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    • Are you over 55?
    • You can make County Wicklow a good place to grow old in.
    • Is your town/village a safe and sociable place to live in?
  • Seven new homes for the over 55’s have been provided at La Touche Place, Greystones, through a partnership arrangement with Wicklow County Council and Túath Housing Association.

    The new development named La Touche Court, was officially opened today (Mon) by the Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr John Ryan.   A new public bench was unveiled to mark the occasion.

  • Inland Fisheries Ireland invite submissions by 30th June 2016 regarding new Sea Trout Bye-law for River Vartry

  • Details of the 2016 Fund have now been announced. Communities, individuals, not-for-profit groups or organisations are invited to apply for this years’ grant aid.

  • Temporary Part-time Substitute branch Librarians - Ref: 16.2016

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to form panels from which temporary positions may be filled at the following Branch Libraries:

  • Grants Payable under the Domestic Lead Remediation (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 56 of 2016)

  • Wicklow County Council is continuing to move away from the model of providing emergency homeless accommodation from large units, towards a best practice Housing First model.  This involves a number of different approaches including the use of smaller units with visiting support for up to 3-4 clients per house as well as securing units supplied from voluntary housing bodies, the private rented

  • Application for event licence in respect of Bray Air Show Display is available for viewing at the Planning Office, County Buildings, Wicklow Town.

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  • Irish Water published the Preliminary Options Appraisal Report on 26th November which sets out the pressing need for a new water supply source for the Eastern & Midlands Region of the country.

    Following publication of the Preliminary Options Appraisal Report, Irish Water is now undertaking a 10 week consultation process, concluding on 4th February 2016.

    Preliminary Options Appraisal Reports  are now available for viewing at the Public Counter of Water & Environmental Services, County Buildings, Wicklow.

  • 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

  • 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.

gPlan

gPlan is an Internet GIS enquiry system to enable the public to view the locations of planning applications via a map and to enquire about the details.

ePlan

 ePlan is the internet enquiries front end to the iPlan Planning Administration system.

Check the Register

Are You on the Electoral Register Correctly? Click here to check the register

Wicklow Library Online Catalogue

View online databases, newspapers, view your library account, renew items etc using your library number and pin. Click here to login

Motortax Online

Motor Tax Online is a secure service provided by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Ireland's local authorities. Click here to pay your motortax

Fix Your Street

fixyourstreet.ie now covers all of Ireland. We're in beta, which means that while functional, the service continues to be worked on and improved. If you should come across something that doesn't work as expected, then don't hesitate to get in touch through the email reports@fixyourstreet.ie

  • 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:

    Wurzburg

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

    Seminole County

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

    Begles

    Bray is twinned with Begles, France

    Dublin, California

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

    Montigny le Bretonex

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

    Eischenzell

    Wicklow Town is twinned with Einchenzell-Fulda, Germany

    Porthmadog

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

    Holyhead

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

    Chateaudun

    Arklow is twinned with Chateaudun, France

    Otročiněves, Czech Republic

    Laragh / Glendalough is twinned with Otročiněves, Czech Republic