Saturday, 22nd September 2018
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Death of Mr. Vincent O'Toole

The death has taken place of Mr. Vincent O'Tool, Maryland House, The Mall a prominent Waterford businessman and hotelier which took place on Saurday last. He was aged 91 years of age.

Mr. O'Toole was born at 102 Griffiths Place, where he was a member of a family of 12. At the age of 25 he obtained his Masters Certificate while working with Irish Shipping. Then after 15 years at sea he returned to his native city where he purchased an old dwelling and converted it into the Maryland Hotel Inexpensive.

He was also prominently involved in property development and was a director of Landscape Ltd., a building company which build many of the houses in Knockboy and Blenheim Estates.

He is also remembered for being involved in one of the city's controversies when he erected two plaques to commemorate William Vincent Wallace, the world famous Waterford composer. This brought him into conflict with the elected members of Waterford Corporation and a long protracted legal battle ensued. The plaques still adorn the walls of Maryland House. He also stood as an Independent candidate in the February 1982 general election but was unsuccessful polling only 756 first preference votes. He is remembered for canvassing aboard a horse and trap which added badly needed colour to the election campaign at that time.

In his long and colourful life Vincent O'Toole was never far from the public mind and he was regarded as one of the city's great characters in the best sense of the word.

His remains were removed on Saturday last to the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday morning at 10.30 p.m. following which burial took place in St. Mary's cemetery, Ballygunner.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife Maura (nee Hayes) and youngest daughter Una and is survived by his second wife Ruth, daughter Eithne; grandaughter Saoirse; brother John; sisters Christine, Agnes, Mary, Claire and Tess to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Calling all yoga/ movement/ dance/ fitness/ health enthusiasts to take part in a fantastic afternoon of Yoga, Movement, Film and Sand Art.

On Sunday, May 6th at 2.30pm on Tramore Beach, Anjali Yoga Waterford, Dance Artist Jess Rowell /

Yogainmotion, Kulaboola Yoga with Aoife Lacey and The Art Hand are collaborating on the beach to promote Yogafest and yoga awareness. Sand art by Sean Corcoran, Joe

Lonergan and time lapse by Daniel O'Neill Photography

This event is exciting, fun & completely free!!!

The more the merrier so come along, spread the word and bring a friend or 2. Special thanks to Height for Hire for sponsoring height for the time lapse.

Waterford Philosophical Society

Waterford Philosophical Society presents a Stand Alone Lecture - The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius - at 7:30 pm, on Monday 7th May, at Waterford Cheshire, John's Hill, Waterford.

Marcus Aurelius has been described as "the last of the Stoic philosophers." His reflections upon the nature of the universe and the significance of human existence led to his advocacy of philosophical thinking as the foundation of a virtuous life. This lecture will consider how the core principles of Aurelius's thought can be related to the fundamental precepts of early Stoicism. It will conclude by evaluating the merits of Aurelius's Meditations as work of moral philosophy.

Poleberry Reswidents' Association invites you to a coffee morning at the Edmund Rice Youth Community Complex, Manor Street, Waterford on Saturday 12th May from 11 am – 1 pm where there will be music and craic. All Welcome.

Comeragh Active Retired Association

The next meeting of Comeragh ARA will take place on Wednesday 9th May in the Woodlands Hotel at 2 p.m.

We will be holding our Bealtaine Celebration so dont forget to bring your Art, Poetry, and Creative Writing.

Ferrybank Library

"Music Matters" - a series of five workshops for music lovers will take place in Ferrybank Library in May.

Join music tutor Noel O'Regan to explore how music works and ponder some music questions.

Could you think like a composer and write a tune?

How is music written down today and read by musicians?

Is Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody a classical masterpiece?

When Julie Andrews sung "Doe, a deer" who was she imitating from a thousand years ago?

Workshops will commence on Thursday 3rd May at 3.00pm and will be of interest all music lovers!

Contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place today.

Drop-In Storytime - Once upon a time, a long time hear the rest of this story, join us here in Ferrybank Library for Storytime on Saturday mornings from 11:00am Bring your little ones to enjoy stories, rhymes and colouring!! It's lots of fun, and a wonderful way for new parents to meet each other!

FREE Exhibition Space Available - If you would like to exhibit Crafts, Painting, Photographs etc... contact the libraryto discuss – 051 897200

Edmund Rice Active Retired

Edmund Rice A.R.A. will hold next meeting in the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Barrack Street on the 3rd May at 2.30 -

New Classes at Access I.T.

Access I.T. is now taking names for the NEW ECDL starting on Wednesday 16th May 2018. 9.30am to 12.30pm for 22 weeks at a cost 495 Euro. Pay as you go.

FREE Beginners starting Monday mornings in May 10am to 12.00pm for 5 weeks.

The Summer Computer Science Camp has plenty of activities to keep our younger guests happy.

Tech Wizards Club 7 years to 11 years from Monday 16th to Friday 20th July, 2018. 10am to 12.30pm. Cost: 50 Euro.

The Tech Tweens 12 years to 14 years from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July 2018. 10am to 12.30pm, Cost: 50 Euro. Our Summer Computer Camps are a great opportunity for younger students to meet new like-minded friends and join in the fun together. To avoid disappointment, booking in advance is advised.

Call us on 051-374849 for more detail or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See our Website for a full list of all our courses at

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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.

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.

10,000 parents supported in 10 years

Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is asking people to consider running on its behalf in this year's Vhi Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin on June 3rd. The Anam Cara team will be commemorating ten years, during which the organisation has supported almost 10,000 bereaved mothers and fathers throughout Ireland.

Anam Cara brings together bereaved parents and their families to support each other – through monthly meetings, information evenings with guest speakers, family days and remembrance events. They are calling on women who are planning to run to consider doing so on behalf of Anam Cara in memory of a special loved one.

If interested, please contact Anam Cara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01 404 5378 for your fundraising pack and details of the pre- and post-run rendezvous. All funds raised through this event will be used to support bereaved parents at the ten Anam Cara groups nationwide.

Fenor Bingo

Fenor Bingo takes place on Friday 4th May at Fenor National School Hall, commencing at 8pm. Bus leaves Riverstown Shop at 7.15pm. Come aong and enjoy a good night's entertainment.

Abbey Road Gardens Ferrybank Open Day

In conjunction with Waterford Garden and Plant Society and in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland at Pine Grove Day Care Centre on Saturdau 12th May an Open Day will take place at Abbey Road Gardens, Ferrybank from 11am-3pm. Donations accepted on the day. There will also be a Bric-a-Brac sale and Raffle as well as Tea and Coffee.

Please support this worthy cause.


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