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Tramore Elf Fairy Trail

To All Tramore Town Businesses


As the summer and autumn season ends and Christmas is fast approaching, Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens are commencing work on the Winter Light Festival in the Gardens (ie. The Enchanted Garden). This has run very successfully for the last two years and last year we had over 6,000 visitors come to Tramore Town Centre (over 15  days) from around the South East and as far as Cork. Visitors to the event included groups and families and the event attracts all age groups. This year we plan to build on these numbers and have a marketing plan in place to enable us to expand on this reach.


If you are unaware of the Event, please look at images on our website - this shows the ad for last year and some images of the  year before. We also have a video from last year which will be used as a promo for this year, this has not been  released yet.

What happens in the gardens (taken from press release last year)

The magic begins as you walk through the entrance gates and you are immediately transported into a world of light and enchantment. The dazzling laser beam display on Tramore House and a beautifully lit Magnolia Tree surrounded by candlelight guide you on your way. The transition garden twinkles as the lighted pathways takes  you through the garden towards the grotto with it’s sparkling waterfall of light and spellbinding music. 

As you come to the end of your journey you meet the ‘Winter Fairy’ in her glowing dome and Adults and Children are invited inside to enjoy her stories and she will help you to make a wish at the wishing tree. Adults are mesmerised by the whole light experience, while children of all ages are enchanted as they make their way through this magical winter wonderland.


As Tramore no longer has a Christmas Event in place (ie. Christmas Carnival etc.), the gardens would like to make it possible for the businesses of Tramore to get involved and become part of this magical experience. Our suggestions is as follows:


The gardens currently have a fairy trail in place which is very popular with Adults & Children currently the fairies in the garden have names and visitors and children look for them in the woodlands.

We believe if businesses in Tramore Town Centre joined this by putting their own ‘Fairy’ or ‘Elf’ in their window  (created by lights or by any other means, it is up to you to be as imaginative as possible.), give your elf or fairy a name. Your Fairy or Elf could be as small and discreet as you like or whatever size suits your budget or frontage. 

You could extend this by also putting fairies on the inside. 

The Gardens would be happy to design a leaflet with all the names of the ‘local fairies on the fairy trail’ so visitors could follow this trail on their way TO or FROM the gardens. We feel this would be a good opportunity to introduce visitors to the town of Tramore and the businesses in it.

Nationally we believe that an entire town being a Fairy and Elf trail would generate a lot of interest.

It is an opportunity for you to light up your premises and create something really magical in a big or small way. It is also an opportunity for Tramore Town Centre to light up under the one theme and put the town on the map.


Please let us know if you plan on joining in this trail via contact below. We would need to know by 15th November.

Please provide us with the name of your Fairy or Elf. Once we have a full list we will make a decision on how many leaflets for the trail would need to be printed (each premises would have the trail to give out to their customers and visitors). We would ask that the printing cost of this be divided by the participating businesses (we can advise on this once  you sign up, but expect it to be just a small cost). We would ask that all participants use their own marketing channels and all means to promote the Tramore Elf & 

Fairy Trail (ie. a joint effort by all businesses and entities in Tramore). The gardens will add the trail to their Enchanted Garden Advertising.

The decision to go ahead with this will depend on the number of businesses that join the trail

If participating please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Janet Carey on 087 7973861 to express your interest or to give details of your fairy trail, please let us know before 15th November.

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Smovey Health are delighted to announce that we have 2 new smovey classes starting in Tramore.

Both Classes will be using the new smoveyMED exercise tool which is backed by a Neurologist and full medical team of doctors.

Smovey & Yoga for Neurological Disorders will be starting on the 21st November with Esther Foley in the Tramore Community Care and will be a balance of Yoga and smovey exercises to help mentally and physically.

Fitness for 50+ with smovey will be starting on the 19th November with Avril Smith and is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability, this will include learning exercise techniques and smovey massage. 

Both classes will work on building Core Strength, Mobility, Balance. Coordination, Circulation and much more.

For more information or to book please call 085 8525766, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to

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Carters Corporate Gifts

Carter's Chocolate Cafe have an exciting selection of Corporate Hampers and Presentation Gift Boxes from Irelands favourite Chocolatiers including Lily O'Brien's, Butlers and many more exciting new brands of delicious Belgian Chocolates available for nationwide delivery this Christmas Season.

With boxes from €8 there's something for all companies to help express your gratitude to clients and colleagues this festive season.

Call Philip on 087 6698059 to discuss today and support local businesses.

DMB Management

David M Breen & Co are pleased to advise that the Firm and staff of Brian Flynn & Co (formerly of Clinton Flynn) will merge with David M Breen & Co with effect from January 1st 2019.

David M Breen & Co is a long-established local firm with two Partners and a complement of professionally qualified staff.

This merger will consolidate the firms as one of the top accountancy practices in Waterford. The larger firm will bring many years of experience to the table and provide a wider and enhanced array of services to all clients while maintaining the reputation for personal service that each firm holds.

Post-merger, all activities will operate from the offices of David M Breen & Co, Wallace House, Maritana Gate, Canada Street, Waterford with all staff located at these premises.

Sanofi Five Miles MS

More than 200 runners and walkers took part in the sixth annual Sanofi Five Miles for M.S. Road Race in Waterford on Sunday, 11th November.

The annual event raised several thousand euro for the local branch of M.S. Ireland who provide supports to people living with multiple sclerosis in Waterford and neighbouring south Kilkenny.

Speaking afterwards, Ruth Beadle, Site Head Sanofi Waterford, said: “The road race starting and finishing onsite is one of our favourite C.S.R. activities each year as we welcome in a mix of serious amateur athletes and those who are just out for a fun walk or jog. Through the event, we have also gotten to know some of the people with M.S. who volunteer at M.S. Ireland and their stories about life with M.S. are very moving and inspiring. Their presence at the race with their families each year adds an extra dimension for participants and also for our own team of volunteers who organise the event very well.

“Even the weather was kind to us – November in Ireland is not known for sunshine but it stayed dry and bright for just long enough for all of our runners, walkers and stewards to finish without being caught in a downpour!”

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Employees with mental health problems that come within the definition of disability in the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015, have significant enforceable rights. In addition employers have a significant obligation to conduct a risk assessment on all mental health risks and put in place proportionate control measures which will enable employees with disabilities access and participate fully in employment.

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