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MASS for deceaseD snowcream staff

A mass for the decease staff of Snowcream Dairies will take place in the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, Waterford on Wednesday 29th May at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. All are most welcome.


The above mass will be held on Wednesday the 29th of May 2013, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Mount Sion, Barrack St. Waterford starting with the Holy Rosary at 7.30pm followed by Holy Mass.

Celebrant: Fr. R. Walsh. Music Ministry: Medugorje Choir. Light Refreshments after Mass Contact Maura at 051-376552/085-7022103.

may rosary procession

The Annual Diocesan May Rosary Procession will leave Ballybricken Green On Sunday May 26th at 3pm and proceed to the Dominican Church Bridge Street Waterford City for the Crowning of our lady. The Barrack street concert band will perform on the green at 2.30pm. all are welcome, especially those children who made their first holy communion.

DRUGS, ADDICTION public information evening

A public information meeting is to be held on Wednesday, May 29th in Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road at 3pm.

Narcotics anonymous are a member-driven, multi-cultural organisation with a twelve-step approach to recovery from drug addiction. No dues or fees are charged for membership. NA's program focuses on addict's recovery from the disease of addiction rather than any specific drug. There are over 58,000 Narcotic Anonymous meetings in 127 countries worldwide. Currently Waterford City Narcotics Anonymous holds six meetings per week.

NA members recover from the disease of addiction by application of the principles contained in the 12 steps. Our program is based on a set of spiritual principles, and we have no affiliation with any organised religion. Narcotics Anonymous offer a twelve step approach to recovery with the primary purpose of helping any individual stop using drugs. NA's program focuses on addict's recovery from the disease of addiction, rather than any specific drug. Through our group meetings and the therapeutic value of one addict helping another, addicts learn how to live free and productive lives.

We are cordially inviting people to attend a public information meeting hosted by the Southern Area of Narcotics Anonymous on Wednesday 29thMay to be held in Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road at 3pm. We are inviting people to this event in desire to build cooperative relationships and to inform the local community about NA. Our desire is that NA becomes a viable and credible community resource. We would like your help in achieving our goal. The format of the meeting is as follows,

- Presentation highlighting the data obtained from our most recent world survey

- Then two (one male and one female) members will share their recovery experience,

- This is then followed by a questions and answers segment as a conclusion.

There will be free literature and a sample of other narcotics anonymous publications available on the day.

Mayor opening Traveller Pride Event

Waterford Traveller CDP are organising it's second Traveller Pride Event on the 22nd of May 2013. The Mayor Jim D'Arcy will open the Event in Edmund Rice Church at 7pm. All are welcome to attend the event. Refreshments at 6.30pm Traveller pride is a two week-long celebration, one week for national events and the second week for local events. The aim of the events is to promote a better understanding of the Traveller community in both their Traditions and Culture. Also to highlight the many positive contributions the Traveller Community make to Irish society that are not normally seen or acknowledged by the wider Community. We would love if you could come along on the night and support this great event.

Dusk Chorus Celebration

All are welcome to the grand finale, "Dusk Chorus Celebration" in Central Library on Wednesday 29th May at 6pm as part of the 2013 Bealtaine Festival. This night of song, wine and cheese hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre, is a chance for all to come and celebrate the end of the Bealtaine Festival and an opportunity for the Library to say thank-you to all who took part. During this evening, there will be a performance from our very own Library "Bealtaine Choir" and the Mayor of Waterford City will launch an exhibition of artworks, photography and writing produced during the festival.

Bealtaine is a National Arts Festival celebrating creativity as we age. It takes place countrywide during May and involves hundreds of events in every art form. There is a month long programme of events running at Central, Ardkeen and Brown's Road Libraries. Call into your local library for a programme. Bealtaine is your chance to try something new, to share your talents or to come back to something you haven't done for years. So come and join the celebrations! For further information please contact Central Library on 051 849975.

Waterford Garden Plant Society - Summer Outings

Thursday 30th May Two Local Gardens 7.00pm: Visit to Bill & Angela Curtin's Riverside Garden, Newtown Waterford (Park on Passage Road or lower Summerville Avenue) 8.00pm: Proceed to Jack Meade's car park to 'car pool' for next garden visit. 8.15pm: Visit to Robin & Ann Kane's garden at Woodlands Avenue. Contact: Joan @ 051 355808, Margaret @ 051 851111, Kaye @ 051 381271, Tom @ 051 873937 .

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society

The society is very honoured to be hosting the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Local History Societies which will take place in Waterford from May 24th to 26th and will be based in Dooleys Hotel, the Quay. The Official Opening of the AGM will be by Cllr. Jim D'Arcy, Mayor of Waterford City and will take place at 10.30am on Saturday May 25th in Dooleys Hotel. All society members are encouraged to attend the AGM events on the Saturday.

Polish School invites all to Family Fun

Family Picnic in Polish School in Waterford will be organised this year on 25th May. It will start at 10:30am. It is an event open to everybody, not only pupils of the school or their parents, and the organisers would like to invite their Irish neighbours to the day of fun with Polish School. Among the attractions there will be bouncy castles, face painting, football matches, lots of organised fun for kids and warm food for their parents. Everybody will be invited to take part in the raffle profits from which will go entirely to the library in the Polish School. The main prize, sponsored by the Polish Shop Galicja in Waterford, is a family ticket to the Dublin ZOO and Wax Museum. Apart from that lots of sports equipment and books can be won.

The Polish School in Waterford is located in St. Paul's Community College, Brown's Road on Saturdays.

Garda Vetting Workshop for Clubs & Organisations

Waterford Sports Partnership is hosting a Workshop on the National Garda Vetting Bureau Act 2012 Implications for Sports Clubs and Organisations. Are you working in a voluntary capacity with young people or vulnerable persons in sport and physical activity?

Want to find out more about upcoming changes in legislation with regard to Garda Vetting?

To assist clubs in understanding the requirements placed upon them by this proposed new Act, Waterford Sports Partnership has organised an information workshop for sports clubs and organisations. Under the proposed new National Vetting Bureau Act (Children & Vulnerable Persons) 2012, all sport club members i.e. coaches, trainers, mentors etc who provide sports activities to children and persons who are in direct contact with children or vulnerable persons on an ongoing and regular basis need to be Garda vetted.

The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 will provide a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain work or activities relating to children or vulnerable persons. This seminar will set out to answer questions such as the following that many sport clubs have:

- Who will need to be Garda Vetted?

- What action should the club take now?

- Whose responsibility is it to ensure vetting is carried out?

Bernie Priestley, Head of Code of Ethics with the Irish Sports Council and a representative from a national sporting body will outline the procedures sports clubs are required to take to ensure all appropriate volunteers and coaches are vetted, and to address any questions you may have. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of the new requirements in relation to Garda Vetting for volunteers.

The Workshop will take place on Thursday 30th May 2013 from 7 to 9pm at the Auditorium, WIT Campus, Cork Road, Waterford. Attendance at the workshop is free of charge and is open to all who work with young people in the sporting world Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting. Waterford Sports Partnership at 058 21194 or by downloading an application form at and returning it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Waterford Sports Partnership, Civic Offices Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Waterford Sports Clubs can benefit from new and improved Lucozade Sport Club Crusade

Lucozade Sport and hurling All-Star, Henry Shefflin launched the new and improved Lucozade Sport Club Crusade. This year, Lucozade Sport is offering adult sport clubs in Waterford, free training equipment and kit in exchange for Lucozade Sport bottle caps. A bespoke catalogue has been developed so that clubs know exactly how many caps they need for each item. Clubs will be sent the items once the specified amount of caps have been collected and verified.

Jim Geraghty, Marketing Manager for Lucozade Sport said, "We wanted to let clubs know at the earliest opportunity to allow them to get a head start but clubs can register from 24th June at


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