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Cabinet approval on Mount Congreve deal heralds massive potential for Waterford - Minister John Halligan

Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) approved a deal that will see Waterford City & County Council receive an annual grant of €250,000 over the next seven years to take over the maintenance and management of Mount Congreve, on behalf of the State.

Waterford Independent Minister John Halligan confirmed that the deal, facilitated by his Independent Alliance colleague, Minister of State at the OPW Sean Canney, will involve the Commissioners of Public Works entering into an agreement with the Estate of Ambrose Congreve, the late owner of the estate and gardens, for a final settlement of outstanding Trust matters.

This includes the Estate conveying almost 75 acres to the Mount Congreve Estate Trust at no cost, as well as transferring horticultural stock valued at approximately €200,000. The Trust will also receive a cash consideration of €1.3 million. As part of the agreement, the commercial nursery and car park at Mount Congreve will be transferred to the Trust.

“The total cost to the exchequer is €1.75 million but look at what... Read more »»

Cabinet approval on Mount Congreve deal heralds massive potential for Waterford - Minister John Halligan

Cabinet approval on Mount Congreve deal heralds massive potential for Waterford - Minister John Halligan

Waterford Marine Search and Rescue chosen by Waterpark College as main beneficiary

Waterford Marine Search and Rescue chosen by Waterpark College as main beneficiary

The Waterford Marine Search and Rescue is a voluntary river rescue service operating in Waterford city and county, with over 50 volunteers at present. It was set up in January 2010 by Darryl and... Read more »»

World-renowned fly fishing instructor to share his passion at Waterford Country Fair on June 11

A QUALIFIED casting instructor and full-time fly dresser who will captain the Irish team competing in the World Fly Fishing Championships next year is about to share his internationally-renowned fly fishing skills with fellow enthusiasts and a whole new generation of enthusiasts.

Kilkenny man Peter Driver will be centre stage at the Waterford Country Fair which runs in stunning Curraghmore House & Gardens in Portlaw on Sunday, June 11. Funds raised through the family-focused Fair... Read more »»

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