As Mayor of Waterford, I would like to wish all of the people a most peaceful, prosperous and happy Christmas. Christmas is a joyful time and a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy all that is good about our lives.
I urge you as Mayor of Waterford to enjoy your time with your friends, family and those near and dear to you and give time to those who may not have many people around them. I wish a joyous season to everyone who is living, visiting or working in Waterford this Christmas and New Year.
My key message this year is for all the people of Waterford to look to the local for Christmas. I am proud as Mayor of Waterford and I want the people of Waterford to be proud of what we have this Christmas.
There is a fantastic effort by all of the businesses and organisations to ensure Waterford is looking its best for Christmas. Our headline festivals, Waterford Winterval and Dungarvan Aglow are putting Waterford on the national festival calendar and I encourage you all to support local this year. Support your local shop and local craft fair in your village, town or City.
Buy as locally as you can.
I look forward to 2019 and I believe Waterford can achieve great things. Finally I would once again like to wish all the people of Waterford City & County and those visiting over the holidays a Happy Christmas and every good wish to you and yours for 2019.