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Tramore Pro Shop Virtual Golf

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Indoor Golf Studio.

The studio is fitted with the latest Trackman 4, a radar device that precisely tracks the golf ball during flight and the club during the swing. All lessons in the studio include full Trackman and video analysis and students will receive a voiceover of the lesson sent to their personal locker on Alongside this we are very excited to offer, ‘Virtual Golf 2’, the world’s leading golf simulator experience.

Complete with 50+ courses, games and practice tests, it’s a fantastic, fun way to hone your game and play some of the world’s best courses from the comfort of the golf studio. It is open to reserve as a single player or as a group of 2 or more people, also perfect for group bookings, staff parties, corporate events etc.

Virtual Golf
Individual 45mins €30
Group (2-4) 60mins €60
Groups 5+ POA
*Christmas Voucher Special 3x 90mins €150 (save €30)! Call 051-386170/ 0858747400 to purchase.

Trackman Lessons
1 hour €50
4x 1 Hour €175
Pro Package €250
Distance Mapping €40

More details can be found on our Facebook page, Tramore Pro Shop & Golf Academy or on 085 8747400.

WSVR Santa ExpressNovember 30th to December 23rd

Take a trip on a real train to visit Santa. When you arrive at Kilmeadan Station you will board the train. The conductor will check your train tickets and give you red blankets to keep you nice and cosy on the journey. Christmas music will be playing.

When everyone is safely on board the train will set off on an exciting journey through the countryside along the banks of the River Suir and in to the Magic Wood where you will meet Mrs Claus and some friends. Mrs Claus will give the children magic dust to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas night. The train journey lasts about 25 minutes.

You then return to the station, go through the Carriage shop to visit Santa as a family. Santa is in a cosy cottage outside the carriage. It snows outside Santa’s Cottage. The children will have a nice chat with Santa and get a good quality present. Photos are optional at €6.00

To entertain you at the station before or after your trip you can meet the Mayfield Birds of Prey – They have beautiful barn owls – Boo, Bobbins, Muffin, Peanut and Hiccup or you could meet Izzy the Bengal Eagle Owl or a magnificent Harris Hawk.

Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snack will be available in the Carriage shop .

Ticket Prices
Adults – €8.00
Children – €16.00
Babies (under 12 months) – FREE
All tickets must be booked and paid for in advance – Please telephone 051 384058 (between 10am and 4pm ) to check availability.
The Santa Express operates on the following dates in 2019
• Saturday 30th November, 7th 14th and 21st December
• Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December
• Wednesday 11th December
• Monday 23rd December
Departure Times
10.30am, 11.10am, 11.50am, 12.30pm, 1.10pm, 1.50pm

The Santa Express must be booked in advance. It cannot be booked on line. Contact us on 051 384058 between 10am and 4pm to check availability, make a booking or for more information.

More info. HERE or at Waterford & Suir Valley Railway

Maxi Zoo Santa PawsIreland’s largest pet retailer, Maxi Zoo will make Christmas extra special not only for pampered pets, but also less fortunate animals over the festive season. You are invited to pop into your local Maxi Zoo store in Waterford throughout December and support their Shelter Wishes charity campaign, which will help animals less fortunate than your own this Christmas.

Each store has selected its own Shelter Wishes animal charity partner, who will compile a wish list of products available in store which their beneficiaries need and want. These gifts, of varying value, can be purchased in store, donated and placed under the Shelter Wishes Christmas Tree.

Maxi Zoo Waterford’s Shelter Wishes partner is Deise Animal Sanctuary, which offers a second chance for animals in crisis.

Each charity involved will collect the donated gifts from Maxi Zoo stores on Christmas Eve, ensuring that needy animals are not forgotten this Christmas. Anthony Cremin, Marketing Manager at Maxi Zoo said “At Maxi Zoo we love animals, and we believe all animals deserve the very best. The thought of animals suffering is at the forefront of our minds, especially at Christmas, and this is why Shelter Wishes was created – to make life a little brighter for less fortunate animals at this time of year.”

For those pets lucky enough to have a loving home year-round, Maxi Zoo will host a very special FREE Christmas “Paw-ty” in stores on Saturday, December 14th. The big man himself, “Santa Paws” will be in store from 12 to 4pm, and pet owners are encouraged to bring their fur babies along and take their own special Christmas photo with the man in red. 

Anthony added “On December 14th, we’re inviting our customers to come along with their pets and take a fun photo with Santa Paws. The day will also be a great opportunity to support our Shelter Wishes campaign, and also pick up those all important Christmas presents for the pets in your life – from festive jumpers to tasty advent calendars.”

For further information about Maxi Zoo’s Shelter Wishes campaign and Santa Paws Day, chat to the pet experts at Maxi Zoo Waterford at Unit 4 Butlerstown Retail Park, Cork Road, visit @MaxiZooIreland on Facebook, or

Rapid Exec

Rapid Exec chauffeured executive transport provides a unique premium transportation service for your business and personal requirements.

Its new website highlights the business’s range of vehicles, specialities and customer testimonials along with how Rapid Exec elevates the Rapid Cabs and Rapid Transport customer service reputation to a new level.

Rapid Exec serves Waterford and the south east of Ireland with a truly executive experience from its fleet of Mercedes benefitting from air conditioning, leather seats and complimentary WiFi to stay connected on the move. 

It specialises in Airport Travel to Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports, Business Travel and Golf Trips with larger parties catered for in the executive Mercedes Sprinter seating up to 16 people. 

Visitors to Ireland from the ports of Dunmore East, Country Waterford, Rosslare, Cork and Dublin can enjoy luxury travel to local tourist destinations from its knowledgeable chauffeurs.

EAP Institute driving for work 1

New - Half Day Certified In-Company Training Course Driving for Work - Under the Influence of Intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol) View details here

Breathalysers must be available in all new cars from 2022

The EAP Institute has developed a new half day in company training programme driving for work under the influence of intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol) in response to the Health and Safety Authorities highlighting of work related vehicle fatalities and employers responsibility in managing "grey-fleet drivers".  A recent Road Safety Authority report has highlighted the risks of driving with prescription drugs. This programme was launched on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, on Sunday 17 November 2020.

The European Council in a landmark decision had announced that breathalysers must be able to be fitted into all new cars from 2022, cars made before 2022 will have to comply with the new rules by 2024. This ruling will apply to all grey- fleet drivers who use their own vehicles in the course of their work.

The EAP Institute is currently taking bookings for this training from January to March 2020. Please advise if your company is interested in this training. The preparation of this training requires 5 - 6 weeks advance notice to allow time for preparing the manuals and processing the application for certification.

Contact Maurice Quinlan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Presenter: Maurice Quinlan, Director, EAP Institute, Ireland.

For Course Bookings Book Here

Vault Coffeehouse Wine Bar openingThe Causeway Group was proud to announce the Grand opening of The Vault Coffeehouse and Winebar in the Apple Market, Waterford by Major John Pratt on Saturday, 23rd November 2019.

In addition to its current businesses in Waterford City and County, The Causeway Group has ventured into a new and exciting concept. 

The Vault is offering a premier coffeehouse experience and in addition, a Worldwide selection of carefully chosen Wine (coming soon). We will be open from 8 AM to 10 PM and will offer the finest Colombian Coffee and/or snuggle under a blanket with your favorite bottle of wine accompanied by a cheeseboard and watch the world go by.

We’ve just received this fresh crop washed Colombian from our long-standing partners, Comepcafe.

The coffee is hand-picked then sorted by lot, after this it is pulped and dry fermented for 24 hours.

After the drying, the coffee is washed in channels and is taken to a parabolic drying system where the beans are dried slowly to allow for the development. The beans are measured for moisture content and when they reach appropriate levels the coffee is immediately packed into jute bags.

The secret to the blend is locked in the Vault.

Kollect foundersWaste industry tech company delivers Waterford investor presentations this week

Kollect on Demand, a business founded out of Waterford in 2015 was this week approved by the Nasdaq Stockholm AB for admission to trading of the Company's shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

Kollect is a familiar name around Waterford. The business was founded by John O’Connor, John Hegarty and Robbie Skuse in 2015 and has quickly established itself as an innovator and disruptor in the waste industry. It now has 39 fulltime employees based in Waterford and runs operations in all major cities in Ireland. They have recently brought the business international with a launch in Manchester, all from its home base at the Waterford Enterprise Centre. The business had revenues of approximately €2.3 million in 2018 with further growth projected in their 2019 figures.

Using technology, Kollect matches consumers looking to move waste with licensed waste collectors who can pick up and dispose of waste in a sustainable manner. By using this technology, Kollect plans to position itself as an industry leader, not only in Ireland but globally.

Kollect intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market, and is offering shares to the public through an Initial Public Offering.

Mangold [Fondkommission AB] corporate registration number 556585-1267 (“Mangold”) invites you to attend the investor roadshow presentations below from the management team of Kollect On Demand Holding AB. (publ) (the “Company”). It will host a series of investor presentations in Waterford and Dublin this coming Thursday and Friday – November 28 and 29 – as follows:

  • The Westbury Hotel, Balfe St, Dublin 2 at 12.30 pm and again at 6.30 pm on Thursday next, 28 November 2019 and
  • The Granville Hotel, North Quay. Waterford at 7.30 am and again at 12.30 pm on Friday 29 November 2019.
  • Clayton Hotel, Burlington Rd at 1pm and again at 6pm on Thursday next, 5th December 2019
  • The Metropole, MacCurtain Street, a7 8am on Friday 6th December 2019
  • The Granville Hotel, North Quay. Waterford at 1pm on Friday 6th December 2019.

Tickets for the event are available on

Kollect has published a detailed Prospectus outlining the full terms and conditions for the purchase of shares. The prospectus and an application form for interested investors will be available on the Company’s website from Monday next.

Interested investors can subscribe for shares between Monday next (25 November) and Tuesday December 10.

A preliminary date of 19 December 19 has been set for the first day of trading in Kollect shares with the ticker symbol KOLL.


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