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Theatre Royal Declan Rourke

Date: Saturday, 23rd December

Time: 8pm


Fifteen years in the making, this epic song cycle combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Ireland’s history.

A five line-up of the album's musicians which include Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder and John Sheahan, will perform a show at Waterford’s Theatre Royal this December 23rd.

Theatre Royal Vladimirs Viennese Christmas

Date: Monday, 18th December

Time: 8pm 


Join violin sensation Vladimir as he brings a seasonal glow to some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era, together with a festive selection box of Christmas crackers to get you in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year.

Soprano Claudia Boyle and tenor Sean Costello join Vladimir, as well as many members of the multi-talented Jablokov family, with accompaniment of Vladimir's musicians.

An unforgettable concert of majestic music from the Strauss family, Franz Lehar and a few surprises too.

UPMC Chinese Nurse VisitFollowing a highly successful and informative visit to UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Whitfield Clinic during the summer, a second delegation of 25 nurses from China recently visited the state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Waterford.

The delegation of specialist nurse managers was given a tour of the advanced radiation therapy centre, and Karen Fagan, UPMC clinical nurse manager, gave the group an overview of UPMC’s approach to patient care.

“We pride ourselves on the multi-disciplinary approach we offer our patients from the minute they walk through our doors,” said Fagan. “Everybody’s cancer journey is very different and very personal to them, but we believe that education and communication are key to taking the fear out of what lies ahead.”

“More often than not, our patients deal with the same staff, and they build a rapport with them.  It’s important that during a particularly trying time in their lives, our patients feel comforted and have an advocate in UPMC as they receive the best, evidence-based treatments.”

This is the second visit of the nurse managers to Ireland this year, as part of a collaborative education programme devised by the Abraham Trust.  The trust facilitates the exposure of nurses to specialised medicine at different centres of excellence.

Deirdre Chapman, nurse allocation officer, Department of Nursing and Health Care at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), spoke of the strong links and excellent relationship that exist between WIT, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Whitfield Clinic. 

“WIT works closely and regularly with UPMC and Whitfield Clinic, as they provide clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students and applied healthcare students. The hands-on experience afforded to nursing and healthcare students is invaluable as they gain a great insight into the operations and processes at a centre of healthcare excellence.”

UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, part of world-renowned medical centre UPMC, has been offering the most advanced radiation therapy to public and private patients from the southeast region for over 10 years.  As part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, with more than 50 locations in the U.S., Ireland and Italy, UPMC Whitfield leverages innovation and expertise from around the globe to deliver world-class care to patients close to their homes.

For further information, call UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre on 051 337444 or visit

LCE Festive Fun

So in case you missed this - it’s not long before Christmas is upon us and here at LCE we want to get the season started!

We also know that work (in the run up to the holidays) still needs to be done ☹. SO…we are decorating the LCE Training Academy and Room Hire LCE style to bring the festive cheer to LCE and our Clients!  

As we are so excited to get Christmas going, we will be putting up the decorations in the last week of November, so everyone can enjoy the cliché comforts that reminds us of such a magical time of year! We will also be revamping some of the extras we have here at LCE to be more festive! There will be Christmas cake, candy canes, Christmas jingles and a lot of fairy lights among many other additions.

Don’t worry though - no mistletoe will be put up…yet!

So, come to LCE for your ROOM HIRE, end of year MEETINGS and TRAINING COURSES or even just to pop in and see us to be part of our festive cheer. Business will be as normal, just with a bit more pep in our step!!!!

Give us a bell on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your festive fancies!

Hospice Memorial Tree

Are you considering not sending Christmas Cards this year? As an alternative, you can help to support our vital hospice services by sponsoring a light on our Annual Memorial Tree.

All Waterfordians are familiar with the Rotary Memorial Tree in John Roberts Square; and many of us have remembered our loved ones there over the years. 

A great way to keep up that Christmas tradition, even if you're living away from home, is to avail of our online option. There's also a beautiful 'Book of Remembrance'. Each light costs just €5 and will shine throughout the festive season.

As well as raising much needed funds, the Memorial Tree provides people with a means of remembering their loved ones, and has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations in Waterford City, culminating in the annual Christmas Eve Carol Service at the Tree.

'Illuminate your Memory' now at

Maryborough 3

One of Cork’s leading hotels offering an exclusive product with premier service in the 4 star market, The Maryborough is a unique experience.

A privately owned 18th century mansion with creatively designed extension set in 18 acres of 300 year old gardens & woodland - this landmark venue is minutes from the city center and Cork Airport, and also the gateway to East & West Cork.

Bellini’s Restaurant boasting 2 AA Rosettes, Meetings & Events Business Centre, Leisure Club and award winning ESPA Spa complete the experience.

Impeccable Hospitality…elegant and individual…you will enjoy the service excellence that Maryborough Hotel & Spa offers.

To avail of this fantastic offer of 10% off use promocode “corp10” when making a booking on

Click here to download brochure.

TRM HospiceTRM Waterford are set to host the festive fashion event of the season. On December 1st a fun fashion evening will take place from 7pm all in aid of Waterford Hospice.

The ladies and gentlemen of Waterford are invited to the ladies and menswear store for a drinks reception hosted by World Wide Wines, enjoy festive foods from Ardkeen Quality Food store, Goresbridge Trout farm and Blackfriars Coffee followed by a showcase of festive fashions from TRM plus top festive hair tips from Urban Hype and the chance to win a selection of top quality raffle prizes.

According to Elaine Roche of TRM, “The Festive LOVE event is a fun fashion inspired evening. We opened the doors of TRM here in Michael Street earlier this year and we want to give back this festive season; we hope that as many people as possible can join us on Friday night from 7pm for a fantastic fun night all for a great cause.”

A limited number of tickets to the event are available for purchase at TRM Waterford or via Facebook messaging

Tickets are priced at €35.00 with 100% of profits being donated to Waterford Hospice.

Ita Leyden – BE, MSc, C.Eng, CMIOSH, Ergonomist and Forensic Engineer of LCE, recently spoke at the Construction Health & Safety Conference 2017 on Thursday 16th November, at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

This conference provided essential updates and information to help manage Health and Safety in construction, save lives and reduce injuries.

The speakers on the day offered cutting-edge health and safety advice for senior managers working in construction, using practical examples to illustrate best practice, giving information on new ways to manage health and safety and updates on new regulations and technologies in the industry.

Ita spoke about Health & Safety Legislation covering the following topics:

  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations – Definition of Construction Works under the regulations
  • Implications of appointing a PSDP / PSCS at both design and construction stage – What are their responsibilities and obligations
  • Designer, Contractor, Client – required competencies, duties and obligations.

If Health and Safety is under your remit and you need some guidance or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us – we would be delighted to help you!



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Athenaeum Sounds of the Sea

Athenaeum House Hotel are excited to announce Brian Merriman will open an exhibition of paintings by Mailo Power, at Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford at 8pm this Friday, 24th of November, 2017.

Drop into the opening on Friday at 8pm, all welcome.

SOUNDS OF THE SEA Exhibition will be on display at the Athenaeum House Hotel from 8pm on Friday, November 24th to December 15th, 2017.

The paintings include Waterford coastal locations such as Councillors Strand and Shanoon Point, the Waterford based artist says the paintings in her exhibition are inspired by the “ever-changing aspects of the sea."

Mailo first attended Waterford Institute of Technology where she completed a BA(hons) in Art & Society in 2005 before going on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire, UK in 2007. 

Mailo now lives and paints in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. 

"As a regular walker, I am in the fortunate position of living and working on the Waterford coast, I hope that my work captures the essence of the places that I know so well.” - Mailo Power


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