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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Temporary Road Closure – Waterford Truck and Motorshow

Waterford City and County Council hereby gives notice, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, will close the following road to through traffic from 3rd to 5th May, 2019.  This is to facilitate the Waterford Truck and Motorshow.

Road to be Closed

  • Old Waterford Road from the R675 Tramore Racecourse Roundabout to the R685 Old Waterford Road Roundabout. (Local Access only to An Cairn/Gleann Doire and Seaview Housing Estates)

Diversion Route

  • Diversions via Glen Road (R685) / R682 & R675 (Waterford Road).
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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:


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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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