of-effective-strategic-wellbeing-cipd-south-east-region-event-tickets-43927924605?

Fianna Fáil Waterford Easter Rising and

Tricolour Commemorative Ceremony Waterford Fianna Fáil will host an Easter Rising and Tricolour commemorative ceremony on Monday the 2nd of April 2018, starting at 11:30am. The ceremony will take place at the memorial monument situated opposite the Granville Hotel on Meagher Quay in the City.

Keynote speaker will be Senator Mark Daly. The ceremony will place emphasis on remembering the sacrifices both men and women made throughout the revolutionary period 1916 -1923. It will also mark the 170th anniversary of the flying of the tricolor for the first time.

We believe that the commemoration of these historic events belongs to all citizens, regardless of political affiliation, and in that light, we extend an open invitation to the people of Waterford and our visitors to this event.

An ISL interpreter will be present.

Light refreshments will follow afterwards in the Granville Hotel and all are most welcome.

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