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Waterford
Culture and Creativity Plan 2017

Home to Ireland’s oldest city, lush green river valleys and ancient archeological sites, creative instincts are deep-rooted in the history and culture of Waterford’s people.

Waterford city was founded over 1,100 years ago by Viking warlords and its history can still be seen in its narrow, winding streets. The county’s creativity has been sparkling on an international stage for hundreds of years, thanks to Waterford Crystal and their covetable glassware.

The Creative Ireland programme focuses on the themes of identity, culture and citizenship and Waterford’s part in the initiative’s five-year journey begins with its plans for 2017.

The county’s creativity has been sparkling on an international stage for hundreds of years, thanks to Waterford Crystal and their covetable glassware.

The whole county is set to benefit the from the Culture and Creativity Plan which will enhance its existing projects, festivals and events, including music festivals Summer in the City and Artbeat, the celebration of street performances Spraoi Festival and Parade, Imagine Arts Festival – incorporating the Waterford Writer’s Weekend and the John Dwyer Trad Weekend – and the street art-focused Waterford Walls.

This is a first edition of the Local Authority Culture and Creativity Plan and is subject to change.