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Mount Congreve to come under Council Management

Mount Congreve is to be taken over by Waterford City & County Council, on behalf of the State, in a deal that will see the local authority receive an annual grant for the next seven years towards management and maintenance, Minister John Halligan has announced.

The proposal, set to be approved by Cabinet in two weeks, will facilitate the Commissioners of Public Works entering into an agreement with the Estate of Ambrose Congreve for a final settlement of outstanding Trust matters.

Minister Halligan said the deal – confirmed to him by his Independent Alliance colleague, Minister of State at the Office of Public Works Sean Canney and fully supported by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross- represents a great opportunity to bring in commercial interests to augment the outgoings and enhance the visitor experience at the landmark estate:

“I am indebted to my colleague Minister Sean Canney for working closely with me to ensure this deal is brought over the line. Mount Congreve has the potential to be a jewel in the crown of the Ancient East... Read more »»

Mount Congreve to come under Council Management

Mount Congreve to come under Council Management

Rugby star and WIT graduate Niamh Briggs announced as the WIT Arena’s first Sporting Ambassador

Rugby star and WIT graduate Niamh Briggs announced as the WIT Arena’s first Sporting Ambassador

BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies graduate at WIT and captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team Niamh Brigg’s, was today announced as the WIT Arena’s first Sporting... Read more »»

Waterford Walls 2017 – Launch Event with RTE’s Dermot Bannon - Tickets available – places limited!

The team from Waterford Walls is delighted to announce it will return in August 2017. The project, now in its third year, is widely recognised as one of the leading visual street art events in the country, attracting top national and international street artists along with plenty of visitors who help to boost footfall and trade for city retailers. The unique visual street art event sees artists transform spaces around the city with the creation of outdoor murals.

To mark the launch of... Read more »»

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