Remembering our loved ones at Memorial Tree


    Christmas is such an important time for family reunions, but there are many of us for whom Christmas is also a time when those loved ones are missed.

    Now in its 24th year, the Rotary Memorial Tree has become an important way for people to remember friends and family members who are no longer with us.

    Members of the Waterford public have two ways to remember their loved ones again this year — they can visit the Memorial Tree, in John Roberts Square, or post their memory online at

    Keith Palmer, President of the Rotary Club of Waterford, said: “For so many years the Rotary Club of Waterford Memorial Christmas Tree has been at the heart of Christmas in Waterford and we’re delighted that Solas Cancer Support Centre and Waterford Hospice will share the proceeds of the appeal this year.

    “Every message posted will be handwritten on a bow by one of our volunteers and hung on the tree in John Roberts Square,” Keith added.

    Weather permitting, the Memorial Tree will be open every weekend until Christmas and daily from December 17th to Christmas Eve. For updates, check out


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