Déise Day Centre’s entry to 2019 Cooperation Ireland National Pride of Place competition

Congratulations to Déise Day Centre on their entry to the 2019 Cooperation Ireland National Pride of Place competition

Competition judging took place on the afternoon of Tuesday July 2nd and a fantastic time was had by the judges, the Centre members, staff, management, volunteers and friends of the Centre.

The Pride of Place judges, John Fitzgerald and Declan Nelson, arrived at the Day Centre at 1.30pm on ‘Saoirse’, (the trishaw that the centre uses in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership) to be greeted by Pipers from the Dungarvan Pop-up Pipe Band.

Lunch was provided to all 150 in attendance which was followed by speakers Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John Pratt and Donal Connolly Chairperson of Dungarvan Care of the Aged.

Centre Manager, Margaret Coffey delivered an extensive presentation highlighting what services are provided to the elderly in our community. This includes a Day service, transport, a hot meal, entertainment and activities. Also available is meal delivery to Dungarvan, Abbeyside and as far as Newcastle Co. Tipperary on their Ballymac run. The presentation ended with `Young at Heart` and everyone lifting the roof with their song!

All at the Deise Day Centre wish to thank all Elected representatives, both Local and National that attended on the day, all our partner organisations, our staff, our day centre members and all our volunteers whose assistance is invaluable.

Finally we would like to thank Waterford City and County Council who facilitated the 2019 Pride of Place judging.

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Waterford Dog Shelter – Restricted Opening Hours

Waterford Dog Shelter will operate to the following restricted schedule on the dates mentioned.

Opening Hours  FROM  Friday, 16th August 2019 TO Saturday, 24th August 2019


  • FRIDAY 16th August 2019.  Restricted opening hours will apply
  • SATURDAY 17th August 2019   CLOSED
  • MONDAY  19th August to FRIDAY  23rd August 2019.  Restricted opening hours will apply.
  • SATURDAY   24th August 2019    CLOSED

For enquiries and access to the shelter, please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or

e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

  • MONDAY 26th August 2019 onwards – Usual opening hours apply

Monday to Friday   11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm,  Saturday 11am to 1pm

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Road Closure Arrangements – Waterford Walls Festival 2019

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 4.00pm on Friday, 23rd August to 12.00am on Sunday, 25th August, 2019 to facilitate the Waterford Walls Festival 2019.

Road to be closed:
• L1502 O’Connell Street (from junction with Thomas Hill L15021 to
junction with Gladstone Street L5501)

Diversion Route:
• No access to Thomas Hill L15021 from Meeting House Lane L15022.
Traffic will be diverted to Gladstone Street L5501 via Sargent’s Lane.
• Thomas Hill will operate one way, northbound only.

Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on 13th August, 2019.

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Reminder: Free Electrical Recycling Day 2019

Saturday August 17th, Tesco Tramore Car Park

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Reminder: Waterford Poetry Prize 2019

The Arts Office, Waterford City & County Council is pleased to that it is accepting entries for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2019. The Waterford Poetry Prize is open to all writers currently living on the island of Ireland.

The prize will be presented at the Waterford Writers Weekend 25th to 27th October 2019 during the Imagine Arts Festival in Waterford city.

There is no age limit and no entry fee for the Waterford Poetry Prize 2019.

The first prize is €400 plus attendance at a designated writing course at the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Ardmore in 2019. 2nd prize €300.  3rd prize €200. The closing date for receipt of entries is 12 noon on Monday 2nd September 2019.

The entry form and guidelines can be downloaded here (below) and on www.waterfordarts.com or by contacting the Arts Office on 058/41416.

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Reminder: Part 8 Development of a New Transport Hub on North Quays

In accordance with Article 81 of Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council proposes to carry out the following development:

Construction of a new Transport Hub to include;

  • A Rail station to replace the existing Plunkett Train Station along the existing Waterford City to Rosslare Iarnród Éireann railway (active only to Belview Port);
  • Re-configuration to the layout of the existing Bus Éireann depot site;
  • Construction of additional parking for Bus Éireann at an adjoining site (former Dunlop site);
  • Construction of drainage network upgrades along the Dock Road and in the vicinity of the Transport Hub and construction of flood defences along the southern boundary of the Iarnród Éireann railway. The proposed development will be carried out in the townland of Ferrybank, Waterford.

The works to complete the development will comprise the following:

  • Site clearance to include demolition of the existing railway overbridge at the site, Top Oil Service station, a single storey commercial unit, level crossing signal cabin and part of Bus Éireann Depot Boundary wall;
  • Construction of a train station over a portion of the existing Waterford City to Rosslare railway, comprising:A station building with floor space of 800m2 (internal) and 400m2 (covered external) that will comprise a concourse/waiting area, welfare facilities, a retail space 30.71m2, all associated facilities and a 22m long covered footbridge/concourse over the railway line located at the eastern end of the platforms (that will facilitate connection/integration with future development associated with the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (NQ SDZ);
  • A footbridge spanning 16.6m over the railway at the western end of the Transport Hub to facilitate connection/integration with future development associated with the NQ SDZ;
  • An external canopy structure approximately 105m long facing Dock Road with 15 no. flagpoles, facing a new set down and entrance ‘north plaza’ area.
    Two platforms measuring approximately 200m in length accessed through the east footbridge via the station building;
  • Emergency access from the southern platform, westwards along the rail line, to lead into the North Quays Strategic Development Zone.
  • Road and Drainage improvements and associated public realm works along 710m of the Dock Road Fountain Street (R711).
  • Construction of approximately 840m of flood defence systems along the southern boundary of the existing Iarnród Éireann railway corridor;
  • Construction of pick up and drop off public parking facilities to the east of the station building, comprising approximately; 16 no. car set down spaces, 7 no. taxi set down spaces, 4 no. coach set down spaces and bicycle parking
  • Re-configuration of parking in the existing Bus Éireann Depot and construction of replacement spaces to the east of the existing bus depot site connected to the existing Bus Depot by way of an internal road
  • Works comprising the integration of the Waterford to New Ross Greenway across the site;
  • Upgrades of drainage & foul sewer infrastructure along Dock Road and in the vicinity of the Transport Hub to facilitate future development;
  • Public realm improvements including lighting and landscaping;
  • Provision of boundary treatment and accommodation works and all ancillary works.

In accordance with Article 120(1)(b)(i) and Section 250 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended), Waterford City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening and Appropriate Assessment screening and has determined that an Appropriate Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a reasonable fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the following locations, between the hours of 9.30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday for the period 26th July to 23rd August 2019 inclusive (excluding Bank and Public Holidays):

  • Waterford City & County Council, Customer Care Desk, Baileys New Street, Waterford X91 SH42
  • Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford X35 Y326

Online submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to the local authority, online at http://bit.ly/NorthQuays-Part8s no later than 6th September 2019.

Written submissions may be addressed to the Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, 35 The Mall, Waterford to arrive no later than 6th September 2019.

Maps & Drawings

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Public Consultation: Traffic Calming Scheme, R677 Tech Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

Public Consultation: Traffic Calming Scheme, R677 Tech Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of traffic calming scheme in the form of a raised table area to reduce the speed of vehicular traffic near the entrance of St. Declan’s Community College Secondary school, Kilmacthomas along the R677, Tech Road. A controlled crossing point in the form of Traffic Lights exists at this location and will be retained. The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed at an existing controlled crossing point which is used regularly and in particular more frequently during school opening and closing hours. The implementation of the traffic calming scheme will create a safe environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorized road users.

Drawings are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 31st July to Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with Ms. Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received before 4.00pm on Tuesday 10th September, 2019.

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Temporary Closure of Archives

Waterford Archives will be closed on Friday 9 and 16 August in Dungarvan, 1pm-5pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please contact the Archivist at archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie or 0761102144 with any queries.

Beidh Cartlann Phort Láirge dúnta ar an Aoine, 9 agus 16  Mí Lúnasa i nDún Garbhán, 1 i.n.-5i.n. Gabh mo leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht. Má tá aon cheisteanna, déan teaghmháil leis an gCartlannaí ar archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie nó 0761102144.

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Temporary “No swimming notice”: Stradbally Cove


Bathers are temporarily advised not to swim at Stradbally Cove due to recent heavy rain.

Waterford Council will continue monitoring and will give updated advice in due course.

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