People will not be allowed to walk from Curraghmore to Portlaw during the All Together Now music festival. That’s according to a Fianna Fáil Councillor in the town.
The festival will be taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and is expected to draw 15,000 visitors from outside of Waterford.
But, Councillor Ray Murphy says they’ll be barred from walking from the venue to Portlaw: “I find this disappointing because it denies us as a council the tourism opportunity to showcase this unique purpose-built town of Portlaw. It’s only a five minute walk from the main gate of Curraghmore and a further 20 minute stroll to the courtyard where the event is taking place.
Ray Murphy has called on the council’s planners to reverse the move: “As a leading member of the tidy towns we’ve undertaken extra work in relation to planting flowers etc. in anticipation of this event. There’s also locals who have bought tickets, who are hopeful of being able to walk to and from the event, as they please, over the weekend. I would just like to request the planning department give further consideration to that proposal, over the next few weeks, before they finalise their plans for the festival.”
The event license has been issued by Waterford County Council to POD Festival Ltd. They told WLR News that “We are [less than] 3 weeks before the show, which we are working diligently to deliver.”