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ROCKENHAM REUNION NIGHT A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
ALCOHOL BYE-LAWS INTRODUCED IN FERRYBANK!
The 60th Anniversary Night Celebration was held on 23rd of August last in Flynn’s Bar. It was an opportunity for the residents and friends living in Rockenham to get together and to catch up with old friends and neighbours and have some Music & Craic. The night was a great success. We have shown just some of the great photos both taken on the night and collected by residents from years gone by. You’ll be able to see all the photos on the ‘Rockenham Reunion’ Facebook page. There was an announcement about the night on The Ferrybank Community Newsletter Facebook page and people from all over the world were making comments on the forthcoming event. One comment was “Oh. I thought EVERY night in Flynn’s Bar was a Reunion Night?” A lot of folks were very unhappy that they couldn’t make it. Maybe they’ll be able to attend the 100th Anniversary instead. Some History: Ard Mhuire was the first municipal development way back in 1930-31. That estate was the forerunner of the major housing programme at Rockenham in the 1951-53 period. These two estates formed the residential core for the following 40 years until the great expansions in the last 12 years of so. A big WELL DONE to all the organisers of the night. Just some of those responsible were: Breda O’Neill Aari, Mary O’Toole, Ellen Lacey, Carol Sinnott, Dympahna Morrissey and Myla Power. (Apologies if we missed anyone?)
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Foróige Ferrybank Youth Services Need You! Were you or any member of your family ever involved with Foróige Ferrybank? Would you like to give a little back to your community. Would you have 2 hours to spare on Friday 13th of September to volunteer for our Bagpack in Tesco. Foróige, Ferrybank has been in operation since 1999 supporting young people and their families. Funding cuts of over 30% to our projects in Ferrybank have resulted in our services to young people being reduced. We desperately need funding from other sources to survive. Please help out by giving a couple of hours of your time. If you are available please contact Michelle on 086 7805202
Ferrybank Neighbourhood Safety Forum NEWS! Alcohol Bye-Laws introduced in Ferrybank The Ferrybank Safety Forum wish to inform you of the following; Kilkenny County Council has introduced Bye-Laws prohibiting the consumption of intoxicating Liquor (Alcohol) on the Streets and in Public Places in Ferrybank These Bye-Laws complement the existing Bye-Laws previously brought in by Waterford City Council covering their administrative area. Public Places include: a) Open spaces, riverbanks, public parks, green spaces, footpaths, footways, grave yards, school grounds, sports grounds, public rights of way or road and amenity areas. b) A person found to be in breach of these Bye-Laws may be liable to be fined by the District Court These Bye-Laws came into effect on 16th May 2013 Map shows area covered by these Bye-Laws
Do you know this family group outside Rocklands House? Mailo Power of The Athenaeum House Hotel sent us this fantastic photo and has a question for you. “Do you know this family group outside Rocklands House?” Originally built in the late 1700’s by Whites, which were one of Waterford’s Shipbuilding families. Rocklands House, which forms the heart of the Athenaeum House Hotel, has a varied history. Do you have a great story about Rockland’s House, Ferrybank, Christendom or the surrounding area? If you can identify any of the family group in the photo, of if you have any memories of the house or the people who lived or worked there, please email Mailo at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your help!
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In Aid of Waterford Hospice The Ferrybank & District active Retirement and the Ferrybank Development Group would sincerely like to thank all of the people that sponsored prizes for the Bumper Bingo Night. A large crowd turned up to support this event and a great night was had by all, there was some fabulous prizes won on the night!!! Thanks to all for their support and over €1200 was raised for The Waterford Hospice.
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Arthritis Ireland are hosting their “Living Well with Arthritis” programme in Ferrybank Library in September “Learn to break the pain cycle of arthritis by signing up to the Living Well with Arthritis Programme. The first Living Well with Arthritis Programme to be officially delivered by the Arthritis Ireland Kilkenny Branch for people across the county of Kilkenny, starting in Ferrybank. To find out more ring 1890 252 846 or visit www.arthritisireland.ie”
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Ferrybank AFC The season has now come to an end with the completion of our annual memorial tournaments namely the Noel Wallace, Noel Duffy and the Smithy /Kenno tournament . All events were very successful and very well attended by young and old.
FAI Summer Camp The annual Summer camp took place recently and a group of 125 boys and girls attended. The weather was beautiful and great fun and games were had by all. John O’Shea paid a visit to the camp and this proved to be the highlight for many of the kids. Once again this proved to be a wonderful week for all who attended.
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John O’Shea answers questions at the summer camp
Both senior and schoolboy/girl awards nights took place in June. A great night was had by all at the senior awards night in Flynn’s and once again there was a huge crowd in attendance at the schoolboy/ girl awards nights in the Forum. All the winning teams were presented with their league and cup trophies and medals along with the player of the year award for each team.
Portugal team at the Noel Wallace Tournament
AGM The following committee was elected at the recent AGM, Chairman Val Power, Fixture Secretary Jack Hurley ,Secretary Jennifer Dineen, Treasurer Aidan Troy, Vice chairman Barbara Scannell , PRO Brian Moore, Committee Barry Searson, Mick Lynch, Brid Mallon, Aoife Troy , John Boden, Billy Phelan, Angela Power, Dermot Carroll, Kayleigh Sutton,
Awards night at Forum
Next Season After a couple of weeks rest it will be time to think of next season and we look forward to welcoming all our players and coaches back for training. Anyone wishing to join the club as a player or manager are very welcome and the best place to get information on what’s happening in Ferrybank AFC is on the club Facebook site. We always have a need for new coaches especially with our younger age groups so if you have an hour or so to spare come along to the club or contact any committee member. We also welcome help in other areas such as fundraising, administration, catering on big match days etc .
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Exhibition Space Don’t hide those masterpieces away! The library has exhibition space available free of charge. So whether it’s watercolours, photography, poetry or batik give us a call on 051 897200 to arrange an exhibition of your work.
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As part of their celebrations they are looking to track down all past scouts and leaders for a Dinner Dance to be held on the 21st of September in Dooley’s Hotel on the Quay. A four course meal will be served on the night. Plus there will be a slide show and a band. Tickets €20 each. Contact Martina McGrath on 086 3642081 for full details.
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A Birds Eye View Of Ferrybank “Thru My Eyes” by Jamie is a Facebook page featuring some fantastic photos taken by Jamie Malone. The photo’s are really fantastic and you’d really need to see them to understand why I say that. Check out his Facebook page and prepare to be impressed. Jamie has promised to send us some more photos of Ferrybank in the near future. Thanks Jamie.
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IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ALL FERRYBANK RESIDENTS! An open meeting was held on the 21st August last by the Combined Residents of Ferrybank at the Abbeylands Community Centre. The topic for discussion was the Draft Kilkenny County Council ‘s Active Travel Strategy for Ferrybank,
Active Towns, December 2012 This Strategy can be viewed at either the Ferrybank Library or the Kilkenny County Council area Office in Ferrybank Shopping Centre building. The plan can be viewed on the Kilkenny County Councils Website http://www.kilkennycoco.ie Links to the strategy are also on www.Ferrybank.ie and on The Ferrybank Community Newsletter Facebook page
IMPORTANT: Submissions / Comments can be made regarding this strategy to Kilkenny County Council before 5pm 13th September 2013 either by post or online. The meeting was very well attended by both residents of Ferrybank and Kilkenny County Councillors. Extensive notes were taken of both the positives and negative ‘perceived’ aspects of the Strategy and a submission will be made by the Combined Residents of Ferrybank Assoc. It’s important to note however that you really need to read the Strategy to see how it will affect your local area and to make a submission before the deadline if you have concerns etc.
CONGRATULATIONS TO APHRODITE BEAUTY. Tara recently celebrated her 1st year in business. Well done! We’d like to wish you continued success. Aphrodite Beauty, 54 Fountain Street, Ferrybank.
Did you know that regardless of the ‘austerity’ situation in the country, there are still extensive grants available which can be availed of? That means that if either yourself or a loved one needs wheelchair access with a ramp, shower facilities or stairs lift etc you can still get funds. We checked with a local Ferrybank Builder who does a lot of work in this area and he said that while grant allocation has been used for this year, it was important to realise that the 2014 Disability Grant process had already started. There’s some paperwork that needs to be prepared for next January and he offered to help in order to make sure that your application was correct. He can also give advice on your application and the type of work that’s covered by the grants. So, make sure that you don’t miss out on the next round of funding. Contact us today by email at email@example.com or call us on 086 2583456 and we will help you make contact with the builder for more details etc. Please Note: That by contacting the local builder, you are under no obligation to proceed with any works.
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Senior Help Line received 28,000 calls from older people in 2013. While loneliness is an issue underpinning many calls, people can be worried about their health, including physical health, mental wellbeing and stress. The recession has put pressure on families and an increased level of emigration means that many older people may be without extended family support. Older people living alone can feel particularly vulnerable. They may fear falls, and can worry about break-ins and security. Senior Help Line encourage all callers to apply for a Socially Monitored Alarms. “We also appeal to friends and neighbours to look out for older people in the area living on their own. People are very kind and caring, and sometimes all they need is to be asked. We encourage communities to be mindful of older neighbours. Don’t assume someone else is looking in on them. Many older people don’t have close family may be dependent on a caring community,” she says.
DON’T FEEL ALONE – CALL SENIOR HELP LINE Over four out of ten calls to the Senior Help Line centre in Waterford are related to loneliness. Among the issues reported by callers are rural isolation and lack of social contact. Family and health concerns are another reason why older people call the service Senior Help Line is a national confidential telephone listening service for older people provided by trained older volunteers for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland. It is the only such peer service in Ireland, and one of the few world-wide. The service is completely confidential and autonomous. Callers do not have to give their name, their location, or any information about themselves they don’t wish. Volunteers are trained to listen empathetically and to support the caller, whatever the situation. Senior Help Line, Waterford is one of 16 Senior Help Line Centres throughout Ireland. The service is open every day of the year from 10 am to 10 pm. “Many of our callers live alone and some can go for days without contact from other people. That kind of isolation can be terribly cruel and can have a detrimental effect on a person’s wellbeing,” said Mary Nally, CEO of Third Age, the organisation with founded and manages Senior Help Line. Third Age is a national voluntary organisation celebrating the third age in life when people may no longer be in paid employment, but can remain healthy, fulfilled and continue to contribute to society. The longer that people are encouraged to remain in this life stage, the better for older people themselves, their families, communities and society as a whole.
Senior Help Line volunteers don’t give advice but provide listening ear, whatever the issue. Each caller is helped to explore their options and also they may be signposted on to other services as relevant. “A number of people call us very regularly, they tell us we are their lifeline,” says Mary Nally. Senior Help Line 1850 440 444 open 10am to 10pm every day of the year. All landline calls cost no more than a one minute local call from any part of Ireland.
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Harvest Festival 2013 Ferrybank Event Event: 25 Mile 5 Course Lunch Venue: Zaks at the Athenaeum House Hotel Date: Friday 13th September 2013 Time: 12.30pm Price: €25 T: 051 833999 Executive Chef Jean Baptiste Dubois creates a seasonal and diverse menu that is sourced from local producers within 25 miles. Celebrating local produce and local indigenous agriculture.
FERRYBANK GAA CLUB NEWS & NOTES! September 2013: 2 x All Ireland Finals!! Best of luck!! Exciting and proud times for the club as four of our members will compete in upcoming All Ireland Finals. Niamh Ahearne and Iona Heffernan (Captain) will be involved in the All Ireland Under 16 Camogie Final against Cork. The game takes place on Saturday, September 1st at 2pm in Mallow. The Camogie Club are running a bus to the game and seats are limited so get moving fast if you’re interested. Mark O’ Brien and MJ Sutton will take to the field for the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final in Croke Park on September 8th. Mark played a vital role in the semi-final win over Kilkenny and MJ is underage for another year, so promising times lie ahead for these two talented hurlers! The very best of luck from everyone at the club to Niamh, Iona, Mark and MJ!! Déise abú!!
Many thanks to all those who continue to support the Déise Draw. Tickets cost €10 per month and are available from all committee members, or contact Nicky Heffernan 087-6724212. €7 of your €10 goes directly to Ferrybank GAA, so you’re helping the club along with the chance of winning some great prizes.
For all the latest news, fixtures, results and photos (both old and new) follow us on our Website, Facebook and Twitter – just search ‘Ferrybank GAA Hurling & Football Club’.
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FLYNN'S BAR SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Dog Night Fundraiser
Summer Camp Fun
Congratulations to the organizers of the Rockenham Reunion. What a fantastic night it was! SEPTEMBER 6TH SOCCER CLUB GOLF CLASSIC. MUSIC AT THE 19TH HOLE!!
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