Waterford Walls - The Wall of Fame


WaterfordWalls2017Help our city and get involved in the 2017 Waterford Walls by sponsoring a brick and promote your business or project in The Wall of Fame.



  • Prime position located in the middle of O’Connell Street in Waterford City
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You can buy as many bricks as you want. The more bricks you buy the bigger the area would be to display your logo.


Once you sponsor your bricks you can submit your logo/graphic and it would be printed in high quality on to vinyl and fixed to the wall until all the bricks are covered.


The Wall of Fame will also have an online version where the logo or graphic you submit will be linked to your website, Facebook, Twitter  or url of your choice.


How much is your contribution?

Each Brick is 10x5cm and you can buy as many as you need to make sure you get the best results promoting your business.


1 brick 10x5cm is €100 but we have organised a discount scheme for you. If you need a bigger area, just talk to us!


Num of bricks Price Discount
1 brick 10x5cm €100  
2 bricks 20x10cm €190 5% Discount
4 Bricks 40x20cm €340 10% Discount
6 Bricks 60x30cm €510 15% Discount
8 bricks 80x40cm €640 20% Discount
10 bricks 100x50cm €750 25% Discount
12 bricks 120x60cm €840 30% Discount


To invest in the project go to or contact Edel at 087 7624397 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Please note: when you participate in this first edition of The Wall of Fame you will have first refusal for 2018.


Waterford Walls Walking Tour on Thursday, 29th June. Meet at the Parlour Vintage Tearooms at 4.30pm for a cuppa before the Walking Tour.

WLR Waterford Viking Marathon


Waterford Viking Marathon


The 6th annual Waterford Viking Marathon will take place on Saturday June 24th. We anticipate the event will attract up to 3,000 participants and we hope it will, yet again, provide a boost to local retailers and accommodation providers.


Following a review of the route this year the 26.2 mile course has been finalised. When planning we endeavour to showcase the city’s attractions as much as we can and we also consider terrain, disruption to traffic and traders, likely wind direction etc. We are delighted this year to be able to include many of the top local landmarks in the city, Rice Bridge, the Thomas Frances Maher Bridge and the Waterford Greenway as well as the facilities in the new WIT Arena.


The route, which you can view on our website,, will travel through the City and down the Quay before crossing Rice Bridge and travelling down to the Toll Bridge. The runners will make their way on to the Greenway, with the help of a temporary ramp, and then travel along the greenway to the back of Mount Congreve. From here they will travel up to the Cork Road and onwards to Paddy Browns Road, through Lismore Park and on to Carrickperrish.


The half marathon runners leave us here and the fulls (c.500 runners and fairly spread out at this stage) will take a right up Knockhouse to Gracedieu, Summerhill and down to Bilberry and back on to the Greenway. They will do another loop up from Mount Congreve again and (instead of a right up by Knockhouse again) they will head back to the finish at WIT Arena.


With a full traffic management plan in place and with the assistance of the 20 Gardai and over 100 stewards we hope to try keep traffic disruption to a minimum.



We appreciate your cooperation on the day and hope that your business will not be inconvenienced in any way.


Any queries please contact Race Director, Joe Cawley on 086 2320795.

New Winterval Committee takes the reins!


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Former Chief Executive of Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Nick Donnelly, has been announced as Chair of Winterval, Ireland’s Favourite Christmas Festival.


The quintessential yuletide festival will return for its sixth season from November 17th to December 23rd. It is intended that this year’s event will take on board more Waterford City stakeholders with the committee including voluntary representatives from Waterford’s corporate and business sectors and Waterford City and County Council.


Now in its sixth year, Winterval has garnered a reputation as one of the leading Christmas festivals in the country. The new Festival Chair, along with Festival Director Lisa Grant, are determined to build on that status.


According to Nick Donnelly there are changes planned for the festival and that starts with a new committee made up of local stakeholders.  “The previous Winterval committee created a Christmas festival that the city can be proud of. This year we will build on that festival model and, in particular, on the events that worked well in the past along with making some exciting changes to the programme.”


“We will also continue to focus on local engagement and that is why we have enlisted voluntary committee members from Waterford’s business community, including representatives from Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Purple Flag Waterford and Waterford Business Group. Working closely with local stakeholders is vital to ensure we are all invested in Winterval and share the same vision for this enchanting event.”


“Delivering a festival of this scale over six weekends with almost thirty events is a considerable task. However, with the backing of Waterford City and County Council, invaluable input from Waterford businesses, generous funding from corporate sponsors and the support of the community, we are confident that Winterval 2017 will be a magical experience for everyone.”


Eric O’Brien, CEO of Rapid Cabs and Chair of Waterford’s Purple Flag said, “We are delighted to see that plans for Winterval include more engagement with the hospitality sector. Many would like to see the festival offerings extended into the evening, when Waterford, aglow with Christmas lights and illuminations looks spectacular.  Families and children are well catered for throughout the days and early evenings of the festival, while the “young at heart” will be able to enjoy a night-time Winterval experience.”


Details of the festival will be provided at its programme launch in September and while it will retain many of the traditional themes that proved popular in the past it is important to refresh the event with some new faces and new favourites.

Young Performer Series at the House of Waterford Crystal



The Shout Out Wall - A Unique Street Art Event


Waterford Walls Shoutout 1

Kids' Summer in the City



Waterford's Arc Academy seeks entrepreneurial recent graduates and current students


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Arc Academy is the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) entrepreneur development programme which runs from June 12th until August 4th.


“The Arc Academy is provided by WIT for aspiring entrepreneurs who are or recently have been WIT students. We’re now accepting late applications and we urge recent students and current WIT students to get in touch with us as soon as possible,” said Ciarán Cullen, Manager of ArcLabs, WIT’s innovation hub.


Over the summer Arc Academy participants will benefit from free:


  • Incubation in a co-working environment in ArcLabs until September 1st
  • Enterprise Workshops (two per week)
  • Enterprise Development Mentoring
  • Technology Development Mentoring (ICT & Engineering)
  • Enterprise Management Buddy
  • Entrepreneur encounter workshops
  • Access to Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Ireland and South East BIC advisers
  • Support to apply for relevant enterprise funding and the Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur programme and New Frontiers where appropriate.


“This follows the success of a one-day bootcamp which gave students an overview of Creative Innovation; Defining the Problem to be solved and Vision for the Future; Protecting your idea; Constructing a Persona; Business Model Canvass to help the participants to identify their Market and Key features.”


Following the bootcamp event Dr Cordula Hansen, Programme Leader BA(Hons) Design Visual Communications and Director and Founder, WIT Research Group for Design and Social Innovation (DASI) said:


"We are delighted that students from such diverse disciplines are taking part in this event. Especially in the start-up space, we see the importance of communication and mutual respect between technologists, designers, salespeople and managers. From listening to the students' business ideas and conversations, I think they are clearly aware that they will need to collaborate with others. In order to build on their creativity and enthusiasm, connections are vital, and events such as these provide a really important networking environment for students."


To apply, see

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