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Rahman String Quartet

The Rahman String Quartet from Estonia

House of Waterford Crystal
Welcome Drink at 7.15 pm
Thursday March 8th, Concert Begins at 8.00 pm
Tickets: 25 EURO
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Crystal Valley Tech

Crystal Valley Tech would like to invite you to attend our Official Launch at the Medieval Museum on Monday, 26th February.

Representatives from our all our regional Tech Companies will be attending and there will be some special guest speakers.

All CVT Members, Guests and Media are asked to arrive for 8.30am start for refreshments, networking and photographs.

RSVP by 23th February to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In Attendance will be: Crystal Valley Tech Community, Representatives from the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Chambers of Commerce, County & City Councils. Also press, radio and tech news agencies.

Healthy Waterford recognises that health is affected by the places we live, work and play. As such all organisations and sectors have a role to play in creating a healthy Waterford. We are encouraging representatives to attend on behalf of community organisations, service providers and state agencies to have your say.

Healthy Ireland is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Healthy Waterford is developing a Strategic Plan (2018-2021) under Healthy Ireland Framework

We want to hear your views on what would make Waterford a healthier place to live.

Consultation meetings are being held on the following dates and you are welcome to attend which time and venue suits you best.

Date: Tuesday February 27th

Time(s): 2-30p.m. to 4-30p.m. or 7p.m. to 9p.m.

Venue: John’s College (Respond!), The Folly, Waterford

(Directions: Pass Sacred Heart Church and midway on hill, take third turn on left hand side. Follow road to far side of building as entrance is to the left side of the building. Parking available)


Date: Monday, March 5th

Time(s): 2-30p.m. to 4-30p.m. or 7p.m. to 9p.m.

Venue: Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

founder fridayFounder Friday returns again on Friday, 2nd March at Revolution Bar, John Street.

Waterford Founder Friday is an informal free monthly event, where local start-ups and established business owners share their entrepreneurial journey from start to growth stages. Talks are followed by Q&A's.

Our Founders for March have fantastic and inspiring stories we will hear about a tech startup pioneering a people-centred digital mentoring and coaching service, a journey from pirate radio broadcasting to the BAI Hall of Fame and why choose Waterford to relocate and start a specialist IT and Recruitment firm.

Brendan O'Hara Co-Founder 110percent.io & Support In Your Pocket. 110percenat.io is a pioneering tech start-up passionate about supporting people to feel more empowered in their jobs and in control of their careers. Experts in business psychology and digital technology, 110percent.io created a unique service via mobile app (support in your pocket) that connects experienced mentors with people at work via chat and video. 110 percent aims to accelerate employees at work and democratise executive coaching by empowering it with AI. Brendan has a background in building trading systems for Investment Banks.

Des Whelan Founder and MD WLR FM Des and his brother Rick set up WLR in 1978 and ran it as a pirate station until 1988. They secured a local Radio broadcasting license in 1989 and the station went on air in September that year. Since then Des went on to set up Beat 102 103 in and moved both stations to the Broadcast Centre at Ardkeen in 2003. Between 2000 – 2005 Des won a Local TV broadcasting License for a Waterford service and broadcast a weekly programme. Des received a PPI Lifetime Achievement National Radio Award in 2007 and inducted into Broadcast Authority of Ireland Radio Hall of Fame in 2010. Des is currently Chairman of Radio Nova in Dublin and Red RM in Cork and Director of Waterford Museum of Treasures. Previous appointments included Chairing the Tall Ships Races visit to Waterford in 2011 and Chairman of the Board of The Port of Waterford in 2014.

Alastair Liddell is an entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Director of JumpTech and The Recruitment Hub. Having graduated from the Royal Academy of Drama in the UK Alastair decided to enter the world of Data Brokering, primarily Business and Consumer Data. He has also worked for Ink Global in London as an Advertising Account Manager before being headhunted into a Legal and Financial Recruitment agency, Aston Carter. After a number of years in the industry, Alastair decided to break out on his own and setup JumpTech in Waterford. JumpTech specialises in Tech and IT Recruitment for Ireland and the UK, The Recruitment Hub services multiple sectors of recruitment in South East Ireland.

Founder Friday Waterford is a friendly networking event that openly welcomes everyone with an interest in starting or developing a business. Come along join us for craft beer have a chat, make new and valuable connections and be inspired.

Tickets are free, but please register via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/founder-friday-waterford-tickets-43231511615

Founder Friday is sponsored nationally by Bank of Ireland, and locally by Revolution BarTriangle MarketingBoxworks andJohn Power Photography

Emer Powell 085 2521508 or Hillary Coghlan 086 3448551

John Moran, Former Secretary General at the Department of Finance and Director, European Investment Bank, will lead a panel discussion organised by Waterford Chamber on Tuesday, 27th February in Garter Lane Arts Centre at 7.30am.

The breakfast forum, which will be moderated by Chamber President Paul Nolan, will discuss Waterford’s 2040 Vision and the National Development Plan.

Michael Walsh, CEO Waterford City & County Council; Richard Rodger, CEO voxgig and co-founder nearForm and Louise Grubb, Q1 Scientific, among others will give their views on the recent publication of Project Ireland 2040 and look at how Waterford and the wider South East region will feature going forward.

Waterford Chamber CEO Gerald Hurley said: “We are delighted John Moran has agreed to join us for this very important event, one which we feel all business people should attend. Delving into the National Development Plan with our esteemed panel, will give us all a great insight into Waterford City Region 2040 vision.”

This event is sponsored by EY.

Click here to book a free place at this event.


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