The Cleaboy Road and surrounding area is within the centre of employment for Waterford City. The nearby Waterford Business Park is home to some of the largest employers in the south east, alongside smaller local businesses. Some 10,000 employees are present on the site each day, with the surrounding area serving as an ideal living location for many.
The area also has excellent transport links with ease of access to the Outer Ring Road which connects to the N25, onto the Kilkenny-Dublin route – ideal for commuters who wish to avoid the city traffic.
The area is close to the city centre and its bustling retail offering and other amenities. In contrast, it also enjoys close proximity to the much-loved Waterford Greenway – a 46km off-road trail through the picturesque countryside to Dungarvan. The Greenway is hugely popular with walkers and cyclists, who flock there to enjoy the quaint cafes and scenic views dotted along the way.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is within easy reach, with many students choosing to rent accommodation in the area. The nearby area of Lisduggan has a retail center including a supermarket, cafes, bank and library.
Housing stock in the area is a offers a broad range of options from student apartments right up to larger detached homes on private sites in nearby Butlerstown and Kilmeaden.
History and Culture
Up to 1965 the area around the Cleaboy was all open farmland but rapid development since then has seen it transformed into an urban environment.
Construction on the Waterford Industrial Estate was completed in July 1967 and subsequently the area rapidly progressed and grew with the building of the surrounding housing estates.
Nearby Paddy Browne’s Road was the venue for popular bicycle races which were held on Sundays in the summertime over a period of several years prior to the outbreak of World War II in 1939. It was not unusual for over a hundred cyclists to take part in the races.
The road was also part of the course on which was run the annual 25 mile cycle races sponsored by the Waterford Wheelers Cycling Club in the 1940’s.
The Presentation and Our Lady of Mercy secondary schools are Catholic girl schools.
St. Paul’s Community College and Abbey Community College are co-educational, inter denominational secondary schools.
Across the city St Angela’s Secondary and Primary Schools offer education to girls from junior infants to 6th Class.
De La Salle College accommodates over 1000 boys and Waterpark College is a co-educational secondary school. Both schools are located on the Park road in the city along with their primary school equivalents.
Newtown School (secondary and primary), welcomes students of all religious backgrounds and those of none.
Dine and Drink
The Cleaboy Restaurant serves a mix of Irish and Asian dishes. The bar area is a popular meeting spot for locals.
Further into the city lies a vast choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. The Apple Market area of the city is a lively destination for a night out. Geoff’s is a long-established pub serving bar food. Heery’s and the Kasbah are lively music venues popular with students and younger revellers.
Emiliano’s Italian Restaurant is renowned for its lively Italian waiters and good quality Italian fayre. Pizza and pasta are firm favourites here.
Momo Restaurant on Patrick Street offers the best in international cuisine. Kyoto brings Japanese and Asian cuisine to the heart of Waterford.
Burzza is famous for quality burgers and pizza.
La Boheme on George’s Street, is full of rustic French charm combined with modern cuisine. An extensive wine menu and knowledgeable sommelier add to the experience.
For coffee lovers, Arch Coffee is the destination of choice.