Category Archives: Tourism

Waterford Treasures ends year on a high

With so many highlights to choose from, 2021 ended on a high for Waterford Treasures. With over €1.2 million donated by extremely generous private benefactors, the Viking Triangle was transformed into a leading visitor destination with the addition of two … Continue reading

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RTE’s Droichid na hÉireann features Waterford!

Two of Waterford’s iconic bridges will feature on Droichid na hÉireann, an Irish language programme on RTE1 next Monday at 7.30pm. Presented by actor Lochlann Ó Mearáin, the series explores the history, architecture, landscape, and above all the people behind … Continue reading

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Works commence on world-class visitor experience at Mount Congreve

In 2019, Waterford City and County Council and Fáilte Ireland, as joint funding partners, were awarded grant funding of €3,726,000 for the development of Mount Congreve House and Gardens, under the Rural Regeneration & Development Fund (RRDF) and Project Ireland 2040. … Continue reading

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Funding Boost For Waterford’s Outdoors Amenities

Waterford City and County Council was successful in securing €562,140 in funding under the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), Measure 2 and 3 which was recently announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. The … Continue reading

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Irish Silver Museum receives substantial silver donation

  The team at Waterford Treasures, Five Museums in Waterford’s Viking Triangle, has been informed by Senator John Cummins, that the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe TD has approved two further donations to the Irish Silver Museum in Waterford. One … Continue reading

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New Festival & Event Funding Policy adopted by Waterford City & County Council /RÁITEAS NUACHTA Polasaí Nua do Mhaoiniú Féilte & Imeachtaí glactha ag Comhairle Cathrach & Contae Phort Láirge

At the September meeting of the Plenary Council, Waterford City & County Council adopted a new Festival & Event Funding Policy which will help ensure that funding will be available to help events across Waterford to develop and grow and … Continue reading

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Minister Heather Humphreys TD officially opens St. Declan’s Way

The official opening of St. Declan’s Way took place yesterday and is the culmination of almost a decade of work to revive this ancient pilgrim path. Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD officially launched the 115km walking … Continue reading

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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces funding for 31 walking trails to boost outdoor recreation and rural tourism

31 new trails added in 13 counties under Government’s ‘Walks Scheme’ Rural Recreation Officers to be appointed to enhance our outdoor amenities Department to work with over 2,400 farmers and landowners to promote rural tourism Minister for Rural and Community … Continue reading

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Waterford City and County Council announced as successful applicant to Fáilte Ireland’s Urban Animation Capital Investment Scheme

Under Fáilte Ireland’s Urban Animations Capital Investment Scheme, Waterford City and County Council has been awarded €539,275 to support sustainable tourism development through public realm and urban animation projects. The successful project application ‘City of Light’ is set to transform … Continue reading

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