Temporary Closure of Dungarvan Archives, 16-25th March

The Archives in Dungarvan will be closed on Friday 16th March but will be open on Friday 23rd 1-5. Please contact the Archivist at archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie or 0761102144 with any queries.

Beidh an Chartlann i nDún Garbhán dúnta ar an Aoine 16 Mí Marta ach beidh an Chartlann ar oscailt ar an Aoine 23 Mí Marta óna 1-5 i.n.  Gabh mo leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht. Má tá aon cheisteanna, déan teagmháil leis an gCartlannaí ar archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie nó 0761102144.

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Annual Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary now open for applications

Applications are now being invited for the fourteenth annual Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary. The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an individual or individuals, either from or with a strong connection to Waterford City or County, to pursue and develop their chosen arts discipline.

Applicants should note that the criteria for the Bursary are open and flexible and that people of all ages may apply. Whilst the Bursary has, in the past facilitated recipients to attend a third level arts course, this is not a pre-requisite. The award will aim to fill the financial gap which prohibits an arts worker or arts student of any age or any arts discipline achieving their artistic goal.

The Bursary is funded by a combination of local arts organizations, statutory agencies and by individual contributions from friends, associates and family of the late Ted and Mary O’Regan. Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford Youth Arts, Spraoi, Theatre Royal  and WDS are among the local arts groups who make the award possible and the statutory bodies who contribute are Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Youth Committee.

Together, these organisations have enabled the awards committee to offer local artists a total of more than €80,000 in support of their activities since the foundation of the Bursary.

Further information and application forms for the award can be had by going to O’Regan Bursary at www.waterfordyoutharts.com

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 1st June 2018 at 5pm.

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Waterford City & County Dog Shelter – Restricted Opening Hours today

Please note that Waterford City and County Council Dog Shelter, Bilberry, Waterford will operate restricted opening hours on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018.

For enquiries and access to the shelter please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail contact@waterfordcouncil.ie

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Infographic: Waterford Council’s response to #STORM EMMA

Here is a look at our efforts during #StormEmma, in numbers.  Click on the info graphic to see a larger image:

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Healthy Waterford Strategic Plan Consultation meeting rescheduled

Healthy Waterford recognises that health is affected by the places we live, work and play. As such all organisations and sectors have a role to play in creating a healthy Waterford. We are encouraging representatives to attend on behalf of community organisations, service providers and state agencies to have your say.

Healthy Ireland is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Healthy Waterford is developing a Strategic Plan (2018-2021) under Healthy Ireland Framework.  We want to hear your views on what would make Waterford a healthier place to live.

Consultation meetings are being held on the following dates and you are welcome to attend which time and venue suits you best.

  • Date:    Wednesday March 21st, 7-9 p.m.
  • Venue:  John’s College (Respond!), The Folly, Waterford


  • Date:   Thursday March 22nd, from 2:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. or 7-9p.m.
  • Venue:   Park Hotel, Dungarvan
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Road Closures for St. Patrick’s Day in Waterford

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act 1993 the following public roads shall close to facilitate the 2018 St. Patricks Day Parade in Waterford.

The following roads shall be closed from 11am until 5pm to facilitate the parade:

  • R680 – Merchants Quay
  • R680 – Meagher’s Quay
  • R680 – Coal Quay
  • R680 – Custom House Quay
  • R680 – Parade Quay
  • R680 – The Mall
  • R680 – Parnell Street
  • R708 – Catherine Street
  • L90025 – Colbeck Street
  • L5530 – Lady Lane (from its junction with Francis Place to Colbeck Street)
  • L90024 – Bank Lane
  • L90307 – Beau Street
  • L90023 – Mall Lane
  • R683 – Lombard Street (from its Junction with Rose Lane to The Mall)
  • L90022 – Adelphi Quay (from its junction with Rose Lane to Parade Quay)
  • L90021 – Bailey’s New Street
  • L90020 – Greyfriars
  • L90019 – Coffee House Lane
  • L90018 – Henrietta Street
  • L90017 – Keyser Street
  • L5534 – Exchange Street
  • L5535 – Conduit Lane
  • L91091 – Barronstrand Street
  • L5501 – Gladstone Street
  • L1502 – O’Connell Street
  • L15021 – Thomas Hill (from its junction with Meeting House Lane to O’Connell Street)
  • L5506 – Vulcan Street
  • L5505 – Thomas Street
  • L1503 – The Glen (Road No.1)
  • L15033 – The Glen (Road No.3)

Travelling East on R680 Cork Road:
All traffic for M9, N25 and N24 via Rice Bridge shall be diverted at Cork Road Roundabout and directed to Rice Bridge via R686.

Traffic for Tramore, Waterford Airport, University Hospital Waterford or Williamstown/Dunmore Road area shall use the Inner Ring Road are unaffected.

Travelling West on R680 Rice Bridge:
The left lane on Rice Bridge shall be closed and all traffic shall be diverted via R686 to R680 Cork Road at the Cork Road Roundabout. All Traffic shall then use normal routes.

Other Routes:
Travelling to Rice Bridge from Tramore, Waterford Airport, University Hospital Waterford or Williamstown/Dunmore Road area shall be diverted via R709 Inner Ring Road to
Cork Road Roundabout and the detour via R686.

Parking within the main Quay car parks will be available until approximately 1 hour before the Parade Commences at 1pm and will be re-opened 30 minutes after the all clear is called by Event Control. All on-street car parking on the closed roads will be removed 24hours before the parade begins.  All other city car parks will be unaffected.

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“Getting Citizens Online” Training Scheme

The Digital Skills for Citizen Scheme is actively supporting citizens to take their first step to “Getting Online”.

Classes are taking place in numerous locations in every county. Classes are advertised locally, times and venues are arranged to meet the needs identified by citizens.

A list of training locations is available at www.dccae.gov.ie/digitalskills

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is actively supporting people to move online and enjoy all that the internet offers. In a ‘connected’ society, digital skills are essential if we’re going to realise the full social and economic potential of this digital world.

Under the new Digital Skills for Citizens Grant Scheme, Minister Naughten, T.D. has awarded 15 organisations a total of €2.2m to provide basic digital skills training to people nationwide.  The Scheme aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online, so that they can play their part in an increasingly digital world.

Training classes will be delivered in accordance with the Statement of Requirements (as Gaeilge).  To find out where classes are scheduled to take place, please check out the training locations below.

Further information can be found in the following leaflets;

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