Monday, 3rd August 2015
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Time for some SPRAOI!

Waterford business set to soar during Spraoi this year!

Business in Waterford City is expected to have a significant boost during the Spraoi Festival weekend. Hotels, bars cafes and restaurants expect capacity trade, with service providers from taxis to security companies also benefiting from big crowds.

Failte Ireland research undertaken at last year’s event indicated: 88% of Irish visitors were influenced by the festival to visit Waterford, their satisfaction with the festival was 8 out of 10 and 71% of them were under 34 years of age. Of the overseas visitors 3 out of 5 indicated they would visit the festival again.

"Apart from the immediate business spin-off it’s fantastic to see the city centre so energised by huge footfall for three days. Our streets and squares provide wonderful performance areas and they are now quality environments thanks to Waterford City and County Council,” Waterford Spraoi Chairman, Jamie Dower, told Waterford Today.

Time for some SPRAOI!

Time for some SPRAOI!

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Waterford to receive in excess of €5 million in funding

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Waterford Local Enterprise - 2014 IBYE winner

2014 IBYE winner Conor Browne urges young entrepreneurs to enter Waterford Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

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