Changing Waterford 20o9 to 1019
You may have noticed the amount of photos on social media latley with people comparing themselves today and 10 years ago. Change is inevitable and it comes to us all. So we thought that we’d have a look around Waterford city using google maps to see the difference 10 years has made. To be honest we were amazed with some of the changes. Check out the changes we came across.
It’s a great sign when you see old street corners getting a new life. Above was the site of Glancys Garage at Henriette Street and now it Kite Design Centre which is the home a some small craft business and also the home of Waterford Handmade Glass.
The corner of the Quays and Baileys New Street got a makeover and the handmade Viking Longboat is the feature of the area. The Reginald Bar also got it’s old name back and became The Reg.
Baileys New Street is unrecognisable and has become the home of the Churchyard Sessions held every summer thanks to The Munster Bar and The Reg
One of Waterford’s most popular shops was knocked to the ground and was rebuilt making it one of the biggest Penneys outlets in the country. Who remember’s when Woolworths used to be there?
The Apple Market got a roof!
The old ESB building got a major facelift and is now home to Waterford Crystal and Waterford City Council
The old Fire House in Ccatherine Street was demolished and the Court House got a massive extension.
We were delighted to see that the old bridge that led over to the Gas Works was refurbished and it now leads to a massive carpark which was badly needed. The Gas Works is also home to Day Tripper.
Sad to say the old Glass Factory at Kilbarry is no more.
The city got new flood walls on the Quays costing millions but the walls saved many shops in the Quays from flooding.
The Belfry Hotel is now no more and is the good’s entrance for Penneys.
The Flour Mills were knocked making way for the new multi million development at the North Quays.
There are a few “Green Field Sites” that were used. Above is the Audi Sales Room on the Cork Road.
10 years ago there were nothing but fields on the Old Kilmeaden Road now West Pharma have their factory there.
Do you remember when tonnes of the cliff fell on the tracks at the train Station?
It’s hard to believe the difference that 10 years make and we know that there are a lot more that has changed that we didn’t cover here.