August 12, 2020
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Dungarvan al fresco: County Waterford town looks blooming great

Dungarvan town centre is blooming as it returned to business this week.

The county Waterford town enjoyed an impressive makeover with the installation of more than 60 planters by Waterford Council’s presentation team.

The planters were designed and manufactured by Dungarvan-based Coffey Structural Engineering.

Installation of the 60 planters began on Thursday and will continue during early July.

The council said: “The colour and vibrancy added by the tasteful planting and outdoor seating in Grattan Square and other town centre areas is bringing a renewed sense of adventure to Dungarvan for the summer season.”

Commenting on the initiative, the newly-elected Mayor of Waterford City and County, Dungarvan-based councillor Damien Geoghegan said:
“It is wonderful to see Dungarvan open for business and to have so many local pubs and restaurants open out onto our stunning public realm areas.

“Dungarvan is a perfect location and locals and visitors alike will enjoy the relaxed holiday atmosphere brought about by turning our town centre ‘inside out’. I look forward to enjoying all that Dungarvan has to offer over the summer months and being part of getting Waterford City, towns and villages back to business.”

Waterford City and County Council is providing grant assistance to all eligible businesses through the Outdoor Furniture Scheme which is open until August 31 2020. Online applications can be made at http://www.waterfordcouncil.ie and grant assistance up to €2,000 is available under the scheme.

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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