THRIVE 1 day Event

Screen Shot 2017-03-10 at 12.56.05We are delighted to be running a one day ‘Thrive’ Event on Saturday April 22nd at the Waterford Health Park presented by Dr. Mark Rowe.

This will provide a tremendous opportunity to explore some game changing ideas about your wellbeing with like minded people in a fun filled environment. 
The Facts
Modern life is full of distraction in this era of obsessive hyper connectivity.
Negative stress and needless negativity abound. In fact we are hardwired for it.

Only one in five people is thriving and living life fully at their best.

More people than ever are searching for a sense of real purpose and meaning.
‘Thrive’ gives you the chance to slow down, press the pause button and be more present, with a heightened sense of awareness and clarity. 

During the day you will learn valuable insights from leading-edge science about :

Psychological Fitness: How you can develop and strengthen your mindset and sense of mindfulness.

– The Power of Habits and Willpower and How to Harness their Potential.

Emotional Vitality: How you can develop and enhance your inner happiness and sense of fulfilment.

Purpose and Meaning: How to create more of a sense of fulfilment and connect to your purpose in life.

Relationships : How they impact on your wellbeing.

Joining me on the day will be Clinical Nutritionist Jemma Kehoe who will talk about The Power of Great Nutrition
There will be optional chair yoga, provided by Enda Tweedy;
Meditation And surprises! 

‘Thrives’ goal : to energise and empower you to take the next steps forward on your wellbeing journey.

Lunch,course materials and the workshop itself are all included for the price of just €95. The workshop will run from 10am-4.30pm at the Waterford Health Park. Free Parking on site. 

Any questions please drop an e-mail at or call 051 370057 and ask for Erica.

This event will sell out fast. We’re only releasing a limited number of tickets so please book early to avoid disappointment!Thrive A3[3]

Yoga & Meditation



We are pleased to offer Yoga and Meditation Classes here in the Pugin Chapel  at Waterford Health Park.

Classes will take place in the beautiful and peaceful Pugin Chapel. Please call Enda on 083 427 4158 to book in

9.30 – 10.45am
This is a gentle energising class, suitable for beginners and improvers. Feel better, get stronger, breathe deeper and be more aware!

11.00 – 12.00am
Gentle stretches and breath work preparing the body for meditation. Suitable for all.


11.00 –12.15pm
Playful but strong class focusing on the core muscles of the body
Back tummy and glutes!

Gentle stretches and breath work to prepare the body for meditation. Suitable for all.


Gentle stretches and breath work to prepare the body for meditation. Suitable for all.

6.00 – 7.15pm
Vinyasa style class that will focus on movement with the breath,strength and flexibility.
Participants should have a reasonable level of fitness

7.30-8.15 pm
A 45 minute class to soothe the nervous system and promote deep relaxation.


A 45 minute class to soothe the nervous system and promote deep relaxation.

10 Euro drop in per class for 1 hour or longer class
7 Euro drop in per 40 min class
from now until Christmas

Please call Enda on 083 427 4158 to book in

Special group and private class prices please call:
Enda : 083 427 4158
Hilary : 087 984 1857

Move Smart Staff Challenge


Pictured are staff from Waterford Health Park, the award-winning primary healthcare campus on Slievekeale Road in Waterford, who have just started a ‘Move Smart’ challenge that will run for eight weeks during which they hope to walk a combined 12m steps and get more active every day. As part of the challenge, the team are using a pedometer app on their smartphones to measure their step count each day. Patients and members of the public are invited to join the 10,000 steps-a-day challenge and should visit Waterford Health Park if they’d like to get involved. Countless studies have shown the proven link between a more active lifestyle and better health. The impact of the ‘Move Smart’ challenge on participants will also be measured as part of a scientific study to demonstrate the positive benefits of exercise.

Green Exercise Prescription for Mount Congreve

Waterford Health Park offers visitors a prescription with a difference for a walk at globally-regarded Mount Congreve Gardens


Pictured above are Ray Sinnott Estate Manager of Mount Congreve Gardens and Dr. Mark Rowe MD Waterford Health Park

Visitors to the Waterford Health Park can pick up a prescription with a difference this year – one offering free entry for a walk at the nearby Mount Congreve Gardens that have been formally recognised in the United States as a ‘Great Garden of the World’.

The multiple award-winning primary care campus has teamed up with Mount Congreve for 2016 so that visitors to Waterford Health Park can enjoy the 70 acres of woodland gardens and the four acre walled garden at Mount Congreve.

At the gardens which are close to the river Suir and just outside Waterford city, walkers can enjoy spectacular views with over 3,000 trees and shrubs, more than 2,000 Rhododendrons, 1,500 herbaceous plants, 600 Camellias, 300 Acer cultivars, 600 conifers and 250 climbers.

Dr Mark Rowe – the family doctor, writer and speaker who established Waterford Health Park – said of the initiative: “To help promote community health and wellbeing, we’re delighted to combine with the great team at Mount Congreve Gardens to offer this one-of-a-kind ‘prescription’ for what might just be one of the best medicines of all – a walk in the wonderful outdoors. So many people in Waterford and the southeast haven’t yet visited the gem on our doorstep that is Mount Congreve and this is our way of encouraging them to put that right at no cost.

“As humans, we are hardwired to connect with nature – something termed biophilia. There is a growing body of scientific evidence to support what we’ve probably all always instinctively known – walking outdoors in a nice environment is great for your physical health, psychological fitness and emotional wellbeing. I call it ‘green exercise’. It’s a great way to reduce stress and recharge, lower blood pressure and boost mood, literally helping you feel and work better. Even personal relationships benefit from connecting with nature. Phytoncides secreted from plants and trees can support your white blood cells to strengthen your immune system. This is something that was central to our design of Waterford Health Park seven years ago and prompted us to create a healing garden that has a very special place at the heart of our community facility.”

Ray Sinnott, Estate Manager, Mount Congreve, added: “We’re delighted to partner with Waterford Health Park on this innovative initiative that recognises just what a boost it can be to spend time in the outdoors and there’s nowhere better to do that than at the gardens in Mount Congreve. This is a great time of the year here and there are spectacular colours and displays to enjoy. We’re open from Thursday-Sunday every week and on Bank Holidays from 11am-5.30pm with the last entry to the gardens at 4.30pm. We look forward to welcoming many new and returning visitors in the months ahead.”

Dr. Rowe’s Interview with Waterford Matters Irish TV

Dr. Mark Rowe from Waterford Health Park features on the Waterford Matters show from Irish TV. Mark discusses the Health Park and philosophies from his newly published book, “A Prescription for Happiness.”

From Waterford Matters on Irish TV…

“Dr. Mark Rowe is renowned for his study of mental health and his programme, “A Prescription for Happiness.” We visit Mark at the Waterford Health Park.”

View full episode here

Coffee Doc ?

The ‘Coffee Doc’ has opened today here at the Waterford Health Park. Operated by  Eoin Mc Grath and his company Mean Bean Coffee.  Why not pop in and try Eoins delicious coffee blends. New exciting Menu including healthy Lunch and breakfast options. Open Monday to  Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. All welcome.  Free Parking on site &  Baby changing facilities.