Wednesday, 19th September 2018
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Hockey Open Day in Waterford

Waterford Hockey Club would like to invite the public of all ages to our free family open day.

This fun filled event takes place in Newtown School on Saturday the 18th of August and is open to everyone who was inspired by watching our successful Senior Women's Hockey team in the recent World Cup.

So, if you want to find out more about this exciting sport please join us from 11am until 2pm where coaches and players from Waterford Hockey Club will meet and greet you. The club will be holding an introduction to hockey including mini games, target practice, obstacle courses, tennis hockey and much more, including a bouncy castle and bbq on the day.

Then, stick around to get a full experience of hockey by watching our senior men and women teams play pre-season matches at 3pm. We do hope that you can join Waterford Hockey Club at this very important time for the sport.

Information can be found by logging onto

Medugorje Healing Mass

Above mass will be held on Wed the 22nd of August 2018, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford, starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass. Celebrant: Fr. Sean De Leis. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir.

Light Refreshments after Mass. Contact Maura at 051-376552 or 085-7022103. All are welcome.

Ferrybank Library events

Congo: An Irishman's story. Thursday 23rd August @ 3.30pm. Join Ferrybank resident Paul Malone as he shares his story of the time he served as a member of the Irish Defence Forces in the 1960s. Paul will speak about his time in the Congo and his experience of the infamous Siege of Jadotville. All are welcome to attend.

Heritage week film Join us in Ferrybank Library for a special screening of the documentary "Congo an Irish Affair".

Wednesday 22nd August at 4.30pm 6.00pm

This documentary, directed by Irina Maldea and Brendan Culleton, takes a look at a period of Irish history once forgotten where Irish troops stationed in the Congo during the 1960's as part of the UN peace keeping mission become involved in the Congo Crisis. Using archive footage and interviews with ex-soldiers this film, shares their story.

All are welcome to attend.

Family Research Sources online Friday 24th August @ 11:30am

Useful information and a guide to free Genealogical sources available in Ireland.

Eddie O'Keeffe exhibition Waterford illustrator Eddie O'Keeffe will exhibit some of his wonderful illustrations of Waterford and Kilkenny landmark buildings in Ferrybank Library.

This exhibition will be available to view from 21st August 1st of September

Underwater Photographer Exhibition

The Waterford Harbour Sub Aqua Club are hosting the C.F.T Underwater Photographers Group photo Exhibition in The Waterford City Library from Tuesday 14th. August to 8th. September. We will be having the Launch of the Exhibition on Wednesday 15th. at 7pm in the Central Library. All are welcome.

Woodstown Creadan Heritage Walk

The Barony of Gaultier Historical Society August Heritage Walk will take place in the Woodstown to Creadan area on Wednesday 15th August. The walk which will commence from the Woodstown Beach carpark will start at 7.15pm sharp. Ray McGrath, aided by other members of the Society will lead the walk. There is no fee for the walk but donations are welcome. All are welcome.

Honey competition at Iverk Show

South Kilkenny Bee keepers are reminded that entries for the honey competition at the Iverk show on 25th August must be made online at Please bring your exhibits to the honey show stand by 9am on the morning of the show.

We look forward to a keen competition with lots of entries in all classes. Visitors to the stand will have a opportunity to see honey bees and bee products.

Edmund Rice Active Retired

Next meeting for Edmund Rice Active retirement group is the 6th September time 2.30 4.30, New venue for meetings is Community and Youth Centre Manor street Waterford.

Heritage Week at Ormond Castle

Ormond Castle are hosting a number of free events as part of Heritage Week.

Saturday 18th August 2pm Tides and Tales; A free talk by Andrew Doherty on the development of Waterford head weirs. Booking on 051-640787

Saturday 25th August 10am Free Musical Workshop for 2-4 year olds by Mini Musos. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking on 051-640787

Sunday 26th August Free admission and guided tours 10am-5.15pm

Events include: Cathy Hayden basket making demonstrations; Mayfield Birds of Prey Join the skilled falconers of Mayfield Falconry and their birds of prey 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Table Quiz

Saint Andrew's Church, Dunmore East, will hold their annual Table Quiz on 16th August at 8.30pm in Power's Pub, Dunmore East.

In aid of repairs for the Organ €20 per table of 4 All are welcome to this enjoyable evening

Arts & Crafts

Summer Arts & Crafts with Tanya FREE workshop for children at Ferrybank Library. Suitable for ages 6 to10 years. Date: Tuesday 21st August. Time: 3:00pm Booking essential as places are limited.

Open Minds Summer Season Talks

Upcoming talks include: August 18th: Donal J O Leary (Spiritual Teacher) Health, Freedom, Wisdom and Relationships'

September 01st: Gemma Hughes (Nutritionist) 'Healing with Herbs'

September 08th: Trevor Eivers (Hypnotist) 10 Healthy Eating Tips / Program your Mind for Health

Wreath Laying Ceremony

A wreath laying ceremony will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018 at the Dungarvan WW1 Memorial Wall, beside Johns Castle, Dungarvan. This ceremony is being organized by the Waterford Branch of The Royal British Legion, to remember the men and women from Waterford City and County who fell in the Great War.

Everyone is welcome to attend, relatives of those named on the wall are invited to lay a wreath in their memory.

Oral History Call

Lorraine Grimes is a PhD Researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is looking for participants for a project entitled: 'Migration and Assistance: Irish Single Mothers in Britain from 1926-1980'.

This project will investigate the migration of Irish unmarried mothers to Britain and the assistance availed of in Britain.

The purpose of the oral history interviews is to establish why women felt the need to emigrate and to note their experiences in Britain.

Women's stories will be central to the narrative of the research.

All participants must fit the following criteria to participate in the in project:

- Irish woman (Republic or Northern Ireland)

- Single mother who migrated to the UK (on a short term or long term basis)

- Between the years 1926-1980

Participants can be based in either Ireland or Britain and have travelled anytime from 1926-1980.

Confidentiality will be guaranteed to all participants. If you are interested in taking becoming a participant for this project please contact Lorraine on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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