Wednesday, November 28, 2012

St Vincent de Paul Lismore Toy Appeal 2012

As always Santa and his elves are working very hard but they need a little extra help this year- by donating a new toy unwrapped to their coffee morning you will be helping to ease the pressure off Santa!

The SVP Coffee Morning will take place on Friday 7th December from 10.30am-1pm in their hall which is opposite the side entrance to St Carthage's Catholic Church.
The categories for toys are under 3s, under 7s , 1-12 year olds and teens. All unwrapped new toys, All 4 One and cinema vouchers, make up etc are welcome; anything to brighten up Christmas morning! Every gift or toy donated will be distributed locally.

SVP promise that the toys will get to Santa in plenty of time for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lismore Heritage Centre’s Craft Shop Sale this weekend

Can you hear them? Sleigh bells are definitely jingling in Lismore this weekend as the Heritage Centre’s Craft Shop celebrates its bumper Pre-Christmas Sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bag a bargain present for your nearest and dearest with all items from homewares to jewellery, decorations to handbags and paintings to picture frames reduced with many items up to 50% off. There will be a complimentary gift wrapping service and teas, coffees and mince pies to keep your strength up!

Craftspeople, whose work is displayed in the Heritage Centre’s hall cabinets, will showcase their wares and demonstrate their skills on Saturday afternoon while Konor Halpin will provide free children’s shows at 2.30 and 4pm on Sunday.

The Craft Shop Sale will be held Friday-Sunday 23rd, 24th & 25th November. The centre will be open 9.30am-5.30pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Free children’s entertainment at Lismore Heritage Centre

Free Family Shows will be staged in Lismore Heritage Centre on Sunday 25th November as part of the centre’s Pre-Christmas Craft Shop Sale extravaganza. Mums can grab a bargain downstairs while Konor Halpin keeps the kids entertained with balloon modelling, puppet shows, magic tricks and lots of laughs.

Two shows will take place; the first at 2.30pm and the second at 4pm. Each show will last approximately 60 minutes.
The bumper annual Pre-Christmas Sale in The Craft Shop at Lismore Heritage Centre begins on Friday 23rd November and continues until Sunday 25th. All stock will be reduced with many items half price. There will be a complimentary gift wrapping service all weekend as well as teas, coffees and mince pies and craft demonstrations on Saturday afternoon.

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Robert Boyle Family Science Day

The Robert Boyle Family Science Day on Sunday 18th November is a FREE action packed day out for children of all ages in Lismore Heritage Centre with lots of exciting experiments, demonstrations and interactive workshops.
On hand to entertain, enlighten (and maybe even educate!) on the day will be the guys from CALMAST WIT whose Picnic Science Show, Kitchen Chemistry and fun science, technology, engineering and maths displays have been a huge hit with the crowds at Spraoi and Waterford Harvest Festival to name just a few.

Waterford County Council will be busy promoting, exploring and uncovering the wonderful biodiversity of Co. Waterford.
Visiting us on Sunday too will be the crew from Lifetime Lab in Cork who has promised to choose the very best bits from their great school tours, workshops and science camps to amaze all the kids in the Heritage Centre.
Last but not least we couldn’t forget the in-house scientists from Lismore Heritage Centre with their usual fun and educational science experiments – gooey slime, explosive rockets, bouncy balls, and weird solutions.

All the scientific fun and games will run from 2.30-5.30pm on Sunday 18th November and will be followed by fireworks in the Millennium Park- MISS IT AT YOUR PERIL!

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Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers

Dotted with deserted monasteries, holy wells and ruined castles St Declan’s Way stretches 100km from the Rock of Cashel over Knockmealdown Mountains to Ardmore, where St Declan founded his monastery in 5th century. This ancient highway and age-old pilgrim route follows quiet back roads, boreens, riverbanks and mountain paths. It also passes through the town of Lismore with its magnificent castle, in the east wing of which Rosamund’s family used to live.

Rosamund Burton is author of Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers: Adventures Along Ireland’s St Declan’s Way (Allen & Unwin, July 2011). In her PowerPoint photographic presentation she will speak about her experience of walking St Declan’s Way including the Norman castles, healing wells and staying at the Cistercian convent at Glencairn. She also discusses the life of St Declan, and the evidence of the early Christian church she discovers along the way.

Rosamund Burton was born in Ireland and grew up in England, until her father got a job with the Duke of Devonshire, and the family moved into the East wing of Lismore Castle. Rosamund went on to become an actress, performing at Dublin's Gate and Gaiety Theatres. She also worked as an actress in London and can be seen in films such as, Educating Rita with Julie Walters and Michael Caine. She moved to Australia eighteen years ago. Rosamund now writes for a range of newspapers and magazines. She is married to an Australian and lives in Sydney. This is certainly not a talk not to be missed. It is a once off opportunity to meet with the author and have your book signed. The lecture takes place at the Town Hall Theatre on Friary Street, Dungarvan, Co Waterford on Wednesday November 7th at 8 PM. As usual all are welcome.

Eddie Cantwell at the Dungarvan Museum is organizing the event and his number is 058 45960 if you need more details.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Craft Display at Lismore Heritage Pre- Christmas Sale

It’s almost sale time again in The Craft Shop at Lismore Heritage Centre; your yearly opportunity to bag a bargain gift without the hastle, hustle and bustle of city centre shopping. This year the Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that they will be joined by local craft workers who will display their skills and wares on Saturday 24th November.

In 2011, with the assistance of Waterford Leader Partnership, cabinets specially designed to showcase the work of local craft workers and artists were installed in the Centre’s main corridor. The cabinets have allowed participating artists to display their work in a public place; these artists will now join the centre for all the fun of the Pre-Christmas Sale. Talented artists such as Master Glass Cutter Eugene Young of Iona Crystal and goldsmith Moritz Schurmann of TreasureRing will give demonstrations of their skills while others such as Cashell Knitwear and Anna Moore will have special handmade seasonal gifts on sale.

The bumper annual Pre-Christmas Sale in The Craft Shop at Lismore Heritage Centre will take place Friday 23rd-Sunday 25th November 2012. Lots of items will be half price or less with complimentary gift wrapping, teas, coffees and mince pies as well as a Free Family Show on Sunday.

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