Mobile Tea/Coffee Unit, Applemarket, Waterford

Submissions are invited for the operation of a daytime mobile coffee/ tea unit at The Applemarket, John Street in Waterford City.

It is envisaged that the unit would operate 7 days per week on a year round basis and provide a hot beverage (teas / coffees) and light snacks (pastries, sandwiches etc) offer from morning through to late afternoon / early evening.  The unit would be based under the roof of the Applemarket . The exact times are open to negotiation / discussion and these may vary from winter to summer months.

The unit should be based on a vehicle (either motorised or towed) and moved on / off site on a daily basis. The unit will not be allowed to remain on site in the Applemarket overnight and responsibility for its off-site storage will rest with the operator.

The outlet should be capable of providing an element of seating which might include a number of portable chairs and tables.

The Council will consider granting the successful applicant an exclusive licence to operate for an initial period of 12 months.  Subject to satisfactory performance, the option to extend this period for a further 24 months with annual reviews is possible.

The operator may be required to relocate within the Applemarket / John Street area from time to time in order to facilitate the holding of a number of public festivals / events each year.

Applicants are invited to make a detailed submission confirming their experience in the catering trade and suggested rent.  Previous experience in the catering trade coupled with appropriate financial resources would be desirable.

Latest date for receipt of submissions is: 3 pm, Friday 21st June 2019

Please forward expressions of interest in a sealed envelope marked: “Expression of interest Mobile Unit, Applemarket”


Property Management Department, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford.

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Waterford successful in renewing prestigious Purple Flag accreditation

Waterford is celebrating being awarded a Purple Flag for the third time. Waterford is now one of over 70 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland who have been awarded with Purple Flag status for their achievements in helping people to have a great night out.

The committee submitted a detailed renewal application in January 2019, and the city went through a rigorous independent assessment on 5th April 2019 which included visiting many ambassador businesses, hotels and entertainment venues, as well as a boat trip with Waterford City Marine Search & Rescue.

Waterford passed all 31 Purple Flag criteria as well as the minimum thresholds of decreasing crime statistics, providing appropriate transport, offering a vibrant appeal, a stimulating destination and a strong partnership.

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Mayoral Plebiscite – Public Information meeting


The Committee to Oversee the Plebiscite Public Information Campaign will hold public meetings on the plebiscites on directly elected mayors with executive functions this week in the three administrative areas in which plebiscites will be held on 24 May.

  • Waterford: Wednesday 15th May, in the Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford (7.30-9.00pm)

Under the proposals, a Mayor/Lord Mayor would be elected for a five-year term for a maximum of two terms. At present, the Lord Mayor/Mayor of a council is a serving Councillor elected for a one-year term by other Councillors. Under the Government’s proposal, the directly elected Mayor/Lord Mayor would assume some of the executive functions currently held by a council’s Chief Executive and the representational role currently held by the Mayor/Lord Mayor. They would also have additional functions, not currently performed, such as preparing a 5 year Programme of Office.

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New pilot service in action when applying for social housing

Attention new applicants for social housing …

An improved pilot service is running in Waterford City and in Dungarvan in relation to our applications process.

A person with a complete application form and all relevant and correct documents can now self-book an assessment interview using the Council’s website.

For full details on this new process, please visit or contact the Housing Applications Team on 0761 10 2477.

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Advanced Notice of Playground Closure – Linear Park, Dungarvan

Advanced Notice of Playground Closure

Murphy Playground Services Ltd working on behalf of Waterford City & County Council will carry out upgrade works to Linear Park Playground Dungarvan

  • From Monday 13th May until  Monday 20th May 2019 inclusive

During this period the playground will be closed to all users.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Local Elections 2019 – Notice of Poll

A poll for the election of members to Waterford City and County Council will be taken on Friday, 24th of May 2019, between the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.

The following are particulars of the candidates, whose names will appear on the ballot papers in the order shown:

Full details of candidates for Local and European Elections 2019, as well as live results as they come in on count day can be seen on our elections website:



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Restricted Opening Hours – Waterford Dog Shelter

Restricted Opening Hours will apply at Waterford Dog Shelter, Bilberry on the dates below:

  • FRIDAY 3rd May 2019 – Restricted opening hours will apply
  • SATURDAY 4th May 2019 – CLOSED
  • MONDAY – 6th May 2019 – CLOSED

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

From TUESDAY 7th May 2019 onwards, the usual opening hours apply.

Monday to Friday, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm, Saturdays 11am to 1pm.

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Local Elections 2019 – Change of Polling Station locations

Some polling stations are changing location for the upcoming Local/EU Elections 2019, on May 24th 2019.  These will be outlined on your polling cards and appear here below for reference.

  • In the polling district of ‘Dungarvan Rural’, those previously voting at the Dungarvan Youth Centre will now vote at The Fusion Centre, Dungarvan.  The townlands affected are outlined below.
    • Booth 1 – Ballyduff beg; Ballyduff; Ballyduff More; Ballymacmague East; Ballymacmague North; Ballymacmague South; Ballymacmague West; Ballyneety; Gliddane More; Kiladangan; An Crompán – The Burgery; Ballinure; Ballycoe; Ballygagin (Crawford).
    • Booth 2 – Ballynamuck Middle; Ballynamuck West; Bawnabraher; Bawnatanovoher; Bawncarrigaun; Boherard; Boithrin na Mhullean; Burgery; Carrowncashlane; Cluain Garbhán Abbeyside; Cluain Alainn Abbeyside; Cluain na Gréine Abbeyside; Coolnagour; Curraheen Commons; Duckspool; Gorteen; Joulters Park; Kilossera; Knockateemore; Knockboy.
    • Booth 3 – Lacken; Lackenfune; Leacain Fionn Thoir; Lisfennel; Loughananna; Luskanargid; Mapstown; Middlequarter; Newtown; Ringcrehy; River Lane, Abbeyside; Skehanard (Humble); Sligaunagh; Springmeadow; Springmount; Touranore.
  • In the polling district of ‘Portlaw’, those previously voting in the Portlaw Community Hall will now vote at Portlaw National School.  The townlands affected are outlined below.
    • Booth 1 – Ballycahane, Ballyvallikin, Beallough, Beechwood Grove, Coolfin Gardens, Coolfin Grove, Coolfin Meadows, Coolfin New Houses, Coolfin, Coolfin Wood, Currahgataggart Clonea, Glen House, Guilcagh, Kilmovee, Knocknacrehy, Lahardan (Kilmeaden), Lahardan (Portlaw), Bridge Street.
    • Booth 2 – Brown Street, Carrick Road, Church Court, Church Road, Clashganny, Clashroe, Clonegam, Connolly Road, Coolroe, Cúirt and Chlochair Portlaw, Cúl Rua- Queen Street, Cúl Rua – Upper Brown Street, Curraghmore, George’s Street, Gort on Chlochair.
    • Booth 3 – Killowen, Knockane, Main Street, Market Square, Mayfield or Rocketts Castle, Mountbolton, Oakville – Church Road, Queen Street, Talbot Terrace, William Street, Woodlands – Ash Road, Woodlands – Beech Road, Woodlands – Oak Road, Woodlands – Pine Road, Woodlands – Elm Road.
  • In the polling district of ‘Newtown Kilmeaden’, those previously voting at the Kilmeaden Village Centre will now vote at Ballyduff National School.  The townlands affected are outlined below.
    • Booth 3 – Adamstown, Blacknock, Carrickadustra, Dooneen, Fán Glas, Kilmeaden,  Kilmeaden Village Centre, Lisnakill, Loughdaheen, Mountcongreve, Powersknock, Raheens, Whitfield North, Whitfield South Waterford.

More information is available on our Local / EU Elections website –

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Scoláireacht Ghaeltachta 2019 (Gaeltacht Scholarship)

Tá áthas ar Oifig na Gaeilge, Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge a fhógairt go bhfuil sé i gceist Scoláireacht Ghaeltachta a bhronnadh ar dhalta(í) meánscoile ó Phort Láirge arís i mbliana.

Bronnfar scoláireacht ar dhalta(í) a chónaíonn i gCathair nó i gContae Phort Láirge (laistigh de limistéar riaracháin na Comhairle) chun freastal ar Chúrsa Samhraidh C de chuid Choláiste na Rinne i Rinn Ó gCuanach, cúrsa a bheidh ar siúl ón 14-28 Iúil 2019.

Is féidir foirmeacha iarratais agus sonraí iomlána na scoláireachta a fháil trí theagmháil a dhéanamh le:

Máire Seosaimhín Breathnach,
Oifigeach Gaeilge,
Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge,
Oifigí Cathartha,
Dún Garbhán,
Co Phort Láirge

Teil: 0761 10 2884


Sé an t-am agus an dáta deiridh a nglacfar le hiarratais ná 5.00 i.n.
ar an gCéadaoin, 8ú Bealtaine 2019

The Irish Office, Waterford City & County Council is delighted to announce its intention to present a Gaeltacht Scholarship to a second level student(s) from Waterford again this year.

A Scholarship will be available for a student(s) living in Waterford City or County (within the Council’s administrative area) to attend Coláiste na Rinne’s two-week Cúrsa C, which takes place from the 14-28 July 2019 in the Gaeltacht area of west Waterford.

Application forms and full details of the terms and conditions of the scholarship are available by contacting:

Máire Seosaimhín Breathnach,

Irish Officer,

Waterford City & County Council,

Civic Offices,


Co Waterford

0761 10 2884


The final time and date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday, 8th May 2019



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