Wicklow CDP 2016 - 2022

Stage 1 – Pre-Draft Public Consultation

Wicklow County Council intends to review the Wicklow County Development Plan 2010-2016 and to prepare a new Wicklow County Development Plan for the period 2016-2022. Submissions or observations regarding the review of the existing plan and preparation of the new plan are invited between the period 28th October 2014 to 23rd December 2014. Click for more information

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  • For further information, please visit Irish Water's website or contact the project team:

    Web: www.water.ie/arklowtp
    Email: arklowtp@water.ie
    Telephone: 089 228 5902
    9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

  • Subject: Water supply works and intermittent shut off at Mariner’s Point Reservoir during the week commencing 10th November 2014

    Dear Customer,

    Further to the Boil Water Notice issued to you on Friday October 10th 2014, and a further notice on 21st October 2014 Irish Water and Wicklow County Council continue to work to rectify the issues with the supply. Part of these works includes flushing the existing watermains, installing chlorination equipment and isolating the supply at the Ballyguile Mor tank. These works will take place next week, November 10th to 14th 2014.

    I am writing to advise that as part of these works we may need to intermittently shut off your water supply from 8.00am until 6.00pm on some days, so that we can isolate supplies, install valves, flush out the existing and reconnect the mains.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. We always aim to turn the water off for as short a time as possible. You may find that there is enough storage within your dwelling and you may not notice the outages until later in the day.

    You are reminded that the boil water notice remains in place on the water supply in this area. You will be informed in writing when the boil water notice is lifted in due course.

    If your water does not return after the time stated above, please contact Kevin Scanlon on 087 052 3238. Alternatively you may also contact Irish Water at 1890 278 278.

    Update: 30th October 2014

    The Mariner’s Point Reservoir had been successfully cleaned, examined, disinfected and returned to use on 22/10/14. Further improvement works are being progressed. The boil water notice remains in effect until further notice.

    Update: 17th October 2014

    Irish Water are currently working with Wicklow County Council to investigate what has caused this contamination, and are currently implementing mitigation measures to eliminate the risk of contamination to the supply. Subsequent sampling following the imposition of the Boil Water Notice indicates that microbiological contamination is still being detected in a number of samples. Irish Water will only be in a position to recommend lifting the Boil Water Notice to the HSE once completely satisfied that the drinking water is microbiologically clear. Irish Water and Wicklow County Council are progressing reactive works with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as possible. The Boil Water Notice can only be lifted after consultation with the HSE. Irish water apologises for any inconvenience caused but would like to re-iterate that every effort is being made to lift the boil water notice as soon as possible.

  • Irish Water is the new national water utility and is now responsible for managing the delivery of water services to home and businesses in Ireland. For further information or to report an issue with:

    • Water Supply
    • Water Quality
    • Wastewater

    Please contact Irish Water
    Web: www.water.ie
    Twitter: @IrishWater
    Tel: 1890 278 278 (LoCall)
    Minicon: 1890 378 378 ( For hearing impaired customers with minicon equipment)
    Postal Address: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City

    Please continue to contact Wicklow County Council for information or issues relating to business account queries, surface water drainage and flood management.

  • Boil Notices currently in effect: 

    Boil Water Notice - Ballysallagh Well Water Supply (Exempted)

    Wicklow County Council wishes to advise consumers that the water from the Ballysallagh Well Water Supply (Exempted) must be boiled prior to use.

    You are advised:-

    1. Boil all water for consumption Bring water to a vigorous boil and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink.
    2. Use clean containers when storing boiled water.
    3. Discard all ice cubes. Make ice from cooled boiled water.
    4. Boil all water for hygiene and first aid use including brushing teeth, cleaning wounds, making medicine, sterilising babies bottles.
    5. Use cooled boiled water when preparing food that will not be cooked e.g. salads, fruit, or mixing cold sweets/desserts.
    6. Prepare babies feeds with water brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been re-boiled several times. Boiled tap water is preferred for the preparation of babies feeds rather than bottled water labelled “Natural Mineral Water” as this may contain higher concentrations of some minerals (e.g. Sodium, Nitrate), than is recommended for infant feeding.
    7. Use hot tap water and washing up liquid to clean surfaces, dishes and other utensils.
    8. Do not use dishwashers, as the water may not get hot enough.
    9. It is safe to use tap water, which has not been boiled for baths/showers, general cleaning, flushing toilets and washing clothes.

    This instruction must be complied with until further notice.

    Caroline Fox,
    A/Senior Executive Officer,
    Water and Environmental Services,
    Wicklow County Council

    Tel: 0404 20236 Email: env@wicklowcoco.ie

    28th August 2013


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  • Following the Second World War, Town Twinning was extended in Europe as a means of promoting mutual understanding and cross-border projects.

    Town twinning is supported by the European Union and since 1989 The Council of European Municipalities and Regions has worked closely with the European Commission to promote modern, high quality twinning initiatives and exchanges that involve all sections of the community.

    The European Union had fostered more than 7,000 bilateral relationships involving almost 10,000 European municipalities and in most cases geographical distance has very little influence upon communities' selections of a twin town. In fact Town twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links.

    County Wicklow's ties with Wurzburg were originally established following contact between St. Cronans School and its sister school in Wurzburg, where St. Cronan is the Patron Saint

    County Wicklow values its close ties with all its Twin City Partners.

    Towns that are twinned:


    Co. Wicklow & Bray are twinned with Wurzburg www.wuerzburg.de/en/

    Seminole County

    Co. Wicklow is twinned with Seminole County, Florida www.seminolecountyfl.gov/


    Bray is twinned with Begles, France

    Dublin, California

    Bray is twinned with Dublin, California, USA www.ci.dublin.ca.us/

    Montigny le Bretonex

    Wicklow Town is twinned with Montigny in France www.montigny78.fr/


    Wicklow Town is twinned with Einchenzell-Fulda, Germany


    Wicklow Town is twinned with Porthmadog in Gwynedd West Wales www.porthmadog.com/


    Greystones is twinned with Hollyhead Anglesey North Wales www.holyhead.org/


    Arklow is twinned with Chateaudun, France