SETU's Dome Bar to be converted into office space

The South East Technological University have submitted an application to Waterford Council to convert the Dome Bar premises into office space. 

The bar, once a hub of student nightlife, has not been in use for a number of years since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Dome was often the venue for events on Freshers and RAG week on campus, with a number of high-profile artists having played in the college bar down the years - but it is now set to serve the college in a different way.

In a statement to the Waterford News and Star, SETU confirmed their intention to re-purpose the space.


“SETU routinely re-purposes space to maximise its use. The Dome Bar has not been operational for a number of years and we plan to redevelop it to optimise the space.” 

The SETU campus in Carlow will also not have a bar in operation but the university have clarified that they do provide designated social spaces to students.

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