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  • An order has now been signed transferring Wicklow Port Company to Wicklow Co Co.

    Please find attached Press Release from Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

    Bryan Doyle Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council welcomed the announcement by the Minister.

  • The Bathing Prohibition Notice issued for Greystones South Beach has been lifted on the 29th August 2016. Further water sampling has shown levels of bacteria have returned to normal and the public are advised that results indicate bathing water to be of excellent quality.

  • The Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC) are embarking on a significant advocacy campaign to ensure that blanket bogs are highlighted as a national issue, to encourage policy makers and local communities to take ownership of these habitats and to ensure the preservation of the unique biodiversity that blanket bogs support for future generations.

  • Celebrate National Heritage Week in Wicklow from the 20th to 28th August. With multiple events happening every day, the majority free of charge and family friendly, this is the ideal time to learn a new skill, enjoy music, join a guided walk, explore wildlife on your doorstep and find out more about Wicklow’s history.

  • What is the Up-cycle Challenge 2016?

    It's simple really. We're challenging you to unearth the creativity within and create something new out of something breathe new life into an item or material that you source - bonus points if you find it on Free-Trade Ireland!!!

  • Wicklow County Council and the Ballynagran Community Liaison Committee invite applications, under its Development Grants Scheme 2016, from community groups and organisations towards grants for the development of Environmental Community Projects and Works in the locality of the Ballynagran Landfill.

  • A statutory notice was placed in the Independent newspaper on Monday 18th July 2016.

    This stated that Wicklow County Council proposes to seek the approval of An Bord Pleanála for the development as detailed below in accordance with Section 175 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.

  • In relation to Wicklow County Council, please note that as a result of staff resource issues, it will be necessary, for the duration of the Social Housing Assessment (SHA) 2016, to assign SHA duties to all existing housing staff.


  • Irish Water in partnership with Wicklow County Council wish to advise residents of Arklow Town that water services will be shut off 6pm to 10pm on Thursday 28 July, to carry out Emergency Network Repairs at Lamberton Reservoir. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For further information please contact Irish Water Customer Service on 1850 278 278.

  • Irish Water and Wicklow County Council

    Date: 08th July 2016

    Public Water Supply at the North and South Brittas Bay Beaches

    Following the advice of the HSE, Irish Water and Wicklow County Council have put in place a ‘Do Not Consume’ notice on the public water supply at the North and South Brittas Bay Beaches. The notice only applies to the public water supplies at the North and South Brittas Bay Beaches and no other public supplies in the area are affected. The notice has been imposed due to an exceedance in the standard levels of sodium, chloride and arsenic in the supplies.

    Irish Water is committed to providing a safe public drinking water supply at Brittas Bay Beach and will work closely with Wicklow County Council to resolve the issue. In the interim, anyone using the public facilities at the beach must follow the guidelines set out in the ‘Do Not Consume’ Notice. The notice has no impact on the bathing waters at the beach. Irish Water wishes to reassure customers using this public drinking water supply that it is a priority for us to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

    Customers using the public drinking water supply at Brittas Bay Beach must not use the water for:

    • Drinking, 
    • Drinks made with water
    • Food preparation, washing or cooking of food,
    • Brushing of teeth
    • In particular, pregnant women should not drink this water.
    • This water should not be used for making up infant formula for bottled fed infants.  An alternative source of water should be used. If using bottled water, the bottled water should be boiled first (to sterilise) and avoid bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have higher levels of sodium and other minerals. It can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated.
    • The water can be used for flushing toilets, washing and showering

    Please note boiling the water will not be sufficient to make it suitable to consume.

    Regional Operations Manager                                             Director of Services

    East and Midland Region                                                         Water & Environmental Services

    Irish Water                                                                              Wicklow County Council

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

    Telephone: 089 228 5902
    9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

  • 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
    Twitter: @IrishWater
    Tel: 1850 278 278 (LoCall)
    Minicon: 1850 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.


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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

    Seminole County

    Co. Wicklow is twinned with Seminole County, Florida


    Bray is twinned with Begles, France

    Dublin, California

    Bray is twinned with Dublin, California,

    Montigny le Bretonex

    Wicklow Town is twinned with Montigny in France


    Wicklow Town is twinned with Einchenzell-Fulda, Germany


    Wicklow Town is twinned with Porthmadog in Gwynedd West Wales


    Greystones is twinned with Holyhead Anglesey North Wales


    Arklow is twinned with Chateaudun, France

    Otročiněves, Czech Republic

    Laragh / Glendalough is twinned with Otročiněves, Czech Republic