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Comerford Foley Workshop

Would you like to put more money in your pocket, allay tax fears, and learn more about what strategy will work your business?

Join us for a casual, jargon-free workshop where we will show you how we have helped clients with their business, how we plan for the future, and how you can use this information to help your own business grow.

Date: Thursday, 13th September 2018

Time: 9.15am – 12.45pm

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Spaces are limited so do not delay!

GIY mezze

Saturday, 25th August from 10.00-12.30 at GROW HQ

Mezze eating is all about a variety of small dishes with big tastes and the ultimate shared eating experience. A treat for the eyes as much as the tastbuds, little wonder the mezze plate is one of the HQ Cafe's top sellers. Learn how to create your own showstopper of a night for friends with mezze plates of local, seasonal meat, fish and veggies.

Lots to taste during the class. Call us with any questions on 051 584422.


LCE Breakfast Briefing

LCE Workplace Safety FREE Networking Seminar on EHS Legal Update and Recent Case Law

Come along and join us here in LCE for a continental breakfast on Friday September 7th from 08.45 – 10.30.

This is an informal event which is open to all but would be of particular benefit to Business Owners, Senior Management, Company Directors, H&S Professionals and anyone who has workplace H&S responsibilities (that includes you!).

The briefing will provide you with an informal and easy to understand update on recent H&S related issues including legislation, HSA guidance and court cases.

Booking is ESSENTIAL—please confirm your attendance:

RSVP to Róisín McGoldrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 051 364344 or book online under the “Special events” tab on the LCE website


Douglas McGee Architects, an RIAI Accredited practice with offices at Boxworks, Patrick Street Waterford and Stephen’s Green, Dublin have launched a new website for those seeking to obtain a quotation for planning services.

"People have been telling us that they found it difficult to get a planning quotation and wanted to have somewhere to go online to start the process, so we created in response. You can get a quotation for almost anything online, so we wanted to bring the customer closer to the process," says co-owner Karen Douglas. "We are always looking at how customers interact with our architects and the design process, and we understand that nobody wants to have to send an email and wait several days to get a reply. We guarantee a reply with a detailed fixed price quotation that is reviewed by a Registered Architect in 24 hours. Visitors to the site can also avail of the live chat feature and talk directly with us."

The company has taken a large range of residential and commercial projects through planning in recent months including the new private diagnostic imaging centre based at Ardkeen, Waterford for Affidea Ireland and the restoration of the birth-home of Patrick Kavanagh in Co. Monaghan.

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Thursday, 16th August 2018: Irish virtual/ augmented reality (VR/AR) software firm, Immersive VR Education (IVRE), has launched its latest offering to the virtual reality gaming market in the form of its Titanic VR Game — an immersive experience, which allows users to see the events of the doomed ship through the eyes of a survivor and to virtually explore the wreck on the seabed. The game will be available for PC, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality from 2pm (IST) today and a PlayStation release is planned for September.

The Waterford-based firm has already made waves internationally after receiving global recognition for its award-winning Apollo 11 VR moon landing experience which has sold more than 130,000 units since its launch in 2016. The recreation of the 1969 moon landing has been a hit on various VR platforms, including Oculus and PlayStation. It also won the Time Warner Future of Storytelling Award in New York in October 2015.

The company’s latest initiative, Titanic VR, has been hotly anticipated on the back of both the success of the Apollo and of IVRE’s parent Company, VR Education Holdings plc, listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on the Enterprise Securities Market, a market regulated by Euronext Dublin, earlier this year.

The Game

The latest experience from IVRE tells the fateful story of the Titanic from a first-person perspective of the survivors. The project began its life through a Kickstarter campaign in early 2017, which raised over €57,000, with the intention of bringing the game to market on PCs and PlayStation 4, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Its first phase test reviews in 2017 consolidated the company’s steadfast belief in the project’s direction, and its release to market now, after an exhaustive 2-year process, is a source of great pride for the entire team.  

Speaking of the game’s release, David Whelan, CEO of VR Education Holdings PLC, commented: “Titanic VR is a factually animated VR experience that tells the tragic story of the sinking of RMS Titanic as witnessed by survivors. As well as creating a realistic VR experience that tells the story of the tragedy in a compelling way, the game will also serve as a valuable resource for discovering more about the stricken ship, through a realistic exploration experience, using detailed maps and 3D models of the historic wreck site. We have used motion capture, face-scanning technology and professional voice actors to immerse users in the story and to enable them to relate to the people involved. In developing this, we wanted to create an accurate portrayal of events, so it is not only educational, but also emotional and very engaging.”

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Symphony Club of Waterford in association with Imagine Arts Festival

Beethoven at the Cathedral

Hibernian Orchestra

Conductor: John Finucane

Soloist: Cormac Ó hAodáin (French Horn)

Venue: Christ Church Cathedral Waterford

Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €20,  (€15 for group of 10 or more) for non members from Box Office 051-355038


  • Beethoven
  • Coriolan 
  • Overture
  • Strauss: Horn Concerto no 1
  • Beethoven: Symphony No 7

Cormac Ó hAodáin was born in Dublin and studied horn with Victor Malirsh at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He was a member of both the Junior and Senior Youth Orchestras of Ireland as well as the Irish Youth Wind Ensemble. From 1990-1994 Cormac studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and from 1994-1995 he undertook postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Between 1993-1996, Cormac represented Ireland in the European Union Youth Orchestra with whom he toured Europe, Russia and South America. On these tours he had the privilege of working with Maestros Kurt Sanderling, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Georges Prêtre, Mstislav Rostropovich and Vladimir Ashkenazy. In 1997 he joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and in 1999, became a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra, also in London. In 2009, Cormac returned home to join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as Principal Horn. Since his return to Ireland, Cormac has established the Cassiopeia Wind Quintet, the Irish Horn Quartet and Cornucopia Brass Ensemble. Cormac joined the teaching staff of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2015 and in 2016 completed his Masters in CIT Cork School of Music.

Symphony Club of Waterford in partnership with Waterford Music

Irish Chamber Orchestra


Venue: Large Room, City Hall, Waterford

Date: Saturday, 17th November 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €20 for non members from Box Office 051-355038

  • Irish Chamber Orchestra
  • Jörg Widmann Principal Conductor/Artistic Partner
  • Katherine Spencer Clarinet
  • Puccini Chrysanthemums for String Orchestra
  • Sebastian Adams 2018:2
  • Stamitz - Concerto for Clarinet B flat major
  • Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

This programme puts the spotlight on a new work by the up-and-coming Dubliner, Sebastian Adams, currently blazing a trail as a composer and viola player of repute, with a passion for contemporary music. His new commission for the ICO explores the possibilities of the individuals in the orchestra as much as the instruments they play. Puccini‘sChrysanthemums was written as an elegy in response to the death of the Duke of Savoy. This beautifully poignant movement was also included in the death scene of Puccini‘sopera Manon Lescaut. Johann Stamitz pioneered the use of wind instruments as a permanent part of the orchestra. His Clarinet Concerto was an early milestone in the development of the genre, and Jörg Widmann has invited Katherine Spencer into the spotlight, to show off the vast technical and lyrical capabilities of her artistry, and the instrument. The final spotlight is on Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Serenade for Strings, one of his most enduringly popular works.  This, combined with the irrepressible energy andinsight brought by Widmann and the ICO, has all the makings of an unforgettable performance!

“Widmann’s energy doesn’t seem to have any boundaries, he simply motivates everyone around him, be it the hard working shining brass, the zippy violins or the juicy explosions in sound.” 

Symphony Club of Waterford is proudly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland

New Links Summer Training

QQI Level 6 – Instructing Manual Handling – 6N0233 – 5 Days

Location:        New Links Training Solutions, Unit 1 Boeing Avenue, Airport Business Park, Waterford

Dates:             Wednesdays – Sept 4, 11,18,25 and Oct 3

Times:             9.30am-4pm

Price:               €649  - 10% chamber discount available

Instructing Manual Handling – Refresher – 1 Day

Location:        New Links Training Solutions, Unit 1 Boeing Avenue, Airport Business Park, Waterford

Dates:             Wednesdays – August 29

Times:             9.30am-4.30pm

Price:               €250  - 10% chamber discount available

QQI Level 6 – Special Purpose Award in Training and Development – 6S3372 – 6 Days

Location:        New Links Training Solutions, Unit 1 Boeing Avenue, Airport Business Park, Waterford

Dates:             Thursdays –August 16, 23, 30 Sept , 6, 13, 20

Times:             9.30am-4pm

Price:               €749 - 10% chamber discount available

QQI  Level 6 – Supervisory Management  – 6N4329 – 6 Days

Location:        New Links Training Solutions, Unit 1 Boeing Avenue, Airport Business Park, Waterford

Dates:             Wednesdays –August 22, 29, Sept 5, 12, 19, 26

Times:             9.30am-4pm

Price:               €749 - 10% chamber discount available


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"Both Waterford Chamber and Bausch + Lomb understand the importance of leadership for the achievement of business success. Working with Waterford Chamber on the Regional Leaders Programme demonstrates just how effective it can be to come together and work collaboratively. The Regional Leaders Programme provides an opportunity to share our talents and expertise with the motivation to really ‘make things happen’."

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