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About Carrick-on-Suir

INDUSTRY

Carrick-on-Suir is a thriving town of 8,000 inhabitants serving a local community of some 12,000 people. It has an abundance of retail, service and commercial activities that continue to grow and prosper. Excellent housing, superb educational facilities and an advanced infrastructure make it an ideal location in the South East. It combines the best quality of life and commercial potential for inward investment and relocation.

The recent designation of a substantial tract of land for a biotechnology park is testament to Carrick-on-Suir's prospects. Many observers have recognised Carrick-on-Suir as having the critical ingredients of location, infrastructure and people that are required to support modern industry. The Economic Development Committee chaired by Jim Power economist is co-ordinating many initiatives that will result in further development of the commercial potential of the area.

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SERVICES 

There is an abundance of local services including professional, medical, banking, trades & construction and general services necessary to support such a vibrant community. The town has Carrick town council as its administrative centre.

The retail sector of the town combines the charm of the independent retailer with many household names in retailing.

 

ANCILLARY SERVICES IN CARRICK-ON-SUIR

A brief list of available services in shopping, recreational, social and sporting activity.

  • All necessary grocery, drapery, footwear, sports equipment, florists, auctioneering and accounting services.
  • Banking and A.T.M. facilities.
  • Excellent Restaurants, Lounge Bars, multiple Catering, Take-away and Off Licence outlets.
  • Theatre, Drama and Musical Societies.
  • Live Musical Entertainment at Strand Theatre and in local bars.
  • Sport & Fitness Centre (Sean Kelly Sports Centre) incl. swimming pool, sauna and workout rooms. Other sports (all popular) catered for including Association Football, G.A.A., Rugby, Tennis, Boxing, Martial Arts, Motor Club, Cycling, Fishing, Athletics and Carrick-on-Suir 18 hole Golf Course.

 

OVERVIEW OF BASIC PROVISIONS IN CARRICK

Housing

Carrick-on-Suir has an extensive range of existing dwellings on the market through local auctioneering firms. These are high quality private housing.  Very high quality housing in Carrick is comparatively less expensive than in other local urban areas.
 

Education 

Two Primary Schools and one Gael Scoil
Christian Brothers ( Boys ) Secondary School
Scoil Mhuire ( Girls ) Secondary School
Vocational Educational School
Waterford Institute of Technology (17 miles)                                                         
University of Limerick (63 miles)
Limerick Institute of Technology (63 miles)
Carlow Institute of Technology (50 miles)
University of Cork (70 miles)
Tipperary Rural and Business Development Institute, Clonmel (13 miles)
Tipperary Rural and Business Development Institute, Thurles (40 miles)
Agricultural and Horticultural College, Kildalton, Piltown (6 miles)
Adult courses and training facilities are available in Carrick-on-Suir
Vocational Educational School
 

Health

St. Bridget's District Hospital

Day Care Centre
Ash Park Retirement Village

Waterford Regional Hospital - 17 miles

County Medical/Maternity Hospital  -  13 miles

6 General Practitioners
2 Dental Surgeons
3 Nursing Homes

 

Infrastructure

Water & Sewerage & Domestic Refuse
Carrick-on-Suir Main Drainage Scheme and Waste Water Treatment Plant  - recently completed
Mr Binman or local council for refuse collection

Natural Gas Supply
Bord Gais supplies natural gas to all areas of the town

Electricity
The ESB's full service is available in the area. Other providers include Airtricity.

Telecommunications
Eircom operate a fully digitalised network and can offer the full range of services such as ISDN & High Bit Data circuits in the Carrick-on-Suir area. Broadband is available via DSL and/or HSDPA/3G and also fixed wireless options available.

 

Getting to Carrick-on-Suir

From:

Dublin Airport -                181km/112 miles

Cork Airport -                  124km/77 miles

Shannon Airport -            128km/79 miles

Waterford Airport -           36km/22.5 miles

Knock Airport -                279km/173 miles

Belfast Airport -               341km/212 miles

 

There are 6 trains daily from Dublin Connolly to Carrick-on-Suir, taking roughly 3-4 hours.

3 daily from Cork City, taking roughly 2.5 hours.

3 daily from Waterford City, taking 25 minutes.

3 daily from Limerick City, taking roughly 2 hours.

 

Rosslare Harbour -            98km/61 miles

Dun Laoighre Harbour -    179km/111 miles

Cork Harbour -                129km/80 miles

 

Bus Eireann operates from bus stops in the town to most major cities and towns in Ireland.

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