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A 6 mile training run for the Waterford Viking Marathon will take place every Sunday at 9am from Superquinn. All are welcome!
Lady Lane House Lunch Club provides nutritious affordable meals for seniors every Monday to Friday from 12:30pm. Come along for good food and make new friends too.
Storytime Sessions will continue to take place on the first Friday of each month at Lismore Library. The sessions start at 2.15pm (3 - 4 year olds) 3.15pm (5 - 6 year olds) & 4.15pm (7-10 year olds).
St. Declans Community College, Kilmacthomas YSI class are constructing an app called ‘My Super New App’ specifically for children with autism to help them cope better with their studies in secondary school. For futher information please e-mail st declans app @ gmail. com
To help improve services at the Farronshoneen Youth and Community Centre, the staff of Farronshoneen Youth and Community Centre are currently seeking the views of local people living in the general Dunmore Road area of Waterford City through an online survey. Two links are available, one for parents and one for young people:
for parents: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YMVQDLS
young people: www.surveymonkey.com/s/YMWHLTN
Please note, that you need to use the small search bar at the top left hand side of the internet explorer page in order to log in.
If you are a young person currently studying for the Leaving or Junior Certificate and you live in the general Dunmore area of the city, then Farronshoneen Youth and Community Centre is offering a safe non-invasive form of stress reduction free of charge. They are running a “Drop-in Auricular Acupuncture Clinic” free of charge to students every Wednesday night from 6.30 pm – 7.00pm until the exams are finished. The clinic will fit very discrete stress beads to the back of each ear, a proven acupuncture technique to help relieve stress, no needles involved.
Farronshoneen Youth and Community Centre is currently seeking volunteers to assist in centre programmes/activities and perhaps volunteer for the summer programme in July/August. Would suit anyone looking for experience in community work or youth work, recreational management or who wish to contribute to the welfare of young people in the general Dunmore Road area of the City. You can call into the Farronshoneen Youth and Community Centre or phone 051 87 25 28 and ask for Martin or Dorothea. You can also call the youth workers direct, Marian 086 85 89 869 / Emma 086 78 16 269.
Aware, the national organisation providing information and emotional support to individuals impacted by depression, meets at 11.30am every Thursday in the Community Mental Health Centre, Brook House, Cork Road and is suitable for individuals with experience of depression. Aware support groups are free to attend and there is no need for referral or booking.
Bumps 'n' Babes parent and child group meets every Wednesday in the Ardkeen Community Rooms (beside Supermacs on the Dunmore Road) from 10:30am - 12:30pm. All are welcome. Come along for a cuppa and a chat. Lots of toys for your children too! Pregnant mums also welcome. €3 per family for non-members, €1 per family for members. For further information check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/cuidiuwaterford
St. Paul's Community Project are taking names for an upcoming Beginners Computer Course. The course will run for 6 weeks and the cost is €10 for the 6 weeks. For information call 051 351205.
Waterford Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland are holding a table quiz on Tuesday May 21st at 9pm in the Showboat, The Glen. Tables of 4 are €20 with a raffle on the night.
The Company Club – is a new initiative to combat loneliness. If you are widowed, divorced, separated or single and would you like to meet others in similar circumstances, then it’s for you. The aim of The Company Club is to provide a venue where men and women can meet to build a social network, where to socialise, build new friendships and plan on-going events. Membership is free.
Their next meeting takes place on Wednesday May 22nd at 7:30pm in the conservatory at The Showboat in The Glen, Waterford. For more information phone Kay at 085 86 84 019 or 087 94 30 599
A charity table quiz will be held on Oskar’s Bar and Restaurant, Dunmore Road on this Wednesday at 8.30pm. It is in aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust where Marie Doyle and Margaret Coe will travel with the Trust to Kenya next October where they are part of a team building a school in one of Kenya’s most disadvantaged areas. Loads of fun and prizes to be had. €5 per person. All welcome.
Ferrybank Lifestyle Links a non profit community based health and wellbeing group is hosting a community presentation called "Epilepsy Awareness and Shattering Epilepsy Stigmas” from 11am on May 22nd in Ferrybank Community Room, Ferrybank Library.
It’s free talk and all are welcome. The presentation is by Joan Ryan from Epilepsy Ireland and is suitable for anyone with epilepsy and friends and family. To book your place contact Annmarie on 087 36 88 509 or e-mail email@example.com
Larchville Lisduggan Residents Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday May 22nd at 6.30pm in the Manor St. John building, Lisduggan. All residents of the two estates are welcome to attend.
Clashmore Community Alert AGM will be held in the Heritage Centre on Wednesday May 22nd at 8.30pm.
The Dunmore East Rambling Festival are running a fundraiser walk in a celebration of International Biodiversity Day on Wednesday May 22nd at 6:30pm. Meeting at the Haven Hotel at 6:15pm. Please bring walking shoes and a rain coat. Suitable for all the family €5 per person, €10 per family.
Epilepsy Ireland Community Presentation Event will be held in Ferrybank Library Community Room on Wednesday May 22nd from 11:00am -12:30pm
The speaker will be Joan Ryan, Epilepsy Ireland Community Resource Officer for the South East Region. All welcome to this free talk, particularly suitable for people newly diagnosed with epilepsy, family members and friends.
May 22nd, 23rd & 29th
Waterford Age Friendly City Programme are inviting the over 50’s to attend a public consultation and contribute to the plans to make Waterford city more age friendly. On Wednesday May 22nd in St. Joseph & Benildus at 2:00pm, Thursday May 23rd – Butler Community Centre at 11:00am
and on Wednesday May 29th - Ferrybank Parish Centre at 10:30am
Ozarks Concert Band, a 35 piece concert band from Missouri USA, will perform with Cór Fear na nDéise - the men’s choir from Co. Waterford Gaeltacht of An Rinn on Thursday May 23rd at 7:30pm in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station. Tickets are €15 each or two for €25, will include reception at 7pm.
Tickets are available from Lawlor’s Hotel, Sue Ryder Shop, Kelly’s Pharmacy in Abbeyside and Spar in An Rinn. For more info call 086 813 4597 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (Tickets at a discounted rate of €10 and €5 for students will include a wine and soft drinks reception at 7pm)
Waterford ICA Presents Mother and Daughter Personal Finance tour with Journalist JIll Kerby Thursday 23rd May Park Hotel, Dungarvan 8pm to 10pmA free seminar on what every woman needs to know about her personal finances...Everyone is welcome
Kilmacthomas Primary School is holding a fundraising concert on this Thursday evening at 8pm in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan. The line up includes Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and David Power among others, from the world renowned Masters of Tradition line up. A real treat for traditional music fans.
Scoil Mhuire National School will host a quiz night in Minnie's Nightclub on this Friday at 8pm. Tables of 4 are €20. Auction and raffle on the night. All money raised going towards building works. Please come along and support.
A fundraising night will take place in the Marine Bar on this Saturday in aid of the Coronary Care Unit at Waterford Regional Hospital. Music by Sunset Sounds.
Bumper Bingo Night in aid of Waterford Hospice will be held in Ferrybank Parish Centre on this Friday May 24th at 7:30pm. Spot prizes galore!
“52 Degrees” charity music event will take place on Saturday May 25th at The Strand Inn., Dunmore East. Paddy Casey, Mikey and The Scallywags, Waterford Band Suzie Q and many more Waterford local acts performing. There will be fire dancers, BBQ and raffle on the day. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are €20 and are available at the Strand Inn and at www.tktswaterford.com (plus booking fee). This is strictly over 18’s event. All profits to the benefit of the Irish Cancer Society.
A coffee morning in aid of M.S will be held on Saturday May 25th from 10am- 1pm in the St. Vincent De Paul Hall, Chapel Street, Lismore. A raffle will also be held on the morning. All welcome to attend!
Solas Centre Williamstown, Waterford are holding an Open Day for members of the public on this Saturday from 12 – 4pm. All are welcome
Killure Bridge Nursing Home residents sale of work in aid of Friends of Ardkeen will take place on Sunday May 26th in Killure Bridge Nursing Home. Items for sale include knitting, arts and crafts and cakes. All are welcome.
Buy My Dress Waterford still require donations of much loved, but now unworn dresses of all styles and sizes, for the one day mega charity dress sale in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre. If you have a dress to donate please go to www.downsyndromecentre.ie to locate your nearest drop off point. This dress sale is on Sunday May 26th from 11am to 6pm at the Athenaeum House Hotel, Ferrybank, Waterford. Why not come along and grab a bargain!
St Carthages House, Lismore will hold a fundraising Gala day on Sunday may 26th at 1:30pm. There will be a cake sale, book sale, BBQ, song and dance, raffles, facepainting and much more. Come along and support St. Carthages House and have a great family day out.
The Waterford One World Centre and the Garter Lane Arts Centre are pleased to celebrate Africa Day 2013 on Tuesday 28th of May with a free screening of Africa United, the story of a group of Rwandan young people who walk 3000 miles to attend the World Cup in South Africa.This event will begin with a reception featuring African food, music and dance at Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford at 6:30 p.m. The reception will be followed by Africa United at 8:00 p.m. All events are free of charge but please contact 051 855038 to reserve your seats for the film.
An open public meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be held on Wednesday May 29th at 3pm in Waterford Health Park, Slievekeale Road. Concerned parents, friends, co-workers or professionals who work with people with addiction issues, are more than welcome to attend.
By May 31st
Waterford Regional Gardening Club cordially invite all members, both past and present to join them at their 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on Friday June 21st at the Granville Hotel, Waterford. Cost will be €25 per person (3 course meal & tea/coffee) with music and spot prizes. Reservations and payment must be made before May 31st.
Please contact Kathleen 051-293911 or Noreen 086-4083419 for further details
A soccer match in aid of Cystic Fibrosis will be held Kilcohan Park will be played on Friday May 31st between Waterford United Legends and an All Star League of Ireland selection.
Waterford City River Rescue Annual Kayake Run will take place on June 1st at 10am sharp at Cheekpoint and will be paddling to Waterford City. Trophy for 1st kayake home and there will be refreshments served in the Boat Club Bar after for everyone. They will also have transport to bring your kayak to Cheekpoint for you. They are looking for early bookings this year. All are welcome and sponsor cards are available from Lifeboat Station Tuesdays & Thursdays’ from 7:00pm and Saturday mornings from 10am to 12:00 noon. For further info call 086 39 68 169 or www.waterfordcityriverrescue.ie
Yesteryear Motor Club are holding a Classic and Vintage Car Show and Family Fun Day in Walton Park, Abbeyside, Dungarvan on Bank Holiday Sunday June 2nd from 1 -5pm with many attractions. A great family fun day out with BBQ and bouncy castle and more. Free entry. All welcome!
A Gala Night featuring the Greeley Chorale from Colorado in aid of the work of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust will take place on Tuesday June 4th at 8pm in the Theatre Royal, Waterford. The concert will be followed by a food and wine reception.
Tickets are available at the Theatre Royal box office 051 874402 or theatreroyal.ie or from the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and are priced at €25. A special package of five tickets for the price of four is available from the Trust (051 842664).
The Charity Vintage Tea Rooms, St. Mary's Church of Ireland, will hold an afternoon tea on Saturday June 8th in aid of Dungarvan Men's Shed. Come along and enjoy some lovely cakes and buns, between 2pm till 5pm. All proceeds go to Dungarvan Men's Shed.
Cheshire Car Boot Sale/ Bring & Buy will be held in Waterford Cheshire, John’s Hill on Sunday June 9th from11am – 3pm. Stalls €20 with all proceeds to Cheshire Homes. Contact 051-871993.
A raffle in aid of the Heating Development Fund for St. Nicholas' Parish Church is being held in Carrick On Suir ICA Hall on Wednesday June 12th at 8pm. Tickets on sale from the ICA, various committee members, the Parish Office and The Nano Nagle Centre.
Storytime Session will take part in this year’s Immrama Festival of Travel Writing from 2pm-5pm on Friday June 14th at Lismore Library, and has been designed for children aged 7-11 years old. To book a place, please contact Lismore Library on 058 21377 or e-mail: email@example.com
South East Radiotherapy Trust together with the staff of the UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre sponsored Skydive takes place on Saturday June 15th. If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact reception at the UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre on 051 337 444.
St. Otteran’s FC will host the Annual Memorial 7 A-Side Soccer Tournament on June 15th starting at 10.30am in the hospital grounds in St. Otteran’s. The event is now in its 13th year. Teams of ten players will cost €100 payable on the day. A maximum of 3 premier players. Prize giving will take place later that night from 8pm in Heffernan’s Bar Kilcohan with entertainment.
The Annual Mass in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner will take place on Thursday June 20th at 7.30pm.
The first ever Stride for Spraoi - Comeragh Mountain Crossing - takes place on June 22nd, during the Summer Solstice. If you would like to take part and support this years 21st Spraoi Festival contact Kathleen on 051-841808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll send you an information-pack and sponsorship card.
Waterford Federation ICA will be part of the Dunmore Food Festival and will run competitions on Sunday June 23rd at the Dunmore East Sailing Club. Competition categories include preserves, baking, crafts, a junior section and a Best Fish pie category. Entry application forms are available at www.discoverdunmore.com or from Mary Birney at 086-8554051
The Save Ryan & Ethan Appeal are looking for runners, walkers and joggers to take part in the WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon on June 29th. To run the marathon for Ryan and Ethan see save ryan and ethan.com or Waterford ac.com
June 29th to July 6th
Special Olympics Munster is currently recruiting walking enthusiasts to take part in a fundraising trek of the Camino de Santiago in Spain from June 29th to July 6th 2013. The trek will offer walkers the opportunity to experience the splendour of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site whilst raising funds to support Special Olympics Ireland. For further information please visit www.specialolympics.ie/caminoway
Families Waterford - a peer support group has been set up in Waterford,
based in Waterford Area Partnership Offices, to aid and support both
people who are, and those close to people who are experiencing
They provide support and information and provide a 24hr helpline at 085 86 88 154.
Contact: www.familes.ie/waterford, e-mail: email@example.com, www.facebook.com/FamilesMenExperiencingseperation, Waterford Area Partnership 051 84 17 40
Gamblers Anonymous meetings take place in Waterford on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s in St. Brigid’s, Lower Yellow Road, and on Wednesday’ and Saturday’s in Waterford Area Partnership Offices, Tramore Road and on Friday nights in St. Vincent De Paul Office, Henrietta Street, Waterford. All meetings commence at 8pm, except Saturday’s, which starts at 11am. For more info you can contact 086 39 733 17 or 086 26 83 538.
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association is now recruiting new mountain rescue team members to commence training in September 2013.
The team is looking for hill walkers and climbers who have good mountaineering and team working skills and a good knowledge of the mountains of the South East.
A significant time commitment can be expected to be involved in training and callouts.
If you have the skills and the commitment to volunteer as a mountain rescue team member, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application form.
For further information about the team, check out www.semra.ie
Roanmore Camogie Club coach girls from ages 5 and upwards at their Cleaboy grounds on Saturday mornings from 11am - 12pm. There is no charge for beginners and helmets and hurlies are supplied.
A Parent / Toddler group meets every Thursday morning (school term) from 10am -11.30am in Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre, Richardson's Meadow, Kilcohan. All welcome. Tea / coffee for adults and plenty of toys for small people. Contact May at the centre on 30 67 28 for any more information.
Coder Dojo is running in Fusion Center, Quanns, Dungarvan (beside Sports Center) every Saturday at 11:30am -2:30pm.
Coderdojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology. To register a child to attend log on to eventbrite.ie. Registration will stop once all places are filled. It is completely free but you must bring along: a pack lunch, a laptop, and most important, a parent if you are 12 or under, your parent must stay with you during the session. You can also contact email@example.com
The Ardkeen / Sacred Heart Camogie Club training takes place on Saturday's at the Sacred Heart pitch in St. John’s Park from 11am – 12 noon.
Irish conversation circle in Tramore Library every Thursday night from 7pm-8pm. It doesn’t cost anything and open to all.
Access I.T. Ltd are now taking names for the Beginners Computers Level 1, the course is designed for those who have little or no computer experience. Students will learn how to use and understand basic word processing, the Internet, e-mail and file management. Course runs for 2 hours a week for 10 weeks in the Parish Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford. Contact Maeve or Danny at 051 59 08 73.
Access I.T. Ltd is offering Benefit “U” 9 hours computer training for only €45, at the end of this course you will be able to: set up emails, send and receive messages, attach & save files & photos from email messages, search internet for information of your choice. Access I.T. Ltd locates at the Parish Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford and is a non for profit computer training company. Contact: 051 59 08 70 / 051 37 48 49, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul’s Community Projects Minder and Toddler Group meets on Monday mornings in the Manor St. John building, Lisduggan from 10 till 11.30am. The cost is €3 per adult and up to 2 children. The group gives minders a chance to chat with other minders and allows children to mix with other children. All are welcome.
Knockmahon / Bunmahon Knitting Natters Club are looking for new members. It is held in the Old Church on the hill in Knockmahon / Bunmahon on Tuesday’s from 10am – 12 noon. Men are also welcome!
Bygone Times at 5 Mary Street, Dungarvan will be holding a knit, crochet & stitching club every Tuesday mornings from 10.30am - 12.30pm & Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. Drop in with your latest project.
The Dr. Martin Day Centre in Portlaw welcomes all older members of the community and surrounding areas, to call in for a chat or stay for lunch. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am -4pm every week with daily entertainment such as bingo, music, cards, games, art and craft, pool. In the centre they also provide you with the information on your rights and entitlements, they also have holistic therapies to offer and a hairdresser on the premises. Booking for treatments is essential, call on 051 387111
January 15th 2013 marked the one year anniversary of the sinking of the Tit Bonhomme.
Local musicians from Bonmahon, now living in New York have written a song.
All proceeds from the sale of this song will go to the Bonmahon and Helvick inshore lifeboats. www.anthonymulcahy.bandcamp.com
Are you a senior or do you find it difficult to prepare meals because of disability illness or injury? Would you or someone you know benefit from a hot, healthy, nutritional, meal delivered by a friendly volunteer? Meals on Wheels are a non profit organisation and are ready to serve you. A meal delivered by Meals on Wheels also serves as a daily safety check and a source of social contact for many clients. Dinners can be delivered on a short term basis until you are back on your feet. Phone or call into the Centre Lady Lane House, Lady Lane, Waterford, 051 87 40 56
The Sue Ryder Foundation is a large provider of homes for the elderly. They support this from their shop in Ballybricken, Waterford and are totally dependent on voluntary labour and greatly on donations. They would appreciate any clothing, toys, books or furniture that maybe surplus to your requirements. If you have any queries about a donation contact 051 879425
Right of Place Second Chance is the country’s largest organisation that supports Survivors of Institutional Child Abuse and their families. Due to an expansion in contacts, with over 2,000 telephone contacts in 2012, into their Regional HQ, in Waterford City, Right of Place is opening a Social Drop in and Education Centre for Survivors and their families. As a charitable group they are in need of any office equipment, such as desks, chairs, computers, printers, couches and a reception desk if any business or individual could donate such items, they would be most grateful.For more information or to donate equipment, please call 051 841819 and speak to Micheál Walsh, Outreach Manager.
Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge (SOCK) can be contacted on 086 34 72 804.
Charity Number CHY- 19231
Volunteers are needed for the Waterford branch of the Make A Wish Foundation. If you are interested please contact the Lead Volunteer Brianna Connaughton on 087 97 82 261
Waterford Branch of Diabetes Ireland have their very own Facebook page now - Diabetes Waterford.
Do you have 4 hours per week to spare? Would you like to help children?
Childline is looking for volunteers for its Waterford Unit. No experience necessary, full training is provided. Please contact them immediately to reserve your place at an upcoming information meeting on 051 59 58 95 or e-mail: email@example.com
St. Brigid’s Family and Community Centre is setting up a Jobs Club which will soon be available to people who are in long and short term unemployment in Waterford.
The programme is unique as it will be actively run by volunteers who are currently unemployed and seeking reemployment.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with the Jobs Club and would like more information please contact Liz in St. Brigid’s Family and Community Centre on 051-375261.
AWARE Support Group volunteer facilitators urgently wanted in Waterford.
Full training will be given and the facilitator will also receive training updates throughout their time with the organisation. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who can commit to three hours each week and who wants to make a very real and positive difference in the lives of others. Skills qualities necessary are empathy, ability to listen, a willingness to learn about mental health issues and to engage in continuing training, an ability to remain non-judgemental. Apply now online at www.aware.ie (Follow volunteering opportunity links) or request an application form on 01- 661 7211
Have you any old duvets blankets cushions etc. to get rid of, if so, drop them to Petworld in Ferrybank as winter bedding for the rescued animals at Deise Animal Sanctuary.
St. Mary’s Juvenile Club indoor hurling for children continues every Friday evening in Kill Community Centre. New members are always welcome, just come along on the night or contact John on 086 80 43 871 for further information.
Kill Roadrunners are now a club affiliated with the Athletics Association of Ireland AAI. and are now in a position to accept members. Members will benefit from regular training times, at which they will also be insured, and specialised training with expert coaches. Also planned for the summer is a mini league and train the trainer courses for interested members are available.. The membership fee for an adult is €20 and is valid until 31st December each year. To register as a member or if you’d like to know more, please contact Ger Murphy on 086 2542 806 or Michelle Byrne on 085 8407 498.
The newly formed Leisure Section of The Comeragh Cycling Club would like to invite members of the public to join them on their leisure spins. This group will leave from the Bank of Ireland in Lisduggan every Sunday morning at 10am. The cycle will last for around 2 hours and cover approx. 50km. For more info please see www.comeraghcc.com All bikes should be in good working order and helmets must be worn.
Fusion is a Youth Group which is run under the Waterford and South Tipperary community youth service (WSTCYS). They cater for children aged between the ages of 10 and 12 years, all their volunteers are fully trained and Gardai vetted under the WSTCYS. Their club is a fully voluntary group and runs on a Monday evening between 6.30 and 8.00pm in Ard na Gleanna Community Centre. The cost is €2 per child. If you require any further information about the group, please feel free to contact them on 085 8184853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Pauls Community Project Minder and Toddler Group meets on Monday mornings from 10 to 11.30 am in the Manor St. John building, Lisduggan. The group gives young children an opportunity to mix with other children and allows parents and childminders to enjoy the company of other minders. The cost per session is €3 and this includes refreshments.
Volunteers are needed for youth programmes in The Farronshoneen Centre.
If you play music or have a mini-bus license, or IT skills or you can help exam year students? If so, you are one of the precious people who could make a difference.Full training and support is provided. For more info call 051 87 25 28
Registered Irish Charity (CHY19235) Kenya Build develops schools and orphanages in some of the most extreme & underdeveloped third world communities in Kenya through a volunteer programme.
This programme is in existence since 2005 and has made many positive changes to the lives of the vulnerable, under privileged children whose future is uncertain.
Now recruiting volunteers for 2013. For more info call Basil: 086825353 or check out www.kenyabuild.com
Access I.T. Ltd. are taking names for the ECDL course (European Driving Licence),for the After School Club, age 12 years to 16 years, from 4:30-6.30pm. Due to demand they have extended the courses available to the club and students now have a choice of the Virtual DJ, Web Design, or the Make a Movie computer course.A Movie Making Club for 11 to 14 years meets every Thursday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Cost is €5 per class. Contact Access I.T. Ltd, Parish Centre, Ballybeg, Waterford, 051 59 08 73 / 37 48 49 or e-mail: email@example.com www.accessitltd.ie Access I.T. Ltd is a non for profit charitable Status Company based in Ballybeg, Waterford.
Ireland’s 2nd Children’s Hospice LauraLynn Precious Moments online community at www.lauralynnspreciousmoments.ie where people can celebrate those precious moments in a child’s life such as, 1st birthday, 1st steps, etc!
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stradbally Market is held every Saturday in the Cove Bar Stradbally village from 10am to 12.30pm. They will be running a charity table every few weeks for a different local charity. For more details contact Bridget Drohan on 087 24 35 863 or Shirley Kett on 087 13 21 054 and you can also find them in Facebook
Tramore Mother and Toddler Group runs every Monday and Friday at 10am in the Ard Na Ghleanna Community Hall (near the racecourse). Its €3 and you get a cup of tea and biscuits. All are welcome.
Ladybirds meet on Saturday’s in the Butler Community Hall from 12 until 1pm. Ladybird’s caters for girls between the ages of 5 and 7 and is part of the Irish Girl Guides. They take part in different activities, play games and complete projects. It takes place ever Saturday and is a fun way to learn and make new friends. The cost is €2 per week and new members are always welcome. For more information contact Natalie on 085 17 25 358 or call into one of their meetings.
The Waterford Inner City Parent & Toddler Group meets up every Tuesday in the Waterford City Council Central Library, Ladylane from 10.30am to 12 noon. Parents (mothers and fathers), carers, grandparents and toddlers are all equally welcome. There is no fee charged for taking part. Toddlers must be supervised by their guardian at all times. For more information please contact me on 051-375261.
Quiddlers Baby and Toddler Group would like to welcome you along on Wednesday mornings at Cappoquin Community Centre. Come along to the hall anytime between 10am and 12pm, they have plenty of toys and activities for the children and a healthy snack is provided along with tea and coffee for the adults. Registration is €5 per family thereafter subs are €3 per family per week. If you have any questions please call Samantha on 086 1948766.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul are seeking volunteers to work in its charity shop on Henrietta Street. If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to help a good cause, please contact 051 873128 or email: email@example.com
The Parents Association of the Light of Christ NS, Dunmore East are continuing to collect unwanted scrap metal. Just call Grainne on 086-2997811 or Fiona 087-9140124 if you have any scrap metal and they’ll organise the collection/delivery. Your support is very much appreciated.
Dunmore East Lifeboat Shop will be open every Sunday from 2.30 - 4.30pm.
Situated in the Lifeboat Station House at the harbour. There is a large and varied selection of R.N.L.I souvenir & gift ideas available to suit all ages. Everyone is welcome!
The Waterford Camera Club meets in the Tower Hotel every second Monday night. Membership is €35 per annum, plus a cover charge of €3 per meeting. They cater for all photographers from novice to advanced photographer.
For more info contact Jack Savage on 087 244 78 89
"Club 40 Plus" is a social club in Co. Waterford for single people in their 40's and beyond who live on their own, to promote friendship and to help reduce social isolation.
To join contact: Shane on 087 0660677.
St. Brigid’s Family and Community Centre are looking for people who are interested in volunteering to help facilitate the ‘Jobs Club’ - a new and unique service that will soon be available to long and short term unemployed people in Waterford that will be based in St. Brigid’s Family and Community Centre on the Lower Yellow Road in Waterford. Induction training will be available to successful candidates. If you are interested and would like more information please contact:Liz Power on 051 37 52 61 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to improve your overall wellbeing, reduce your stress levels or try to reduce your intake of alcohol or cigarettes then auricular acupuncture may be right for you. Cityside Community Based Drugs Initiative continues to provide a weekly acupuncture clinic which takes place on Monday evenings from 6pm to 8pm at the Edmund Rice Youth and Community Centre, Manor Street, Waterford and on Tuesday afternoon at 12pm at the Youth and community centre 1 Abbeylands, Ferrybank.
The Men’s Shed - a workshop in Dungarvan where skilled and unskilled men can share time with each other, swap yarns & work together on their own and on community projects. Membership & materials free. Feel productive and contribute to the community - and have fun! For further Information ring: 087 1856067 or visit the website: menssheds.ie
The Manor Street Community Youth Project is looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers to help lead groups and activities for young people aged between 9 and 21 years of age living in the inner city of Waterford. In particular they are seeking adults over 18 years of age who have a positive attitude towards young people and would like support their positive development. No experience is necessary as training and ongoing support will be provided. Also, they urgently need volunteers for both primary and secondary homework groups to help provide a welcoming and supported study space. Mondays and Thursdays 3- 4.30pm for primary and Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.30-6pm for secondary. A volunteer with good basic Irish would be greatly appreciated also.
If you are interested in volunteering with either the above or any other group or programme or you are just interested in finding out more in general please contact Mary or Phil on 086 601 89 61 or drop in at the Edmund Rice Youth and Community Multiplex, Manor Street, Waterford City.
A Waterford Support Group for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes. Contact Diabetes Ireland on 021 42 74 229.
Enable Ireland, 36 Michael Street, Waterford urgently need your donations of ladies, gents and children’s clothing and shoes, linen, books and bric-a-brac. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Walk a Mile Share a Smile continues every Monday evening from Nugents Centra Abbeyside at 6.30pm in aid of Abbeyside Ballinacourty Juvenile GAA and SERT
Community South East Simon would like to hear from volunteers interested in befriending and doing light work to help us in supporting people who are homeless and at risk of homeless locally. No experience necessary, training will be provided.
Phone 051 872693 or download a volunteer application form from www.southeastsimon.ie
Waterford County Childcare Committee are holding a free story telling session every Thursday in Kilmacthomas Library. Just drop in with your baby or young child between the times of 10.30 – 11.30am for a lovely morning. For more information please contact Rosemarie Cusack in Waterford County Childcare Committee on 058 48024.
Waterford Youth Information Centre are now recruiting for volunteers to get involved in innovative information projects with young people. Improve your employability by learning new skills and contribute to the community at the same time. If you’ve got a few hours to spare per week and would like a rewarding new experience call in to the Waterford Youth Information Centre and pick up an application form. WYIC will provide supervised training and support and award an in-house certificate on completion. WYIC are located on Manor Street, opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11-7pm, Fri 9.30-5pm.
"Song's for Hope" in aid of The Hope Foundation is held on 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at Essence Yoga Studio in Dungarvan at 7pm. "Song's For Hope" is an exploration of Voice & Chanting. An opportunity to share your voice, uplift our spirits and the spirits of Dungarvan, whilst generating much needed funds for to continue to support the street children of Kolkata. All welcome by donation.
(Studio is above Kelly's Pharmacy Dungarvan. Next to Tennis Club).
Waterford MABS (Money Advice & Budgeting Service) have changed their phone number - 0761 07 20 50.
Bonmahon Parent / Carer / Toddler Group meets every Wednesday from 10am to 11am in Knockmahon National School, Bonmahon. All parents and carers with their children (4 years and under) are welcome to come along. Teas and coffees served. Loads of toys and games to play with while you have a chat with other parents/carers. Cost is just €2.00 per family.
The Sue Ryder Foundation is a large provider of homes for the elderly. They support this from their shop in Ballybricken, Waterford and are totally dependent on voluntary labour and greatly on donations. They would appreciate any clothing, toys, books or furniture that maybe surplus to your requirements. If you have any queries about a donation contact 051 879425
Waterford Red Cross are looking for volunteer senior members, ages 18 plus.
Senior First Aid Training takes place every Tuesday night from 8pm – 9.30pm in
35 The Mall, Waterford (across from The Tower Hotel). All are welcome.
A free course for unemployed construction workers who want to get a foothold into the manufacturing industry is being organised in Waterford. Participants will gain knowledge in lean manufacturing, how to tackle aptitude tests, rebuild confidence and how they can use their transferable skills in a new industry.
It takes place over 5 days, is free of charge and will include a site visit to a local multi-national manufacturing company. Places are limited so anybody interested can contact 051 844546 or email email@example.com.
Waterford Animal Welfare are appealing for some blankets.
You can contact on 087 655 11 52 to arrange a collection.
(no pillows please)
Ad Hoc Chorale rehearsal takes place on Wednesday nights in De La Salle College from 7.30 to 9-50pm. If you would like to join this award winning choir, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. No previous experience required, just a voice and a love of music. You can also ring 086 33 82 901.
The Men's Development Network, 30 O'Connell Street, Waterford, 051 844260 / 051 844261, e-mail email@example.com or check out www.mens-network.net The Men's Development Network support men to identify and address the many issues that impact on their lives.
Meals on Wheels deliver 6 days a week in Waterford and surrounding areas. A choice of dinners and desserts. Phone 051 874 056, Lady Lane House, Lady Lane, Waterford. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The De La Salle Scout Pipe Band, Waterford’s champion pipe band, would like to speak to anyone who is interested in learning the Highland bagpipes or drums. No previous experience is necessary, you do not have to be able to read music either, and tuition is free and is open to all ages from nine years of age up. So anyone interested in exploring this possibility is invited to call to Stephen Street School any Monday night between 7:30 and 9:30pm.
A Play Morning for Childminders will be held on the last Tuesday of every month where childminders, parents & children meet up in Run a Muck, Tramore for a play & chat between 10-12 and it costs €3 per child, babies are free.
Cappoquin Parent & Toddler Group meets every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon in the Cappoquin Community Centre. All mothers, fathers grandparents & childminders with young babies and toddlers are welcome. Only €3 with tea, coffee & biscuits included.
International Women's Group of the ISU will hold their weekly meetings on Friday’s at 10am in the Edmund Rice Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street. New members are always welcome to attend. Please contact Beverly on 051 85 25 64 for more information.
The Mount Sion GAA Club along with interested people have now started a
Camogie Club. One of the first initiatives will involve a new idea called “Mum and Me”.
For more check out www.mountsiongaa.ie
Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Group meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month in The Kids Club Room, Park Hotel, Dungarvan from 10:30am to 12noon. For more info phone 086 3914269 or e-mail email@example.com
Waterford Area Stroke Support Group will meet on the 1st Thursday of each month in the Edmond Rice Centre at 2.30 – 4.30pm. For further information contact Breda on 087 2794711 or Danette on 087 6787489 or just come along to a meeting.
Auricular Acupuncture Clinics for stress relief, detox, anxiety etc. are available in Millennium Community and Youth Building on Thursday’s from 5-6:30pm and in Ballybeg Community Development Project Building on Friday mornings from 11:30am - 1pm. All treatments are €3. For further information contact 051 35 11 00
Have you got some free time? Would you like to make a difference? The Brothers of Charity are looking for people to support individuals with an intellectual disability to use their communities- such as going to the pub, joining a club or getting involved in their community to make friends. If you think this is something that you would like to become involved in you can contact them for a Volunteer pack on 051-833400
South East Radiotherapy Trust (SERT) would like to advise that a free minibus service operates to University Hospital Cork & Whitfield Clinic, Waterford for 5 days a week Monday to Friday for cancer patients attending radiotherapy. Enquires in relation to this service can be made to Elizabeth Walsh 087 1230407, Tony Tobin 058 46035 / 087 1230805
Cityside Community Based Drugs Initiative weekly clinic for Auricular Acupuncture takes place on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8pm at the Edmund Rice Youth and Community Centre, Manor Street, Waterford. For more info call Sarah at 086 85 61 641.
The Deise Singers: new members are very welcome, just come along to the Town Hall, Friary Street, Dungarvan on a Monday nights at 7.45pm. It is imperative that all members attend practice, if for any reason you cannot attend please contact Lena on 086 8128216 or any choir member to advise same.
The Dungarvan branch of the Caring For Carers Ireland fortnightly support group meetings every Tuesday at 7:00pm at the V.E.C offices located in Dungarvan Shopping Centre. Open to all carers for support and advice. Contact Anne on 087-2809628 for more details.
The Carers Association service in Waterford County operates a day clinic in Dungarvan on Tuesday afternoons in the Dungarvan Partnership Offices from 2:30-5pm. For more information please contact development worker Belinda Foley on 086 04 34 890.
Waterford Male Voice Choir rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 8pm – 10pm. For more details contact Fionán or any choir member on 087 79 86 263
Gaelic Football training for mothers - If you are over 21 years, this is a fun activity for all ladies out there who would like to try a novel fun activity that will help keep you fit, on Tuesday's at 7pm in Pairc Ui Mhurchu, Cleaboy Road, Waterford. All are welcome.
Bumps and Babes Parent and Child Group meets every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the back room of Ardkeen Community Centre (next to Super Macs) on the Dunmore Road. Come along for a cuppa and a chat. Lots of toys for your children too! Pregnant mums also welcome. For further information phone: 051 380 669.
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) Service in Waterford is held on the first and third Wednesday evening of every month in St. Brigid's Family and Community Centre on the Lower Yellow Road. To book an appointment please phone Waterford Citizens Information Service on 0761 07 6550.
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) Service in Dungarvan will be held on the first Thursday of every month at 1.00pm in the offices of the Citizens Information Centre in Scanlon's Yard. Appointments for the FLAC service can booked by ringing 058 44633.
Recruitment of new Girl Guides age 11 upwards every Wednesday night at the Butler Community Centre St. John’s Park 7pm to 8.30pm. Contact: Caroline/ Margaret 086-0676719.
Moving On Overcoming Depression (MOOD) is a voluntary organisation which holds support group meetings throughout the Southeast Region. The groups are facilitated by trained volunteers who are experienced in dealing with those affected by depression.
All groups are confidential, non-judgmental and free, they provide an opportunity for all to be heard and listened to in an empathic atmosphere. The Waterford MOOD support group now meets on a Tuesday night in St Brigids Centre Yellow Road at 8pm. Starting tonight 8th March. It no longer meets on Thursday nights. They are also looking for volunteers to facilitate the group, if you are interested please contact Mick on 087 9498100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Edmund Rice Choral & Musical Society is a four part choir (SATB) in Waterford City. Rehearsals every Thursday at 7.45pm at Mount Sion Chapel, Barrack Street. For more information contact Mary on 087 266 11 34
The Suir Valley Community Based Drug Initiative offers support in Carrick-On-Suir and surrounding areas, including Rathgormack, and Portlaw.
Auricular acupuncture is ideal for helping relaxation and relieving the everyday stresses of our lives. Clinics are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm to 6:30pm. There is also a drop in service on Tuesday evenings. To arrange an appointment contact Maureen on 087 98 27 669 or 051 64 57 75.
Crime Victims Helpline is a National Helpline which offers support to victims of crime. Their aim is to listen, support, inform and empower victims of crime and all those affected by crime regardless of when the crime took place, who committed the crime or whether or not you have reported it to the Gardaí. If you are a victim of crime, or affected by crime, and if it would be helpful to talk about what has happened, please contact them on free phone 116006, by text to 085 133 77 33, or through their website www.crimevictimshelpline.ie
Bereavement Support Services are available through Family Ministry at St. John’s Pastoral Centre, John’s Hill. Phone: 051 85 87 72 between 9:15 and 12:45 daily or leave a message outside that time
South East Simon Community are appealing to the public in Waterford and throughout the region to be aware of anyone sleeping rough, in their cars or in derelict buildings. Please contact the Simon Community on 051 87 48 38 or 086 120 5476 if you know someone who needs help and support.
Madrigallery, "Kevin O'Carroll's wonderful choir", renowned as one of the South East's longest standing chamber choirs; popular, versatile and fun to sing with potential new members are now invited to contact email@example.com or phone Kevin at 086 80 52 714 for an initial assessment. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday 8-10 pm in Waterford city.
Ferrybank Steering Committee & Waterford Area Partnership has introduced a new pilot programme aimed at getting people back into the workforce or onto further education and training. For more information please contact John on 087 05 61 234
Co. Waterford Adult Guidance Service can provide information, advice and one-to-one guidance sessions to adults who want to return to education, at any level. They are based in Dungarvan with outreach appointments available in Lismore, Kilmacthomas and Tramore. For further information contact on 058-48228
The Open Door by South East Simon is looking for your donations of quality men, women’s and children’s clothing, bags, shoes, coats, belts and scarves, bed linen, books, bric-a-brac, and any other unwanted items that can be generated into sales to provide homes for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Cityside CBDI offers support in the communities of Ferrybank, Inner-city, Hillview and Gracedieu for those affected by drugs in a number of ways. Family Support Groups meet weekly in confidence and are open to anyone who shares this concern. The main purpose of these groups is to combat the isolation and fear that substance misuse causes If you are interested in becoming part of a community team please contact Cityside Community Drugs Worker, 086 85 61 641/ 051 851 682
Interested in joining a new club and meeting new people, why not give Macra a try. Interested in joining Waterford Macra open to all ages, females and males from all over Waterford and beyond. Please call Ken 0876488874 or check out the website at www.waterfordmacra.ie
Every Friday (term time) - 10.30am Modeligo Parent and Toddler group meets in the Community Hall, Modeligo, situated between Dungarvan and Cappoquin. Mums, dads, grandparents and carers welcome, we have plenty of toys for the 0-5 age group.
The annual membership is just 5 euros and each session is 3 euros, which includes a tea/coffee/juice and biscuits. We are easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. If you require more information please call 085 154 1928.
DLS Communicators a Toastmasters Club offers you the opportunity to develop your public speaking and presentation skills in a safe and relaxing environment. You are most welcome to attend any of the meetings and observe for yourself if Toastmasters is for you. Meetings on the first and third Tuesday night each month at 8:00pm in Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford (Insert) www.dlscommunicators.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Roanmore Ladies Gaelic Football Club will be Training on Tuesday in Pairc Ui Mhurucu, Cleaboy at 6pm to 7pm for u12's u14's u16's, Tuesday 7pm to 8pm for G4M and Sundays 12pm to 1pm for all ages. Newcomers are welcome.
The Kill National School, Parents Association holds a weekly coffee morning every Tuesday from 9.30am to 12noon in Kill Community Centre. For the very young there is a children’s corner. Tea, coffee and a mid-morning treat will be available. The cost is €3 per adult and all proceeds will go to Kill National School. The selection of baked goods is fantastic and the book fair, too, offers a great selection of used books!
Are your children bouncing off the walls on a rainy day? Screaming down the house? Pack everybody in the car and come to the play in the hall for an hour of fun & games! Every Tuesday 4.15pm – 5.15pm at Kill Community Centre, cover charge €1 per child. For more information call or text: 087- 4133522
A Parent & Toddler Group will be held in Fisherman’s Hall, Dunmore East every Tuesday during term time from 10:00am - 11:00am. Cost is €2 per family. Come and have a cup of tea or coffee while your little ones roll, crawl, or race around the hall.
An Irish Conversation Group meets each and every Thursday at 7.00 pm in the Tramore Library. All are welcome.