Tramore Local News 23rd Oct 2013

Stagemad Reaches  End of Term Founder/Artistic Director James Power of Stagemad Theatre Company is delighted to premiere “End Of Term” by Noel Kelly as  part of Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival. The play goes on stage at Central Hall (Red Kettle Theatre Company’s venue) Thursday 24-26 October at 8pm. An empty nest syndrome threatens a marriage. Have you ever asked yourself, is that all there is to life? Michael played by Brendan Payne married to Maura played by Lorraine Murphy have reached crisis point in their lives. This is a thought provoking not to be missed premiere by Stagemad. Tickets are €10. To book call Imagine Arts Festival Box Office: 051 871111 or online Capacity is limited. You are advised to book early.

Tramore’s Big Booty Tramore’s Big Booty is back! 3rd November 11-3pm at Tramore GAA hall (left at “boat” roundabout, building directly on left). Fancy getting rid of unwanted items and making a few Euro? Now taking bookings for spaces (€10). Local youth club ”Fusion” will be running the door raffle. Please contact Suzie on 087 247 2005, (051) 393938. Join us on Facebook or email

Riverstown Hall Committee

The hall is looking fantastic with its new extension and make over. We are proud to say its one of the best Community Centres in Tramore. We would like to send best wishes to Klub Muzik who had their official opening of their extension on Saturday last and what a great day with great entertainment definitely one of the best clubs in the county – all the best with your new Klub. We welcome anyone to call down to look at our fantastic new facilities. You’ll be amazed!

Free Information Evening Are you tired of feeling tired? Do you need to lower your cholesterol? Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Learn how to regain energy and increase overall better health by visiting Rachael at 7.30pm on Tues 22nd for more details.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Jason Keane, Westown who celebrated his 40th in the Grand Hotel with family and friends. Happy birthday from all in Tramore.

Tramore Frightfest 2013

Tramore will have its 2nd Halloween festival, Frightfest II on the October bank holiday weekend 25th, 26th and 27th. There will be lots of activities for all ages and like last year, most of the events will be absolutely free. Some of the things to look forward to will be a tapas night followed by ghost story and movie, a most haunted experience, a scary haunted radio station, traditional Halloween games and songs, fancy dress fun run/walk with spooky characters popping up, magician, Halloween ball for kids and later a nightime one for adults. There will also be live bands playing both day and night throughout the weekend to keep the spirits high. Get those costumes ready kids and adults because it’s going to be another spooktacular Frightfest! For all times of events etc, keep posted to the Facebook page.

Lucky Winners Lucky winners at Tramore G.A.A bingo were Lizzy Ramsey who was on a winning streak, and Ted Hughs, Catherine Cantwell, Anne Sullivan, Joan Mills, Joan Power, Mary Condron, Ita Lonnergan, Orla Lonnergan and Claire Bowman. Bingo starts at 8pm sharp every Monday. Pond Road winners on Wednesday night were Pat Hutchinson, Ann Farrell, Bridget Sullivan, Kate Moore, Kathleen Power, Ita Lonnergan, Theresa Walsh and Catherine O Gorman. Bingo is on every Wednesday night in the community centre, starting at 8:30 sharp. .

Trad Music Classes Tramore’s trad music classes are continuing on a weekly basis at the CBS every Tuesday evening. Classes start with beginners fiddle at 6:30pm; beginners general at 7pm; improvers (all instruments) at 7:30pm; intermediate/ advanced classes (all instruments) at 8pm.  Classes are €5 per person. There is always a warm welcome for all existing learners as well as those who wish to come along for the first time this year. We have a few spaces for new members at the moment and if you would like more details, please call (087) 640 0184. Mo sheacht mbeannacht oraibh!

Irish Conversation – Tramore’s Ciorcal Cómhra Our ever-popular Ciorcal Cómhra (Irish conversation group) in Tramore meets at the library on each Thursday evening from 7pm to 8pm. Our group is known for its warm, relaxed atmosphere so whether you would like to have a friendly chat ‘as Gaeilge’ or whether you prefer to listen, the Ciorcal is for you!  There is a céad mile fáilte awaiting all of those who come along, at all ages and all levels. Members of the Ciorcal Cómhra are very proud of their recent participation in achieving the world record for the internationally-held Comhra 24/7. For more information about the Ciorcal Cómhra, please call Tracy at Tramore Library on 051 381479. Bígí linn!

Caife le Gaeilge

Our monthly event, Caife le Gaeilge will take place on the last Tuesday of the month at 11am. The venue will be the Ionad Cultúrtha an Gharda Chósta, Trá Mhór (the Coastguard Station). All are welcome, with donations from coffee sold going to charity. B’fhiú dul ann!

Top Author Visits Tramore Library

Tramore Library were delighted to have Catherine Dunne on Friday 27th September where she enthralled the audience with a reading from her new book “The things we know now” and conducted a lively question and answer session with readers and writers from Tramore.  As a thank you gift for Catherine’s visit Tramore based batik artist Kay McLoughlin presented Catherine with a batik of Knockeen Dolmen. Catherine’s new novel “The things we know now” (out in shops since March2013) has been awarded the prestigious Boccaccio International Prize for Fiction.

Japanese Cultural Evening at Coastguard Cultural Centre

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan. He spent part of his childhood in Tramore, with his Irish relatives who were central to the childhood and character formation of this revered chronicler of 19th-century Japan. Hearn became a Japanese citizen and married into Japanese society, taking the name Yakumo Koizumi. His flight from Western materialism brought him to Japan in 1890. His search for beauty and tranquillity, for pleasing customs and lasting values, kept him there the rest of his life. To commemorate Lafcadio Hearn’s links to Tramore, it is proposed to remodel the gardens at Tramore House as a sequence of Japanese gardens symbolising different stages in Hearn’s life.  A committee, headed by Agnes Awlyard, already have a design for the gardens and funding. At The Coastguard Cultural Centre, we are delighted to host a Japanese evening, bringing to bear some of the great customs of high Japanese culture that had enamoured and seduced Patrick Lafcadio Hearn throughout his life, and some interesting facts about the developing garden project. This is an evening you don’t want to miss on Friday October 25th at 8.00pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Our sincere thanks to the gracious Michiko, and serene Sonomi, the unflappable Esprit de Coeur of Liz Walsh, and the soft acoustic sounds of Dave Walsh. Please bring your own wine on the evening if you so wish, and sample some authentic sushi. Admission is 8 Euro per person.


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