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HS BasicsH&S Basics For Employees – 29th November – LCE Training Academy, Waterford

Want to take the backache out of manual handling training or the headache out of VDU awareness?

This varied one day induction course is the one for you. It  is run on a monthly basis here in the LCE Training Academy and is one of our most popular courses!


This intensive 1 day course covers all the basic training requirements for new and existing employees – all rolled in to one cost effective course:

  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety & Fire extinguisher use
  • Computer workstation set up
  • Safety awareness & safety legislation for employees

The LCE H&S basics for employees ticks all the boxes to cover induction and training for any new employees or indeed anyone that needs refresher training. This course would be of interest to all from the self-employed, to the local retailer to the large multinational. 

At only €135 per person, this is the most cost effective way of ensuring employees receive the training they need. In addition, there is a 10% discount if you have 2 or more attending from the same company on the same day!

You can book this course online here or call LCE on 051 364344 for more information.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

bia brew teamNewly opened bia + brew, brainchild of Tramore native, Barrie Rogers, founder of Chia Bia with marketing and front of house managed by Shannon Forrest, recently opened offering hand roasted artisan coffee on site by Trá Coffee Roasters, organic teas, healthy treats and homemade soups. Due to the overwhelming local support and no less than one month in business bia + brew are excited to extend their menu for two weeks with some tasty dishes.

Join Michelin Star trained Chef and recent WIT graduate, Declan Malone, for breakfast and brunch at bia + brew from November 7th – 17th. Declan brings his depth of food knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for healthier foods to Tramore’s newest coffee dock, bia + brew, located at the home of Chia Bia in Riverstown Business Park. Breakfast and brunch at bia + brew will be the ultimate showcase of local Waterford Food producers such as Seagull Bakery, The Seaweed Gardener and Clashganny Organic Farm.

Trá Coffee Roasters have also relocated their roastery to bia + brew, bringing you the ultimate bean to cup experience. Trá Coffee is hand roasted on-site by Tramore native Tom Weldon and having set up in September 2017 is already growing from strength to strength with online sales and trade customers growing significantly.

Breakfast will be served from 8am–11am and brunch from 12pm–3pm some highlights include French Toast, Omelettes and Porridge like you’ve never tasted before! Having trained in the Michelin 1 Star Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet, Castle Durrow and most recently at Dooks Fine Foods, Fethard Declan looks forward to creating dishes with a real depth of flavour, executed well and all at a reasonable price.

With limited seating available in bia + brew this is the perfect opportunity to grab a healthier fuel filled bite to eat on the go while supporting local and the best of what Waterford has to offer!

bia + brew wish to thank everyone who has supported them so far since opening on October 8th and look forward to meeting new faces in the coming weeks in Tramore.

The annual Sanofi Five Miles for M.S. Road Race will be held in Waterford on Sunday, 11 November.

Now in its sixth year, the event will again raise vital funds for the Waterford and south Kilkenny branch of M.S. Ireland who work with those living with multiple sclerosis in our community.

The race will start and finish from the Sanofi Waterford biopharmaceutical and medical device site on the Old Kilmeaden Road with walkers starting at 10:30am and runners getting underway at 11:00am.

Sign-up to participate – whether as a walker or runner – is available at

Advance registration costs €15 and includes a special race t-shirt for the first 200 participants to register.

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Starting Friday 26th October 7.30pm and continuing on Fridays in November

The films from the Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media Production at Nemeton TV and Waterford Institute of Technology are recognized as being of the highest quality. The young filmmakers have been going from strength to strength and their films have been screened to great acclaim at festivals throughout the country. Now, following in the accomplished footsteps of previous graduates from the course, their films are due for broadcast on TG4 in the series Céad Seans/First Chance.

Nemeton The Ryan Family

26/10/18: The eclectic series Céad Seans begin with Deireadh Ré, a story of five generations of women who have run the famous music pub Mooneys in an Rinn in Gaeltacht na nDéise. This evocative tribute features local singers and musicians and was directed by Ros na Rún’s Ailbhe Nic Dhonncha from an Rinn and edited by Ailbhe Courtney.

02/11/18: Máire Pháidín, Cara Linn (Our Friend) tells the story of a young Irish woman recently returned home with her American boyfriend, and their relationship with Máire Pháidín, a native Irish speaker in her late eighties. Máire has provided B&B in her home on Inis Meáin, the Aran Islands since the 50s. Her lively character and love of people and language has inspired visitors from all over the world to learn her native tongue - amongst them the returned couple Ceri and Pat.

Nemeton An tAthair O Fiannachta

09/11/18: In the film An tAthair Ó Fiannachta, director Fiona Griffin and editor Ryan O’Dwyer give us a touching portrait of the much loved Irish language scholar Padraig Ó Fiannachta of Dingle who died in 2016. The film features friends such as Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.

Nemeton Turas an Dreoilin

16/11/18: Turas an Dreóilín is a warm observational documentary in which the filmmaker Donie Nolan captures the unique tradition of the Carrigkerry Wren Boys in his native West Limerick over Christmas 2016. Jim of the Mill by Deirdre Orme and Pat Lacken, is a celebration of an unusual rural Tipperary pub that only opens once a week for a music session. Farming family Jim and Kae Ryan open their home with its flag-stoned kitchen, parlour and bar to the pubic once a week. Locals and many more from further afield fill the idyllic rural house for a mighty musical session each Thursday evening.

This Higher Diploma In Television & Digital Media Production is run by the Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Nemeton TV, one of Ireland's leading production companies, and Údarás na Gaeltachta. The course has gained a high profile in the media industry and has an excellent employment record among course graduates. Films produced on the course have gone on to win Best Irish Language documentary at the National Student Media Awards every year since 2014.

JFW Paye Modernisation

The new PAYE Modernisation regime will be operational for all employee payments being made from 1 January 2019. To prepare, you must submit a list of employees to Revenue by 31 October 2018. We're offering workshops at our offices at 14 Gladstone Street, Waterford to companies and individuals who do payroll in-house to give them a better understanding of the new system.

The workshops will provide you with the necessary information to ensure you are ready for the new changes in the PAYE system including:

  • an Introduction to PAYE Modernisation;
  • your responsibilities as an employer;
  • submitting your list of employees to Revenue;
  • changes to how you do payroll; and
  • completing payroll after 1st January 2019.

Workshops cost just €100 (plus Value Added Tax) per person and are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: - 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. We are delighted to offer Waterford Chamber members a 10% discount on the cost of workshops. To secure your place, phone 051 877155, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively call into our offices at 14 Gladstone Street.


Ellen Jansson and Kevin Jansson, two of Ireland's rising piano stars, will take to the stage at the Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday, 1st November 2018 at 7:30pm where they will present a programme by Brahms, Prokofiev, Dvǒrák and Chopin.

The works have been chosen from chamber music concerts, competitions and orchestral concertos that the Cork siblings are playing this autumn in Sweden, Estonia, Switzerland, Dublin and Belfast.

Tickets €17 (€15 concession / €5 students) on the door.

Both Ellen and Kevin have studied piano at CIT with Mary Beattie from an early age and both have won multiple prizes in the Feis Ceoil

Ellen Jansson (21), a recent prize-winner at the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition, has also studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester where she won the Chetham’s Yamaha Piano Competition and last year she was a student at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Ellen has appeared as soloist with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.

Kevin Jansson (18), has just won the Frank Maher Classical Music Award, and is emerging as one of the finest musicians of his generation in Ireland. He made his concerto debut in 2014 at the Cork International Choral Festival with the CIT Chamber Orchestra. In 2016 he was the youngest participant at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad Festival in Switzerland and was joint winner of the Thierry Scherz prize, which led to the recording of his debut solo piano CD.


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