Allocation of €1.9m to upgrade Viking Triangle

 

Funding has been allocated by the Government to upgrade one of the Republic’s oldest urban areas which can trace its history back to 914AD.

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar yesterday allocated €1.9 million for the Viking Triangle area of Waterford, as well as €730,000 for Lough Boola in Co Offaly for its parkland infrastructure.

The Waterford money will be used for signage, interpretative material, seating and paving in the city quarter, which is bound by the river Suir, The Mall and Cathedral Square. It dates from the 10th century when Vikings first settled in the area.

The Viking Triangle has Reginald’s Tower at its apex. That section of the city has had a number of improvement projects completed in recent years, including refurbishment of the Bishop’s Palace, the Theatre Royal, buildings along The Mall and in Greyfriars and the development of the Waterford Crystal showroom.