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Selling to Government - Breakfast Briefing - Intermediate Level
Waterford - 26th September 2018

Following the success of the Introductory Briefing launched by Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan in Dublin on 31st January, we are now delighted to bring an Intermediate briefing from the series to Waterford. (Please note that this workshop was originally held on 28th Feb 2018 during very heavy snow - we are therefore repeating the workshop to give interested parties another opportunity to attend).

These briefings, delivered by InterTradeIreland in partnership with the Office of Government Procurement, Enterprise Ireland, Ibec, SFA, ISME, CIF and Chambers Ireland aim to demystify, educate and engage businesses on the island around public procurement, a market worth in the region of €12billion pa.

This Intermediate level briefing will cover:

  • How public procurement works
  • Finding and understanding framework opportunities
  • Tender procedures
  • The ESPD
  • Lotting
  • Improving a bid score
  • Social Procurement & Green Procurement

The briefing is aimed at micro businesses and SME’s who already know the basics of public procurement and who wish to update their market knowledge, or get a better understanding of any of the above.

The briefing will also be an opportunity to network with like-minded businesses.

Venue: Granville Hotel, Meagher Quay, Waterford, X91 XH5R.

Date: Wednesday, 26th September 2018

Time: 8:00am - registration from 7:30am (refreshments will be served)

To register for your FREE place at this briefing please click here.

Dr Mark WhiteWaterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced the appointment of Dr Mark White as the Institute’s Vice President for Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies.

In welcoming Dr White to WIT, Prof Willie Donnelly, President of WIT said that the new Vice President for Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies who has 30 years experience at regional and national level in the health service will be a valuable addition to the WIT executive team.

“Dr White has a proven track record in successfully managing complex large scale research and change management projects, as well as leadership in academic research in his own right. He has the experience, vision and commitment to build on the Institute’s extraordinary achievements to date in research and innovation, and to bring it to the next level in line with our commitment to become one of the top 100 young universities by 2030,” Prof Donnelly said.

The 2018-2021 strategic plan puts WIT at the very centre of regional social, cultural and economic development. The institute plans to continue to expand its innovation and research activity which to date has created hundreds of high quality jobs in the region in industries like pharmaceuticals and information technology.

Commenting on his appointment Dr White said he is looking forward to engaging with the research community and the wider institute in his new role.

“I am very much looking forward to the challenge of building the research capacity of the institute and building on the previous success and reputation. A key focus for me over the coming months is the development of a new research strategy for WIT which will align and deliver the aspirations of the recently published WIT Strategy (2018-2021) and naturally prepare us for our Technological University journey in the coming months and years,” said Dr White.

He added that he is looking forward to the completion of the extension of ArcLabs, WIT’s research and innovation hub on the institute’s West Campus. A €2.5m investment was awarded to WIT by Enterprise Ireland to double the capacity to support technology start-ups at ArcLabs. “The extension of ArcLabs is expected to be completed in Q4 and will attract new businesses and startups into the south east region who will be co-located alongside researchers,” Dr White explained.

WIT brought in more than €140m in research funding over the past 10 years.

Harvest 19The Waterford Harvest Festival not only showcases some of the region’s best food producers, it also adds a big dollop of festive, family-friendly fun events to the Waterford calendar for three days in September.

Winding its way from Arundel Square to John Roberts Square, through the city’s Cultural Quarter and upwards to Ballybricken Green and beyond, Waterford Harvest Festival has a whole host of family entertainment lined up!

Plot your course through the Festival markets armed with your appetite, as Arundel Square is transformed into a giant market stall, brimming with hot food, artisan producers and musical accompaniment form the Se2 Music Stage.  Keep a little room for some sweet treats as O’Connell Street and Gladstone Street will be home to dozens more producers serving scrumptious savouries, dessert delicacies and artisan produce to take home.

In City Square Shopping Centre, Caroline Stafford of Cocoa Cookhouse reveals the process of chocolate making, from bean to bar!  This workshop is a must for all budding Willy Wonkas!

In George’s Street, WIT’s Calmast returns with a host of free workshops and fun demonstrations exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through exciting experiments, technical talks and science showcases.

A packed programme of events take place at Garter Lane Arts Centre including Dublin poet and playwright Stephen James Smith, a fun, messy hands-on workshop Play with your Food, and the screening of the heart-warming French film Back to Burgundy, along with the thought-provoking production of “What good is looking well when you’re rotten on the inside?”

Ballybricken, which was traditionally the hub of Waterford’s livestock and bacon curing industries, will be buzzing with a whole host of fun, interactive Harvest events including the Agri Aware Mobile Farm and The National Reptile Zoo - Ireland’s only dedicated reptile zoo on tour.  You’ll have the unique opportunity to come face to face with some of the world’s most amazing reptiles, from scorpions and tarantulas to different and unique species of snakes, lizards and tortoises.  

Get up close and personal with amazing birds of prey as Mayfield Birds of Prey showcase the ancient art of falconry.  Learn how to groom and maybe even take a ride on a majestic shire horse as Four Shires Horses will show the care that goes into these magnificent beasts. The East Waterford Bee Keepers Association will also be there to talk about all things bees. The Junior HQ Tent has interactive fun and creative workshops aplenty for the little ones.  So, if you fancy turning your hand to Play-doh making and pasta jewellery making workshops, drop in with your little one and prepare to get your hands dirty.

Following on from the huge sell-out success of the ‘LiveWell’ Day at Harvest 2017, Team LiveWell has partnered again with Waterford Harvest Festival 2018 and is offering a day of free classes and talks for Mums, Dads, caregivers, babies and children. Enjoy pilates and dance collaborative classes, baby massage, Mum & Baby exercise classes, dance for children, health talks and much more throughout Harvest Friday!

Sharing a 10th birthday with Waterford Harvest Festival is GIY.  To celebrate there’s a bumper line-up for Food Matters 2018 at GROW HQ, the home of the GIY movement. A very special 7 course tasting menu from GROW HQ Head Chef JB Dubois, workshops in apple/cider making and food styling; a Cottage Market collective, kids’ fun with RTE Junior’s Muireann Ní Chíobháin, and a behind-the-scenes event with GROW COOK EAT’s Mick Kelly and Karen O’Donohoe. The festival, called GIY Food Matters, which is part of Waterford’s Harvest weekend features a programme of talks, garden walks, demos workshops as well as a very special ticketed evening event.

If foraging is for you, join the Sea Gardener, Marie Power on Kilfarrassy beach to learn how to identify and sustainably forage for seaweed and get some great tips for healthy seaweed dishes.

With events taking place all weekend long there’s something for everyone, from the tiny taste buds to those truly seeking gastronomic delights!

To find out more about the Waterford Harvest Festival, to book or to download a brochure visit www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie to download a brochure or keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking out #waterfordharvest on Facebook and Twitter.

Keith Barry AmplitudeIndustry keynote speakers will be joined by internationally recognised speaker and Waterford native, Keith Barry at the Amplitude conference which runs in Waterford’s WIT Arena on 3 October 2018.

Disruptive Innovation is the theme of the new conference aimed at businesses and innovators which will demonstrate how to avail of Government funding to collaborate with researchers. Funding opportunities vary from Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 up to R&D and Commercialisation Funds worth six figures to a company.

The event is led by research centres in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) who recognised the need in the South East for an event dedicated to facilitating collaboration opportunities between entrepreneurs, start-ups, multinationals, academic researchers and state agencies.

Waterford native, Keith Barry, whose talk entitled ‘Brain Magic’ remains in the Top 25 TED Talks of all time since 2008 will take to the Amplitude conference stage. Barry will describe his experience of working with some of the top companies in the world and discuss how he grew his career to become, not only a world-renowned Mind Magician, but a consultant on the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Now You See Me’ and a mind coach to celebrities and top sports people around the world.

Barry says “'I'm excited to share my thoughts and experience at the Amplitude conference this year. My life is dedicated to researching the human brain and the power of our subconscious minds. As a scientist myself I look forward to talking about how through continuous research, collaboration with others and dedication I believe we can all harness our subconscious potential to achieve greatness. I'll also talk about how through NLP/mirroring and body language techniques you can better communicate your ideas to others.”

Industry keynote speakers include Ann Kehoe, Global Head of Brand for Alltech and Marc O’Regan, CTO with Dell EMC who will break down their experiences in the realm of Disruptive Innovation and how their companies face the daily challenges of staying ahead of their competitors.

The driving force behind the event are research centres TSSG (Telecommunication Systems Software Group), SEAM (South Eastern Applied Materials), PMBRC (Pharmaceuticals and Molecular Bio Technology Research Centre and RIKON (Business Technology Management) along with Design Plus (Design, Engineering, ICT and Bioscience) from IT Carlow.

“This event will drive discussion around future trends, how research can have a dramatic impact on industry and how they consider future technologies for their sectors,” said MC for the event, Niamh Bushnell, CEO of Tech Ireland.

“The aim is to grow Amplitude year on year to become a recognised national and international event. Organisations such as South-East Chamber of Commerce’, Local Enterprise Offices (LEO), IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland will also be participating and supporting this initiative,” adds James O’Sullivan, Technology Transfer Office, WIT.

Delegates will have the opportunity to try out some exciting demos of science and technology and a dedicated start up area sponsored by South East Local Enterprise Offices will also give companies a chance to see what's emerging in the start-up scene. The event will also feature free IP workshops with Keltie Patent Attorneys, a London based Intellectual Property firm who recently opened an office in Galway. Representatives will be there on the day ready to answer questions relating to IP and will be in the main exhibition area.

Tickets are now on sale for just €25, visit www.Amplitude.ie. For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring Amplitude contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mind Over Matter Waterford

Join us on August 30th for the launch of IDI Mind Over Matter 2018 at Boxworks from 1pm. We will be launching our business booking site where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and businesses from all sectors can book a one-hour consultation with Ireland's best Designers. Adding value to their business, product, market & more.

Enjoy a panel discussion with business leaders: Richard Rodger, VoxGig; Sandra Whelan, Immersve VR Education; Yvonne Rath, Pixelpod; MC by Nichola Beresford.

Find out how Design can boost your business!

A light lunch and teas and coffees will be served from 1pm. Panel discussion begins at 1.30pm till 2.15pm.

Tickets are FREE but you must register.

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/idi-mind-over-matter-waterford-launch-tickets-49059273608

Mind Over Matter - The Business Launch

Mind Over Matter is an initiative that aims to bring the Design community closer, reduce the stigma around mental health, raise much needed funds for mental health supports nationally for Aware. Allowing a wide range of businesses an insight into the talent of their local creative community, boosting the local economy and growing local business. It culminates into the National Day of Creativity.

On August 30th in five venues across Ireland we will launch the Mind Over Matter business booking site. A lunch time networking event hosting a panel discussion with inspiring business leaders who have embraced Design, along side a leading designer they will discuss how to they have used Design to evolve their businesses. The aim of the launch is to encouraging the businesses attending to book an hour with a designer on the national day of creativity.

The National Day of Creativity

Held on October 10th (World Mental Health Day) in 10 venues across Ireland businesses, entrepreneurs or start-ups can book a one-hour consultation for €75 from a professionally qualified designer. Designers from a range of disciplines will consult on how Design could add value to their business, project or market. 100% of the fee goes to mental health organisation Aware.

The Institute of Designers Ireland (IDI)

The IDI is an inclusive and voluntary association of Irish designers who promote and advocate for Irish design. We are committed to advancing the value and impact of design. The Institute of Designers in Ireland is the largest and oldest association of design professionals and longest established creative forum in Ireland.

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Waterford Harvest Festival, which takes place from September 7th to 9th is renowned for championing the great producers of the South-East region. 

Following the success of the restaurant events which were added to the programme last year, 2018 will see the re-introduction of a host of exciting chef collaborations, bringing together new ideas and concepts while using the best seasonal, local produce.

While retaining an almost inexhaustible programme of tasty, family-focused, fun-filled events, many of Waterford’s restaurants, pubs and cafes will create a veritable feast of exciting dining experiences throughout the three-day festival.

La Boheme Restaurant will host two culinary delights as Head Chef Eric Theze partners with The Chameleon restaurant, to bring a Taste of Bali to Waterford. Having won many awards and accolades, being featured in the Irish Times “Best 100” and listed for the past 5 years in McKennas’ Guides “100 Best Restaurants in Ireland”, Chameleon’s Head Chef Kevin O’Toole will produce a multi-course lunch of authentic Indonesian island dishes for what is sure to be a very special and unique occasion. This lunchtime event will be hosted by John and Sally McKenna on Sunday, September 9th.

For those with a sweeter tooth, Eric and his team will prepare a seven-course tasting menu of Just Desserts on Friday September 7th.

The Bay Tree Bistro’s Keith Boyle will host a collaborative event with Eddie Atwell, Executive Head Chef at Eccles Hotel in West Cork and a contestant on the BBC TV show Great British Menu, along with Glen Wheeler, former Head Chef with Neven Maguire’s MacNean House and now Head Chef and proprietor of 28 Darling St in Enniskillen and Jim Mulholland, Executive Chef at Jean Christophe Novelli’s new restaurant Novelli at City Quays Belfast. This year’s Festival closing event on Sunday evening will marry the individual talents, tastes and flair of four of the country’s most renowned chefs.

On Saturday, September 8th Bellissimo will present its Taste of Waterford menu, a celebration of the local produce of land and sea, in the form of classic dishes which are ingrained in the region we live. Hooks and Crookes will provide the musical maritime entertainment.

Momo’s Kamila O’Neil is taking inspiration from her Polish heritage and will create a Flavours from Home menu. The four-course tasting menu will consist of traditional Polish dishes made from local, seasonal produce. In the four years since it opened its doors on Patrick Street, Momo has gained a reputation as a fun and exciting restaurant that serves healthy food, rich in flavour and finesse.

Everett’s of High Street is planning a very special Harvest Celebration Sparkling lunch. Making waves on the restaurant scene, Head Chef Peter Everett, who has a Eurotoques Young Chef title under his belt as well as many other accolades, will prepare a sumptuous three course seasonal lunch deftly paired with three specially selected sparkling wines.

Bodega, a vibrant and lively restaurant on John’s Street will celebrate the Taste of the Sea. Freshly hauled from Dunmore East, local seafood takes star billing on this menu.

A Waterford Table Bruch at the Granary Café is the perfect Sunday afternoon treat as proprietor Peter Fowler will bring together some of the finest freshest local produce to create a relaxed and informal feast in the Granary’s charming and alluring surroundings.

On Friday September 7th, a pop-up set in Garter Lane’s charming open courtyard under a Middle-Eastern style tent, will be hosted by Waterford’s Mezze as they combine their Middle Eastern flavours with local products and growers' harvests to create an abundance of food to tuck in to on Friday evening, and the Harvest turns Ten celebrations take place at The Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms and Tipple Room Wine Bar with a veritable feast of live music, afternoon tea style food and lots of cake served in true Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms style!

Tommie Ryan, Festival Director said that the new concepts being created by local restaurateurs is a testament to the wealth of talent we have in Waterford. “To see these chefs and restaurant owners striving to create new and exciting dining experiences is fantastic. Waterford restaurants have and always have had the talent, vision and passion to produce exciting dishes, work with peers throughout the country and offer something unique to their customers. Waterford is on the national food map and it’s simply down to the drive and commitment of the wealth of talented chefs in the Deise.”

The weekend will also be peppered with an eclectic range of fun and food-infused events, such as the Blaa World Eating Championships, The GastroGays Scandinavian communal dining experience at Walsh’s Bakehouse and new events such as the Waterford Distillery tour, Food The Waterford Way demo area, the Deise Hurlers cook-off, chocolate making workshops, storytelling and craft beer trails along with a gin festival and whiskey tastings.

The perennially popular family-fun events such as WIT Calmast science workshops, food and movie pairings, Taste of Dawn Meats cooking demos, Seaweed Forage, LiveWell Baby HQ, petting farm and reptile zoos, GIY Food Matters and a full programme of food themed activities at Garter Lane are also guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart.

Find out more about the Waterford Harvest Festival from September 7th to September 9th by visiting www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie to download a brochure or keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking out #waterfordharvest on Facebook and Twitter.

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Ten years on, Waterford Harvest Festival is set, once again, to put the spotlight on the people who make good food great.

A staple on the nation’s culinary calendar the streets of Ireland’s oldest city will be filled with a banquet of inviting sights and aromas as the 10th Waterford Harvest Festival returns to the city from September 7th to September 9th, 2018.

This year the programme will feature a smorgasbord of cookery demonstrations and workshops, a health and wellness area, family fun on the Green, exciting chef collaborations, producer’s stalls, country markets and much more.

Director of Waterford Harvest Festival, Tommie Ryan is relishing bringing the 10th Harvest Festival to the streets of Waterford, which will wind from Arundel Square, through John Roberts Square to O’Connell Street, the city’s new cultural quarter and beyond to Waterford’s traditional “top of the town” Ballybricken.

“This is the tenth year of the festival and we’re looking forward to bringing together producers, chefs, growers, bakers, distillers, foragers and brewers over the three-day festival to showcase the very best of what they do, day in, day out.”

The streets of Waterford city will provide the backdrop to the festival with events such as country markets, the Ballybricken Fair, Fit Food and Wellness area, the Taste of Food and Craft area tent, the Applemarket Street Feast, the Granary Brunch and Blaafest to name but a few.

Local restaurants have pulled out all the stops and will present tasty and exciting dining events. La Boheme pairs with Chameleon’s owner and Head Chef, Kevin O’ Toole to create a pop-up Taste of Bali experience, The Bay Tree Bistro’s Keith Boyle will host a collaborative event with Eddie Atwell, Executive Head Chef at Eccles Hotel in West Cork and also a contestant on the BBC TV show Great British Menu, along with Glen Wheeler, former Head Chef with Neven Maguire’s MacNean House and now Head Chef and proprietor of 28 Darling St in Enniskillen and Jim Mulholland, Executive Chef at Jean Christophe Novelli’s new restaurant Novelli at City Quays Belfast.

Festival goers will be spoiled for choice with a large selection of unique dining experiences, including Momo’s cross cultural Irish-Polish four course dining experience called Flavours from Home, A Taste of Waterford from Land to Sea at Bellissimo restaurant, a sparkling lunch at Everett’s, Mezze Middle Eastern pop-up at Garter Lane, Just Desserts seven course tasting menu at La Boheme, the Waterford Table Brunch at the Granary Café and A Taste of the Sea at Bodega restaurant.
“There are so many exciting developments happening in Waterford and our producers, chefs and restaurateurs have always been at the heart of the city’s vibrancy. It’s difficult not to get swept up in their passion, commitment and enthusiasm for delivering the best produce, creating exciting dining experiences and championing our long-standing proud food heritage.”

Waterford’s Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) product, the blaa, will take centre stage once again as the Blaa World Eating Championships will be held for the third year. All things dough will be discussed at the Bread is Gold workshop with Sarah Richards of Seagull Bakery. The GastroGays, following their 6-week sojourn in Scandinavia will marry Waterford’s 1,100-year-old Viking heritage with Scandinavian influence and host a communal dining experience at Walsh’s Bakehouse.

New events added to the programme include a tour of Waterford Distillery, Food The Waterford Way demo area, the Deise Hurlers cook-off, chocolate making workshops, storytelling and craft beer trails along with a gin festival and whiskey tastings.

The perennially popular family-fun events such as WIT Calmast science workshops, food and movie pairings, Taste of Dawn Meats cooking demos, Seaweed Forage, LiveWell Baby HQ, petting farm and reptile zoos, GIY Food Matters and a full programme of food themed activities at Garter Lane are also guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart.

With events taking place all weekend long there’s something for everyone, from the tiny taste buds to those truly seeking gastronomic delights!

Find out more about the Waterford Harvest Festival from September 7th to September 9th by visiting www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie to download a brochure or keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking out #waterfordharvest on Facebook and Twitter.

New Frontiers Anthony CroninThe New Frontiers programme for early stage entrepreneurs is open for applications for its 8-week programme starting in September.

New Frontiers is for potential entrepreneurs who have a well thought-out innovative business idea or an innovative technology that has the potential to be developed into a scalable high potential start-up company.

New Frontiers Programme Manager at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Eugene Crehan notes that there have been more company formations in the first few months of this year. “Despite the buoyant jobs market, the increase in company formations indicates people are still interested in pursuing their own business ideas and using their talent to create viable products and successful companies.”

“The time commitment for Phase 1 is one evening per week for 8 weeks, starting from early September. This is a good investment of time for people already putting in long hours and late nights to put their skills and expertise to use for their own benefit. As Phase 1 takes place in the evenings it is ideal for working people who want to investigate their start-up idea over a few months.”

Past participants from Waterford in recent years include Flexiwage Ltd. Anthony Cronin from Tallow, Co. Waterford is the founder of Flexiwage.  He embarked on the programme with his employee financial wellness idea of giving employees control over their monthly salary payments.  Flexiwage allows employers to consolidate payroll cycles to monthly saving up to 75% of their payroll administration costs.  More details of the company available at www.flexiwage.com.

Anthony says, “New Frontiers was fantastic for me as an individual and also for Flexiwage as a company, apart from the great mentoring from Eugene and the gang in WIT, I also made a lot of new friends and connections with other participants.  The ability to work through your idea and formulate a viable business plan and model with the assistance of both experienced mentors and peers was invaluable.  Thank you New Frontiers for getting us started!”

In 2016 Enterprise Ireland announced increased supports of early-stage entrepreneurs over five years across the south east region with funding of €2.7m to run New Frontiers programmes in Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology. 

Early-stage entrepreneurs from across the south east with three hours a week to spare are invited to apply for the 8-week New Frontiers programme – the deadline for applications is Monday, 3 September. Applicants apply online at www.wit.ie/newfrontiers.

Phase 1 of the New Frontiers Programme will commence in Waterford at Arc Labs, the innovation hub based on WIT’s West Campus in September 2018 on a part-time basis, with Phase 2 commencing in December 2018.

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Waterford Institute of Technology, the Gaelic Players Association and the Women’s Gaelic Players Association have announced that they will be extending their Graduate Business Scholarship agreement for GPA & WGPA members for another three years.

The partnership has been mutually beneficial to date, with ten members of both associations receiving scholarship awards to facilitate their participation in the exclusive suite of Graduate Business programmes at WIT.

GPA Player Engagement Officer with special responsibility for education, Noel Connors said, “This partnership between WIT and the GPA is a fantastic opportunity for our members to improve their career opportunities in a top class college like WIT. We would encourage any inter-county player in the locality or further afield who might be interested in the MBS or MBA programmes to get in contact with the GPA if they have any questions about the course or if they wish to apply. At the GPA, we are passionate about helping our members to thrive on and off the field of play.

The programme director of the MBS at WIT Dr Paul Morrissey is delighted with the extension of the Scholarship agreement. “The scholarship initiative has been a resounding success to date and we are delighted to extend it for a further three years. It offers GPA and WGPA athletes the opportunity to enhance their career prospects through participation in highly sought-after Graduate Business programmes, in tandem with maintaining their elite sporting pursuits. WIT benefits from having highly capable and focused individuals on our courses and the GPA/WGPA scholars have proven to be a major asset in our programmes.”

Dr Aoife Lane, Chairperson of the WGPA remarked that ‘we are delighted to see this extension taking place.  WIT were committed to our organisation from the outset and continue to support our members.  We look forward to working with players to take these opportunities going forward.

Five annual Scholarships for GPA/WGPA members are available on a number of programmes: MBS Marketing; MBS Management; MBS Human Resource Management; MBS Economics & Finance and the Executive MBA.

Each scholarship is worth €4,000 per annum to the successful applicants and the partnership runs for three years until the academic year 2020/2021.

If you wish to make any enquiries about the scholarships and programmes on offer please contact Noel Connors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gemma Begley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications for the programmes can be made via www.pac.ie.

WTC 911 Sean Egan

On 16th September 2018 the Mayor of Waterford will unveil a piece of steel from the World Trade Center which will go on permanent public display in the Bishops Palace gardens.

Former Waterford Crystal master engraver Sean Egan created an iconic glass sculpture depicting five firefighters carrying Fr Mychal Judge, FDNY’s Chaplain, which he donated to the New York Fire Department at Engine 1, Ladder 24 at a ceremony in March 2007. Following this, members of the FDNY arranged for the piece of steel from WTC to be given to Waterford. This is the largest piece of steel from the WTC given to any country, city or person outside of the United States of America.

Sean Egan would now like to bring four members of FDNY to Waterford for the unveiling ceremony. Three of the firefighters were on duty during 9/11 and helped arrange for the piece of steel to be given to Waterford.

Funding is required to make their journey to Waterford possible. If you or your business would like to support, please contact Sean Egan at 087 1239523 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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