The Quay will be off limits for vehicles on both Sunday next, September 12th and Sunday week, September 19th to accommodate the Waterford Harvest Festival.
Rarely before has the city’s busiest thoroughfare been closed on successive Sundays, but the decision to close it to traffic twice over clearly underlines the ambitions of festival organisers.
“We want to make this as family friendly an event as possible, so having traffic off The Quay for both Sundays of the festival and turning it into a large, open air market is a novel and exciting prospect,” said festival spokesperson Lynn Cahill.
“We’re conscious of the fact that this will cause some disruption for motorists coming in and out of the city, but by flagging this in advance of the event, we hope that people can accommodate the closure of The Quay into their travel arrangements.”
Between this Friday and the 19th, Waterford city will host a range of food markets, along with cookery demonstrations from luminaries including Michael Quinn, Kevin Dundon, Neven Maguire and Darina Allen.
“The vast majority of festival events are free and take place during the day, and the festival has been designed to cater for families and food lovers of all ages,” Ms Cahill added.
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