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Book of Condolence opened for Thomas, Bridget, and Tom O’Reilly

Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway has opened a book of condolence for Thomas and Bridget O’Reilly and their grandson Tom, who died tragically in a road accident near Cashel, Co. Tipperary last week.

“I, on behalf of the people of Waterford City and County extend my deepest sympathies to Tom’s parents, Tom and Diane, recovering in hospital, as they try to deal with the loss of their young son and his grandparents.

Tipperary has been blighted by the loss of lives on the roads over the last few weeks, and my thoughts are with their families, friends and community during these dark times.

I would also like to express my gratitude to An Garda Síochána and the emergency services who attended the scene. Their compassion, care and professionalism in such tragic and sad circumstances must be commended.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse.”

The books of condolence are available for members of the public to sign at:

  • City Hall, The Mall, Waterford (X91 PK15) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Civic Office, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford (X35 Y326) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm–4pm

An online Book of Condolence is available at https://bit.ly/OReillyFamily-RIP

All messages of sympathy will be sent to their family.

Mayor opens Book of Condolence for Luke and Grace McSweeney, Zoey Coffey and Nicole Murphy

 

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Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway has opened a book of condolence for the four young people who tragically lost their lives in a road traffic accident in County Tipperary.

“This tragedy has affected everyone, and we are devastated by the loss of Luke and Grace McSweeney, Zoey Coffey and Nicole Murphy, who had their whole lives ahead of them.

“What should have been a night to celebrate their Leaving Cert results and mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter in their lives, ended in unimaginable tragedy.  The sense of shock and numbness has reverberated through the whole country, and we are united in grief with the people of Clonmel and County Tipperary.

“To their families, classmates, friends, school community, and to the whole community, I, on behalf of the people of Waterford City and County extend my deepest sympathies.”

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse.

The books of condolence are available for members of the public to sign at:

  • City Hall, The Mall, Waterford (X91 PK15) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Civic Office, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford (X35 Y326) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm–4pm
  • Online Book of Condolence – sign here : https://bit.ly/ClonmelTragedy-RIP

All messages of sympathy will be sent to the McSweeney, Coffey and Murphy families.

Mayor opens Book of Condolence for Sinéad O’Connor

 

Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway has opened a book of condolence for Sinéad O’Connor, saying

“On behalf of the citizens of Waterford, I would like to extend deepest sympathies to Sinéad’s family, friends and her millions of fans throughout the world. The world has lost a gifted songwriter, a luminous performer and an incredible talent.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

The books of condolence are available for members of the public to sign at:

  • City Hall, The Mall, Waterford (X91 PK15) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Civic Office, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford (X35 Y326) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm–4pm

The books of condolence are available for members of the public to sign at

  • Online Book of Condolence
  • City Hall, The Mall, Waterford (X91 PK15) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
  • Civic Office, Davitt’s Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford (X35 Y326) from 9.30am-1pm and 2pm–4pm

All messages of sympathy will be sent to Sinéad’s family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam.

Offices closed until 1.00pm, tomorrow Friday 13th January 2023

As a mark of respect to the late Councillor Davy Daniels, former Mayor of Waterford City & County, the offices of Waterford City & County Council will close to the public until 1p.m. this Friday 13th January 2023.

Councillor Daniel’s funeral Mass will take place on Friday at 10.30am in St. Joseph and Benildus Church, Newtown, Waterford followed by burial in The Holy Cross Cemetery, Tramore.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

A Book of Condolence may be signed here : https://bit.ly/CllrDavyDaniels-RIP

Advanced Notice: Office opening hours change, Friday 13th January 2023

As a mark of respect to the late Councillor Davy Daniels, former Mayor of Waterford City & County, the offices of Waterford City & County Council not open to the public until 1p.m. on this Friday 13th January 2023.

Councillor Daniel’s funeral Mass will take place on Friday at 10.30am in St. Joseph and Benildus Church, Newtown, Waterford followed by burial in The Holy Cross Cemetery, Tramore.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

A Book of Condolence may be signed here : https://bit.ly/CllrDavyDaniels-RIP

Statement from Waterford City & County Council on death of Cllr. Davy Daniels

The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary has paid tribute to his long-time friend and colleague, Cllr. Davy Daniels (Ind), who passed away on January 10th, 2023.

Cllr. Daniels had a long and distinguished career in local politics, having first been elected to Waterford Corporation in 1974.

He served as Mayor of Waterford in 1987/1988 and 2000/2001 and most recently as Metropolitan Mayor in 2020/2021.

Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’ Leary said, “Davy was steadfast in his role in prioritising the future of Waterford’s development, through and in tandem with communities, charities, business groups and residents’ associations.

“As a man who loved sport, Davy was committed to the enhancement and provision of sporting amenities. He derived great pleasure when a sports club secured a new pitch, ground or changing facilities.  He played an integral part in the development of the Regional Sports Centre, Williamstown Sport Complex, and the People’s Park, being only too well aware of the benefits that sport can bring to individuals and groups.

“A passionate advocate of the arts and culture scene, he was protective of Waterford’s theatrical, musical, and visual arts communities, seeking funding and support in order to keep Waterford’s creativity shining bright.

“In addition to his passion, commitment, and dedication he remained throughout a genuine people-person.  Everyone who met him was touched by his warm, caring persona.  He had time and a word for everybody he encountered.  That to me, is what exemplified Davy, a dedicated councillor, a proud Waterford man and a compassionate human being.”

Michael Walsh, Chief Executive of Waterford City and County Council also paid tribute to Ireland’s longest serving city-based councillor.  “Davy was first elected in 1974 and in the intervening years, he never lost the spark or passion, and that’s what made him a great public representative.

He was committed to the betterment of Waterford, be it through economic development, education, social and cultural enhancement, and the promotion of our tourism and archaeological heritage.  He never stopped beating the drum for his native city.

On behalf of the Council executive, I wish to extend deepest condolences to his wife Mary, his sons Liam and David, his grandchildren, his extended family, and wide circle of friends and colleagues.”

A Book of Condolence will be opened at City Hall on the Mall and Civic Offices, Dungarvan from 2pm today (January 11th).  An online Book of Condolence is also available at https://bit.ly/CllrDavyDaniels-RIP

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Mayor opens Books of Condolence for Creeslough and the late Billy Kyne

Mayor of Waterford City & County, Cllr. John O’Leary has opened online Books of Condolence for the victims of the Creeslough tragedy and for the late Billy Kyne, former Mayor of Waterford County.

Members of the public may sign these books below:

Physical Books of Condolence are also available in both our Dungarvan and City Hall Customer Service offices.

 

Book of Condolence opens for the late Queen Elizabeth II

Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’ Leary has opened a book of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II saying, “The Queen was Britain’s longest serving monarch, having reigned for seventy years with dignity, warmth, selflessness and assuredness. Her passing certainly marks the end of an era.”

The book of condolences is available at:

All messages of sympathy will be sent to His Majesty King Charles III and other members of the Royal family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Online Book of Condolence opened for the late Dervla Murphy

An online Book of Condolence for the late travel writer Dervla Murphy has been opened by the Mayor of Waterford City & County, Councillor Joe Kelly.

Mayor  Kelly said,  “As Mayor of Waterford City and County, I am saddened to hear of Dervla Murphy’s passing and extend my condolences to her daughter, grandchildren and many friends.  Dervla was Ireland’s most famous travel writer and a native of Lismore, Co. Waterford.

During her ninety years Dervla travelled across continents, wrote over 25 travel books and famously documented her six-month journey through Europe, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India on a bike in “Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle” in 1965.

Waterford has lost an icon, a trailblazer, an intrepid adventurer and a woman who was ahead of her time.   Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís.” 

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Books of Condolence will also be opened to the public at:

Waterford City Hall, The Mall, Waterford and at the Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford from 2pm today (Tuesday, May 24th)

Waterford City & County Council extends a vote of sympathy on the passing of former Mayor and Councillor, Pat Hayes

Waterford City and County Council held a Special Meeting at 12pm today (Tuesday 29th December 2020) to extend sympathies to the family of the late Pat Hayes, former Mayor and Elected Waterford City Council representative.

Deepest sympathies are extended to Pat’s wife Bridie, his daughter Eimear, sons Emmett, Mark, Michael and Padraig and to his extended family, friends and colleagues.

The Mayor of Waterford opened the special meeting by saying “Pat was known to all through his involvement in politics, through his proud affiliation to the Labour Party and of all the traditions that came with politics. Pat was a great friend and ambassador to the arts community in Waterford and was a regular visitor to many shows and plays. His passing has evoked a great sadness throughout the county and country. Pat had a warm and engaging personality and he had a wonderful ability to make you feel you were the centre of attention. Pat gave fantastic representation to Waterford, was hugely proud of Waterford and Waterford can be immensely proud of that representation”

Pat Hayes was first elected to Waterford Corporation in 1991 and he proudly represented the constituency of Ward One until his retirement in 2013. During his 22-year political career, Pat twice served as Mayor to the City of Waterford and represented Waterford during exceptional events. During his term as Mayor in 2000 Waterford celebrated the millennium and again in 2011 Waterford hosted the Tall Ships Race. Pat was known across the country through his involvement with the Local Authorities Members Association (LAMA) where he served as joint honorary treasurer of LAMA with his former colleague the late John Carey.

Cllr. Seamus Ryan said of his Labour Party colleague, “Pat Hayes, during his working life with An Post, as a local Councillor, Mayor of Waterford and as someone dedicated to several community based organisations, Pat epitomised the values of public service and society so important to the Labour party which he was a staunch member of. He had a warm personality and loved to engage people. That could be a greeting on the street, a word with someone on behalf of a constituent that had raised an issue with him, contributing to the work of the many committees he was involved in, or speaking as a firm advocate for Waterford.  His family, to whom our deepest sympathies are extended, can be very proud of Pat Hayes. He gave of his best for them, for Waterford and for us all.”

An online Book of Condolence will open today Tuesday 29th December 2020 to allow the people of Waterford to express their sympathies to Pat’s family. The Online Book of Condolence can be found on http://bit.ly/PatHayesRIP

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Mayor Geoghegan opens online Book of Condolence for John Hume, RIP

Mayor Damien Geoghegan has opened an online Book of Condolence for the late John Hume.

“The many heart-warming tributes to John Hume by so many people, both at home and abroad, show just how people feel regarding his life’s work in striving for social justice and achieving peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland” said the Mayor.

“Those achievements were enormous, and it is an honour for me as Mayor to open the online Book of Condolence that will allow the people of Waterford to express their own personal tributes to a truly remarkable Irishman” he added.

When complete the Book of Condolences will be forwarded on to The Hume Family by Mayor Geoghegan on behalf of the people of Waterford.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Members of the public can sign the Book of Condolence here: https://bit.ly/JohnHUME-RIP

Reminder: Online Book of Condolences open for Brendan Bowyer RIP

Online Book of Condolences opens for Brendan Bowyer, Freeman of Waterford City

The Mayor of the City and County of Waterford, Cllr. John Pratt expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the late Brendan Bowyer RIP, who passed away in Las Vegas last evening surrounded by his family.  Brendan Bowyer, who was awarded the Freedom of Waterford City in 2011, is survived by his wife Stella, children Brendan Jr, Aisling and Clodagh and his two grandchildren Liam and Nora Stella.

Cllr. Pratt said “Brendan Bowyer was a true Waterford man and is remembered fondly by Waterford people for his iconic career throughout the showband era. His 1965 Number One hit “The Hucklebuck” is a favourite of many Waterford people. He memorably brought Waterford to life with a memorable rendition in Lombard Street during the 2005 Tall Ships event. He will be sadly missed and remembered by Waterford people”.

Brendan Bowyer was honoured to have the Freedom of Waterford City bestowed on him by the then Mayor of Waterford City, Cllr. Mary Roche who said, ”It was an honour to be part of such a memorable occasion and who more fitting to receive the award than Brendan Bowyer of the Royal Showband which put Waterford on the international map.”

A Book of Condolences is open online at https://bit.ly/BrendanBowyerRIP and we encourage the people of Waterford to add their own personal message. The Book of Condolences will remain open until Monday 8th June 2020.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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