Two Public Consultations regarding Waterford North Quays SDZ now open

There are now two Public Consultations regarding Waterford North Quays SDZ open for submissions and observations.  The closing date for comment on any of the Part 8 proposals below is 17th December 2018, at 4pm.

Online submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made at no later than 4.00pm on 17th December, 2018.
Written submissions may be addressed to the Director of Economic Development & Planning, Waterford City & County Council, The Mall, Waterford to arrive no later than 4.00pm on 17th December, 2018.

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Phone service interruption

Please note all phone services (landlines only) will be down for 15 minutes tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday 7th November at 3.30pm.

All services will resume as soon as the system is back up and running. 

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Waterford Dog Shelter – Restricted Opening Hours

Waterford City & County Dog Shelter will have RESTRICTED OPENING HOURS, Monday 5th PM and Tuesday, 6th November, 2018.

For enquiries, please telephone 0761 10 20 20 or e-mail

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The 7th Dr Niall Byrne Memorial Lecture

The 7th Dr Niall Byrne Memorial Lecture
‘Three men and a constitution: Éamon de Valera, John Charles McQuaid, John Hearne and the 1937 Irish Constitution’

Dr Broderick
Dr Eugene Broderick taught history and served as Principal in the Mercy School Waterford.  He completed MA and PhD degrees in history at UCC.  He has written and lectured extensively on various aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish history.

  • Friday 2nd November 2018, 7.30 pm
  • Medieval Museum
  • FREE ADMISSION, all welcome

Refreshments will be served, sponsored by the Byrne Family

 Enquiries 0761.102501/

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Temporary Closure of Archives

The Archives will be closed on Tuesday 23rd October in the City and on Friday 26th October in Dungarvan. Please contact the Archivist at or 0761102144 with any queries.

Beidh an Chartlann i dúnta ar an Máirt 23 Mí Deireadh Fómhar agus ar an Aoine 26 Mí Deireadh Fómhar i nDún Garbhán.  Gabh mo leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht. Má tá aon cheisteanna, déan teagmháil leis an gCartlannaí ar nó 0761102144.

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Building Creative Communities Workshops

The Waterford Culture Team is currently rolling out its “Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018 -2022” as part of the national Creative Ireland programme.  As part of this process and as a core pillar of the Creative Ireland programme Waterford is working to enable creativity in every community.

To commence this process they have developed a Cultural Communities Toolkit. This Toolkit is intended to help individuals and communities alike to understand what is available to them should they wish to create new cultural or creative programmes or activities in their local area.  This workshop is the first stage in building cultural communities across the county.

Who should attend?
Individuals or groups interested in developing their local culture, those building new cultural or creative programmes (e.g. drama groups, walking trail etc) Tidy Towns representatives, artists, creatives and venue managers etc.

What will I get from attending?
The workshop will provide an overview of the Cultural Communities Toolkit, allowing participants to get a better understanding of how culture can build sustainable communities, providing tips for developing successful cultural programmes which relate to specific communities and for developing successful marketing and awareness building for local events and programmes and understanding where funding can be sourced both locally and nationally to support your ideas. At the end of the workshop you will have a clearer understanding of how best to work together to enhance creativity and culture in your local area.

Date, Times

  • Monday 22nd October: LISMORE HERITAGE CENTRE, 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd October: DUNGARVAN ARTS CENTRE, 10am
  • Tuesday 23rd October: ARDMORE HALL, 2:30pm
  • Monday 5th November: CARBALLY COMMUNITY CENTRE, 10am
  • Monday 5th November: TRAMORE COASTGUARD CENTRE, 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 6th November: KILMACTHOMAS RAINBOW HALL, 10am
  • Tuesday 6th November: ST. PATRICK’S GATEWAY CENTRE, Waterford City, 2:30pm

For more information contact: or phone 0761 10 2715



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IBAL Litter survey results released for Waterford

The most recent survey of litter levels in Ireland by Irish Business Against Litter has resulted in Waterford City Centre and Ballybeg both improving their rankings.

Waterford City Centre is deemed to be ‘Cleaner than European Norms’ in 10th place and Ballybeg improved its ranking to 21st out of 40 towns and cities, retaining it ‘Clean to European Norms’ status.

While Ireland’s towns and city centres are clean, disadvantaged areas of our cities are suffering increasing levels of litter. This is the finding of the latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).

Fermoy in Cork was the cleanest of the 40 towns and cities surveyed, but pockets of Galway, Dublin and Cork city were more heavily littered than in previous surveys. IBAL sees more mixed housing as the long-term solution to our urban litter problem.

An Taisce assessed litter levels over the summer months on behalf of IBAL. 77% of towns and cities were found to be clean. None was deemed a litter blackspot, but five were ‘littered’ or ‘seriously littered’ and scored worse than last year.

“We have seen a worsening of litter levels in economically disadvantaged areas, which dominate the lower placings of our rankings,” says Conor Horgan of IBAL. “What is often lacking in these areas is a sense of ‘pride in place’, which in turn reflects an absence of real community. In the frenzy to address our housing shortage, we must be mindful of the need to build communities along with houses. Mixed housing is the long-term solution to our urban litter problem.”

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