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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

Go Power logoGO Power are one of the leading electricity suppliers in Ireland for businesses and are part of the larger LCC group LTD.

We are a family-run company and pride ourselves on our high level of customer service, dedicated account management.

Currently we supply an array of commercial, farming, organisational and recreational businesses throughout the country.

The reason behind our growing success is due to;

  • We DO NOT operate call centres, each of our customers has a dedicated account manager with direct contact details
  • We offer 100% Renewable energy
  • Simple hassle free switchover process
  • Transparent billing system, all charges are broken out including our management fee
  • Pricing structure - We sell our energy at cost price, all regulated charges are passed at cost price, including standing charges

An example of Standing Charge comparisons with other suppliers in the market;

  • DG5 Meter Type - We find other supplier charges ranging from €150 to €400 per Annum
  • DG5 Meter Type - Go Power charge the regulator fee of €94.27
  • DG6 Meter Type - We find other supplier charges ranging from €1500 to €3500 per Annum
  • DG6 Meter Type - Go Power charge the regulator fee of €879.

Contact Michael for a free quote today - 086 822 7695.

Solas Centre 20th AnniversaryThe Solas Cancer Support Centre celebrates its 20th Anniversary this month and in marking this milestone the Board of Trustees are keen to acknowledge the wonderful support that the charity has received over these 20 years.

In late 1999 founding members, Consultant Medical Oncologist Professor Seamus O’Reilly and Oncology Nurse Mags Kirwan, recognised the huge need for support services for people affected by cancer. On December 15th they called together a group of interested stakeholders to explore the steps needed to establish such a charity. On May 28th 1999 the South Eastern Cancer Foundation was officially launched and the next 20 years saw the organisation grow from a two room office in Lismore Park in November 2001, to a rented house in Earlscourt in December 2004 and finally to a purpose built centre that opened in February 2011.

Chair, Dee Jacques, feels that the founding members of the charity should be immensely proud that their original vision has been developed over the intervening 20 years and that the original objectives of the organisation still guides the current Board of Trustees: ‘When the service opened in November 2001 in Lismore Park there were 12 volunteers, 8 committee members, 1 nurse and 2 part-time administrative posts. Fast forward 20 years and we are now immensely proud to have an amazing team of 70 volunteers, 10 Trustees, 4 staff and 30 Counsellors and Therapists. The success of the charity is without doubt down to the people that have been with us over our 20 year journey- the voluntary efforts of so many individuals coming together for a common aim.

In looking back over this time there are many highlights but I feel the most significant achievement was the opening of the Solas Cancer Support Centre in February 2011. This was the culmination of a phenomenal 4 year capital development project that raised €1,250,000. The charity could not provide the services it does without the generous support that continues today and we are so grateful for it’.

Professor Seamus O’Reilly remembered the early days of the organisation and commented ‘If 20 years ago we could look into the future and saw this Centre and the services provided here we would not have believed it was possible’.

To marking the 20 year anniversary a new flag pole and beacon were unveiled. Tracy McDaid, Manager of the Solas Cancer Support Centre explains their significance ‘The flag that now flies, along with the bright beacon, will act as a continuous reminder that our services are available to all those affected by cancer because of the generosity of the community that supports us’.

The free support services are available in the Waterford and West Waterford area. A wide range of services are available including Reflexology, Massage, Reiki, Counselling, Meditation, Yoga and Art Psychotherapy for children and adolescents. For enquiries please feel free to call the Solas Cancer Support Centre on 051 304604 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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