Dúnadh Sealadach Bóthair, An L20265, An Rinn

Tugtar fógra leis seo go bhfuil sé i gceist ag Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Phort Láirge, ag feidhmiú de réir a gcumhachtaí de bhun Alt 75, Acht na mBóithre 1993, an bóthar poiblí seo a leanas a dhúnadh ón 29 Aibreán go dtí an 2 Meitheamh 2019, chun gur féidir tabhairt faoi oibreacha ar Scéim Soláthair Uisce na Rinne-Heilbhic.

Bóthar atá le Dúnadh

  • An L20265, An Rinn, Co Phort Láirge

Bealach Eile

  • Ar an gceart slí Poiblí ó dheas ó shuíomh an taiscumair uachtaraigh, an L6112 (Bóthar an Fhaiche) agus an L2026 (Bóthar an tSeanphobail)
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Notice for Receipt of Local Election Nomination Papers

The deadline for registering as an Election candidate is 12 noon on Saturday, 4th May 2019.

  • The period for receipt of completed nomination papers commences at 9am on Monday, 29th April 2019 and runs until 12 noon on Saturday, 4th May 2019.

Prospective candidates must make a prior appointment for papers to be received by the Franchise Office at City Hall. Please call 0761 10 2695 for these appointments.

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Are you Registered to Vote ?

Are you Registered to Vote in the upcoming Local & European elections on May 24th ?

The deadline for registering to vote is Friday, May 7th 2019.


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Mount Congreve features in Ireland’s Ancient East pop-up gardens display



This week, pop up gardens are appearing across Dublin to showcase just a handful of the stunning stately gardens and country estates that are scattered across Ireland’s Ancient East just waiting to be explored this spring. The pop up gardens will transform busy pedestrian walkways and urban areas of the city overnight and give commuters and visitors a taste of what’s waiting for them just a short drive from Dublin.

Ireland’s Ancient East is rich with garden experiences, packed with tales of passionate designers and big house drama, allowing visitors to step into another world where great houses, intriguing stories and gorgeous eateries are all just waiting to be enjoyed this spring. Not just for the garden enthusiast, prepare to dive into the deep history of lavish stately homes and the stories they have to tell. Follow your inner foodie and enjoy some of the best local provenance at the celebrated restaurants and cafés that nestle within.

The Pop Up Gardens

Iconic locations will showcase the unique gardens, including the famous Molly Malone Statue which will become a visual floral feast, displaying the gardens of Huntington Castle & Gardens, Co. Carlow. The Japanese Gardens at The Irish National Stud will be crossing over the busy Meeting House Square in Temple Bar to bring a new cultural experience to the busy hipster enclave. Busy city commuters will be stopped in their tracks at Heuston Station as the train station platforms are exchanged for the apple orchards of Emo Court House, Co. Laois.

Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre, Co. Offaly, will be replicating its own dramatic show outside the mother of drama, The Gaiety Theatre on South Kings Street. Georgian Dublin will come alive on Merrion Square at fashion house, Louise Kennedy, as a living embodiment of the beautiful Italian Gardens at Powerscourt Estate, House & Gardens transcend vertically over the iconic doorway.

If you’re around central Dublin this week, make sure to pop by the following gardens of Ireland’s Ancient East and take a moment to enjoy the sights and scents of these unique spaces:

  • The Japanese Gardens at The Irish National Stud, Co. Kildare – Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
  • Huntington Castle & Gardens, Co. Carlow – Molly Malone statue, Suffolk Street
  • Powerscourt Estate, House & Gardens – Louise Kennedy Fashion House, Merrion Square
  • Emo Court House, Co. Laois – Heuston Station
  • Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre, Co. Offaly –The Gaiety Theatre, South Kings Street
  • Mount Congreve Estate Gardens, Co. Waterford – George Bernard Shaw, Richmond Street South

For further information on the gardens Ireland’s Ancient East visit: https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/discover/things-to-do/10-gorgeous-gardens


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Temporary Road Closure – L20265, An Rinn

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, will close the following public road from 29th April to 2nd June 2019 to facilitate works to Ring Helvick Water Supply Scheme.


Road to be closed

  • L20265 An Rinn, Co. Waterford

Diversion Route

  • Via Public right-of-way to the south of the upper reservoir site, the L6112 (Faha road) and the L2026 (Seanphobal Road)
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Weather forecast increases the risk of cold water drownings

Warm air does not mean warm water

The 22°C warm weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend increases the risk of drownings as warmer air temperatures can tempt people to go swimming in waters that are still cold (10°C coastal, 8°C inland). Survival time is greatly reduced for someone immersed in cold water which drains body heat much faster than cold air.

The dangers of cold water immersion:

When cold water makes contact with your skin, the cold shock response causes an immediate loss of breathing control, possible dizziness and panic. This dramatically increases the risk of sudden drowning even if the water is calm and you know how to swim. For those who survive this but are unable to get out of the water, progressive body cooling leads to hypothermia and muscle cooling, making swimming more difficult or impossible. Children cool even faster than adults because they are smaller and have less fat.


What to do if you fall in to cold water:

Avoid swimming, stay calm and relax. Float or tread water and if possible get as much of your body out of the water because you will always cool faster in water than in air. Wearing a life-jacket with a crotch strap will enable you to lessen heat escape by keeping your legs together and elbows by your side.


The dangers of a full moon on Good Friday 19th April:

A full moon on Good Friday will cause spring tides. Strong rip currents will create a higher risk than usual for swimmers. The tidal streams will run very strong, posing a risk to those boating, angling, yachting, canoeing and any other water related leisure activities.

Stranding will also be a risk for many walkers as the lower tide will expose even greater areas of the coastline. Parents should be particularly alert to providing constant uninterrupted supervision as Lifeguards will not be on duty at local authority beaches over the Easter weekend.

Those going afloat should carry a portable Marine VHF and/or a personal locator beacon and walkers should carry a mobile phone to call 112 in an emergency.

If you have not used your life-jacket or buoyancy aid since last year then you will need to carry out the following checks:

• Ensure CO2 Cartridges have not been punctured and are firmly secured

• Ensure all zips, buckles, fasteners and webbing straps are functioning correctly

• Check that fitted lights are operating correctly

• Check that the valve or life-jacket is not leaking by inflating the life-jacket overnight or immersing it in water checking for air bubbles

• Always use your crotch strap when fitting your life-jacket

• Detailed information on PFD’s at  http://www.iws.ie/boating/personal-flotation-devices.327.html

• Discard any faulty life-jackets by destroying them

Media Enquiries to: Water Safety Ireland, The Long Walk, Galway

LoCall 1890-420.202

Website:  http://www.iws.ie

Tel: 091-564400

Fax: 091-564700

Mobile: John Leech: 087-6789600

Roger Sweeney 087-6789601

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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 – www.waterfordcouncil.ie/elections

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Dog Pound Easter Opening Hours

Set out below are the Dog Pound opening hours over the Easter Holiday period.

Opening Hours FROM: Thursday, 18th April 2019 TO:  Monday, 22nd April 2019

THURSDAY 18th April 2019      OPEN 11am to 3pm

FRIDAY   19th April 2019           CLOSED ALL DAY

SATURDAY  20th April 2019     OPEN 11am to 1pm

SUNDAY   21st April 2019          CLOSED

MONDAY  22nd April 2019       CLOSED

The usual opening hours will apply from Tuesday 23rd April, as set out below ….

Monday to Friday    11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Saturday                    11am to 1pm



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Waterford City and County Council Community Enhancement Programme

The Community Enhancement Programme will fund projects that seek to enhance facilities and communities in disadvantaged areas.  This Programme will offer not-for-profit groups access to capital funding in order to kick-start, advance or complete their projects.  The Programme seeks to address some of the difficulties these groups face in terms of accessing small scale levels of funding to match their own fundraising efforts.

Tabhairfaidh an Chlár Feabhsú Pobail maoiniú do thionscadail a chuireann feabhas ar áiseanna agus pobail i gceantair faoi mhíbhuntáiste. Tabharfaidh an Clár seo rochtain ar mhaoiniú chaipitil do ghrúpaí neamhbhrabúsacha chun tús a chur le tionscadail, chun tionscadail a chur i gcrích nó a chur chun cinn. Tugann an Clár aghaidh ar chuid de na deacrachtaí a bhíonn ag na grúpaí seo teacht ar fhoinsí mhaoinithe bheaga chun cur lena n-iarrachtaí tiomsaithe airgid féin.

How to apply

All applicants must complete the application form which can be downloaded from this page on the Council website. Alternatively you can collect an application form at Waterford City & County Council Customer Service points at Bailey’s New Street or at the Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan.

Once completed please submit your application by post to:

Colette O’ Brien
Community Enhancement Programme,
Waterford City & County Council,
Baileys New Street,



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