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Join Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover on Saturday 28th of September 10.00am – 4.00pm, in the luxurious surroundings of Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, where you can discover the art of performance with our Jaguar range or go above and beyond with our Land Rover range.

Test drive your choice of cars from both ranges including the New Discovery Sport and New Range Rover Evoque. Other cars available on the day will include the Range Rover Sport, Jaguar F-PACE and Jaguar F-TYPE. A member of the Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover Sales Team will also be onsite to discuss finance options and trade in opportunities.

Date: Saturday 28th September 2019.

Time: 10:00am – 16:00pm.

Venue: Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.

Call 051-335000, or click to book your test drive today.

*Test drives restricted to drivers over the age of 25 with a full driving licence.

Kilcohan Park Xmas Party

If you’ve been put in charge of organizing your office night out, you simply won’t find a better – or an easier – choice of event.

Once you have them inside the stadium, you can relax in the knowledge that we’ll take care of everything for you – from making sure that they have a complimentary race card to arranging group tables in our bars or restaurant (subject to availability and your choice of package).

It’s a fantastic night out in its own right – or a brilliant starting point for going on to a club afterwards.

No matter how small or how large your office night may be – or what budget you're working to – we can tailor a package to fit the bill.

So don’t take chances with your next office night out – back a winner and take them greyhound racing at Kilcohan Park!

Solas Centre Christmas Card

The Solas Cancer Support Centre have designed an ecard that allows companies to wish clients and friends season's greetings while at the same time supporting the charity.

The ecard can be personalised with your company logo in the centre of the design. For details of our 2018 ecards please contact Ann Marie on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 051 304604.

The Solas Cancer Support Centre offers free cancer support to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the South East. These services are available in the centre at Williamstown in Waterford City and in the West Waterford service based in the Alternative Health Clinic in Dungarvan.

Date: Thursday, 3rd October 2019

Venue: Bank of Ireland, The Quay, Waterford

Time: Doors Open/ Breakfast Served from 8.30am. Event starts at 9.00am

To celebrate the successful year of Tipperary Hurling, Liam Sheedy will be chatting to Kieran O Connor on the journey that took him to win his 2nd All-Ireland as manager of the Tipperary team.

Also join our industry experts Declan Maher, Head of Corporate Pension & Risk Sales who will be discussing 'A Changing Group Pensions Landscape – Opportunities and Risk' Breakfast & Refreshments served from 8.30am. This event is free but booking is essential.

Register here:

Bausch Lomb Mount SionBausch + Lomb has sponsored a mobile computer system for Mount Sion CBS Secondary School, Waterford, which allows classrooms other than the school’s two permanent computer rooms, to operate as high technology learning centres. The presentation of the information technology suite marks the beginning of a new partnership between the company and the school.

New principal at Mount Sion, Edward Kennedy, said he was very pleased to see the formal launch of the new partnership with Bausch + Lomb.

“I have been involved in similar programmes with other companies and I am acutely aware of the many benefits that it will have for the students,” said Mr Kennedy.

“Students will have a great opportunity to learn job-seeking skills and to explore different careers possibilities by talking to employees in Bausch + Lomb. I am also very pleased with the generous donation by the company of a full classroom set of Chromebook computers and trolley. This will give increased access to information technology for all students and will also greatly assist teachers in their endeavours to be as inclusive as possible in the classrooms.” 

Frank Galvin, design, communication and graphics teacher at Mount Sion, said: "I would like to thank Bausch + Lomb, especially Shirley Russell and Peter Walsh, for developing this partnership with Mount Sion CBS. Bausch + Lomb initially participated in our Careers Fair, in which they met and advised over 400 students from Mount Sion primary and secondary schools in relation to further education and planning of their careers. This has been immensely beneficial to all students and our partnership has now grown.

“We were delighted that Bausch + Lomb could present us with a new set of Chromebooks and Chromebook trolley which will act as a mobile classroom. This is extremely beneficial in completing classroom-based assessments of Junior Cert and Leaving Certificate projects.  I look forward to a growing and deepening partnership with the company and its employees."

Mark Hennessy, site lead, Bausch + Lomb, said the company has close links with Mt Sion CBS and many of its past pupils are current employees of the company.

“I look forward to expanding the partnership, which I believe will be of mutual benefit to the school, the students and to Bausch + Lomb,” he added.

 Auto Boland LR Defender

The highly anticipated Land Rover Defender is the new model that represents 70 years of innovation and improvement; honouring the vehicle’s history for rugged solidity while thoroughly remaining a Defender for the 21st century. The SUV, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, is capable of great things.

Embrace Anything: Land Rover Defender Confidently Takes You Anywhere

Extract from Motor Journalist, Michael McAleer, in The Irish Times: “Boasting about its rugged practicality, executive director of product engineering Nick Rogers says the roof can take 300kgs when the car is static – meaning three adults can pitch tent up there at night – and up to 168kgs when on the move.

It can wade in water up to 900mm deep, and more if you don’t mind taking some water in the cabin as a bit of ballast to stop you from floating away. It can tow the maximum legal limit in every country it’s sold, which means 3.5 tonnes in Europe. It can climb a rock face of up to a 45-degree angle, with ground clearance of 290mm. It has permanent four-wheel drive of course, with a central and rear diff lock, and a solid shield across the bottom of the car that’s helpful for aerodynamics but also for being able to slide over the sand dunes and snow drifts without getting stuck.”

For more information about the SUV, contact Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover Waterford on 051-335000, or visit

P.S. Don’t forget to follow Auto Boland Waterford on social media.



‘My Wild Atlantic Journey’

Theatre Royal Waterford Wednesday September 18th

Emmy-award winning cinematographer Colin Stafford-Johnson is the foremost nature and wildlife cinematographer and presenter in Ireland today. Colin could be considered the Irish David Attenborough, given his encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife and nature.

With over 30 years’ experience, Colin’s in depth understanding and appreciation of wildlife here in Ireland, and in the most remote parts of the world, make him a leading wildlife expert. Colin has been walking, exploring and filming wildlife along Ireland's wild Atlantic coast over the last 15 years.

Starts @ 8 p.m.

Tickets: €19/€17 conc available from Box Office on the night!

Solas Run For Life T Shirt Launch 2019

With less than four weeks to go the Solas Cancer Support Centre has taken delivery of the official event T Shirts as preparations build up for Sunday 13th October.

Karen O’Connor General Manager with Event Partner Datapac was pleased to officially launch this year’s T Shirt and to introduce a new vest top option for runners this year- ‘We are incredible proud to be associated with the Run and Walk for Life for the last 6 years and we look forward to seeing the sea of orange along the 10K route on the day.”

The team from Media Partner Beat proudly displayed the commemorative T shirts recently in the Broadcast Centre and CEO of Beat 102-103 Gabrielle Cummins says, “The Solas Cancer Support Centre provides such a vital service to people right across the region; we at Beat have always been delighted to help raise awareness of the centre’s biggest annual fundraiser. I would encourage as many people as possible to join us on Sunday October 13th as we raising crucial funds to help friends and family from within our own community”.

The Solas Cancer Support Centre opened its doors eight years ago and is entirely funded by donations and fundraising activities. Services are free and supports people in the south east who are directly affected by cancer, their families and carers.

For further information contact the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304 604 or check out the ‘Run and Walk for Life’ Facebook page.


Emerald Contact CentreSeptember 13th 2019, Waterford - Emerald Contact Centre, the customer care and sales support provider for a range of global financial, health and travel publications, today announced 200 additional jobs to be filled over three years. The announcement was made at the opening event for their new offices located in Confederation House in Waterford Business Park, Co Waterford.

The Emerald Contact Centre currently employs 140 staff and this new announcement will bring the workforce to 340 employees by 2021.

The 200 additional jobs will include customer support roles for agents with international languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, German, French as well as English.

Speaking at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly refurbished Confederation House, Emer Prendergast, Director, Emerald Contact Centre said, “We are incredibly happy with our new home at Confederation House. The space allows us to offer our employees a bright and inspiring working environment. This is an exciting new chapter for us all”.

Launched in 2015, Emerald Contact Centre plan to hire the first 50 new team members in a variety of roles by the end of 2019.

“Emerald has grown steadily over the past few years, surpassing initial projected growth of 50 to 70 jobs, and today’s announcement of 200 additional jobs is a testament to the calibre of people and skillset we have found here in the South East” said Emerald President Roseann Miller. “We fully expect this growth to continue,” she added.

Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan TD, who attended today’s event said: “I am delighted to officially open the new offices for Emerald Contact Centre and announce 200 new jobs for Waterford. The Government is fully committed to regional development and ensuring every region benefits from employment gains. Today’s announcement demonstrates, once again, that the South East is an attractive location with much to offer investors. These highly skilled multilingual jobs will enable the company to grow, and I look forward to their continued success here in Waterford.”

IDA Ireland’s Divisional Head of Regional Development, Denis Curran, said: ”This is a terrific announcement for Waterford and the South East Region. Emerald Contact Centre has made great strides since establishing in Waterford four years ago. The 200 new jobs will greatly benefit the economies of Waterford and the wider South East Region. The opening of these new offices and the new roles being created demonstrate a clear commitment from Emerald to the region, which is most welcome. I wish them continued success.”

The newly refurbished offices have been designed by Waterford-based C.J. Falconer & Associates and feature open and bright work spaces, a gathering space for meetings, a number of staff huddle zones and rooftop garden.


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