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Liberty Blue Waterford Property Watch Live

Liberty Blue Estate Agents, the property sales, letting and management experts, are hosting an important and informative free event on Wednesday 29th January  from 5.30 to  7pm in BoxWorks, Patrick Street, Waterford for anyone thinking of selling property in 2020.

A specially selected panel of experts will share industry insights and tips that will help attendees to sell their property in less time and for more money.

Breffni O’Kelly – Dublin based Buyer’s Broker, Breffni’s experience is invaluable. What attracts the right buyers? How can you affect the buyers thinking and get them over the line to make an offer? How can you maximise that offer? What puts buyers off and sends them running scared?

Paul Murran – Solicitor with Peter O’Connor & Son in Waterford. Paul has extensive experience in property conveyancing. He knows how small actions to prepare well for a sale will speed up the process, save money and avoid fall-throughs and he is going to let attendees know too.

Nina Kati – Ireland’s leading authentic feng shui specialist. Nina’s work seriously transforms spaces to create positive effects. Practical advice and tips that will create the right perception for buyers – maximizing interest and offer prices.

Regina Mangan – founder of Waterford property sales and letting expert Liberty Blue. Regina has blazed a hot trail since entering the property sales market. She will share insights on current trends in the local market and how to leverage them.

This event is free but places are limited – visit to reserve your complimentary place.

Nolke Opticians ZeissWaterford independent optician Kjell Nolke has recently adopted the world’s leading manufacturer of precision optics, ZEISS International.

“So, what does mean? For our customers,” asks Kjell Nolke, owner and founder of Nolke Opticians. “It means better quality single vision lenses, progressive lenses, digital lenses, sunglass lenses and a lot more.

People focus, if you’ll forgive the pun, too much on the frames and not enough on the reason you need glasses. The lenses should be the core decision in any eyewear purchase.

We’ve been working with many lens manufacturers and suppliers over the years but following extensive research we realised that not only does ZEISS offer the best for our customers, they match Nolke Optician’s vision for the industry.

For example, these days we're constantly using our smartphones or tablets, but these digital devices pose a new challenge for our eyes. The new ZEISS Smartlife series of lenses incorporate these changes in our everyday lives and enable fast, comfortable focusing thanks a specially optimised near zone. These lenses are not only perfect for digital devices, but also books and magazines, helping you avoid uncomfortable head and body posture.

Their wide selection of progressive lens designs enables us to produce a pair of progressive glasses optimised for each person’s particular needs and featuring unprecedented quality. Cutting-edge computer technology assists in measuring visual performance and fitting the lenses to your frames. The near, intermediate and distance zones are all incorporated into one lens with smooth transitions. These lenses are tailor-made for your facial shape, your lifestyle, your career and your visual habits. Even your age and average pupil size are included in the design.

A lens design that is as complex as it is comfortable: ZEISS progressive lenses provide you with clear vision immediately whenever you shift your eyes. And the transition is smooth as can be, finally making blurred images in the transitional zone a thing of the past.”

This partnership with ZEISS doesn’t change the price or customer service for the Nolke faithful, they remain as good as ever. They just receive a better-quality lens, which means a more comfortable viewing experience. If you’d like to know more about ZEISS lenses call into Nolke Opticians at the Uluru Centre on the Dunmore Road or visit

EAP Institute DrugAlcohol2020 2

The EAP Institute will present a one day certified training course for Drugs and Alcohol at Work- Managing Reasonable Suspicion, Limerick Strand Hotel Thursday 13th February 2020 and Galway Clayton Hotel 5th March 2020.

About this seminar

Under Section 13(1) b the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 all employees must ensure that they are not under the influence of an intoxicant (defined as drugs and alcohol) to the extent that he or she is in such a state as to endanger his or her own safety, health or welfare at work or that of any other person.

Managing Reasonable Suspicion

Information given by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is that from a health and safety perspective, companies need to be confident that employees are not a risk to themselves or others. If managers perceive that there is a risk action should be taken to remove the employee from the risk. Those who drive company vehicles or their own car, the so called 'grey fleet drivers' are now considered high risk to their own personal safety and that of other road users.

Presenters Maurice Quinlan, Director EAP Institute, Ireland,  Dr Sasha Hennessy, Specialist in Occupational Medicine, Medwise, Limerick Duncan Carmichael, Sales Manager, AgriYork 400Ltd, United Kingdom

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd
  • Thursday 5th March 2020, Clayton Hotel, Galway

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Tower Hotel January Sale

The Tower Hotel Leisure Centre boasts great leisure facilities including:

  • 20m Swimming Pool
  • Toddler Pool 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Fully Equipped Gym

The friendly and professional Leisure Centre staff will be delighted to assist you both in the gym and the pool. The 20-metre deck pool has dedicated swim only lanes for those keen to practice their lengths or to improve their general fitness. We have a separate toddler pool for the kids and we also offer a number of classes such as aqua aerobics, parent toddler swimming classes as well as adult and children's swimming lessons. The gym is equipped with technogym cardiovascular and resistance equipment and our staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have or indeed to create a special fitness programme to suit you and your needs. Free car parking is available to all leisure centre members.

Call 051 862300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tower Hotel Wedding Showcase 2020

The Tower Wedding Showcase takes place on Sunday, 19th January 2020 from 2pm - 5pm.

The hotel has undergone a landmark refurbishment over the past 18 months. This event will feature 20+ wedding service providers to assist you with all aspects of planning your wedding day, as well as a full fashion show for bridal and menswear. The event is an ideal opportunity to meet the experienced team at The Tower Hotel.

There will be exclusive offers available on the day for couples planning their wedding for 2020 through to 2023.
Complimentary welcome reception drinks and canapes will be served on the day also.

Call 051 862300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dataworks Team

Liam Curham, CEO, and Brian Robinson, CTO, established the company to provide software solutions to local businesses. Our big break came in the late 90’s when we delivered our first software solution to Bausch & Lomb. In 2000 we secured several projects with some of Bausch & Lomb’s’ US based manufacturing sites and this marked a significant milestone in our development and paved the way for us to move into the Life Sciences sector where we continue to work with some of the leading global Medical Device and Pharmaceutical companies where our focus is on delivering better outcomes for them and their customers through Digital Transformation.  In addition to our core software offerings, we also offer an extensive range of Validation and Data Integrity services, and a fully outsourced Software Managed Service.

For the past 6 years we have implemented a strategy which has seen us grow the business in terms of client base, staff numbers and revenue. We have expanded steadily from having 15 employees in 2014 to 43 today and have also broadened our service offerings to the Life Science sector.

Dataworks Liam Curham Brian Robinson

Paving the way for Future Growth

In 2018 we achieved a key quality objective by securing NSAI ISO 9001:2015 for the provision of software development, validation & managed services for the Life Sciences industry. We feel that this will help us secure more business in the highly regulated Medical Device and Pharmaceutical sector we operate in. In addition to helping develop our customer base, it has also been the vehicle by which we developed new processes and structures internally which we hope will assist the next phase of our growth. Most importantly we have implemented a number of organisational structure changes and established Process Leads for all of our key functions including software development, managed services, validation & quality, sales & marketing and finance – which we believe will help drive the business forward.

Over the past 12 months we have put extensive work into analysing our customer value proposition which has seen us refining and expanding our services to the Life Science Industry and we are reaping the benefits of this strategy. In addition to Digital Transformation we envisage significant activity in the area of Data Integrity with our clients and have developed our own Playbook to help bring our clients through the assessment phase right through to remediation work to ensure compliance.

We have also developed a number of software products which form the framework for helping us addressing a number of our client’s biggest challenges – the elimination of paper-based processes and records and moving their visual management strategy to a real-time KPI led model.

In addition to the above developments we have focused heavily on implementing a culture of Continuous Improvement and developing a Great Place to Work strategy. We are thrilled that this year we have been announced as finalists in the Irish Manufacturing Research Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards for ICT Manufacturing Team of the Year for Digital Transformation Projects that we have completed in the Life Sciences sector. It’s a great way to kick of our 25th year in business and we look forward to a year of celebrating this milestone.

Our future plans will hopefully see us increase staffing numbers further and continue to expand the work we are doing with our existing clients and help us secure new client where we can work in partnership to deliver real value to their businesses.

The Future is Bright

We feel the future is very bright here in Waterford and were delighted to become members of “Engineering the South East” recently. We are also very active in Crystal Valley Tech which has been a fantastic success in promoting the South East as a tech hub, and it’s great to see such a strong cluster of software and tech companies in the South East. While other areas of the country have become the main hubs for Medical Device and Pharma, we fell that with the right government supports and investment in Education, Infrastructure and Jobs, the South East can lead the way in Technology. Dublin would appear to have significant challenges from a housing perspective, and in terms of work-life balance Waterford and the greater South East Region is well up there as a great place to work and live.

Thank you to all of our clients and supporters throughout the last 25 years, we couldn’t have done it without you!

For More information visit our new website at

Auto Boland Land Rover Jaguar

Auto Boland Jaguar Land Rover would like to wish you a very happy New Year!

We are delighted to be able to offer a large quantity of quality used vehicles available to purchase.

Please see below the full list of vehicles - all prices are currently Price on Application (POA).

  • 171 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - TD4 SE DYN 150PS 5DR - AUTOMATIC - Red, Beige Two-Tone Leather
  • 171 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - MY 17 ED4 Pure 5DR - MANUAL - White, Black Cloth
  • 151 Skoda Yeti - 2.0TDI 140HP DSG 4X4 4DR 2 Seat Commercial - AUTOMATIC - Gold
  • 192 Ford Ranger - D/Cab Wiltrack 3.2TDCI 200 4D - AUTOMATIC - Grey, Grey-Orange Cloth Interior
  • 181 Volvo XC90 - D4 FWD RDSN GT 5DR - AUTOMATIC - Grey, Black Leather
  • 182 Toyota Land Cruiser - CRU LC LWB Business 4DR - AUTOMATIC - Black, Black Leather
  • 161 Ford Kuga Titanium - 5D 2.0TD120 S6 M6 FWD - MANUAL - Black, Black 1/2 Leather
  • 181 Land Rover Discovery - MY18 3.0 TDV6 HSE COMM EU6 5DR - AUTOMATIC - Grey, Ebony Leather
  • 181 Land Rover Discovery - MY18 2.0 TD4 HSE 180PS 5DR - AUTOMATIC - Silicon Silver, Beige Leather
  • 181 Land Rover - 3.0D TDV6 HSE Dynamic - AUTOMATIC - Red, Beige
  • 181 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - MY18 Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE - AUTOMATIC - Silver, Ivory
  • 171 Hyundai Tucson - ix35 1.7 Premium 5DR - MANUAL - Navy, Beige Leather
  • 181 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - MY18 Evoque TD4 SE 5DR - MANUAL - Grey, Almond
  • 181 Land Rover Discovery 4 - 3.0 TDV6 HSE - AUTOMATIC - Silicon Silver, Ebony Leather
  • 171 Jaguar XE - 20L 14D 163 PS LF SE 4DR - AUTOMATIC - Grey, Black Cloth
  • 171 Volvo V40 - D2 MOMENTUM ED 5DR - MANUAL - White, Black Leather
  • 171 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - ED4 SE 5DR - MANUAL - White, Black Leather
  • 181 Seat Ateca - 1.6TDI 115HP SE 5DR - MANUAL - Blue, Black Cloth
  • 171 KIA Sportage - 1.7 Platinum 5DR - MANUAL - White, Grey Beige Leather
  • 191 Mercedes-Benz - E-class 220D 4DR - AUTOMATIC - White, Black Leather
  • 151 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - 15.5MY Sport 3.0 Diesel TDV6 HS - AUTOMATIC - White, Tan Leather
  • 172 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - 2.0 SD4 HSE MY17 5 - AUTPOMATIC - Corris Grey, Beige Leather
  • 171 Hyundai Santa FE - Executive 4WD 5DR - MANUAL - Grey, Black Leather
  • 172 Land Rover Range Rover Velar - MY18 2.0 SD4 SE 5DR - AUTOMATIC - Black, Beige Leather
  • 171 KIA Sorento - Platinum 4X2 5DR - MANUAL - White, Beige/Black Leather
  • 181 Honda CR-V - 1.6 I-dtec 2WD ES 4DR - MANUAL, Black - Beige Leather
  • 171 Land Rover Discovery Sport - MY 17 2.0 ED4 S 5DR - MANUAL - White, 1/2 Leather
  • 171 Honda CR-V - I-dtec 2WD ES 4DR - MANUAL - Black, Beige Leather
  • 171 Audi Q3 - 2.0tdi 150 SE 4DR - MANUAL - Blue, Beige Cloth
  • 171 Jaguar XE - MY 2.0D Portfolio 163PS 4DR - MANUAL - Green, Tan Leather
  • 171 Renault Kadjar - DYNAMIQUE NAV Energy DC 4DR - MANUAL - Navy, Black Cloth
  • 181 Renault Kadjar - DYNAMIQUE NAV Energy - MANUAL - Red, Black Cloth
  • 171 Peugeot 3008 - ACTIVE 1.6 Blue HDI 120 4DR - MANUAL - Black, Black Cloth
  • 181 Jaguar XF - MY18 2.0D RWD Prestige ECO 4DR - AUTOMATIC - Corris Grey, Ivory Leather
  • 181 Mercedes-Benz - CLA 180D Urban 4DR - AUTOMATIC - White, Black Leather
  • 171 Volvo XC60 - D4 FWD SE GT 5DR - AUTOMATIC - Black, Beige Leather
  • 181 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - MY18 ED4 Pure 5DR - MANUAL - Fuji White, Black Cloth

Call Auto Boland Waterford on 051-335000 for more information. See

 Smovey Health Launch Night

Smovey Health would like to invite you to their LAUNCH NIGHT

Tuesday 7th January 7pm - 8pm in their new studio Unit 13 Seapoint, Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Waterford.

After 4 years in business we are delighted to be moving into our new studio where along with our 5 qualified coaches we will offer a variety of Smovey Health & fitness classes, courses and training's for people of all ages and fitness levels within the local community.

Some of the classes being scheduled include

  • Smovey for active retired
  • Smovey for beginners/ intermediate
  • SMOGA – mixture of Smovey and yoga for all levels
  • Chair SMOGA – chair yoga incorporating Smovey
  • SmoveyWALKS – group walks with smoveys
  • SmoveyPOWER HIIT Class
  • SmoveyPOWER fitness class
  • Neurological disorders movement class
  • One on one classes
  • Massage treatments
  • And many more

On the night you will be able to see around our new studio, meet our coaches, hear about the new classes and courses, try out smoveyMED, see our new timetable, be the first to reserve your place on the new classes, receive vouchers.

If you would like more information please call 0858525766 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see


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