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Symphony Club Beethoven Cathedral

SYMPHONY CLUB OF WATERFORD in association with Imagine Arts Festival presents "BEETHOVEN AT THE CATHEDRAL" Sat 20th Oct at 7.30pm in Christ Church Cathedral Waterford, featuring the HIBERNIAN ORCHESTRA, conductor - John Finucane, French Horn Soloist - Cormac O hAodain.

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture and Symphony no 7

Strauss Horn Concerto no 1.

Tickets: €20 from ph: 051-855038. (group rate €15 for 10 or more) tickets also available at the door

Pimbrook Sage50 Demo

Run your business more efficiently with a time-saving, in-depth solution to manage your accounting, invoicing, cash flow, inventory, VAT, and more.

Join us online as Stephanie Davies, accounting and payroll solution expert and Managing Director of Pimbrook Software, shares details of key accounting functionality that’s vital to you, to help free-up your time and grow your business.

Register now to avoid disappointment! Duration, 30 minutes.


TMCS Passat

Company leasing now available on all new Volkswagen cars and commercials.

  • Flexible terms.
  • No large advance payment.
  • No residual value risk.
  • Hassle free fleet management.
  • Risk free service & maintenance.

Call Mark Burke for all passenger car enquiries or Padraig McInerney for all commercial queries.

Solas RFL

Why not challenge yourself, get fit and healthy and at the same time raise funds for the Solas Cancer Support Centre. You can do all this by taking part in our annual Run and Walk for Life on Sunday 14th of October, 2018.

2018 marks a special year for this event as it is our 10th Anniversary. The first event took place in 2008 as part of the original Capital Development drive to build the Centre. This year there will be a new 10k route which participants can either walk or run. It’s a great fun event which everyone enjoys and is such an important part of our annual fundraising.

The Run and Walk for Life starts at 12.30pm and finishes in the People’s Park where all participants, their family members and friends are invited to join us for the Fun for Life. This year we hope that past participants will join us again and we also look forward to meeting lots of new participants.

For further information, please contact us on 051 304 604 or drop us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WIT UMPCUPMC has announced its sponsorship of the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) GAA club for the next three years, until August 2021.

As the main sponsor for the WIT Vikings GAA Club, UPMC has exclusive branding rights for all college teams’ gear under the umbrella of the WIT Vikings GAA Club, including hurling, men’s and ladies football, camogie and handball.

The WIT Vikings GAA Club currently has 18 teams competing in 25 competitions each year, amounting to over 130 games across five codes. The sponsorship is part of UPMC Whitfield’s ongoing commitment to building healthier communities in the South East.

“UPMC is proud to link our brand with some of the finest athletes in the South East,” said UPMC Vice President and Ireland country manager David Beirne. “But it’s more than that. WIT and UPMC Whitfield have been working together for years with nursing and academic endeavors. This sponsorship strengthens that relationship and paves the way for even greater collaboration in the future.”

“The WIT Vikings GAA Club is delighted to have UPMC Whitfield coming on board as our main sponsor for the next three years. Having worked closely with UPMC over the last year in co-hosting a number of sports forums in the WIT Arena, this sponsorship now solidifies our close collaboration and will greatly enable our club to cater for the increasing number of players studying at WIT. Facilitating participation in Gaelic Games for both young men and women, in tandem with their progression in their college education is central to the ethos of our club. We are not only the oldest third level GAA Club but also one of the most innovative and partnering with UPMC Whitfield, a world class health care provider is a natural fit for our club. We very much look forward to working with them over the next three years” said Katie Redmond, WIT GAA Development Officer.

Earlier this year, as part of its expansion of world-class health care in Ireland, UPMC acquired Whitfield Clinic and renamed it UPMC Whitfield. Opened in 2006, it is the largest private hospital in the South-East, serving a half million people in five counties and nationwide.

UPMC Whitfield continues to build on its wide range of existing services, including orthopaedics, sports injuries, ophthalmology, oncology, endoscopy and other surgical specialties. With more than 50 consultants and 180 employees, the hospital has been growing rapidly in the past five years.

To learn more about UPMC Whitfield’s services and facilities, visit or call 051 337400.

001 CHL 250918Waterford coffee producer, Coffee Warehouse partners with Ardkeen Quality Food Store to produce exclusive Greenway blend.

As a coffee aficionado Mark Bergin of Coffee Warehouse loves to see, taste and savour good coffee and so too, do the customers of the barista bar at Ardkeen Quality Food Store. 

A meeting over a coffee between Mark Bergin and Colin Jephson of Ardkeen Quality Food Store resulted in the creation of “Greenway Blend”, exclusive to the barista bar at Ardkeen. 

Combining beans from a farm nestled high in the Andes and a Brazilian arabica the beans are roasted at a lower temperature, for longer to produce a mellow taste Greenway is proving a big hit with customers.

According to Mark Bergin, the blend has been created to suit the taste preferences of the customer base.  “Ardkeen’s head barista Joe Foley and his team know that their customers prefer a full-flavored blend that is rich but smooth.  The beans we sourced from Columbia’s Sabanitas are grown in a rich volcanic soil and preserved using old style “wet” processing, which results in drier and better tasting beans.  Tempered with the sweet acidity of the Brazilian arabica, the Greenway is a perfectly balanced blend, bursting with taste and aroma.”

Working together on this project has been a natural progression for the local coffee producer and the local food champion! Both have campaigned extensively in shining the spotlight on the great food and drink that originates in Waterford.  While Mark’s love of coffee started as a child (Mark’s father, Stephen, began working with coffee in the 1960’s), Coffee Warehouse created its first range, Ponticelli in 2009 and in 2014 launched its award-winning signature 1690 Blend which pays tribute to Waterford’s association with coffee which goes back to the late 17th century. 

It was visionary and business man John Aikenhead who first brewed and distributed coffee in Ireland, from his coffee house in the aptly named Coffee House Lane and galvanised Waterford’s role in bringing coffee to the Irish public.

Celebrating over 50 years of supporting local and regional food producers, Ardkeen Quality Food Stores was delighted to collaborate with Coffee Warehouse in producing an exclusive blend for its customers. 

Colin Jephson said, “We are excited to work with Mark to create something unique for our barista bar customers. They have told us that they prefer a coffee that is rich, flavoursome and smooth to compliment the relaxed, convivial atmosphere of the bar. The Greenway Blend ticks these boxes and, of course, the fact that it is roasted locally is a bonus.”

Using an industry leading Toper roaster allows Coffee Warehouse to ensure exact roasting quality in every single bean at all times and it also allows for an infinite number of roasting prescriptions. This variation in roasting techniques has given Coffee Warehouse the ability to produce a wide variety of flavoursome coffee blends.

The Greenway Blend is available at the Barista Bar in Ardkeen Stores, Dunmore Road, Waterford. To find out more about the Coffee Warehouse visit

CIMA logo

Date: Wednesday, 10th October

Venue: Granville Hotel, Waterford

Time: 6.30pm - Registration, networking and refreshments. 7.00-8.30pm - Presentation and Q&A

Bookings: click here to book your place

Budget 2019 takes place on Tuesday, 9th October. CIMA Southern area would like to invite you to attend our upcoming CPD event – Update on Budget 2019. Presented by Brendan Twohig AITI CTA, Tax Director, MK Brazil, Chartered Accountants.

Brendan began his career as a tax consultant with PwC and is currently the tax partner with MK Brazil in Waterford. A well-known speaker and writer on tax issues, particularly for the Irish Taxation Institute and Chartered Accountants Ireland, he regularly makes contributions to both local and national media.



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