REMINDER: ‘Diving for Pearls’ joint exhibition on Culture Night, Dungarvan


Culture Night, Friday 20th September 2019 sees the opening of an exciting new exhibition, ‘Diving for Pearls’ by two first cousins in the Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan.

The exhibition features work by Sinead Ní Chionaola, a landscape artist originally from Dungarvan and Helen O’Connell, glass artist.  This will be the first time both cousins will host a joint exhibition of their work.  Both artists have a deep interest in the inner and outer landscapes of life, and acknowledge that while these landscapes are often dark,  “no grit – no pearl!”

This interesting perspective has inspired their joint collection, ‘Diving for Pearls’ which has been especially curated for Culture Night and will run until the end of October.  The Arts Centre is open from 6.30pm to 9pm on Culture Night with a special bi-lingual gallery talk by Sinéad and Helen at 7.30pm. All are welcome to this free event.

For more information contact:   Rachel O’Dowd   Tel: 087 7463010

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Waterford Dog Shelter – Temporary Closure

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Shelter, Bilberry, Waterford will be closed on Wednesday, 18th September, 2019.

For enquiries please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Water refill stations used at WWAC half marathon

At the West Waterford AC Half Marathon on the Greenway last weekend, Waterford Council funded the water station at the finish line, where reusable cups and water fountains were supplied.

Working with Refill Ireland, tanks of filtered water were provided at the finish line to fill reusable tumblers for all participants. Used tumblers could be placed in dedicated collection bins to allow for reuse at other events. This saved plastic cups for 636 runners being thrown away on the day.

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“Take 3 for the Sea” anti-litter pledge

“Take 3 for the Sea” is a simple idea: the campaign encourages people to take three pieces of plastic litter with them when they leave the beach, waterway or… anywhere! We in Waterford are lucky to have a variety of beautiful beaches and coastline.

We enjoy our beaches all year round, not just in the summer. And there are a number of groups and individuals who regularly collect litter from the coastline of our county, from Cheekpoint in the east to Whiting Bay in the west.

Plastic pollution cannot be ignored. Plastic is designed to last forever but is often used only once. Poorly managed plastic leaks into the sea and makes up 80% of all marine litter. The plastics that we see on our beaches are just a small part of marine litter. In fact, it’s estimated that 70% of marine litter is on the seabed, 15% is floating in the water column and just 15% is what we see on our beaches.

“Take 3 for the Sea” asks you to put three pieces of plastic in a litter bin or take it home with you to your own bin. Remember: all litter can eventually make its way to the sea, so any cleanup makes a change for the better. A teacher’s handbook has been developed to help both Primary and Secondary School teachers to explore marine litter, plastic pollution and single-use plastics with their class. This provides information on the topics and suggests activities to carry out with your class and will provide a useful starting point to explore this with pupils.

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‘Diving for Pearls’ joint exhibition on Culture Night, Dungarvan


Culture Night, Friday 20th September 2019 sees the opening of an exciting new exhibition, ‘Diving for Pearls’ by two first cousins in the Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan.

The exhibition features work by Sinead Ní Chionaola, a landscape artist originally from Dungarvan and Helen O’Connell, glass artist.  This will be the first time both cousins will host a joint exhibition of their work.  Both artists have a deep interest in the inner and outer landscapes of life, and acknowledge that while these landscapes are often dark,  “no grit – no pearl!”

This interesting perspective has inspired their joint collection, ‘Diving for Pearls’ which has been especially curated for Culture Night and will run until the end of October.  The Arts Centre is open from 6.30pm to 9pm on Culture Night with a special bi-lingual gallery talk by Sinéad and Helen at 7.30pm. All are welcome to this free event.

For more information contact:   Rachel O’Dowd   Tel: 087 7463010

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InterTradeIreland Local Government Supplier Engagement Event

InterTradeIreland, together with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are hosting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on Local government procurement opportunities in greater Dublin and surrounding areas.

Local government in Ireland manage contracts which support and maintain civic amenities and community services. This is your opportunity to engage with the relevant
people on the ground in councils to help inform future contracting approaches, market
requirements and service delivery models.

Meet with local council sector experts and decision makers from these categories to
provide market updates on new products or innovations and find out about procurement
processes and tender opportunities coming up in the next 18-24 months.

● Corporate Services and Housing
● Emergency Services
● Environment
● Finance & ICT
● Water Services (Irish Water)
● Community, Sports, Arts and Recreation
● Roads, Transportation, Marine & General Services
● Green Energy

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Information on being added to the Special Voters’ List

The “Special Voters List” is for people who have a physical disability or illness who are residing in hospitals, nursing homes or similar institutions and who wish to vote at these locations.

To qualify, an elector’s physical disability must be likely to continue for the duration of the register and prevent him/her from going to the polling station to vote. To apply, fill out the application form for entry onto the Special Voters’ List Form SV1.

Applications for inclusion on the Special Voters’ List must be made every year before 25th November. In the case of a first application, documentation must include a medical certificate.

Electors on the Special Voters’ List vote by marking a ballot paper delivered
to them by a special presiding officer, accompanied by a Garda.

Application forms are available above, on checktheregister.ie and from our Customer Services Departments in Bailey’s New Street, Waterford and Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan which are open from 9.30am – 4pm (Monday – Friday) and also from the
Corporate Department, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

To be included on the February 2020 Special Voters’ List, complete and return the completed form by 25th November, 2019 to the Customer Services Department or by post to: Register of Electors, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

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Temporary Closure – Waterford Dog Shelter

Waterford Dog Shelter – TEMPORARY  CLOSURE

  • Thursday, 12th September 2019

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Shelter, Bilberry, Waterford will be closed on Thursday, 12th September, 2019. For enquiries please, telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City and County Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Reminder – Road Closures/Diversions, N72 (Dungarvan)

Road closure N72, traffic diversion No 1.  Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th September
From Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th the road will be closed on the Dungarvan side of the Rockfield junction to a few hundred meters beyond Finisk bridge.


Traffic travelling from Dungarvan

  • Trucks and large vehicles
    Trucks and large vehicles travelling towards Cappoquin will be diverted at Master McGrath junction right onto the R672 until the junction with the R671 where it will be diverted to the left onto the R671.  Traffic will rejoin the N72 at the Rockfield  junction.
  • Cars and light vehicles
    Cars and light vehicles will be diverted to the left at the junction at Cappagh onto the L 2019 through Ballinmeela where they will be diverted right onto the R671 and rejoin the N72 at Rockfield junction.
  • Local access, including the school bus,  including for Modeligo school will be allowed at Kilcannon junction.

Traffic travelling from Cappoquin
All traffic travelling from Cappoquin will be diverted to the left at the Rockfield junction onto the R671 to its junction with the R672 where it will be diverted right and will rejoin the N72 at Master McGrath junction.


Road closure N72, traffic diversion No 2.  Thursday 12th – Friday 13th September

The N72 will be closed from Coolanheen Cross to Rockfield junction on Thursday 12th to Friday 13th.

Traffic travelling from Dungarvan
All traffic travelling from Dungarvan will be diverted left at the Rockfield junction along the R671 to its junction with the L1027 at Knocknaskagh (Dungarvan aluminium) where is will rejoin the N72 at the Lefanta junction at Cappoquin.

Traffic travelling from Cappoquin
All traffic travelling from Cappoquin will be directed left at the Coolanheen Cross roads on to the L 5053 and then right onto the L1028 Kilcloher . At the junction with R671 traffic will be directed right and will rejoin the N 72 at Rockfield junction.

  1. DIVERSION 1
  2. DIVERSION 2
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