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Are you a physio, physical, holistic, voice, movement or trauma therapist? Are you a fitness or yoga instructor that would like to learn more about working with people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and other neurological conditions?

Specialist workshop will take a place in Dublin Thursday 9th Nov 2017 at 3pm to 8pm.


Karl Sterling is holding a 5 hour workshop from 3pm to 8pm in Dublin Thursday 9th Nov. 2017

Karl is a Parkinson’s specialist and Master Trainer at National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is coming from New York to help train our therapists and fitness instructors to help people with neurological conditions.

This course is €99.90 for professionals and €69.90 for carers / partners of PWP

Any professionals that complete Parkinson’s Regeneration course will be listed on our website as recommended therapists that are trained in dealing with PWP, by Karl Sterling

Dr. Ryan Foley of Evolve Physiotherapy, Waterford will also give a demonstration into his Applied Functional Neurology techniques that he uses to help PWP.

Next month, we are starting a pilot project in Waterford where we will build a community of people that have been trained in dealing with people with Parkinson’s and have a selection of therapies to offer people with neurological conditions.

In the New Year we will be rolling this out to other cities across the country and plan on growing a great community to help people with neurological conditions.

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Whitfield Study DayOn Saturday, October 21st Whitfield hosted the latest in a series of General Practitioner Study Days.

The day featured a wide and varied programme of talks by Whitfield consultants in their respective practices and specialties and was very well attended by GP’s from the south east region.

Over the course of the day Mr. Patrick Carton, Mr. Eugene Ng and Mr. David McMurray spoke on a range of orthopaedic, ophthalmology and gynaecology topics, while Mr. Ian Kelly, Dr. Colin Buckley, Dr. Pat O’Callaghan and Mr. Mark Mulhearn facilitated roundtable discussions pertaining to their respective fields of expertise.

This is the fourth year that Whitfield has hosted its bi-annual G.P. Study Day.

“We were delighted with the response and feedback from the GP’s who attended the event from across the South East” said Whitfield CEO, Paul Lynam.

“We really see the value in hosting this particular event, not just for GP’s, but for Whitfield staff too. It’s a fantastic opportunity to have in-depth discussions on a broad and varied range of healthcare topics, to share ideas and to consider new developments and advances in healthcare disciplines.”

“The GP Study Days have always fostered good collaboration between Whitfield and primary care practitioners and we look forward to continuing the initiative into the future.”

Whitfield is a private hospital which opened in 2006 with the aim of improving the healthcare services available to the community of Waterford and the south east region at large. Whitfield currently employs over 220 staff and in conjunction with more than 60 associated consultants provides services to over 25,000 patients per year.

If you would like to learn more about Whitfield’s services and facilities, visit Whitfield Clinic at

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort was naming #5 of The Ten Best Hotels in Ireland 2017 by Conde Naste Traveler.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and one of the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

The Island Resort has been listed for a second year in a row, winning 3rd Best Hotel in Europe & 7th in the World in 2016. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships and 158 airlines.

Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. It is great to see Waterford listed in this prestigious publication for a seoncd year running.

"Thank you for all of your votes and thank you to our loyal guests. The Waterford Castle Family of staff are what make our Island Resort exceptional, and I am honored they are recognized for this very prestigious award." Seamus Walsh CEO Waterford Castle

Waterford Castle leave your worries at the shore…..

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BOI Brexit

Date: Tuesday, 24th October

Time: 8.00am to 10.00am

Venue: The Tower Hotel, Waterford

Presentations by:

  • Paul Nolan, Group Development Manager, Dawn Meats
  • Martin Freyne, PwC
  • Katie Daughan, Head of Brexit Research and Support Services, British Irish Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Lauhoff, Head of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is holding a series of ‘Prepare for Brexit’ events across the country, during September and October, to help ensure that businesses are Brexit-ready.

At the events, we’ll run through the potential implications of Brexit on business and encourage you to plan a business analysis session using a Brexit Diagnostic Tool.

Each event consists of four core elements:

  • An industry body or umbrella group describing a range of Brexit outcomes and the issues they and their members are facing;

  • An accountancy firm outlining how best to use a Brexit Diagnostic Tool and customer experience to date;

  • A business talking about how they used the Tool, the lessons learned, mitigating actions taken and the benefits of preparation and planning in an uncertain environment;

  • A Bank of Ireland spokesperson highlighting the findings from Bank research while emphasising the potential business opportunities created by Brexit;

Book a place here:

La Boheme Thanksgiving

Celebrate this Thanksgiving in style!

Join us for a delicious traditional meal on Thursday, 23rd November in La Boheme.

Our chefs have created a sumptuous feast of traditional Thanksgiving fare. Eric and Christine lived in the states when they met and when they moved to Europe they really missed this traditional feast and therefore decided to offer the menu and celebrate the occasion every year in La Boheme. Many patrons travel from far and wide to celebrate this day so we recommend booking in advance

To book call 051 875645 or get in touch with us here.

Thanksgiving Menu €32.95 per person serving from 5:30pm onwards

Pumpkin & Butternut Squash Soup, Dill and Hazelnut Crème Fraiche


Roast Free Range Turkey Breast with 5 Spice Rub

Sausage, Onion, Celery and Sage & Apple Bread Stuffing

Sweet Potato Purée

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Prosciutto & Parmesan Flan

Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Turkey Gravy

Fresh Cranberry and Orange Relish


American Pecan Tart, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chantilly Cream

A Happy Thanksgiving to all from La Boheme Restaurant

A 10% service charge will be added to parties of 6 or more. For Reservations call 051-875645. To view this menu and our other menus visit our website here.

foodsafetycompany logo 220x105The Management of Food Safety programme certified by the NHP is designed for senior personnel to provide them with a comprehensive overview of the elements required to establish and maintain an effective food safety management system.

Date: 22 Nov 2017

Duration: 4 Days-22nd Nov, 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec

Cost: €550

Venue: Dooleys Hotel, Waterford

The course is also suitable for those interested in delivering Level 1 Food Safety Training.

This training is mapped to Level 3 on the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) training framework. All trainees will receive a Level 3 Certificate in the Management of Food Safety.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Food Borne Diseases and Food Poisoning
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
  • Food Purchasing and Storage
  • Food Preservation
  • Personal Hygiene, Legislation& Safety
  • Design and Construction of Food Premises and Equipment
  • Control of Insects and Rodents
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • The Management of food hygiene based on HACCP principles.
  • Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory or management position in the food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Who is this course suited to?:

  • Those responsible for the food safety management system.
  • Those responsible for supervising or monitoring staff in terms of food safety.
  • Supervisors, Managers and other key members of staff within the food business.
  • Anyone responsible for updating the food safety management system or resolving non-compliance identified by the regulatory authority.

For further information, please find link attached:

Tower Chef

The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre are delighted to announce that Shanta Ranasinghe is now the Head Chef at the hotel.

The award winning chef Shanta Ranasinghe is a native of Sri Lanka and has over 30 years of cooking experience. He trained in the Hilton International in Sri Lanka and has spent more than 15 years in the Middle East, working in 5 star hotels such as the Dubai Grand Hotel and the Forte Grand of Dubai. Shanta has also catered for the royal family of Dubai!

Shanta is no stranger to Irish cuisine – he has previously worked in the Talbot Hotel and in Sqigl Restaurant in Wexford. His seafood dishes were a big hit with the locals. Paulo Tullio formerly of the Independent was also a big fan of Shanta’s cooking!  

Shanta especially likes fusion cuisine and his favourite dishes to cook are sushi, curries, and stir fries. When Shanta is not busy cooking, he’s off cycling. You might run into him on the Greenway or cycling the beautiful countryside of Wexford and Waterford.

Shanta is delighted to be part of the Team at the Tower Hotel and is looking forward to bringing his culinary expertise to Waterford and to cooking for the people of Waterford and all the guests both local and international at the Tower Hotel. 

ErgonomicsDo you want to gain an understanding of Workplace Ergonomics in relation to Health, Safety and Productivity in a workplace setting?

Date: NOV 27th — DEC 1st,  2017

Venue: LCE Training Academy  Waterford

Cost: €1,695.00 (* 5% discount for Chamber members)

The LCE Certificate in Practical Ergonomics training course starting November 27th here in the LCE Training Academy  is specifically aimed at Ergonomics and Best Practice. This is a unique 5 day course as it is the first of its kind in Ireland. It will give you the know-how and tools to be able to carry out basic ergonomic assessments – this will include:

  • Physical assessments to optimise operator productivity and comfort,


  • Assessments of the cognitive processes involved in human-system interaction and apply standard principles of design for information processing to reduce the potential for human error.

It is for professionals who need to develop their understanding of, and competence in, the practical application of ergonomics in the workplace, from risk assessment to accident investigation. It will cover the following topics:

  • Principles of Ergonomics
  • Human Capabilities Physical, Cognitive & Organisational
  • Ergonomic Assessment Tools
  • Design Interventions for Industry & Office Settings
  • Implementing Improvement Programmes

Trainer: Ita Leyden BE, M.Sc., C.Eng., C.MIOSH  Consultant Ergonomist and Forensic Engineer

Recognised as one of the foremost experts in the field, Ita lectures in Ergonomics in UCD and is a regular speaker on the subject at conferences and seminars. For over 25 years, Ita has been providing ergonomic consultancy and practical solutions to clients in Ireland, Europe and the US.

Booking online here or for further info call LCE 051 364344.




Their programme consists of solo piano pieces, ranging in date from J.S. Bach (b. 1685) to Nicolai Kapustin (b. 1937). For their final piece Billy and Daniel play together as “four hands” on one piano, in Debussy’s Petite Suite.

Date: Thursday, 26th October

Venue: Large Room, City Hall, Waterford

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets available on the door @ €15 (Student €5).

(Includes interval soft drink)

Promoted by Waterford Music


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