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Official Openings of Rural Development Projects

On May 16th,  Mayor of Waterford City and County, Councillor John O’Leary along with the Cathaoirleach of the Comeragh Municipal District, Councillor Liam Brazil officially opened a trio of new facilities in the Comeragh area.

First off was the new Lemybrien Playground where Councillor Brazil spoke about the great facility now in place which was very much designed with inclusivity and special needs in mind and which was proving a fantastic attraction for families from miles around. He also spoke of the contribution of the local community under the leadership of Kevin Lonergan.

Next it was on to Mahon Falls where Councillor O’Leary and Councillor Brazil jointly opened the newly expanded and improved car-park. Here, the emphasis was very much on the growing recreational value of the Comeragh Mountains to both local residents and visitors alike. A landscape which inspires everybody who visits there but also a landscape which needs to be valued and protected. Again, the contribution and involvement of the local community was acknowledged, particularly that of the Comeraghs Development Group, and the cooperation of local landowners, particularly Pat Keating and the commonage owners of the lands leading to the Falls.

The final destination was Kilmeaden where the Mayor officially opened the new Greenway link connecting Kilmeaden village to the Waterford Greenway at Kilmeaden Station. Councillor O’Leary paid particular compliments to the work of Waterford and Suir Valley Railway, to the Council staff involved and particularly to the contribution of landowners John and Joan Stephenson, who had allocated a significant amount of their personal property in order to accommodate the link.

In Kilmeaden also, the Mayor, in conjunction with the local Kilmeaden-Ballyduff group, launched a new initiative called the Kilmeaden-Ballyduff Community Garden, the work of which will bring substantial joy to the residents of the area over the next number of years. At the launch, the group was represented by Peter Jacob, Linda Spillane and Declan Finn.

Across all three facilities, there were distinct similarities which both Councillor O’Leary and Brazil alluded to. All three were of a recreational nature and encouraging of outdoor activity. They were funded by various but complementary government programmes – the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme and the Active Travel programme. There was community involvement in all schemes and, vitally, there was huge cooperation from local land owners. Finally, there was real commitment for those entrusted with delivering the projects, particularly the Council staff involved but also the contractors employed by the Council who did excellent work on all three projects.

The Mayor’s final wish was that everyone who used these facilities, locals and visitors alike, would get joy, health and a feeling of well-being from their presence and that the Comeraghs area would continue to be a source of joy and inspiration to all who visit her and enjoy her beauty.

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Free to use images – David Clynch

Africa Day 2023

Join us for our annual Africa Day Event 2023!

May 27th, 12 to 4pm, O’Connell Street, Waterford.

Meeting today – Dunmore East Regeneration

  • Is there something you can contribute to ensure that Dunmore East becomes a better place – for everybody?
  • Do you feel you know the potential developments and projects which could make Dunmore East a better place?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then it would be great if you could attend:
Dunmore East Regeneration Public Meeting in The Marquee at The Haven Hotel on Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 7.30 p.m.

One of the main aims of the evening will be to initiate the establishment of a new Dunmore East Regeneration and Development Group. We will also be commencing the process of developing a new Dunmore East Regeneration Plan.

Any queries can be addressed to townvillagerenewal@waterfordcouncil.ie

Reminder: Dungarvan Roundabout Sponsorship Scheme 2023

Waterford City & County Council is implementing a scheme for the sponsorship of roundabouts around our city and county.

The Council is seeking to engage with businesses and organisations who wish to enhance our city and county’s built environment while benefiting from advertising opportunities being offered on two roundabouts in the Dungarvan area.

An applicant may submit a tender for either one or both roundabouts. Where a number of tenders are received for a particular roundabout, the sponsorship will be awarded to the highest tenderer.

Overview

  • This tender relates to the sponsorship of two roundabouts on public roads on the N25 Dungarvan Bypass.
  • The two roundabouts are Springmount Roundabout and Strandside Roundabout which are located on the N25 Dungarvan Bypass.
  • The sponsorship duration will commence in June 2023 and conclude in December 2027.
  • The sponsorship fee is per annum for four years from 2024–2027 and for 2023 is for seven months pro rata of the annual fee from 2024–2027 as the sponsorship period will commence on 1st June 2023. Part payments will not be accepted.

Tender Documents
Full tender document, map, fee information, specifications, tender form etc. are available here in the TENDER DOCUMENT.

Communications
Communications in connection with the Tender or requests for clarification should be addressed to: Anthony Russell, Administrative Officer, Environment Department, Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

E-mail: arussell@waterfordcouncil.ie

The latest date for receipt of communications in connection with this tender is: 4:00pm on Friday, 5th May 2023.

Closing date for receipt of tenders is 4:00pm on Friday, 12th May 2023.

Reminder: Waterford Farm Labourers Strike Seminar

Waterford Commemorations Committee will host a seminar on May 4th in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan to mark the Farm Labourers’ strike of 100 years ago in 1923. 

The seminar is free of charge and registration is through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/waterford-and-the-farm-labourers-strike-tickets-619081899627

The seminar will be followed by launch of the Waterford Commemorations Website Waterford1916to1923.ie and a GIS story Map detailing events and casualties of the Civil War in Waterford.  

This event is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme.

Temporary Road Closure : R684 Dunmore East

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 9.00am to 1.30pm on Saturday 10th June, 2023 to facilitate the Hook or by Crook Triathlon in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.

Road to be closed:

  • Curraghmore Terrace from its junction with the R684, part of Glenville
    Terrace, and along Wellington Terrace to Dunmore East Golf Club.

Diversion route:

From the roundabout at Horsequarter follow the R684 out to the Leperstown Road (L-4074), turning right onto the Leperstown Road. Continue through to the Commons Road (L-8051), turning right at this junction onto the Commons Road. Follow this road to the junction with the Leckaun Road (L-4075), turning right onto the Leckaun Road.

Follow this road onto Dunmore East straight onto the Killea Road (L-4209) to
the end of diversion at the Strand.

Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on Friday 5th May 2023.

Poetry Day Ireland : See Molly Twomey in Dungarvan library tonight

To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, new poet Molly Twomey will read from her recent publication Raised Among Vultures in Dungarvan Library at 7.00 pm on 27th of April. This event is in partnership with Waterford Arts Office. Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork.

In 2021, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series and awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary. Her debut collection, Raised Among Vultures, was published in May 2022 with The Gallery Press.

Waterford Farm Labourers Strike Seminar

Waterford Commemorations Committee will host a seminar on May 4th in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan to mark the Farm Labourers’ strike of 100 years ago in 1923. 

The seminar is free of charge and registration is through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/waterford-and-the-farm-labourers-strike-tickets-619081899627

The seminar will be followed by launch of the Waterford Commemorations Website Waterford1916to1923.ie and a GIS story Map detailing events and casualties of the Civil War in Waterford.  

This event is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme.

Dungarvan Roundabout Sponsorship Scheme 2023

Waterford City & County Council is implementing a scheme for the sponsorship of roundabouts around our city and county.

The Council is seeking to engage with businesses and organisations who wish to enhance our city and county’s built environment while benefiting from advertising opportunities being offered on two roundabouts in the Dungarvan area.

An applicant may submit a tender for either one or both roundabouts. Where a number of tenders are received for a particular roundabout, the sponsorship will be awarded to the highest tenderer.

Overview

  • This tender relates to the sponsorship of two roundabouts on public roads on the N25 Dungarvan Bypass.
  • The two roundabouts are Springmount Roundabout and Strandside Roundabout which are located on the N25 Dungarvan Bypass.
  • The sponsorship duration will commence in June 2023 and conclude in December 2027.
  • The sponsorship fee is per annum for four years from 2024–2027 and for 2023 is for seven months pro rata of the annual fee from 2024–2027 as the sponsorship period will commence on 1st June 2023. Part payments will not be accepted.

Tender Documents
Full tender document, map, fee information, specifications, tender form etc. are available here in the TENDER DOCUMENT.

Communications
Communications in connection with the Tender or requests for clarification should be addressed to: Anthony Russell, Administrative Officer, Environment Department, Waterford City & County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

E-mail: arussell@waterfordcouncil.ie

The latest date for receipt of communications in connection with this tender is: 4:00pm on Friday, 5th May 2023.

Closing date for receipt of tenders is 4:00pm on Friday, 12th May 2023.

Road Closure Arrangements : West Waterford Festival of Food

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers
pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following roads to through
traffic on Saturday 15th and Sunday, 16th April, 2023 to facilitate the West Waterford Festival of Food.

Roads to be closed:
From 6am until 8pm Saturday 15th April the following roads shall close:
• L3139 – Davitt’s Quay (from it’s Junction with Bridge Street to Harbour Street)
• L3136 – Carberry’s Lane
• L3137 – Galwey’s Lane
• L3169 – Thompson’s Lane

Parking on all the above mentioned streets shall be restricted from 6pm the night before.
No parking shall be allowed on Davitt’s Quay during the road closures. Access to the Garvey’s Supervalu Car Park on Davitt’s Quay shall be maintained via entrance on Cross Bridge Street, with all vehicles exiting via Bridge Street.

Traffic Diversions – Saturday 15th April 2023:
All traffic from the L3122 “The Lookout Road” shall be diverted via L3131 Quay Street to L3128 Church Street and onto L3126 Emmet Street.
All traffic travelling from R911 – T.F. Meagher Street shall be diverted onto L3139 (North or South). There will be no access to eastbound traffic to the The Causeway for the duration of the event. Westbound traffic will be unaffected except for a 30 min period during the RNLI “Duck Race” event when the road shall close.

From 6am until 9pm Sunday 16th April the following roads shall close:
• R911 – Grattan Square
• R911 – Saint Mary’s Street
• R911 – T.F. Meagher Street
• L3132 – Parnell Street
• R672 – O’Connell Street (from its Junction with R911 and Western Terrace)
• L3135 – Crossbridge Street
• L3137 – Galwey’s Lane

Parking on all the above mentioned streets shall be restricted from 6pm the night before.
Traffic Diversions – Sunday 16th April 2023:
All vehicles travelling from R911 The Causeway shall be diverted onto L3139 (North or South). All vehicles travelling from R911 Saint Mary Street shall turn right onto R672 O’Connell Street.

Advisory:
From 8am until 12am Friday 14th April 2023 part of the area of Walton Park adjacent to
the Causway will close for the ticketed “Park After Dark” event. Access to the park via the
Causeway Entrance will be restricted during these times but all other entrances and access to the park shall remain unaffected.

Waterford City Marina : Visitor Berths Closed Until 2025

If you’re a boating enthusiast or a user of Waterford City’s marina, please take note of the latest update regarding the marina.

Construction work on the sustainable transport bridge across the River Suir has commenced. This bridge is a crucial part of the North Quays development, as it will connect the city’s north and south sides, creating new opportunities for businesses, residents, and visitors alike. However, in order to facilitate these works, the visitor berths at Waterford City Marina have closed until 2025.

If you had planned to moor your yacht at the marina during this time, you may be disappointed to hear that it won’t be possible. However, it’s important to note that this closure is necessary to ensure the safety of all involved in the construction of the new bridge. The project is expected to take approximately 2.5 years, at which point the marina will to re-open to visiting yachts.

Waterford City & County Council apologises for this temporary inconvenience, but if you’re looking to explore the beautiful waters of Waterford and experience the city’s rich culture and history, mark your calendar for 2025, and plan your trip accordingly.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in securing a long-term berth at the marina, a waiting list is in place, and the Marina Superintendent can be contacted on 087-2384944.

The marina looks forward to welcoming visitors back in a few years’ time, and in the meantime, there are still plenty of other ways to explore and enjoy the vibrant city of Waterford.

Road Closure Arrangements : West Waterford Festival of Food

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers
pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following roads to through
traffic on Saturday 15th and Sunday, 16th April, 2023 to facilitate the West Waterford Festival of Food.

Roads to be closed:
From 6am until 8pm Saturday 15th April the following roads shall close:
• L3139 – Davitt’s Quay (from it’s Junction with Bridge Street to Harbour Street)
• L3136 – Carberry’s Lane
• L3137 – Galwey’s Lane
• L3169 – Thompson’s Lane

Parking on all the above mentioned streets shall be restricted from 6pm the night before.
No parking shall be allowed on Davitt’s Quay during the road closures. Access to the Garvey’s Supervalu Car Park on Davitt’s Quay shall be maintained via entrance on Cross Bridge Street, with all vehicles exiting via Bridge Street.

Traffic Diversions – Saturday 15th April 2023:
All traffic from the L3122 “The Lookout Road” shall be diverted via L3131 Quay Street to L3128 Church Street and onto L3126 Emmet Street.
All traffic travelling from R911 – T.F. Meagher Street shall be diverted onto L3139 (North or South). There will be no access to eastbound traffic to the The Causeway for the duration of the event. Westbound traffic will be unaffected except for a 30 min period during the RNLI “Duck Race” event when the road shall close.

From 6am until 9pm Sunday 16th April the following roads shall close:
• R911 – Grattan Square
• R911 – Saint Mary’s Street
• R911 – T.F. Meagher Street
• L3132 – Parnell Street
• R672 – O’Connell Street (from its Junction with R911 and Western Terrace)
• L3135 – Crossbridge Street
• L3137 – Galwey’s Lane

Parking on all the above mentioned streets shall be restricted from 6pm the night before.
Traffic Diversions – Sunday 16th April 2023:
All vehicles travelling from R911 The Causeway shall be diverted onto L3139 (North or South). All vehicles travelling from R911 Saint Mary Street shall turn right onto R672 O’Connell Street.

Advisory:
From 8am until 12am Friday 14th April 2023 part of the area of Walton Park adjacent to
the Causway will close for the ticketed “Park After Dark” event. Access to the park via the
Causeway Entrance will be restricted during these times but all other entrances and access to the park shall remain unaffected.

Draft municipal district of dungarvan/lismore. Control of parking bye-laws 2023

The Dungarvan/Lismore District of Waterford in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 131A of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014, Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1994, as amended, and by Section 101 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, as amended, hereby gives notice that it has prepared Draft Municipal District of Dungarvan/Lismore Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2023 for the regulation and control of parking in respect of the area comprising the Dungarvan/Lismore District of Waterford.

The Draft Bye-Laws are available here:

Draft Municipal District of DungarvanLismore (Control of Parking) Bye-Laws 2023

and during normal office hours from Wednesday 22nd March 2023 to Thursday 20th April, 2023, at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft Control of Parking Bye-Laws 2023.  Submissions should be lodged with Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, Waterford, or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie before 4.00pm on Thursday 4th May, 2023.