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Ballybeg Greens veg box scheme

The Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland and Ballybeg Greens have jointly launched a veg box scheme in Waterford. The box costs €20.00 and €4.00 goes directly to DSI Waterford and South Kilkenny to help the local Branch provide therapies, education and support to people with Down Syndrome and their families in the Waterford and South Kilkenny area.

All profits generated by the scheme are reinvested into the newly launched BRiLL Family Resource Centre of which Ballybeg Greens is the Social Enterprise to provide training and employment opportunities to unemployed adults in the area and beyond. The box contains 10 seasonally grown vegetables and fruits of which potatoes, onions and tomatoes will be staples.

All veg is grown by Ballybeg Greens or sourced from local growers.

  • Supporting local growers and farmers directly.
  • Fresher produce.
  • Only in season produce.
  • Healthier diet.
  • Less packaging and no plastics.
  • A much smaller carbon footprint.
  • An opportunity to provide funding for the Down Syndrome Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch, and
  • ALL profits received by Ballybeg Greens are invested in the projects thus allowing services and training to be provided to the neediest in our society.

Customers are asked to sign up to purchase the vegetable boxes every week for an initial period of 3 months. To sign up please follow these two steps:

Step One: Follow the link below to sign up for a weekly direct debit of €20 per week for 3 months. The €20 payment per vegetable box is taken every Friday from your account by direct debit for an initial period of three months.

Step Two: Please click on the link above to Register for the weekly vegetable box from Ballybeg Greens

For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Ballybeg Greens on 085 2513912.

LCE new website

Check out the new-look LCE Workplace Safety website!

A lot of time and effort went into this project and we hope you agree that it has paid off wonderfully. All the details of our services and training is on there, as well as our latest news, which gives a real insight into what it is the team at LCE do.

VDU Assessors training is a one-day course that provides you with the skills needed to assess and alter your workstation to reduce the risk of injury or strain. If this course is of interest to you or you know of someone who might want to attend, you can get in contact with us on 051 – 364 344 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

Theatre Royal CAT

CAT (The Play) July 11th & 12th at Theatre Royal Waterford

CAT (The Play) returns to Waterford following popular demand…

A dark comedy by Richard Hardwick & Jamie Beamish.

Performed by Richard Hardwick

CAT is the story of ‘Dave the Cat’, how he was sacked from the original production of the musical ‘Cats’ on opening night, and how he has never quite recovered. As he stands on stage in his ‘magnificent’ cat costume, he lets us into a world of backstage drama, romance and intrigue, but as his story begins to unfold, his world becomes a much darker place. Featuring original songs supposedly cut from several ALW shows and never before heard on stage (don’t tell Andrew).

‘An absolute riot! I actually thought I was going to hyperventilate, just remembering it makes me laugh. It was so funny. Far too wonderful…’ - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Ticket: €15 available from the Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or


Waterford Castle Pro Am 2019


TEAM ENTRY €400  Call to book today t. 051 871 633

We would love to have your team be apart of this exciting event our 2019 Pro-Am on July 13th.

The Pro-Am is our flagship summer golfing event and falls in the middle of the Irish Open & The Open. With so many great golfers on our Island we are excited for a fantastic event. Offering the same format as last year, the Pro-Am is a great day out for all, with activities for the whole family including live music, BBQ, kids club, kids activities, falconry, Gala Dinner with prize giving, tented village, etc,. Stay and enjoy all the island has to offer with our Pro-Am Island Lodge special rates.

We would love if you and your team would join us this year for what is bound to be a fantastic event. Call to book your team & play alongside some of Ireland’s best professionals.

Our sponsorship packages include

  • Sponsor a team €400 (3 amateur players)
  • Sponsoring of drinks reception €250
  • Sponsor the children’s putting green competition €150
  • Tee Box Sponsorship €200

t: 051 871 633  e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information about our 2019 Pro Am, please visit our website:

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Island Team

Golf Manager, Val Power

Golf Director, Sergio Coyle Diez

Golf Assistant, Nicole Daniels

The Fairytale Festival 2019

Beat 102-103 & Kilkenny County Council’s Fairytale Festival is set to return to the South East this summer.

The annual one-day event where children’s imaginations are set free will take place on Sunday, July 21st for seven magical hours between 11am and 6pm.

Set in the surreal surrounds of Woodstock Gardens, which lie on the edge of the picturesque village of Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, The Fairytale Festival is the brainchild of Beat’s Creative Department, who have been working feverishly over the Winter period to produce an enjoyable, safe and magical space for children to discover (and adults to rediscover) the magic of traditional fairytales.

Now in its fourth year, the 100% screen-free event is set to feature a fairy trail, bouncy castles, storytelling, a plethora of outdoor games, a Reptile Zoo and Mini Farm, the return of an expanded capacity interactive story train, and so much more.

As always, children will have the opportunity to meet some of their favourite fairytale characters.

Peckish? Keeping you nourished will be a diverse array of food stalls spread across the glorious gardens, so you and your little ones are never too far from a refresh.

As with 2018’s festival, Beat has partnered with Kilkenny County Council Library Department to promote children’s learning, creativity and wellbeing through a variety of workshops on the day.

Speaking at the festival’s launch, CEO of Beat 102-103 Gabrielle Cummins highlighted the continued partnership with Kilkenny County Council: “This is our third year running the festival in association with Kilkenny County Council and each year that collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We’re excited to return to Woodstock Gardens. Kilkenny County Council has rightly recognised the gardens as a true gem in the South East that’s worth shining a spotlight on via the Fairytale Festival. We’ve learned a lot from our first outing there last year so we’re delighted to be able to help the Local Authority once again raise awareness of this magnificent amenity on our doorstep. We are focused on delivering a magical family day out on July 21st”.

Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Eamonn Alyward affirmed the importance of having a family-focused festival in the South East and noted that the enchanting Woodstock Gardens provided the perfect setting for such an event. Adding “The Fairytale Festival has grown into a national event since its inception in 2016 and I foresee many successful years ahead."

Meanwhile, Mayor of Kilkenny, Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, noted the joy the festival brings to his children every July: “I have four daughters at home and they absolutely loved last year's event. From the characters to the performances and the interactive workshops - I'm really looking forward to this year’s festival.” The Mayor was also keen to stress the importance of the festival’s new greening initiatives, which will be developed with Kilkenny County Council: “We’re really pushing good environmental practise this year.

Corporate offer of reduced price if buying 10 or more tickets: €10 per ticket rather than €15. If Waterford Chamber members would like to avail of this special offer or have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tickets are priced at €15 each and are available now from

Ardkeen Quality Food Store recently commissioned a number of skilled local craftspeople and companies, embracing new technologies & innovation to decrease their carbon footprint.

They see this type of collaboration as a simple continuation of their ethos to source local where possible and support the community that has supported them for over 50 years in retailing.

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For the month of June, Pimbrook Software are offering our clients, the opportunity to book a Sage 50 Health Check for just 49 Euro – a 50% discount on our normal rate! This Sage 50 Health Check is also available to all other interested parties for just 79 Euro – a 20% discount!

This Health Check will be carried-out remotely and will look at the following areas in Sage 50, to ensure your software is working at its optimum and to minimise downtime now and into the future:

  • IT environment & system requirements
  • Installation & configuration
  • Data volume, integrity and backups
  • Speed /Performance
  • Sage settings
  • etc

What will you get from the Health Check? A Report detailing the outcome of the Health Check and any recommended changes to ensure optimum performance and minimum downtime of your Sage 50 software. Spaces are limited, so reserve a slot This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will refer-back to you with a number of date / time options.

Full details on the ‘Sage 50 Health Check’ can be found on the Pimbrook Website -

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Insight-HR is a professional consultancy company who provide a flexible, modern approach to the outsourcing of Human Resources services to clients throughout Ireland. We have worked with a wide range of companies over a broad spectrum of industries and have the knowledge and practical experience to apply unique solutions to every project we undertake. We pride ourselves on a high quality service and end product.

Seeking to exceed expectation and lead by innovation and best practice, Insight HR delivers objective, problem-solving HR solutions including Interim HR Management; innovative, results-driven management development programmes and workplace investigations.

Our passionate and committed consultants combine a high degree of academic substance with a depth of practical business and consulting experience in some of Ireland’s leading organisations. We partner with our clients to achieve their development and growth potentials – swiftly and seamlessly – while ensuring a high level of compliance at all times. 

Insight HR is the partner of preference for an ever-expanding list of Irish clients from emerging companies, to SMEs and large corporates and organisations.

Please contact Liam Barton or Mary Cullen on 056 7701060 to discuss your organisation’s needs in confidence or to avail of a complementary, non-obligatory consultation or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information on the Insight HR team can be found at

Smovey Chair Yoga

Join in this easy but extremely effective chair yoga and Smovey class for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

We will start each class with deep breathing and meditation which can be great distraction techniques for people that are in pain. These will be a great tool to help you manage your condition when you are at home and away from the comfort and security of the class environment.

We will then do some chair yoga to help increase mobility and flexibility – starting off the 1st week very easy and progressing as the weeks go by. We will also be using vibration therapy tools called “smoveyMED” which have had remarkable results for people with inflammatory conditions as the vibrations increase circulation and reduce inflammation throughout the body.

These smoveyMED tools (endorsed by Swiss Neurologist and has a full medical and scientific board) have also helped people increase balance, strength, coordination, posture, flexibility and mobility.

Irene Treacy is a certified yoga instructor and Ireland's 1st smoveyCOACH. Irene is also a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a leader with Arthritis Ireland.

Classes starting on Wednesday 24th July in Butler Community Center, St.

Johns Park, Waterford from 12 Noon to 1pm and cost €50 for all 5 weeks.

Spaces are limited and can be booked by calling 085 8525766 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the website


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