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Road Closures Winterval 2019

Road Closures Winterval 2019 on Sat 23 Nov from 1pm until 7pm L91092 Barronstrand St and L91092 Broad Street Waterford

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council will close the following public roads to through traffic to facilitate the Winterval 2019 Christmas Festival:

1.  On Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 1pm until 7pm the following streets will close for the arrival of Santa Claus and the switching on of the Christmas Lights.

  • Barronstrand Street    – L91092
  • Broad Street               – L91092

Between 4pm and 4:30pm there may be significant delays outbound on The Quay and through traffic should divert via Ashe Road. There may also be significant
delays on Patrick Street & Peter Street and through traffic should avoid the area if possible.

2. On the following Times & Dates the following roads will be closed to facilitate safe access and egress from the Winterval festival:

Saturday November 23rd

10am – 8:30pm

Friday November 29th

3pm – 8:30pm

Friday December 6th

3pm – 8:30pm

Friday December 13th

3pm – 8:30pm


December 18th

3pm – 8:30pm

Sunday November 24th

11am – 8:30pm

Saturday November 30th

10am – 8:30pm  

Saturday December 7th

10am – 8:30pm    

Saturday December 14th

10am – 8:30pm    


December 19th

3pm – 8:30pm

Sunday December 1st

11am – 8:30pm  

Sunday December 8th

11am – 8:30pm  

Sunday December 15th

11am – 8:30pm  

Friday December 20th

10am – 8:30pm

Saturday December 21st

10am – 8:30pm


Sunday December 22nd  

10am – 8:30pm    

Monday December 23rd  

10am – 8:30pm    

  • Henrietta Street        – L90018
  • High Street                – L5533

    from its junction with Olaf Street to Henrietta Street)

  • Greyfriars                   – L90020

    (Resident and car park access will be maintained)

  • Baileys New Street    – L90021

  • Coffee House Lane    – L90019

Access to Cathedral Close & Christ Church Cathedral for residents will be maintained via Lady Lane but at times of crowd pressure (between 4:45pm and 7:30pm on the days above) there will short delays until the crowd has safely dispersed.

Local access for Residents and to Greyfriars car park will be facilitated as much as possible but some restrictions will apply. There will be strictly no parking permitted on the junction of Greyfriars & Chairman’s Arch. 

Please Note:
Each Saturday at 4:15pm from Saturday 30th November 2019 until Saturday 21st December 2019 the area known as Applemarket will host the Santa’s Elves Christmas letter Collection Winterval Event. This Event takes approximately 30 minutes and during it there maybe some traffic delays to traffic wishing to enter New Street.

Waterford City & County Council wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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