September 27, 2021

Waterford granny (91) proves it’s never too late as she completes computer course

A 91-year-old Waterford grandmother has proved it’s never too late to move with the times after she succesfully completed a computer course in the city.

Frances Treacy of Lismore Park received her AccessIT certificate last week after finished a free five-week computer course at thhe Butler Community Centre in St John’s Park.

“You are never too old to learn about how to use computers,” said Frances after she completed her Digital Skills for Citizens course, an initiative under the National Digital Strategy Government Scheme.

“I was curious to see if I could master the use of a computer. It’s been fantastic. I’m going to use what I learned on my course at Butler Community Centre to read online the newspaper, use Facebook – and play bridge!”

Frances had warm words of praise for her “really patient” tutor Linda and fellow classmates, who she said “were in the same boat as me. They had never really used a computer.”

The Butler Community Centre is now running a second term of five IT classes for free. Classes start on March 9 at 11am and last five weeks.

For more more details, call Anne Grogan at the Butler Community Centre on 051 876 907.


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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