OUT of date and incorrect signage is still present in prominent locations throughout Waterford City. Some signage advertising flights by Aer Southeast to UK destinations (which never actually commenced) have finally been peeled from their positions – leaving information advertising Waterford Museum of Treasures on display instead.
However, these signs misleadingly inform visitors that the museum is located in the Granary building on Merchant’s Quay. The museum moved from the Granary building a number of years ago and is now located in the Viking Triangle instead. The space which was occupied by the museum in the Granary is now home to the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) School of Architecture. Signage advertising Aer Southeast flights remains in situ at a number of prominent locations, including at the roundabout outside University Hospital Waterford (UHW).
The issue was raised by Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) at the December Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council held in City Hall last week.
He called for an audit to be carried out on signage currently on display across Waterford City in order to establish which signage is current and relevant.
Cllr Mulligan specifically drew attention to the signage advertising Aer Southeast flights from Waterford Airport which never commenced.
He suggested that the signs could be put to better use advertising Waterford as a tourist destination and promoting the slogan ‘Waterford – where Ireland begins’ (such signage has been recently erected on the Waterford side of the Fiddown Bridge).
District Manager Fergus Galvin said he would task a Council representative with doing an audit of the signage currently on display throughout the city.