• Away with the Fairies, in Garter Lane Arts Centre is a unique colourful exhibition for children to interact with, featuring works by Oisin Byrne, Phillip Cullen, Kathleen Delaney, Michael Fortune/Aileen Lambert and Kathleen Hurley. Exhibition continues until 31st August 2007.Opening hours Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5.30pm, admission is free. Free Away with the Fairies workshops every Wednesday in August,11am-12noon, Pre Booking Essential on 051 855038

• Basketweaving One day workshops in Drumcannon, Tramore on Saturdays 10am – 5pm.Contact Cathy 087 6379298.

• ‘Blending Light’, an exhibition of paintings by Avril Shanahan, Trish Mulcahy & Eleanor Moore with pieces by Alfonso Santoni, Noeleen Kavanagh & Irene Dawson.Open at the Coast Guard Station Tramore until Sunday 19th August. Opening Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-6pm. Late Night Thursday 5pm-9pm & Sun 2pm-5pm.Tel:051-391656

• Comeragh Crystal Unit 2, The Mews, O’Connell St. Dungarvan.

• Current Exhibitions The Old Market House Arts Centre, Lower Main St., Dungarvan, Co. Waterford is currently exhibiting ‘Sin a bhfuil’ by Andrea Jameson. On display upstairs in Seomra de Paor is ‘Market 07′ which this month features work by Anne Lennon Power, Niamh Moran and Eliza Walczyk. These exhibitions will run untilSaturday 11th August 2007. From Tuesday 14th August the Arts Centre will be exhibiting ‘West Waterford Light’ by Martine Finucane, ‘Wilderness’ by Rosemary Chapman and ‘Market 07′ featuring work by Tunde Toth, Sue Burkitt and Debbie Kiely. The Arts Centre is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.Admission is free and all are welcome.

• ‘Down Memory Lane, Childhood in the 1950s – an exhibition of objects and reminiscences celebrating childhood before the age of television’ (a National Museum of Ireland/Waterford Museum of Treasures exhibition) runs to 12 September 2007. Open 7 days, Admission free. Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 6pm. Sun 11 – 6pm. Waterford Museum of Treasures, The Granary, Merchants Quay, Waterford. T: 051 304500. F:051 304501. E:

• Fairbrook House Museum of Contemporary Figurative Art, Kilmeaden. The Fairbook Collection, Dutch Contemporary masters. Open by appointment only. Exhibition runs until 30th Sept. Closed Monday &Tuesday. Tel 051 384657 email

• ‘Foreword’ is an exhibition of work from Sarah Hogan, Waterford and Michelle Murphy, South Kilkenny running in conjunction with the Kilkenny Arts and Fringe Festival. runs from the 10th -17th of August (ex. Sunday, open 11am-5pm) in the Gáirdín an Ghorta, Heritage House and Memorial Famine Garden, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny.

• Fine Art for Kilmacthomas Keating’s Furniture shop. Weekdays 9-6pm and Sundays 2-6pm. Enquiries 051-294118.

• The Grad’s Show runs in Joan Clancy Gallery until August 19th daily including weekends from 11 – 5pm. Summer Group show continues outside of the main space. Joan Clancy Gallery, County Waterford’s unique Gaeltacht gallery. Info: 086 813 4597;

• The Garage Studios Exhibition’ Threshold’ is now showing at the Cheshire Home Johns Hill Waterford

• Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery Monday – Thursday: by appointment only (Schools programme, etc). Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 11am – 12.45pm and 2pm – 4.30pm.Tel: (051)

• Kozo Gallery, Thomastown presents an exhibition of new art works by Caroline Schofield and Tunde Toth. Special opening reception with live music on the 9th August, 7pm. The exhibitions continue until 1st September. Opening times: 10 – 6 pm daily. The Studio space at KOZO Gallery will feature Textile Art in felt and fibre by Sheila Jordan and ceramic sculpture by Pjotr Brymas and Rosie Shivnen.

•Lismore Castle Arts presents Titled/Untitled, a unique exhibition of works from the Devonshire Collection & The Rubell Family Collection. Lismore Castle, Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. Exhibiting until 30th September 2007. Daily 11am – 4.45pm

• Making Waves, an exhibition by Waterford artist Maura Nolan at the Jones Art Gallery in Dungarvan. Harbour Mill, DungarvanTel: 058 45610 058

• ‘New Blue’ an exhibition of new works by Waterford based artists John Cullinan, Jimmy Kelly, Roisin O’Shea, Brenda Harris, Ayse leflef and Barry Fitzpatrick at Manifesto Gallery, (Old Port Company building) 2 Georges st. Waterford.

• Pauline Bewick collection 240 works by renowned Irish artist Pauline Bewick at the Walton Building in WIT. Monday – Thursday 8a.m. – 7.30 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Sunday closed. The normal closing time of 9.30 p.m. Monday – Thursday will resume in September.

• Robin Atkinson’s Paintings of the Comeragh. Knockeylan, Leamybrien. Tel 051

• Salvage Shop Bang – a group of artists, sculptors, designers and craftspeople based in the studio workshops.

• The Art of Sound Exhibition and Concert presented by the Contemporary Music Centre for the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2007 11th – 19th August 2007 Rothe House, Parliament Street, Kilkenny. 10.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday / 12pm – 5pm, Sunday.

• Tramore Country Market at the Coastguard Station, Love Lane Tramore. Join us on the 2nd Sunday of every Month, 2.30pm-4pm. Items for sale include; home baked goods including cakes, homemade jams, free-range eggs, local crafts, bedding plants and flowers and much much more.

• Unseen an exhibition by photographer Martin Fahy runs for the month of August in the Central Library,Lady Lane, Waterford.

• Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre Factory tour 051 332500.

• Waterford Homecrafts will again be participating at the highly acclaimed Kilkenny Arts Festival at Ormonde V.E.C. College, Kilkenny. The Festival runs from 10th until 19th August. Extensive range of art, crafts and preserves, all handmade locally, for that unique & original gift.

• Waterford Museum of Treasures, The Granary, Merchants Quay, Waterford. 051 304500.

• Woodturning Do you or would you like to try woodturning as a hobby? If so why not join the Waterford & District Woodturners Guild. Meetings are held at the Six Crossroads twice a month: 1st Tuesday – beginners workshop. 3rd Tuesday – regular workshop. For further information contact a committee member on 087 3168578.


The south-east area offers a range of angling opportunities. Shore angling locations are widely available.

• Ballymacarbry/Nire ValleyClonanav Fly Fishing School andAngling Centre. 052 36141.

• Ballyshunnock Reservoir

• Blackwater River 058 602325.

• Cappoquin 058 54152.

• Knockaderry Reservoir087 6792260.

• Lismore 058 60414.

• Dungarvan (Deep Sea Angling058 41395. 058 44962.

• Dunmore East (Deep Sea)087 2682794.

• Rinnashark Sea Angling Club087 6103031.

• Waterford/District Coarse Angling Club Contact Pat Dalton051 354619.

• Rinnashark Sea Angling club0876103031.


• Ante-natal classes Cuidiu – Irish Childbirth Trust. Tel.

• Aerobics & Body Toning Classes Premier Hall, Portlaw every Tuesday. Bring a floormat & bottle of water. Clodagh 086 3922755.

• Contemporary Yoga with Sharon. For beginners and improvers. 051 562227 or 086 3388160.

• Creative Patchwork, Quilting & Applique. Venue between Portlaw and Carrick-o-Suir. 051-645091.

• Gymnastic classes Sports Hall, Kilmacow. Vanessa 086 3451873.

• Irish Music, Cookery and Culture Appreciation course. This course is designed for people who are not musicians but who would like to have an Irish

• Kung Fu Classes Wednesday Evening, Ferrybank Parish centre. Regular weekend workshops. Children, Adult & Women’s self defence Classes. See or contact Tony on 086 0577061or email

• Stretch-n-Grow the world’s leading health and fitness programme for children. Rita Doyle on086 8177818

• Tai Chi Classes every Monday and Tuesday in Waterford and every Wednesday in Dungarvan. Contact Jon Donovan 391517.

• Unislim – Low G.I. Classes in the Mount Sion Centre every Tuesday from 6.15pm. Evelyn 087 2410461.

• Waterford Martial Arts Colette 087.902.5141 or check

• Writers’ Group A new writers’ group has been formed. It meets every two weeks in Downes’ Pub in Thomas Street. It is open to scribblers and budding writers of all ages – poets, short story writers’, novelists etc. Further enquiries to

• Yoga Classes at the AlphaZone, Hypnosis, NLP and Yoga Centre.051 590993

• Yoga Classes at The Yoga Centre, Grantstown and Waterford Crystal Sports Centre. Phone Patricia Roche @ 051 871906 or 087 2661831.

• Yoga Spirit of Movement at Cheshire Home, John’s Hill,Waterford. Monica at 851433086 0734232.

• Yoga Soul Dancing An experiencial dance through the chakras using elements of yoga, dance, meditation, movement, chanting. Friday 10 August 8 – 10 pm. Garter Lane Arts Centre 2 – Cost €15 if booked in advance €20 on the door. For info and to book a place call Sharon on 051 562227 or 086 3388160.


• Adult Contemporary dance Monday Nights – ongoing. 9.30pm St. John of God Primary School. Libby Seward 087-9960485

• Argentine Tango Waterford Tango Salon ‘ClavelRojo’ : Argentinean tango for beginners and for improvers. New series of milongas will start in September. Information: Barbara (087 6735014) or Fons (051 645091).

• City of Waterford Brass Bandmusic classes for adults.051 851052,086 8275 172.

• The choir of Christ Church Cathedral welcome singers of any denomination. Contact the organist, Eric Sweeney 051-391746.

• Edmund Rice Choral & Musical Society rehearsals on each Thursday at 7:30pm ending at 10pm. Call Bernie on 832848, or Patricia on 087 225623.

• Fiddlers Retreat course in Co. Tipperary.

• Learn to Set Dance Dooleys Hotel, Every Monday. 8pm. Contact Martin Forristal 051 880186.

• New Ross Singers ConnieTantrum at 051 421766.

• Set Dancing Classes Rathgormack Bonmahon and The Carraig Hotel every Monday Wednesday & Friday Contact Mary Murphy 051-873851. Piltown Primary School Hall every Wednesday night 8-10pm. Contact Mary Phelan 051-885512 Kathleen Buckley 051-643221. The Park Hotel Dungarvan every Tuesday night with John Creed @ 9pm.

• Thomas Francis Meagher Fife & Drum Band 35 Lower Yellow Road, Waterford. Recruiting young and not so young. 087 96948441/086 3834926.

• Waterford City Pipe Band Piping classes. Chris Macauliff or John Stone 051 352953 after 6 pm


• DLS Toastmasters Club Club meetings, at 8pm. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at Waterford Glass Leisure Centre.

• Waterford Toastmasters Meetings are held in the Tower Hotel at 8 pm on the second & fourth Mondays of every month. Contact John at 086 839 8191.


• Blackwater CruisesContact Tony 087-9889076.

• Discover the story captured in stone of the Copper Coast Euro pean Geopark. Tel

• Environmental Awareness Course. A seminar and field trip based programme. Surf & Wild Life Centre 051 391297.

• Environmental Walks and Courses Oceanic Manoeuvres @ The Red Cottage, Tramore.051 390944 email

• Nature Reserve/Eco Walk around Tramore’s protected Nature Reserve. Tramore Surf & Wildlife Centre 391297


The south east offers a wide choice of horse riding facilities suitable for most riders, novice or experienced.

• Cappoquin, Finisk Valley Riding Centre 024 6257.

• Carrick-on-Suir, The Village Stables 051 640611.

• Dunmore East,051 383193. 087 839 7787.

• Dungarvan, Colligan Equestrian Centre 058 68261.

• Kilgobnet Equestrian Centre058 45059.

• Killotteran Equitation Centre051 384158.

• Lismore, The BallyrafterCentre 058 45059.

• Tramore, Lake Tour Stables,051 381958.

• Waterford, Stonehaven051 873816.

• Woodstown, Pallas EquestrianCentre, 051 382112.


• Tramore Racing 16th – 19th August

• Dunmore East BluegrassFestival 13th – 26th August

• Dance ‘neath theComeraghs Rathgormack, Co. Waterford. 14-16 September 2007. Music and Set Dance Festival.

• Waterford Fringe 20 – 30th Sept

• Waterford International Festivalof Light Opera 21st – 30th Sept.

• Christ Church Festival ofMusic 20th – 27th October

• ‘Imagine’ Waterford ArtsFestival 26th Oct. – 3rd Nov.


• Waterford Cineplex Ent 5.

• Storm, Railway Square. Ent 1.

Flight School

• Waterford Aero Club: at Waterford Regional Airport, Killowen, Waterford is the premier Flight School for the South East Region. Seven days a week. Introductory flight lessons for only €95. Telephone 051 873133. Waterford Aero Club is a fully registered JAR-FCL flight training facility.

• Pilot Training College of Ireland South East Regional Airport, Killowen, Waterford. Fly for fun or fly as a career. 051 876706.


• Carrick-on-Suir, 051 640047

• Dunmore East, 051 383151

• Dungarvan, 058 41605.

• Faithlegg, 051 382241.

• Gold Coast, 058 42416.

• Tramore, 051 386170.

• Waterford, 051 876748.

• Waterford Castle,051 871633.

• Williamstown, 051 853131.

• West Waterford, 058 43216.


• Discover the Magic of rail atthe Waterford & Suir Valley Railwayin Kilmeaden.

• Duncannon Maritime MuseumDuncannon Fort, Co. Wexford.Sundays 2pm. – 5pm.

• European Geoparks Copper Coast Geopark Office, Bunmahon. Monday -Thursday 9.30-5pm Tel

• Edmund Rice Centre Mount Sion. Audio Visual presentation of the life of Edmund Ignatius Rice. 051 874390.

• Waterford’s most famous landmark Reginald’s Tower The tower has stood on its Waterford Quay site for more than a thousand years.051 304220.

• Waterford Museum of Treasures in the Granary. April – September, Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm. October – March, Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. Saturday & Sunday 11-5 pm.

House and Gardens

• Ballymoat Gardens Ballymoat House, Ballymoat, Dunhill, Co. Waterford. Telephone: 051 396186.

• Curraghmore Co. WaterfordHome of the Marquis of Waterford and his ancestors since 1170. Telephone 051 387101/387102.

• Fairbrook House Gardens, Kilmeaden Summer Concert in the Garden, Saturday August 18th, Lunchtime concert 1 – 3 pm. Evening concert 5 – 7 pm. info & bookings 051 384657, email Open by appointment only until 30th Sept. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Guided tours only. tel. 051 384657 email

• Waterford Garden Plant Society. Ring Margaret on 051-851111. or Ann on 051-857856 or Tom on 051-873937.

• Waterford Regional Gardening Club Contact James 051 396186.


• Greyhound Racing Kilcohan Park, Waterford City. Fridays andSaturdays 7.50pm. 051 874531.

• Learn to Scuba Dive WHSAC.Contact Eric on 087 6780778.

• Shotokan Karate Club Friday nights in St. Olaf’s Hall, Olaf Street7 – 8:30 pm

• Surfing Oceanic Manoeuvres Surf School @ The Red Cottage, Tramore. Phone 051 390944,email

• Surfing with T-Bay Surf School & Surf Club. MFEMFEM 051 391297

• Sailing, archery, windsurfing, rockclimbing, kayaking, orienteering, rockjumping, open canoes, abseiling, powerboating, teambuilding and corporate days. Pre-booking essential – 051

• Seapaddling.com087 2686529/393314.

• Team Building Designed for Working Groups & Schools. Tramore Surf & Wildlife Centre 051 391297

• T- Bay Surf School, T-Bay Surf & Wildlife Centre, Tramore.051 391297.

• Waterford Jiu-Jitsu Club every Monday and Thursday in Waterpark College Hall, 086-8793445.

• Waterford Martial Arts offering Age-Specific Kickboxing for Children, Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, and Yoga Classes for Adults. Contact Colette Tel 087.902.5141 or

Support Groups

• Alzheimer Society Day Care provided at Pine Grove Day Centre, Passage Road, Waterford, also operating home support service from centre. Advice and help available to families concerning Dementia and Alzheimers Disease. Telephone: 051 850491/051 856831 Monday to Friday. 9-4pm or call to centre.

• ‘Breastfeeding Support: La Leche League, Waterford Group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11.30a.m. in Ardkeen Community Rooms (beside Supermacs). The aim of the meeting is to give information and support to all mothers in the Waterford area who wish to breastfeed their babies. Pregnant women and mothers with babies/toddlers are welcome. Phone Angelica at 051-345494 or Maura at 051-396881 for breastfeeding information.’

• Depression AWARE support groups for people with depression meet every Monday at 8 pm (except Bank AWARE helpline 1890 303 302

• Drug Use in the Home Affects the Whole Family Family Support Groups contact Community Based Drugs Initiative 051-351100/087-2024061/087-6394065

• 1 In 10 Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Youth Group. Contact 085 1332568 nemail:

• The Waterford Association of the Mentally Handicapped meet on the first Thursday of every month (except January, July and August) at 11 a.m. for a coffee and a chat. 051 832270 or 051 51107.


• Junior Chamber Waterford Monthly meetings every first Wednesday at 8pm in the Tower Hotel. Tel. 086 3955727.


• Break A Leg Productionspresent The Full Monty in the Theatre Royal, September 11th to 15th 2007.

• Gary Power Summer School for 13 to 18 year-olds. August 13th to 18th. 7 to 13 year-olds will be from August 20th. to 26th. Further details from Gary on 087-9607464.

• Waterford Dramatic Society’s autumn production will be The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca, to be staged in Garter Lane Theatre in November 2007.


• Comeragh Mountaineering Club Meet at Hypercentre Car Park, Sundays at 10am. Contact Brian on 086 6287988 or Mick on 051 875406 for more details.

• Dunmore East Adventure Centre – water and land based activities for adults and kidz. 051 383783

• Dungarvan Walking Club058 43279.

• Nature Reserve/Eco Hike Tramore Sand Dunes, Back Strand and Salt water Marsh System. Surf & Wild Life Centre. 051 391297.

• Team Treasure Hunts Waterford City/Dungarvan. Contact: Dunmore East Adventure Centre 051 383783.

Yachting and Boating

• Dunmore East WaterfordHarbour Sailing 051-383230.

• Dunmore East AdventureCentre ISA approved sailing/windsurfing/powerboat courses, taster sessions also available.051 383783

• Waterford City Marina051 309900.


• De La Salle Scout GroupBeaver, Cub, Scout and Venturer sections for 6 to 18 year olds at St. Stephen’s School :

• Kids club every Saturday.Pre-booking essential – 051

• New Frontiers Group welcomes young people aged 16 yrs and over for outdoor pursuits, computer skills, swimming, arts and crafts, table tennis and much more every Monday at Children’s Group Link, Military Road. Tel. 855036. 10am to 5pm weekdays.

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