'Foxy Divil' at Garter Lane


Saturday, 4th February at 8.00pm


Garter Lane Foxy Divil

Frankie, a homeless man, recounts the stories of his street life. Starting from what led him to take to the streets; we discover the tales and encounter the phantoms and angels of his waking days. He travels along the edge of sanity held together by the cocktail of gallows humour, strange bedfellows and the scourge of alcohol.


Don't miss this Saturday's performance of Brian Quinn's Foxy Divil.


Tickets can be purchased online or call us on 051 855038.

Business of the Week: Codico Distributors


Codico 1


Established in 1988, Codico Distributors was set up to distribute and support Domino Printing Sciences coding and marking equipment throughout Ireland.


Now, almost 30 years later, they are largest Irish owned coding and marking company in Ireland with 25 employees at their state of the art head office facilities in Cleaboy Business Park and at their office in Newry.


Codico customers include some of biggest names in global manufacturing in such sectors as Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Food, Beverage, Dairy, Construction Materials, and Aerospace among others.


No matter the size of the project, Codico can provide customers with a turnkey bespoke coding and marking solution to meet the modern day demands of automated product production and sophisticated packaging requirements.


Their systems enable customers to print before dates, batch codes, serial numbers, barcodes/logos on to products, packaging, and labels. This allows for product traceability throughout the supply chain. You would typically see their printed codes on the underside of beer cans, on porridge packs and on disposable contact lens containers.


For more information on Codico Distributors see

Athenaeum House Hotel


Athenaeum House Hotel A5 Flyers V5

Immersive VR Education launch Titanic VR Kickstarter Campaign


Immersive VR Titanic 1



Titanic VR is our newest immersive experience, allowing users to freely explore the shipwreck of RMS Titanic.


Take control of your own submarine and ROV to explore the wreck, and complete various missions and recovery tasks on the dive site. The final experience will also witness the sinking from a survivors point of view, in a similar manner to witnessing the events leading up to the moon landing in the Apollo 11 VR experience.


Titanic VR is listed on Kickstarter, allowing people to get involved with the project and help shape development of the final experience. To keep up-to-date with developments as they happen you can follow Immersive VR Education on the Twitter feed @vreducation or on Facebook. We will also be updating this page as the project evolves!

Valentine's at the Waterford Marina Hotel


Time for Romance – We’ve stretched Valentines from 10th to 19th February to suit you.


Dinner, Bed & Breakfast includes Overnight Stay in a Riverview Room with a Treat & Flower waiting for you, 4 Course Candlelit Dinner with a Glass of Kir Royal on arrival From €60pp.


Waterford Marina Hotel Valentines Menu

Chamber to host Business After Hours in newly refurbished Fitzwilton Hotel


Fitzwilton Hotel Geoff Dawson


The Fitzwilton Hotel, one of Waterford City’s finest 4* hotels has recently completed a €650,000 refurbishment programme. Waterford Chamber will be hosting their next Business After Hours on Thursday, February 9th at the venue, where guests will be treated to some delicious catering and be afforded the opportunity to view the new look hotel and its corporate offering.


The investment has refurbished all 90 of the hotels rooms and suites in addition to the hotel’s dining facilities of Chez K’s Bistro and the Met Bar.


The room refurbishment consisted of new furniture fittings, carpets, curtains, wallpapering, lighting, art and soft furnishings in all of the rooms. A complete change of colour was brought to all rooms introducing warm autumnal colours throughout. All rooms were fitted with new beds and mattresses earlier in the year in addition to new 37’’ flat screen TV’s.


Chez K’s Bistro has also been given a new lease of life and has been completely revamped from its former style. Completed with new feature wall lights and art work, feature wall paper and paint work throughout in addition to a new tiled bar feature. Again, a complete colour change was introduced playing with oceanic colours of whites and blues combined.


Fitzwilton Hotel room


Sales and Marketing Manager Shay Bollard points out “We wish to maintain the highest standards at The Fitzwilton Hotel and the refurbishment will certainly enhance our guests’ experience combining style, elegance and comfort.”


The Fitzwilton Hotel first opened its doors in 2006 and is managed on behalf of its owner by Dalata Hotel Group, Ireland’s largest hotel operator.


Geoff Dawson, the hotel’s General Manager spoke about the exciting times ahead. “We were delighted to get this project off the ground which has entailed fully refurbishing all 90 of the hotels rooms and suites including works to the hotels bar and bistro facilities also. On the back of a number of very successful years of operation these welcome improvements will indeed strengthen our position as one of Waterford’s leading hotels. The works started on the 3rd of October this year and so the pressure was on to be ready for the Christmas party season. With over 1,000 revellers booked for our party nights, we wanted to ensure everybody got to experience our new rooms and bistro design in all its glory, and thankfully, we came good on our promise.


“The hotels refurbishment is an indication of the positivity currently circulating in the tourism industry in addition to our current owner investing with confidence in the property and the city of Waterford.”


To book your place at Waterford Chamber’s Business After Hours on Thursday, February 9th, please contact Lynda Lawton on 051 311130 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

VDU Assessor Training


LCE VDU Training 1


Are you aware that it is a LEGAL REQUIREMENT to provide training on computer workstations set up for all employees who regularly use a computer?


You too can become a trained VDU Assessor by attending our 1-day course which will allow you to assess any workstation at home or in the office and implement suitable control measures.


DATES: Tuesday, 14th February

WHEN: 9am – 5pm

WHERE: LCE Training Academy, Waterford

COST: *€280.00 pp (Includes documentation and food & beverages)


Book your training course with LCE today while spaces are still available on 051 364344 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


*5% discount for Chamber members


Your business partner for safety engineering, training and ergonomics

Business of the Week: Hartley People




Established in 2001, Hartley People now have the largest specialised recruitment team in Waterford. Run by Fergal and Roisin Hartley, the company expanded further in 2016 by opening an office in Dublin and they currently have a candidate database of over 80,000 and over 500 people employed nationally.


Whether you're looking for your next career move or the perfect candidate, they will support you every step of the way and it's not just permanent recruitment. Hartley People also offer temporary recruitment solutions, as well as a dedicated Career Coaching service. Check out Hartley People's new look website for 2017:

My Real Life back by popular demand at the Theatre Royal


Theatre Royal My Real Life


Following the hugely successful run at the Theatre Royal last summer, Eoin Colfer’s stunning one-man play My Real Life, returns to the Theatre Royal from the 1st to the 4th of February next, before embarking on a nationwide tour. Performed by one of Ireland’s premier actors Don Wycherley, this one man play has made audiences laugh and cry since its opening on 30th June last.


“Right up to my diagnosis I was waiting for my real life to begin, I was gonna grow a beard and get a paisley shirt, you can do things when you have a real life” states Don Wycherley’s Noel, in the dark, quirky, and touching soliloquy in My Real Life.


When Wexford man Noel leaves a rambling voicemail on his best friend’s phone, asking him for a good speech for the “afters”, we soon learn in Eoin Colfer’s My Real Life, the “afters” in question are Noel’s own funeral, as he decides to end it all.


Eoin Colfer, author of the international bestselling Artemis Fowl books and Iron Man: The Gauntlet (released in October), brought My Real Life to life following a conversation many years ago with a friend in the pub, whose life had taken a turn for the worst. This is a play sensitively created by Eoin and beautifully performed by Don.


Wycherley is no stranger to the screen with an extensive bio including Sing Street, Moone Boy, Perrier’s Bounty, Father Ted, Bachelor’s Walk and Veronica Guerin. His theatre performances include Heartbreak House, Eden, The Government Inspector, Faith and After Sarah Miles, amongst others.

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